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Heavyweight Woodies

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mike12 12-Jan-18
Shawn 12-Jan-18
mike12 12-Jan-18
SB 12-Jan-18
M60gunner 12-Jan-18
Terry Lightle 12-Jan-18
SB 12-Jan-18
Buckdancer 12-Jan-18
GF 12-Jan-18
Dkincaid 12-Jan-18
fdp 12-Jan-18
mike12 19-Jan-18
bigdog21 19-Jan-18
GLF 19-Jan-18
Iwander 19-Jan-18
FoxWalk 19-Jan-18
MStyles 19-Jan-18
From: mike12
Date: 12-Jan-18




For all the heavy weight shooters that use wood arrows, any recommendations on where to find shafts for a bow around 80 pounds? Thanks.

From: Shawn
Date: 12-Jan-18




Tough to find woodies that actually spine around 90 plus pounds and if you are shooting a recurve and draw more then 28"s you may need 100# plus spine. I once spined 100 shafts from Rose City that they said spined between 115-120#s and the highest one actually spined 105#s and most were around 100. Shawn

From: mike12
Date: 12-Jan-18




Well 80 is actually a little over shot of what I actually have. I actually have a 75# rd longbow that I would like to shoot wood arrows out of. I draw right about 28 maybe a hair over with it. I had an 82 pound schafer silvertip that for some reason I drew a little longer than the longbow but I always wanted to shoot wood arrows out of it but like you say it was really tough finding some spined that high and I never did end up getting any. Mike.

From: SB
Date: 12-Jan-18




Ash

From: M60gunner
Date: 12-Jan-18




Might try SherWood. They mite have some Doug Fir in that range. Otherwise Forrester makes hardwood shafts from some neat woods. You might try and get hold of arrowmaker. He had some heavy old stock cedars for sale. Maple and ash make heavy shafts. Try Twig Archery.

From: Terry Lightle Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-18




We stock them from Surewood when they have them Terry

From: SB
Date: 12-Jan-18




Laminated Birch

From: Buckdancer
Date: 12-Jan-18




Yep .forrester

From: GF
Date: 12-Jan-18




Try the Classifieds - I believe there is somebody there with a LARGE quantity of heavyweight wood shafts for sale...

From: Dkincaid
Date: 12-Jan-18




Depends on the actual spine you need bite surewood has some I have a few dozen on ha d her around 75-80

From: fdp
Date: 12-Jan-18




Any of the reputable shaft suppliers should have no trouble getting you what you need.

You MAY have to shoot 23/64" shafts, which is really not a big deal, but some folks have a phobia about that.

Just contact some folks.

From: mike12
Date: 19-Jan-18




Thanks everybody for the info. I appreciate it.

From: bigdog21
Date: 19-Jan-18




forrester wood shafts. have what you need hardwood shaft up to and above 100 spin

From: GLF
Date: 19-Jan-18




I shoot 80_84 Sitka spruce from hildebrands.

From: Iwander
Date: 19-Jan-18




Wapiti just called me and said they got some in stock.

From: FoxWalk
Date: 19-Jan-18




As mentioned above. Had great luck with the lam birch. Heavy straight and strong.

From: MStyles
Date: 19-Jan-18




I buy 3/8” Hickory Dowels, stick them into my 1/2” Dewalt driver, spin-sand and taper them down to 23/64”or 11/32”. Do the same thing to the other end and I like 5/16” nocks. I shoot those out of my 70# HH Big 5 and two other 70#+bows. I also bought some vintage Acme poc’s from the footed shaft that spine 70+. Both fly just fine out of my 70#+ bows.





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