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    • Troy Warner
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      I have two different arrows that I have tuned to my bow.

      Bow is 51.5@26″ my draw length is 26.5 to 26 depending on position I’m shooting from

      1st- Easton traditional only 400. 30.25″ to back of insert. Insert is 100 grn brass, with a 300 grn broad head. Total arrow weight is 740 grns. They fly very well and I can shoot accurately out to 35 yards but at that distance they seem to arc pretty high and hit the target at an angle.

      Now I will not under any circumstances take a shot at a game animal past 25-28 yards and at that distance they don’t arc as high and the angle is closer to being level. A friend that was watching said they look so slow that a deer would duck under and get hit on the up swing.

      2nd- same brand but a 500. 26.75″ to back of insert. Insert is the aluminum one that came with arrow and broad head is 175 grn. Total arrow weight is 500 grn. It fly’s very well but my bow is louder.

      1/4″ or less from my finger to back of broad head not really comfortable. I am getting used to having 4″ sticking out in front with the longer arrow and the thump it makes when it hits the target sounds awesome.

      Just looking for some advice/recommendations on witch arrow I should use? And I don’t have access to a chronograph.

      Thanks for any input.

      Troy

    • Troy Warner
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      Ok I was able to drop 12 grns on the 400’s by cutting the fletch down a half inch and trimming the wrap so it just wraps once with no over lap. They seem to fly even better with the shorter fetching. I am contemplating removing the wrap completely.

      With everything I have read so far I believe that the heavy arrow is the way to go, I will just cut my max shooting distance on game down to less than 25 yards.

    • David Petersen
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      The heavy ones are more than you need for all but the biggest game like elk, and the lighter ones are lighter than I personally would hunt even deer with. Try to find something in between, around 650 total with good FOC and a good two-blade head and hold your shots to 20 yards and you’ll be unstoppable.

    • Troy Warner
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      Thanks Dave, I am going to Idaho in three weeks for an elk hunt. I have been practicing out to 35-40 yards and the heavy arrows are fly very well. When I move inside my max range for shooting game, which is a self imposed 20 yards(these arrows fly very flat at 22 yards), I am putting 4 arrows inside a 3″ circle. When I practice with the broadheads on I have been inside the circle 8 out of ten shots the 2 that were outside the circle were out only by 1-2″. I am becoming more and more confident in these arrows the more I practice.

      I have started looking for an arrow that will be lighter by 50 grns for deer season here in S Dakota.

      Thanks again

      Troy

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