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    • DAbersold
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      I’ve shot POC arrows in the past, now all I have is aluminum and carbon. I’m looking to make up a batch of woodies and was wondering about the other type woods that are available. Please give me your thoughts on douglas fir, bamboo, sitka spruce, birch, lodgepole, and any others out there. Which are more durable, and which ones weigh the most, etc. Thanks for the help. Happy hunting this fall.

    • Ripforce
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      Poc is still my favorite, but I really like Douglas Fir, I have also fletched Chondoo Pine and Ramin shafts!

    • SteveMcD
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      Check out my post from last year on Arrow Wood Characteristics.

      https://www.tradbow.com/members/cfmbb/messages.cfm?threadid=A9153E2D-1422-1DE9-ED2CCBCCCDDFB8D4

      I prefer Doug Fir the best with Laminated Birch next after that.

    • DAbersold
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      Thanks Steve. Great write-up. Pretty much tells me all I needed to know.

    • David Petersen
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      Check out the other post in this forum on this topic. My vote currently goes to Doug fire, aka Surewood. dp

    • LimbLover
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      Ditto. I like ash and lodgepole.

    • DAbersold
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      Thanks for the posts guys. So far, here is my thoughts. Douglas fir or Sitka spruce. I want a finished weight of about 550gr. for my #53 R/D longbow. Taper the shaft and a 160gr. Stos to help a bit with FOC, 28.5″ to 29″ length. Which of the two woods would get me in this ballpark?

    • SteveMcD
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      Spruce would get you there likely with a 23/64 diameter shaft. But, I would still recommend Doug Fir.

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