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- smiley1MemberFebruary 25, 2019 at 10:09 amPost count: 97
Adam, personally I don’t like putting rope, wire, plastic tubes, weed eater cord or anything inside the arrow shaft. My suggestion would be to get different field point weights and experiment with arrow flight. A finely tuned arrow that flies as close to perfect as possible is most important for a hunting arrow. If you have access to an arrow saw, a few different field point weights and time to experiment you can find the perfect arrow to match your bow. I wouldn’t cut your shafts until you’re absolutely sure they’re weak to begin with. You may be surprised how much weight you can front load carbon to get a desired arrow weight after you start cutting. In my experience once you reach the 28″ bop length and below carbon starts to really stiffen up. Most guys don’t realize this because their drawlength dictates a longer arrow. Good luck with your arrow build.
- smiley1MemberSeptember 10, 2018 at 6:19 pmPost count: 97
<p style=”text-align: center;”>I am far from an expert but I think you are correct in wanting to shoot a lighter weight to achieve proper form. You will gain about 2 1/2 – 3 # of weight per inch over 28″with your Sage. I would recommend getting 40# limbs (no need to purchase the whole bow) as you will still be pulling 45-46# at 30″. I would also wait to purchase a custom bow. Try to go to a traditional shoot with vendors so you can try multiple bows. You just may find out you prefer a certain grip style or even a hybrid or a longbow. Good luck and enjoy.</p>
- smiley1MemberSeptember 10, 2018 at 6:42 amPost count: 97
- smiley1MemberAugust 24, 2017 at 5:56 pmPost count: 97
This is great news. Thanks Ed. I think it would be interesting to see how some of the newer single bevel heads compare to the ones already tested in earlier studies. It appears to me there were some good broadheads developed after your initial studies were made available.
- smiley1MemberJuly 1, 2017 at 5:24 pmPost count: 97
Last year i killed a 200# whitetail with a 43# recurve and my brother killed an even bigger buck with a 40# recurve. We both used 600 grain+ arrows with Tuffhead broadheads. With the penetration we both got I would say 40# with a heavy arrow and a well designed broadhead is plenty for whitetail sized game.
- smiley1MemberApril 1, 2017 at 10:04 amPost count: 97
Preston, the only micro-diameter (.177 ID) arrows I have experience with are Victory VAP arrows. They use outserts and IMO they are not as strong as reduced-diameter (.204 ID) or standard-diameter (.245 ID) arrows. They usually break directly behind the ousert. I use aluminum footings on 9/32s and 5/16s arrows greatly reinforcing the front of the arrow. I have not found an aluminum arrow with an ID small enough to fit micro-diameter shafts so therefore can’t reinforce the front of the arrow. If you were to foot a micro-diameter arrow quite possibly they could be as strong as 9/32s or 5/16s arrows. IMO the higher gpi shafts are the strongest because of the simple fact they usually contain more carbon material regardless of the diameter. Steve
- smiley1MemberDecember 18, 2016 at 11:19 pmPost count: 97
Interesting information Doc. A few years ago I was hunting bears in Saskatchewan. I was shooting a 50# longbow with 660 gr carbon arrows and Tuffhead broadheads. UEFOC was 31.7%. I shot a bear at 15 yards quartering away. My arrow penetrated the last rib, exited between the front legs and the broadhead buried into the dirt. The bear went 9 yards. One of the other guys in camp was shooting a 74# high tech compound with 4 blade replaceable low MA broadheads. He considered his arrows heavy at 480 grains. He kept talking about his KE being so high. He shot a bear with very poor penetration 4″ and couldn’t figure out why he didn’t get better penetration. They found the bear the next morning 200 yards from the shot. His hit was high but the only bones hit were ribs. My KE was about 1/2 of what his was but my arrow significantly out performed his. Steve
- smiley1MemberNovember 25, 2016 at 8:24 pmPost count: 97
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