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    • lovellj
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      I’m currently shooting full length Arrow Dynamic’s Trad Lites with 372 gr up front. fOC is just under 24% and total arrow weight is a hair over 700 gr. My question is this…..I recently read the article in Trad. Bowhunter’s latest Mag about a gentleman who added insulated electrical wire to his carbons to achieve a 1000 gr arrow for moose and he had a complete pass thru on one. I don’t believe he said what his FOC was. Here in SW CO I’m wondering if this would continue to improve penetration on elk or hinder, as I’m not sure how adversely it would effect my FOC. What are your thoughts?

    • David Petersen
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      I think you have a great set-up as-is and no need to try and push more weight into it. Unless you’re shooting a very high-poundage and fast bow, at this point I’d worry that the speed you’ll lose by adding another 300 grains, thus accuracy at distance, would outweigh any gains. From what I consistently hear from those who have killed moose and elk with trad gear is that unless you hit a heavy bone, moose are easier to penetrate and kill than elk. I’d say that at this point your concern should be to choose the most efficient broadhead to go with that otherwise excellent combo.

    • lovellj
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      I should have stated that I’m shooting a 50 lb bow and using Grizzly single bevel heads.

    • Stephen Graf
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      Then considering your bow weight, it sounds to me like what Dave said is spot on. If that arrow is flying true for you, you probably can’t do better.

    • lovellj
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      That may be true, I played around with yesterday and added about 125 gr more up front (for a total of 500 gr up front) and it didn’t fly so well, so I went back to my 372.

      Thanks for the input gentlemen.

    • Doc Nock
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      I was amazed at some friends’ results with reducing the nock end weight on upping the FOC.

      They went to smaller nocks, smaller feathers, eliminated cap wraps and upped their FOC by 7% or more, depending on the weight of those changes… one got 3% just by going to smaller nocks and that was IT!

      There really is some black magic going on with this stuff at times it seems! 😛

    • Ed Ashby
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      WORDS OF WISDOM FROM DOC NOCK! AT THE UPPER RANGES OF FOC THE GREATEST GAINS COME FROM REDUCING WEIGHT AT THE ARROW’S REAR.

      ED

    • lovellj
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      I will leave my setup as is. Thanks for all the input.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Let us know how it goes!

      And thanks, Den Mother. 😉

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