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    • drycreekarchery
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      I shoot a r/d longbow with 35/55 GT & 160 gr. heads. I am going to build some 55/75 GT with tuffheads at 325 gr. total point weight. How will that effect my bow in tuning & also switching between the two different arrow set-ups? Using the lighter arrow for whatever & heavy for whitetail.

      Thanks, Eric

    • David Petersen
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      Hi Eric — So far as different weight arrows and different FOC, you can shoot any arrow through your bow that’s tuned to the bow. I switch around all the time. On your other question, I personally haven’t had good luck using lighter arrows for deer etc. and heavier for elk, simply because they shoot so differently and I can’t adapt fast enough. After shooting over the backs of a few Coues whitetails with lighter arrows, I have now returned to hunting everything, even turkey, with the same arrows I use for elk. Great archers, like George Stout and many others, can switch arrows and even bows at random with no apparent loss in accuracy. I am among the group who cannot. With my 52# d/r longbow I don’t notice any notable increase in trajectory or premature drop until I’m well over 800 grains (with 450 up front for EFOC). I’m now building them just over 700 grains and quite happy with that setup. The bow only cares about proper spine, tuning and release.

    • Troy Breeding
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      As Dave said, as long as they are tuned to the bow it want make a difference to the bow.

      The operater is another question. Most shooters need several day to adjust for targets where you have time to think everything threw. When it comes to hunting, time isn’t always on our side.

      If you have been shooting light arrows for awhile then switch to heavy for a quick hunt the brain is still in light arrow mode. Why have this popping up in the back of the ‘ol hair covered computer.

      Trust me when I say find the right setup for you and stick with it. Under shoting or over shooting really doesn’t hurt when target shooting. When it comes to that moment of truth you really don’t need the extra worry of which arrow your using. You want it to be natural and worry free.


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