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How heavy do you go on arrow weight.....etc...

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:54 pm
by Jerod B.
I'm curious as to how more western folk set up arrows compared to those like me where most shots are within 30 yards...and how they set poundage....

I have some Beman 340 MFX's, along with 100 grain brass inserts,100 grain head, blazer wraps, 4 low profile feathers and G5 lighted nocks, that will go somewhere around 510 grains with over 16% foc....52ish pound bow....28.25ish inch draw length...MQ1 Hog Hunter

Udder bow will be maxima 3d select 250's, with 125's, standard insert, bohning double lock nocks, 3, 4" vanetecs and a reflective wrap....should weigh around 380 grains with just over 11% foc....53-54ish pound bow, 28" draw(modification to the standard grip essentially added 1/4" draw, hence the "actual" draw of the bow 0.25" shorter than the udder bow)...Deadzone Deer Hunter

I could shoot 60lbs(draw them back at the shop to set peep tubing, arrow length, etc....)....however, when hunting.....99% of my shots are either sitting in a ground blind or in a stand.....not walking and standing up and being able to draw back a tad more weight

wondering what western folk or others gear their set ups towards...

Re: How heavy do you go on arrow weight.....etc...

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:22 pm
by brianerixon
I use Beman ICS Hunter 400 (8.4 gpi) at 29 inch draw= 243.6 grains Blazer vanes 6 grains each that puts me up up at 261.6 grains Vibrake Inserts don't know how much they weight :? with a 100 grain Rage broadhead and normal S-nock should put me around 400 grains pulling 55 lbs should shoot around 265fps. My bow has a 304 fps IBO

Re: How heavy do you go on arrow weight.....etc...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:04 am
by Coodster
Nutter, my metal recurves likes a 380gr footed axis arrow w 100gr magnus snuffer ss on front, in back 7" wrap and 3" or 4" feather some natural turkey feather some trueflight. depending on limbs 50-55# or 54-59# at my draw
the wooden longbow shoots a 500gr goldtip arrow w a 125gr magnus 2 blade w 5" trueflight feathers, this will be my boys bow when they get older if they want. 54# at 28" draw
the compound likes a 395 gr nuge arrow w a 100gr slick trick mag on front and 3.5" wrap and vane tec hp vanes, easton uni bushing and large groove G nock on the back side. 62# draw

Re: How heavy do you go on arrow weight.....etc...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:57 am
by seamus
JB, you should shoot the new Ashby head. I think that dude weighs like 395 grains.

Re: How heavy do you go on arrow weight.....etc...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:46 am
by Jerod B.
seamus wrote:JB, you should shoot the new Ashby head. I think that dude weighs like 395 grains.


if I go after Cape Buffalo I will consider it :D

Re: How heavy do you go on arrow weight.....etc...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:46 am
by bear402
Cuurently I am shooting a light arrow for deer and bear.

28 inch Vapor 4000's with 4 " Savage vanes and a 75 grain Rocket 3L mechanical broadhead.

They weigh in at 371 grains with 9 % F.O.C.

My Madness is set at 29 inch draw and 64 pounds.

Spits my arrows at 296 FPS with 72.2 pounds of KE

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My current alternative head is a Fuse 85 grain Banshee fixed ( ABC Sonic Buckmaster )

When I go after Elk , (Probably next year) I go back to my 125 grain fixed heads .

Re: How heavy do you go on arrow weight.....etc...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:51 am
by Jason
I shoot Easton ST Epics. Total setup would be around 380 grains with a 100 grain broadhead. I don't really put much consideration into the weight of my arrows other than I stay with the standard carbon arrows rather than the heavier ones as penetration isn't an issue and I prefer to shoot a little flatter. All my whitetail shots have been and always will be 30 yards or under. Mule deer out to 40.

Shooting a Drenalin at 70 lbs.

Re: How heavy do you go on arrow weight.....etc...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:09 pm
by GregE
The DXT is pulling #64, 29.5" draw. My arrows are Maxima 350 with 125 gr BHs/ tips, blazer vanes and weigh 420.

WA has a rule that arrow must wiehg at least 300 gr ANd 6 gr per # of draw weight. so 64# would require 284 gr, 70# 420 etc while a 40# bow would have to meet the 300 gr requirement.

I like me set up at about 6.5 gr/ # draw wt, fast enough but carrys momentum. It's been a while since I've chronoed but it shoots about 270 FPS.

THe PSE X Force 7 is set at 61# and shoots the same arrows a little faster due to the more radical cams.

Re: How heavy do you go on arrow weight.....etc...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:01 pm
by Jerod B.
I thought some states had a minimum arrow weight, thought it was around 400...


if I can head over to Wyoming in a couple years, I may just go with a Maxima 250 Hunter or an ACC Pro Hunter 440...with blazers and 100 grain slick tricks or rocky blitz's...I'll be pulling 55lbs or more....

Re: How heavy do you go on arrow weight.....etc...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:44 pm
by bakerb
I have no clue what my arrow weighs. 28 inch Maxima Hunter 350s (the buff tuff, builit in FOC arrows), the insert that came with the arrows. Regular nock. 3 blazer vanes. 100 grain G5 Montec or Snuffer SS.

My bow is set at 71 lbs. Shooting somewhere over 300 fps