What would be an ideal front of center balance point measurement?

July 20th, 2009 / Posted by edersbow.com
What would be an ideal front of center balance point measurement?

Question:
What would be an ideal front of center balance point measurement? I am shooting an arrow that is 30 1\8 inches from the tip of the nock to the tip of the broadhead. The true center is, of course, 15 1\16 inches. The balance point is 11 15\16 from the tip of the broadhead. Giving me a difference of 3 3\16 inches. Is this a good set up? What are the guidelines on front of center when building a hunting arrow?

Answer:
In the first place you are measuring it incorrectly. Arrow length is from the bottom of the nock groove to the end of arrow, not to the tip of the broadhead. This makes it tough to completely evaluate your shaft. Ideally, you want a hunting arrow to have an FOC of 7 to 10 % with 9 % being the standard most experts recommend. Here is the proper procedure for measuring FOC: (this is reprinted from a tip that was online in January)

Install your broadhead. Find the arrow’s balance point by sliding it back and forth along a fairly sharp edge. You’ll find the spot where the arrow just balances. Mark it carefully. Now measure from the bottom of the nock groove to the balance point and write this number down for later.

There are different conventions for measuring overall arrow length depending upon the type of point you are using.

Arrows that include inserts: Measure from the bottom of the nock groove to the end of the arrow not including the insert. This is often referred to as the arrow’s cut length.

Shafts with swaged tips: The overall length is measured from the bottom of the nock groove to the most forward extension of the full diameter of the shaft, just behind the swage.

Shafts that include outserts: Measure from the nock groove to a point ¾ inch forward of the rearward end of the outsert.

Shafts with glue-on heads: Measure from the nock groove to the most rearward portion of the glue-on point.

Determine FOC: To find the FOC (which is always expressed as a percentage) divide the overall length by two. Now subtract this number from the balance point and divide by the overall length. Multiply by 100.

Tags: , , ,
What do you think? Join the discussion in our forum!
  See the comments in the edersbow forums on this post.
Become a Fan on FACEBOOK
Latest messages in the forum
  • •Re: NC Turkey Hunting

    On Kate Spade Outlet the other ED Hardy Outlet hand, to a greater Kate Spade Outlet extent, human Louis Vuitton destiny,(...)

    19/07/18 06:07 by crazymichael
  • •Re: regarding the anthem.jersey

    On Kate Spade Outlet the other ED Hardy Outlet hand, to a greater Kate Spade Outlet extent, human Louis Vuitton destiny,(...)

    19/07/18 06:07 by crazymichael
  • •Re: Dropping Trees

    On Kate Spade Outlet the other ED Hardy Outlet hand, to a greater Kate Spade Outlet extent, human Louis Vuitton destiny,(...)

    19/07/18 06:07 by crazymichael
  • •Re: a busy day

    On Kate Spade Outlet the other ED Hardy Outlet hand, to a greater Kate Spade Outlet extent, human Louis Vuitton destiny,(...)

    19/07/18 06:07 by crazymichael
  • •Re: GridinSoft Anti-Malware Crack

    On Kate Spade Outlet the other ED Hardy Outlet hand, to a greater Kate Spade Outlet extent, human Louis Vuitton destiny,(...)

    19/07/18 06:07 by crazymichael
  • •Re: Great Nephew's Senior Photo

    The Wall Street Coach Factory Outlet Journal reported Coach Outlet that with Scarpe Nike Air Max the rapid Scarpe Sportive(...)

    19/07/18 06:07 by crazymichael
  • •Re: Archived Eders Threads

    The Wall Street Coach Factory Outlet Journal reported Coach Outlet that with Scarpe Nike Air Max the rapid Scarpe Sportive(...)

    19/07/18 06:07 by crazymichael
  • •Re: Build Your Own Turkey Mount

    الآن ستتمكن من التخلص من اي عطل تعاني من وجوده في اجهزة توكيل كريازى(...)

    19/07/18 01:07 by swaqny
  • •Re: Build Your Own Turkey Mount

    احصل الآن على اقوى عمليات زراعة شعر في تركيا اسطنبول المتكاملة حتى(...)

    19/07/18 01:07 by swaqny
  • •Re: Build Your Own Turkey Mount

    الآن باقل الاسعار في مصر ستتمكن من الحصول على اقوى خدمات صيانة(...)

    19/07/18 01:07 by swaqny
Links
Archery Talk Bowhunting Forums Archery Equipment

Professional Bowhunter Buyer's Club Bowhunting links