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  • skinner biscuit
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    #5539 |

    I’m in the process of making a new elk arrow setup.so far I’m using a gt 7595 traditional,100 gr.brass insert,300 gr.field point,1″1/2 2213 aluminum footing,30″3/8 length, 4 x a/a 21/2″ fletching 75×105 degree.Total weight 777 grains.Shafts are still a little on the weak side but getting real close.Down to making 1/32 cuts.Is it just me but the closer I get the more I’m getting nervous about going to far.Moving at a snail’s pace ,this is my third day of tuning.Had about thirty head of Roosevelt’s across the property yesterday.Nothing like a little inspiration to keep it going. Going to ditch the screw in adapters and use the glue-in/glue-on brass adapters for my Tuffheads.I will measure the foc when I finish with the tuning process.A big thanks to Dr.Ed for all you do!…Cheers!!

  • Vintage Archer
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    SKINNER congratulations ……it sounds like you are on the way to a excellent arrow ,

    I know it takes a lot of time/work/fun to get these results.NICE JOB 😀

    You show good sense in your choice of broadheads:lol::lol:

  • Doc Nock
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    SB,

    I was cutting the width of the saw blade and allowing them a touch weak cause fletching stiffens a wee bit but you’re fletched…

    That’s a heavy arrow!

    Ought to punch thru a bufferlo if you shot one!

    It is gnarly… I numbered them once I stepped back to be sure any “fliers” were the arrow and not me and kept a chart to make sure the same shafts were mis-behaving.

    One friend teased me that I named the danged things… and have a funeral if I loose one..almost… shaft, inserts, heads… all get pricey but the time is the killer when one goes awol!

  • skinner biscuit
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    Looking good!Ginger cuts to 30″1/8.

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  • Doc Nock
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    Steady as she goes, Cap’n! When you’re happy…we’re happy!:lol:

  • wojo14
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    Way to go!

    What is your bow specs for those arrows?

  • sapcut
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    Skinner, I think a little longer footing will eliminate that little weakness in the shaft.

  • skinner biscuit
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    Here’s my setup.Arrow length 29″9/16,weight 770 grns, foc 27 percent. Bow predator velocity riser,64# hunter dx limbs.At my draw weight I’m pulling 60#.Using a beiter plunger that has a piece of shelving material glued to the button that makes for a quiet draw.A few clicks to increase plunger pressure and arrows are spot on!

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  • wojo14
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    I just messed with a new set up this week and stumped this morning.

    I am Moose hunting this fall, so I wanted to go heavy.

    29.25″ length, 699g, 28%efoc.

    Elkheart. 54″ 53# at my draw.8)

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