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Old 07-10-2017, 09:52 AM   #1
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I'm headed for a caribou hunt and a couple weeks later and elk hunt.
I've been playing with arrows and really paying attention to FOC. From research I've seen anywhere from 7% to 23%. Is there an ideal FOC range? I've ordered heavier arrows but my arrow set up last year was 15.7%.
Second plungers? My bows both have spots for them. Are they worth messing with? Does bow need to be cut past center? I won't play with a plunger until after hunt. I'm not going to change anything except a heavier arrows on one bow.

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Old 07-10-2017, 10:01 AM   #2
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Wow!!! Good luck on both of those hunts. Sounds like hunts of a lifetime.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:52 AM   #3
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Without knowing what your arrow specs are I can't comment on foc but 15% is normally plenty. Just put a perfectly tuned ultra sharp broad head in the right spot and you'll be fine.
As for plungers, they do allow a finer degree of tuning but that's just one more thing to fail imho, especially a long way from home on a special hunt.
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:43 PM   #4
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Default 2 questions FOC and plunger

FOC - good tune trumps high FOC, and is the most important thing. Good tune with high FOC is a great thing! People have been killing critters with 11% FOC for decades. My current arrows are at about 19% FOC. Just make sure you are tuned as well as you can be, and you will be fine.

Plungers - never used one, so am of no help on that one!

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Old 07-10-2017, 03:29 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help gentlemen. I got heavier arrows because the ones I was tunning with we're around 8.5 gplb I'm going to get it up higher with Easton fmj arrows. If I stay in the ball park sounds like I will be ok.
As for the plunger it was going to be something I played with. But one of the reasons I got into traditional was to get rid of stuff that could go wrong, that was a good enough point for me. I think I'll stick with off the shelf.

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Old 07-10-2017, 09:17 PM   #6
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I shoot FMJ's. Get them tuned well, and you will not be disappointed!

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Old 07-11-2017, 10:40 PM   #7
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Plungers are pretty fool proof and can make tuning a breeze. You can always cut a bolt to the right size as backup to carry in your quiver as spring tension isn't a deal breaker. I don't have the option for one on my longbows but my recurves that do get a work out.


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