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Arrows for ilf bow - lo

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Olde style 12-Feb-24
reddogge 12-Feb-24
Olde style 12-Feb-24
Orion 12-Feb-24
Olde style 12-Feb-24
fdp 12-Feb-24
Orion 12-Feb-24
mahantango 13-Feb-24
Rooty 13-Feb-24
From: Olde style
Date: 12-Feb-24




Hello I’m an old school wood bow /wood arrow guy trying to get back into archery after 8 years away due to a serious neck reconstruction.I am looking for help with ilf 17”metal riser ,with med.wood/fiberglass limb 60” #32 -#34 with a 27” draw shooting off the shelf.I am assuming around 29” length and I would like to use carbon arrow with feathers and 125 gr points and I shoot 3 fingers under. I hope I included all information and want to thank everyone in advance

From: reddogge
Date: 12-Feb-24




Probably .600s would work but leave them long and cut a little at a time with those 125 gr points until they tune.

From: Olde style
Date: 12-Feb-24




I kinda understand the spine I don’t understand the overwhelming choices in brands- diameters and gpi with insert selections and I would like to get the most out of the arrow/ bow combo.These arrows will strictly be used for 25 yds. and closer to see if I can build up to #43 for 20 yard hunting later on with a different arrow combo which I will worry about later if I get there.I am not fixed on anything except feathers if that helps Thanks

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-24




I'd go with 700 spine. That's about 45#. Given you're shooting an ILF, I'm assuming it's cut at least to center and that you have a low stretch string on it. If you're drawing 27 inches, no need to have a 29-inch BOP arrow. 28 inches would be enough.

IMO, it doesn't make much difference which carbon brand you choose. Some components are interchangeable among brands, but many aren't. Good idea to just choose one and stick with it and you'll learn the ins and outs of its components. I like Eastman Axis shafts. They're small diameter, 9/16-inch, tough and have a number of different insert weights. Their inserts and nocks are not compatible with 5/16 inch diameter carbons though. Larger diameter shafts are a little easier to fletch, though I don't have any problems putting feathers on my Axis shafts.

From: Olde style
Date: 12-Feb-24




Yes I forgot to mention it is cut past center and low stretch string.I am a believer of smaller diameter on my hunting arrows-I believe I had more pass thrus over the years

From: fdp
Date: 12-Feb-24




Make it easy on yourself the first time. Call Big Jim's Adchery, give all the details of the bow, your particulars etc. and then buy whichever of his Dark Timber carbons he suggests.

Then you can research the other brands and so on.

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-24




That's 9/32-inch, not 9/16. Wow. that would be quite the thick arrow.

From: mahantango
Date: 13-Feb-24

mahantango's embedded Photo



I have an ilf with almost identical specs. 700 Dark timbers, 29” with 145gr points.

From: Rooty
Date: 13-Feb-24




700 Easton legacy





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