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    • david Keech
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      What is everyone’s opinion about using tapered P.O.C to achieve a reasonable amount of F.O.C. Thinking of trying to work up a batch with 225 grains on front..Thanks, Tony

    • Raymond Coffman
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      Tony –

      I have/shoot in my brace of Shrew’s 56lb@27 – fireflys* – POC tapered shaft

      they are as follows —

      28.5″shaft [5″Shields]

      68-70lb spine

      225gr tuffheads

      630gr+-

      18.42 foc

      have not shot any game with them —— yet

      they fly great for me with my shooting style and bow –

      Scout

      * Ron LaClair

    • david Keech
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      Thanks cyberscout for the info..those sound close to what I’m trying to build.I want to order the raw tapered shafts from 3 rivers and tune them to my longbow.Hope to end up with a slightly heavier arrow around the magic “650”grain mark with a

      30 inch shaft as I have a 28 inch draw 55 lb bow.I do love the “FireFlys and “AutumLegend”arrows offered by Ron LaClair made by Master Arrosmith Paul Jalon..

    • Raymond Coffman
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      I would think a 30″ arrow ought to make “weight” – good luck on your build, I hope they shoot great! yes, Paul Jalon makes a fine arrow —

      Scout

    • David Petersen
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      Your 30″ shaft length may work against you, Tony. The longer the shaft, the lower the spine. The heavier the head, the greater the spine you need to support it. If you are comfy with a shorter shaft, say 29″, you’ll have a bigger range of woods to choose from. I long ago gave up on poc because of the problem of finding high spine without high weight, and what seems an overall lower quality in poc.

      That said, I recently dug out some years-old poc shafts–I have no idea their spine or what bow weight I had when I built them–stuck on some 225s and they shoot just great with a total weight in the low 600s, just right for smaller deer. I havent yet measured FOC but expect it to be high teens and frankly, with over 600 grains total and a Tuffhead up front, I’m not the least worried that they’ll do the job on a 100-pound Coues deer, bones and all.For elk I want more.

      Another thing we need to think about when sticking heavy heads on woods is shaft breakage behind the head. This happened to me this year with a Sitka spruce shaft and 300 grain Tuffhead glue-on when it nicked the back edge of a scapula. The shaft broke about an inch behind the head and fell to the ground with no blood more than a quarter-inch behind the break, indicating no penetration, but the head kept going, apparently on its own momentum, to split a big hole in the heart for a fast kill. I’m now experimenting with various low-tech ways to reinforce wood shafts 4″ back from the head. Keep us posted on how it turns out for you.

    • david Keech
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      Thanks a lot “Scout”and Mr.Peterson.I Think its great that we have a place “Forum” like this that someone can get this quality of info that we get from you’all..Pardon the accent,I’m from North Carolina.I realize that I may have to have more spine if I want a 30″arrow.I know that removing weight from the back will help in more F.O.C. That’s why the interest in tapered arrows.I’m sure that I will end up with some decent whitetail arrows..Love wood arrows..Thank’s, Tony

    • Raymond Coffman
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      Tony –

      You Bet ! anytime —

      Let us know how they turn out

      Scout

      PS- smaller fletching will help also like 4″[or less]parabolics

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