Home Forums Bows and Equipment Arrow Weight suggestions

Viewing 3 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • Crystalshrimp
      Post count: 125

      A good friend of mine just got his 64″ 55# Longbow in and is in need of some serious arrow suggestions. Especially with a real good FOC. His DL is Exactly 29″ so I’m guessing he is pulling about 58#. He loves using Carbons. So any Suggestions on arrows including inserts and Bh’s would be a wealth of help to him. Thanks guys

    • bhaukom
      Post count: 11

      I don’t shoot carbons anymore however when I did with a similar setup except, with a little over a 28″ draw, I shot 150 CX cut at 30 1/4″ with 100gr. brass inserts and 150 heads. 250 cx were too stiff and even with the 150’s I seemed to need a longer arrow with the heavy front to weaken the spine a bit.

    • ehobart
      Post count: 2

      I have had good luck with Beman MFX classics for last 5 years.
      I shoot a 58# Belcher recurve at 28″DL and I am right on the border between the 400 and 340 spine to acheive proper tuning. I shoot a 175grn BH (NAP razorcaps) with a 15grn aluminum insert. Your friend would have a longer arrow, around 31 to 32 inches decreasing the arrow spine, so may have to go with the 340. Also bemans now come with a breakoff 50/75 grn brass insert so may have to decrease the BH weight slightly depending on tuning and overall arrow weight desired. You could get the Beman test pack for tuning before purchasing a dozen. By the way, NAP razorcaps are a great three blade fixed BH the you can change the weight by changing the ferrule at a fraction of the cost. Also, allows for flexiblility to use with different bows without buying all new BH’s. Hope this helps.

    • ehobart
      Post count: 2

      Another option to the MFX classic is the MFX realtree. It is the same shaft but slightly cheaper and slighly less grains per inch, due to not having the faux wood covering. These will tune exactly the same as the calssics and are a little more available at local bowshops.

Viewing 3 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.