Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Lightest shafts

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Longcruise 14-May-19
Shawn 14-May-19
longshot 14-May-19
limbwalker 14-May-19
trad47 14-May-19
Longcruise 14-May-19
jk 14-May-19
Brian waters 14-May-19
kginrick 14-May-19
Longcruise 14-May-19
Bootaka 14-May-19
Brian waters 14-May-19
Shawn 14-May-19
Gofish 14-May-19
Longcruise 14-May-19
Sipsey River 14-May-19
krakka17 14-May-19
jaz5833 14-May-19
George D. Stout 15-May-19
Viper 15-May-19
Floxter 15-May-19
Linecutter 15-May-19
Styksnstryngs 15-May-19
limbwalker 15-May-19
Sipsey River 15-May-19
jk 15-May-19
Longcruise 17-May-19
Lucas 17-May-19
jk 17-May-19
Longcruise 17-May-19
fdp 17-May-19
Longcruise 17-May-19
Elderly OCR 18-May-19
oldhunter1942 18-May-19
Pulelehua 18-May-19
Kayak 19-May-19
From: Longcruise
Date: 14-May-19




I'm looking for some advice for the lightest possible shafting for a recurve in the 23# @29" range. This is a form bow and maybe a 3D bow too.

From: Shawn
Date: 14-May-19




You can go to 900 spine or 1000 depending on point weight. I would think 900 with 100 grain point weight in a carbon shaft would do. Is bow cut past center, best if is an ILF rig as than you can really tune the bow for a variety of arrows. Shawn

From: longshot
Date: 14-May-19




I agree. A 900 VAP with 100gr points will run about 280gr or so.

From: limbwalker
Date: 14-May-19




lightest weight or lightest spine?

From: trad47
Date: 14-May-19




PSE Razorbacks 800. They are knitting needles Shot out my 30 #

From: Longcruise
Date: 14-May-19




Lightest weight as in GPI.

Keep the ideas coming. The bow is cut exactly to center.

From: jk
Date: 14-May-19




Axis #700

From: Brian waters
Date: 14-May-19




My 29# bow likes 6.0 gpi and i use black eagle outlaw 700. My 27# likes Gt warrior 700 and they are 5.4. I also use easton vectors, but they only come @ 28".

From: kginrick
Date: 14-May-19




You might want to look at 900 to 1000 spine with 75 grain points. If you are looking for the lightest weight Arrow you can shoot that's the direction I would head inserts knock and Feathers will get you to about a hundred and ten plus the shaft weight

From: Longcruise
Date: 14-May-19




I'm liking the Gold Tip Warriors. Any reviews on those?

From: Bootaka
Date: 14-May-19




Dark timbers! 700@6.5gpi 800@gpi I shoot the 500s and I'm happy with them.

Friend of mine shoots some skinny fivics mach3 and loves them. They are a hair lighter.

The gold tip warriors are 700@5.4gpi, they're a decent arrow.

From: Brian waters
Date: 14-May-19




Warriors are good shafts. Lots of folks use them. Ive been shooting them for about a year and a half. Only 1 i broke was on a running armadillo that ran by a tree as the arrow entered him.

From: Shawn
Date: 14-May-19




You still have to worry about spine and .700's with that light of point weight will be over spined!! Shawn

From: Gofish
Date: 14-May-19




Look at carbon express predator shafts

From: Longcruise
Date: 14-May-19




The carbo Express look like a good choice.

From: Sipsey River
Date: 14-May-19




The Warriors are a good light weight shaft. Big Jim's new Dark Timbers are a very good light weight shaft too.

From: krakka17
Date: 14-May-19




My wife uses gold tip ultra lights 5.4 gpi 30” stock length. Standard insert so you can swap points. 29# bow. Just a thought

From: jaz5833
Date: 14-May-19




Goldtip Warriors are the lightest shafts I've found in every spine. My 28", 600 spine, with a 75gr tip and 4" turkey fletch are under 300 grains. And at $35 per half dozen they're a bit more economical than VAP's

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-May-19




You're talking about 23# at 29" draw, a 700 is likely too stiff. I think your looking at a .800 to .900 spine at 30" arrow. Arrows of that spine will be inherently light in weight, if that is what you mean by light. If you're talking spine and not mass weight, then you can make a stiffer shaft work by varying tip weight. Carbon is as light as you can get, but you could also go with aluminum shafts in the 15/64th or 16/64 size.

From: Viper
Date: 15-May-19




lc -

1616s with NIBB points.

Viper out.

From: Floxter
Date: 15-May-19




Easton has several shafts in the 28-29" range that might suit your purpose. ACC 2-00 are 4.7gpi and 28". Carbon One 1400 are 4.2gpi and 29". Apollo 1600 are 3.8gpi and 28.75" G nocks or pin nocks will extend each of those shaft lengths by about 1/4". You may have to build your sideplate out to accomodate the weaker spines.

From: Linecutter
Date: 15-May-19




I am an aluminum guy and have been for a long time. I will say though for durability in the lighter spines I would go with Carbon hands down. Especially shooting outdoors at 3D shoots. Woodies would work also if you can find them in the lighter spines. DANNY

From: Styksnstryngs
Date: 15-May-19




Carbon pro Advantage 900s with 75 grain points are super light.

From: limbwalker
Date: 15-May-19




If you can find a lighter weight arrow than the Carbon Impact Super Club, I'm all ears. That's what my club archers have used for a long time now, when they needed the lightest possible arrow to reach longer distances.

From: Sipsey River
Date: 15-May-19




Here are the weights of the Carbon Impact Super Club: 5/15 (4.3 gpi), 10/20 (4.4 gpi), 15/25 (5.2 gpi), 20/30 (5.7 gpi), 30/40 (6.8 gpi), 40/50 (7.9 gpi) It looks to me like those are slightly heavier than the Gold Tips of equal spine. It is hard to be sure since the chart did not show their actual spine.

From: jk
Date: 15-May-19




I mentioned #700 almost as a joke. If I seriously wanted ultra-light arrows I'd lower myself to POC.

From: Longcruise
Date: 17-May-19




As a devoted wood shooter, I don't consider it lowering at all. In fact, after doing a lot of research on carbon I concluded that it was not the direction I wanted to go in. Just ordered a dozen 30-35 5/16 POC from Wapiti. They won't be as light as the carbon options but they should suffice.

From: Lucas
Date: 17-May-19




Sitka spruce would weigh a little less

From: jk
Date: 17-May-19




Tapering wood arrows allows lower weight.

From: Longcruise
Date: 17-May-19




The sitka would be nice but the Bear Paw gets some rather poor reviews.

I do have a tapering jig and will be adding some taper. Maybe close to full length.

From: fdp
Date: 17-May-19




FS Archery has Easton Inspires on sale right now for a nearly give away price. Sizes .570 to 1200 I believe. I'd take a hard look at those.

You can't build arrows for what they are selling them for.

From: Longcruise
Date: 17-May-19




Thanks for the heads up.

From: Elderly OCR
Date: 18-May-19




Phragmites reeds are the best light weight material.

From: oldhunter1942
Date: 18-May-19




Big Jim Dark Timber 800's very nice

From: Pulelehua
Date: 18-May-19




Black eagle interpred arrows are great. Cheap too, $5.5 each with points included. 700-1000 spine

From: Kayak
Date: 19-May-19




nano .166 are light GPP and not in the mega expensive target arrow class.

Not sure on your bow setup/riser but I use 1200s nanos with the full 100gr (its a break off point left full weight) at pretty close to 25lbs (I do have to rescale that one tomorrow). I was using 1616s before.





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