Douglas McCrackenMemberMarch 3, 2020 at 9:46 amPost count: 1
Hello, this is my first post.
Is it practical to attempt an EFOC build with wooden arrows? I have some 11/32 shafts from 3Rivers with a total weight, including aluminum outset adapters type things for screw in heads weighing 448 grains. I got them as Christmas gift.
I think they are these:
They are 28.5 inches long, from the outside of the adapter to the valley of the nock.
With a 250 grains field point, they balance at 20.25 from the nock valley to the balance point.
That’s 21%, according to
I know a lot of the EFOC builds o see are for carbons arrows which are micro diameter.
What does everyone think of Woodie EFOC arrows? Will they be worth the trouble?
I shoot them out of 45 pounds bow, I draw just under 28 inches.
Raymond CoffmanModeratorMarch 3, 2020 at 11:17 amPost count: 952
Welcome to the forum. What you have, I think will work fine. Unless you want insurance ( bone strikes) on large animals ( elk size) it is a lot of work to get efoc with wood.
Easiest way is a lighter wood shaft with a heavy broadhead ( 300gr tuffhead type- like you are doing) however the shaft can break behind the head so most people end up with footed shafts. To get high efoc with wooden arrows is — involved– Fun if your really interested – tedious otherwise and probably not necessary for most hunting especially in the continental US. My hunting wooden arrows ( deer/ pigs) – cedar with 300gr tuffhead weigh 662gr and have 17.5 foc —-.
I have much higher efoc with carbons which I developed for elk as insurance against being slightly off mark ( shoulder) but Havn’t used them in that capacity yet ( Havn’t drawn in NM- building numbers in AZ).
You can also run in to shorter point blank range issues with the heavier arrow weights and 45 lb bow depending on your hunting / shooting style —
A lot of info on this in the Ashby study ( scroll down to bottom of the page) and/or search- friends of foc.
I think Steve has played with this some – maybe he will weigh in on it and hopefully other members who shoot wooden shafts a lot —
Scout aka Ray
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