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Old 12-17-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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Do any of you guys have experience with some kind of insert to add weight to carbon arrows. I looking to add a few grains to my current arrow setup.

Something like this:
http://www.carbonexpressarrows.com/prodweighttubes.html
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:58 PM   #2
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I use aqaurium tubing for my trad bows. It adds a whole hell of alot more than your probably wanting though.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:03 PM   #3
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I use aqaurium tubing for my trad bows. It adds a whole hell of alot more than your probably wanting though.
What do you do with it? How do you use it?
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:04 PM   #4
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Just cut the tubing to the proper length, pop the nock off the arrow, and slide the tubing down. Put the nock back in and go shoot.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:06 PM   #5
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Nice and easy. I like it.

How do you keep the stuff held in place. Wouldn't it slide from front to back of the arrow when shooting?
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:11 PM   #6
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Not unless you hit the neighbors brick house. Don't do that by the way they get upset!

They stay in there pretty **** well.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:13 PM   #7
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Be careful to watch the weight on the aquarium tubing and not just the length...can make a big difference.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:15 PM   #8
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Muzzy make 50 & 100 grain brass inserts for regular carbon & Hit AXIS type arrows


I made a few dozen up for bear & hogs

at 25" beman 340 MFX with Wraps reflective and 3 NAP Quik Spins Speed hunter vanes my arrow weight 448.00 grains with a 125 grain broadhead.


Some western State(s) as a min weight for hunting deer and a heavier minim for elk hunting
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:17 PM   #9
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Be careful to watch the weight on the aquarium tubing and not just the length...can make a big difference.

I never thought of that. All of mine shoot the same so I just figured they weighed pretty close together. I never shoot past 15 yards with my recurve so I probably wouldn't notice a difference at that range unless it was a huge difference.

Thanks for the tip though. Now I get to weigh all my arrows and tinker with my man toys.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:46 AM   #10
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Be careful to watch the weight on the aquarium tubing and not just the length...can make a big difference.
Roger that! I was actually thinking about using something else in measured increments until I found the weight that I want.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:53 AM   #11
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This brings up a good point I've been wondering about. I posted about it earlier but didn't get any responses. I have decide I'll be making lighted nocks for all my hunting arrows, but wonder how the extra 15-18 grains at the nock end of the arrow will make it fly. Will it have drastically negative effects? Should i balance it out by adding more weight to the tip? Anyone with experience or suggestions in this arena, I'd be glad to know.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:29 AM   #12
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3 Rivers Archery in Ohiya carries weight tubes in various weights. They've got a website if you want to take a look. They carry 3, 5, and 8 grain per inch tubes.

With the mod's and Michael's permission (?): http://www.3riversarchery.com/Produc...=0&i=6731%2D2X

I don't know of anyone else that carries them.
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