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    • wildschwein
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      So three days ago I managed to sneak within 30 yards of a Mulie Doe. I am accurate out to that distance so I waited until she turned her head and came to full draw. Or at least I tried to. I couldn’t pull my string the last two inches to anchor.
      Long story short the Mulie continued on her way and I stomped home cussing and trying to come to anchor every 1/4 mile or so. Turns out that in the unseasonably cold temps we have been experiencing as of late, 50# is a tad to heavy for my cold muscles. So I have ordered a 40# set of limbs for the cold days but this creates another dilemma of its own. I don’t have enough funds to buy any more arrows. So I need to make do with what I have.
      This is where you fine folks come in. I shoot 125 grain heads right now and they fly very well from my 50# limbs. Is there any way I can fuddle with my 28 inch 2018 aluminums so that they will fly right out of my soon to be 40# bow? Should I up tip wieght, drop tip weight, sacrafice a chicken to heathen gods? Or am I worrying about nothing?

    • Patrick
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      A 10 pound decrease should require an addition of approximately 75 grains of tip weight.

    • wildschwein
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      I can screw in some 200 grain tips and I am good to go :D!
      Patrick good sir you are both a scholar and a gentleman and I am forever in your debt.

    • Patrick
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      Wildschwein wrote: Patrick good sir you are both a scholar and a gentleman and I am forever in your debt.

      Well, you got one of three right…you are forever in my debt. 😆

    • sorno
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      Wildschwein wrote: I can screw in some 200 grain tips and I am good to go :D!

      It depends on how you define ‘good to go’…

      Since your ballistic computer (brain) is calibrated as accurate out to 30 yards with your existing setup, you will need to re-define what your new max distance is with your new one. A heavier arrow pushed by a bow with less draw weight will drastically change your trajectory past about 15 yards, maybe closer.

      S.

    • wildschwein
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      What you say is true.
      By good to go I was refering to the fact that I won’t have to sit out the entire season due to improperly tuned arrows. A couple weeks of practice and I’m back hunting :P.

    • RedTape
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      I agree, the 2018s should work with a heavier point. I shot them out of a 45# recurve for a long time with no ill effects. Depending on arrow flight you might need to tweak your brace height/knocking point, but there’s no reason you can’t make them work for a season.

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