Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Arrow spine

Messages posted to thread:
Trad-freak 16-May-19
George D. Stout 16-May-19
aromakr 16-May-19
Jim 16-May-19
Shawn 16-May-19
George D. Stout 16-May-19
Sawtooth (Original) 16-May-19
Trad-freak 16-May-19
From: Trad-freak
Date: 16-May-19




Hello fellas, I recently had to drop in bow weight due to my arthritis I went from shooting a 50 pound bow down to a 43 pound bow which is what I’ll be hitting the woods with this coming fall the weird thing is the arrows that I was shooting out of my 50 pound bow which are a gold tip traditional xt shaft in 500 spine with 200 grains up front seem to be shooting fine out of my new 43 pound bow needless to say I never bareshafted these arrows out of my new bow but with 4 inch shield cut feathers they seem to be shooting fine the only thing I’m concerned about is arrow speed these arrows weigh 560 grains is that overkill for a 43 pound bow?

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-May-19




You were likely not getting the full 50# if you had to drop in bow weight. And, it is also likely you are pulling the 43 to your full draw, so you're not really losing much of anything. I can tell you that a 43# bow, utilizing all 43# will shoot a 560 grain arrow plumb through a deer...in one side and out the other. I have 540 grain Microflite arrows that I shoot from my 42# bow and also from my 46 pound bow. On the 46 pound I am pulling 27" … or 43#.

Your arrow flight is more important that the bow weight, so if it's great....then you're good to go. You do know that our history will bear that out as well and it's been discussed likely thousands of times right here on this forum. Quit fretting about it and hone your accuracy. I've killed a good many deer with mid 40# bows over the years and never had an issue.

From: aromakr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 16-May-19




NO

Bob

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-May-19




I’m curious, what is your point on with that arrow and bow poundage?

From: Shawn
Date: 16-May-19




Depends if you like a little flatter arrow. Shawn

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-May-19




Jim, not to hijack the thread but my point-on with the 540 grain Microflite, with 125 tip from my 46 pound bow, is between 50 and 55 yards. I don't know what the 3under guys have for P.O.A., but I suspect it could be out to 30 yards if they are gun-barreling.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-May-19




If they fly well I say you are fine.

From: Trad-freak
Date: 16-May-19




Jim my point on is right about 19-20 yards perfect for hunting





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