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    • wildschwein
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      Anyone on here know of anyone selling purple heart shafts?

    • Stephen Graf
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      I would think that is too heavy and expensive to make entire shafts from. But Purple Heart footings… Now that’s a different story.

    • Troy Breeding
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      I can tell you for a fact they are too pricey to make. When I was making shafts I made afew out of purpleheart. On average, each shaft cost me close to $5.00 to make. They were also heavyyyyyyy!

      Troy

    • wildschwein
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      Thanks for the reply folks.

      I had my first look at purple heart shafts last week and was very impressed with how heavy and durable they were. I know they are going to be quite expensive if I can find them, but I have a special hunt in mind for them. And this hunt will require heavy, preferably 650 grains.

      I know I could easily get this wieght using alloy or carbon shafts, but I have fallen heads over heels in love with wood arrows and would prefer to stick with wood arrows when possible.

      Perhaps there is another type of wood shaft that would allow me to achieve 650ish grains finished arrow wieght? I should also mention that they need to be spined 40-45? Perhaps it is not possisble to make such a heavy arrow with such a low spine?

    • Fletcher
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      Bill Bonzar at Allegheny Mtn Arrow Works has doweled purpleheart in the past but I don’t know if he has any at this time. His laminated birch could be a good alternative. My suggestion would be to go with a heavier point. It will give you the arrow weight you want and there are no drawbacks to going up in point weight. You will likely need a stiffer shaft to match the heavier point.

    • Stephen Graf
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      Hexshafts seem very interesting to me. I’ve not tried them because they are heavy. But you might like ’em.

      http://www.hexshaftarrows.com/

      If they were made of a lighter wood, now that would be the ticket…

    • wahoo
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      laminated birch with a 125 grn head will get you 650. I like them because you can get them in 5/16 diameter.

    • Troy Breeding
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      wildschwein wrote: Thanks for the reply folks.

      I had my first look at purple heart shafts last week and was very impressed with how heavy and durable they were. I know they are going to be quite expensive if I can find them, but I have a special hunt in mind for them. And this hunt will require heavy, preferably 650 grains.

      I know I could easily get this wieght using alloy or carbon shafts, but I have fallen heads over heels in love with wood arrows and would prefer to stick with wood arrows when possible.

      Perhaps there is another type of wood shaft that would allow me to achieve 650ish grains finished arrow wieght? I should also mention that they need to be spined 40-45? Perhaps it is not possisble to make such a heavy arrow with such a low spine?

      Don’t overlook Hickory shafts. I’ve had shafts alone that would exceed 700grs. IMHO they are toughter than purpleheart.

      My normal hickory arrow with 190 up front would easily exceed 800grs.

      Troy

    • wildschwein
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      Thanks for the heads up on Hickory Troy. Where do you get recommend a person buying them from?

    • Troy Breeding
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      I’d suggest Allganey Mtn.

      I used to be in the shaft manufacturing business. I made hickory and poplar shafting.

      Troy

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