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Gonna try some carbons

Messages posted to thread:
yahooty 25-Dec-17
yahooty 25-Dec-17
Orion 25-Dec-17
Cameron Root 25-Dec-17
Bowmania 25-Dec-17
yahooty 25-Dec-17
Cameron Root 25-Dec-17
yahooty 25-Dec-17
Orion 25-Dec-17
tradmt 25-Dec-17
DanaC 26-Dec-17
Barber 26-Dec-17
Bernie P. 26-Dec-17
From: yahooty
Date: 25-Dec-17




I know this type of question has been asked before and often. I did some searching, but I'm either too lazy or... well maybe just too lazy.

I have shot wood arrows for years and now want to set up the following bow with carbons. I'm thinking I want to try the 5mm diam. arrows and leave them full length.

My bow: a 66" 55#@28" Fox Archery Triple Crown. The bow is cut to center and my draw length is just slightly over 28 inches.

I'd like to shoot this bow for 3-D next year and also transition it to be my Elk hunting setup for next near. I'd like to have my arrows run about 10gr/lb or 550 gr. total weight. I usually shoot a 160 gr. broad head. I could probably drop back to 145 gr. to make the transition easier.

Sooooo... What kind of Carbon Arrow setup should I start with???

From: yahooty
Date: 25-Dec-17




Oh, one more thing....Merry Christmas

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-Dec-17




A .400 Easton Axis should shoot well for you given your parameters, and should come pretty close to 550 grains.

From: Cameron Root
Date: 25-Dec-17




300 grain tips gives them some soul. Hit blows. Go 6mm with a proper insert.

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-Dec-17




Merry Christmas to you. I'd start out with a .400 full length and a 160 grain BH plus a 125 gr adaptor. Shoot the BH with a field point and a 285 grain pt. If they impact together you're done. Right handed - BH left stiff, BH right weak.

Don't worry about the weight until you're tuned.

Bowmania

From: yahooty
Date: 25-Dec-17




Good feed back guys. I don't quite understand Cameron Root's responce though.

From: Cameron Root
Date: 25-Dec-17




When I left the carbon world 300 grain tips was my go to tip no matter the spine. Makes the bows znd arrows work better imo. Hidddn insert technology (hit) is crap imo. Either go 6mm with a conventional insert brass or alumium or go 4mm with outserts.

From: yahooty
Date: 25-Dec-17




Thanks Cameron R.

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-Dec-17




CR, What don't you like about the HIT stuff. I've been using it for several years and have had no problems.

From: tradmt
Date: 25-Dec-17




There are many choices and most are pretty decent, you can't go wrong with Easton and I really like the thick wall shafts like the Axis. I don't have an issue with the HIT system, ONCE you find the length of arrow you want and spine.

Easton trads and 75 grain adapters for your 160 grain points should get you close the weight you want. A 400 will likely have to be full length but a 500 will give you some room to trim shafts and/or thicken the side plate a bit, which in my opinion, is better than being to stiff. Most places can sell you a test kit and I believe Lancasters will even sell individual shafts.

From: DanaC
Date: 26-Dec-17




Try a dozen Victory V-force 245 'sport.' A whole $60 for a dozen shafts. They use common .244-.245 components, 'S' size nocks.

Be warned, the graphics are hideous, but they're a cheap intro to carbons and shoot fine. I just ordered another dozen myself.

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/victory-vforce-245-sport-v6-arrow-shaft.html

From: Barber
Date: 26-Dec-17




All I use are the Easton Axis Traditional arrows. I was thinking for your setup that I would start out with some 500 shafts and go from there. Good luck and have fun.

From: Bernie P.
Date: 26-Dec-17




I like Axis trads too.Lancaster will sell single shafts so you can order a couple different spines and see what works best for you.





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