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Offline demontang

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2018, 09:20:16 AM »
A heavy arrow will never shoot flatter from the same bow. Arrows are not the same as bullets the only gain is momentum.
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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2018, 09:47:41 AM »
My setup is 340 spline Easton FMJ's 3 blazer vanes, and a 125gr. Shuttle T broadhead.

My arrow setup sits right at 497 grains. My draw is only 27" so I shoot a rainbow but man do they blow through animals.

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2018, 10:02:53 AM »
My finished arrows with head run about 410 grains.  I use them for both deer and elk.

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2018, 11:06:24 AM »
Shoot the heaviest arrow front loaded while maintaining around 280fps.  Perfect combo for most any bow imop.
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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2018, 04:26:02 PM »
My arrow is at 462. Haven't shot on a chrono yet but I'm pulling 70lb back 28in and it's hitting hard. Slicktrick Vipertricks up front.

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2018, 09:48:59 AM »
I shoot 550 grains for both deer and elk. I have been blessed with a long draw length. 31" and 70 lbs , 550 grain stiff arrow . MMMMMMMMM!!!!The kinetic energy my set up produces is deadly on EVERYTHING and flatter down range than a light arrow. Remember kinetic energy and speed are measured at the bow or close to it. Heaver arrows carry kinetic energy to longer distances and penetrate much better. A light arrow placed in the right spot will kill an elk, but with all of the variables involved why take the chance. My arrows go clear thru no matter what the angle or distance.
Heavier and slower means flatter down range?
This defies every law of physics.
Iím going with a 50gr HIT insert and 100gr Slick Trick this year.
Havenít built the arrows yet but it seems like a good idea for elk.
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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2018, 11:19:20 AM »
 :twocents: Flatter trajectory down range definitely not. But what is true is that the heavy arrow carries its momentum (momentum is much more important in terms of penetration than KE) much further down range and all other things being equal (FOC, arrow diameter, fletch style) the heavy arrow is also much less affected by wind. Everyone must shoot what they feel is right for them, I side with the heavy arrow 7 days a week and twice on sundays. I shoot a finished arrow weight of 609 grains. Black eagle rampage 300's tipped with the SS insert and a SteelForce Traditional series 300 grn two blade single bevel broadhead. Archers advantage software puts it at 265ish FPS with my setup. Definitely not the flattest trajectory but its a stone cold killer and I feel absolutely confident with it. If your confident with your setup you will be more successful so that's the most important thing.

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2018, 11:27:07 AM »
 Shooting 490 grs at 270fps
28.5 draw
71.25lbs
60gr insert
150gr broadhead
8.8 gpi shaft
27" carbon to carbon
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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2018, 11:32:02 AM »
Some of you need longer arms!!  31 1/2 draw, 70 lb draw and letter rip!!!
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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2018, 12:18:38 PM »
Although I agree the heavier arrow carries more kinetic energy, I do not understand how it could be flatter shooting down range.  If that were true, take your set up and shoot an arrow that is 100 grains lighter and see the impact point difference at 50 yards.  I would guess the lighter arrow will impact a foot or so higher than the heavier arrow.  Find that balance of kinetic energy and flatter shooting.
The trajectory benefits come farther down range, much farther.
I've shot my setup with 100gr and 125gr field points on the same arrows. The 125's grouped about 8" lower than the 100's. If you need to go "way further" than that you are talking ranges nobody is shooting game at.

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2018, 08:12:16 PM »
Some of you need longer arms!!  31 1/2 draw, 70 lb draw and letter rip!!!

I wish, Gorilla Arms.  With your draw length my anchor point would be behind my head!!! LOL

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2018, 11:38:10 AM »
650gr out of the compound. 666gr (what luck) out of the longbow.

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2018, 11:58:39 AM »
450 grains for deer and elk

 

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