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    • horserod
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      I just received a dz ready made carbon arrows that were cut at 28 1/2″ and fletched. They are for a bow weight of 50#. My arrows (alum and wood) are cut to 27″ for a bow at 45#. I don’t know what brand of carbon arrows they are. I can’t see any markings…..How do I cut these arrows and reuse the insert and nocks? I have never worked with carbon arrows. Does applying heat damage carbon arrows? Do I have to use different glues for the inserts and nocks ?? Thanks for the help. Bullseye

    • Stephen Graf
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      Since you are planning to cut the arrows shorter, heating them won’t matter ’cause you are planning to remove the heated part anyway…

      Screw in a field point. Heat the field point till you can remove the insert by pulling on the field point with a pliers.

      Clean up the insert. Score the inside of the shaft. Use Epoxy or Super Glue to install the insert back into the arrow.

      Do not use Hot Glue to install the point.

      If it was me, I’d shoot the longer shafts and see how they do before going to the trouble of cutting them down…

    • horserod
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      Thanks Steve. Do I use epoxy/super glue for the nock ends too ?? I know I’ll have to replace the nocks from time to time due to practice shooting….:) Bullseye

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Correct me if I’m wrong, but if the arrows are for a heavier bow, then leaving them longer just might make them work for your light bow. I started with carbons last fall and a little trim can make a difference, so go slow and have a variety of point weights to experiment with. Have fun, dwc

      ps. I would suggest using something heat reversible while tuning and epoxy if you need it once you have your length set in stone. I use Beyond Bond and with gradual heat applied to a field point screwed into the insert you can pull it out as soon as it softens up.

      The hardest part of all this can be having the patience to test and retest while making very gradual changes. I’m as guilty as the next guy for wanting it to work right now, but going slow has paid off. dwc

    • Stephen Graf
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      bullseye wrote: Thanks Steve. Do I use epoxy/super glue for the nock ends too ?? I know I’ll have to replace the nocks from time to time due to practice shooting….:) Bullseye

      The nocks are friction fit. So no adhesives necessary. That way you can easily replace them, or turn them to get good fletching clearance

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