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Old 08-27-2022, 10:39 AM   #1
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Couldn’t find a thread but what everyone running for arrow setups this year?? I wasn’t to happy with mine last year so I changed it up. Last year was 353gr 13% foc, Balck Eagle Carnivore. This year found some Beeman Precision Hunters In the closet.
400 spine
100gr insert
50gr FACT weight
100gr German Kentic
536gr 20% foc
218fps
60# Victory X

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Old 08-27-2022, 10:42 AM   #2
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I went from Maxima Reds to the Easton Axis 4mm just because I have gotten so old and had to reduce poundage way down to the low 50's.
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Old 08-27-2022, 11:56 AM   #3
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Grizzly Stick 240's
23% Front of Center (FOC)
200 grain single bevel TUFFHEAD Evolutions
70 lb Matthews VERTIX
239 feet per second
Total arrow weight: 678 grains
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Old 08-27-2022, 12:04 PM   #4
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Beman ICS Classic Hunters 400s -125g Grim Reaper Micro-hybrid and 125g QAD Exodus 425 grains with lighted knock.


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Old 08-27-2022, 12:06 PM   #5
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Grizzly Stick 240's
23% Front of Center (FOC)
200 grain single bevel TUFFHEAD Evolutions
70 lb Matthews VERTIX
239 feet per second
Total arrow weight: 678 grains
Small log you are shooting there Oscar.
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Old 08-27-2022, 12:12 PM   #6
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Small log you are shooting there Oscar.
Yes sir, pretty much.....no room for error!

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Old 08-27-2022, 12:15 PM   #7
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Easton Axis 5mm Match Grade 300’s
100 grain half-outserts
100 grain G5 Mega Meat
515 grain TOW

These have tightened my groups up considerably compared to the Gold Tip Hunter XT 300’s I was using.
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Old 08-27-2022, 12:35 PM   #8
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I just got in some grizzly sticks. 340 spine, 31”, 125 grain Samurai broadheads for a total of 575 grains. Can’t wait to see what they do to a deer.
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Old 08-27-2022, 12:42 PM   #9
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I can’t remember what I shoot.


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Old 08-27-2022, 01:27 PM   #10
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Black eagle rampage 250
200 grain helix/205 Simmons
130 outsert
TAW 660 grains
23% ish FOC
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Old 08-27-2022, 02:44 PM   #11
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Beman ICS Hunter 340 31.5”

150 gr insert

200 gr grizzly stic silver flame

Total arrow weight 648gr
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Old 08-27-2022, 02:52 PM   #12
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I’m going lighter this year. I think i was at 560 grains shooting Black Eagle Carnivores last season. Went with a lighter gpi arrow to reduce weight quite a bit but still have a high foc

This year:
Gold Tip Airstrike 300
Iron Will Inserts w Ti collars
Kayuga Pilot Cut 150 gr broadheads(also ordered some new Vector VBS 150 gr heads to try)
Ignitor lighted nocks(not a huge fan of these actually but the inserts are already glued in)
2.8” Ozark Target Maxx feathers w wraps in what I call an 80’s Jazzercise color combo
Total weight around 475 gr w 19% foc




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Old 08-27-2022, 04:35 PM   #13
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Victory VAP TKO 350s
Beiter Hunter Nocks
Flo Yellow Wrap
4x Q2i Griff-X 2.3” vanes
50gr ShokTL Outserts
pushing a 100gr Iron Will Single Bevel 100
pushed by 72# Prime Inline 5
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Old 08-27-2022, 04:46 PM   #14
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Gold Tip Pierce Platinum 250
Gold Tip Insert/Impact Collar system
Gold Tip Nock Bushing
Gold Tip .166 GTO Nock
200 grain Tuffhead Evolution 3 blade broadhead
Total Arrow Weight: 558 grains
FOC: 19%
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Old 08-27-2022, 06:41 PM   #15
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Compound bow:

Black eagle Rampage 300’s. 53 grain half out 100 grain broadhead, usually a wasp jackhammer or rage 3 blade chisel tip. total arrow weight 433 grains @ 278 fps.

Recurve a black eagle instinct with a 100 grain collar and 150 grain wasp sharpshooter. Total arrow weight 553 @ 156 fps
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Old 08-27-2022, 07:11 PM   #16
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I just switched to Easton FMJ 340 spline with 100 grain NAP killzone
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Old 08-27-2022, 07:12 PM   #17
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Grizzly Stick 240's
23% Front of Center (FOC)
200 grain single bevel TUFFHEAD Evolutions
70 lb Matthews VERTIX
239 feet per second
Total arrow weight: 678 grains

Is this a change from last year, if so why the change??


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Old 08-27-2022, 07:45 PM   #18
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Black eagle rampage 300
75 grain brass HIT
125gr kudu point, slick trick mags, and rage hypodermic
4fletch q2i 3" vanes
Glory nock

Elite Rezult36 @ 64#
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Old 08-27-2022, 08:09 PM   #19
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Black eagle deep impact with fire nock outserts. Lime green wraps with 4 white feathers . And white wraps with lime green feathers . With 100gr slick trick 2 and 4 blade grim reapers . About 450 grains .
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Old 08-27-2022, 09:24 PM   #20
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Mighta geeked out a little on these
Rx4 alpha 29” draw pulling 83-86lbs


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Old 08-27-2022, 10:13 PM   #21
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Black eagle rampage 300
75 grain brass HIT
125gr kudu point, slick trick mags, and rage hypodermic
4fletch q2i 3" vanes
Glory nock

Elite Rezult36 @ 64#

How does that bow shoot compared to the Victory X??


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Old 08-27-2022, 11:26 PM   #22
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Mathews VXR 31 @ #70 28"

Gold Tip Hunter XT
FWS 50 gr
125 gr Magnus Snuffer SS
Tact Vanes
Glory Nock
18% FOC
550 gr
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Old 08-27-2022, 11:57 PM   #23
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Couldn’t find a thread but what everyone running for arrow setups this year?? I wasn’t to happy with mine last year so I changed it up. Last year was 353gr 13% foc, Balck Eagle Carnivore. This year found some Beeman Precision Hunters In the closet.
400 spine
100gr insert
50gr FACT weight
100gr German Kentic
536gr 20% foc
218fps
60# Victory X

What y’all running??


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Have you shot your broadheads and walk back tuned?
400 spine is extremely light for all that front weight unless your arrows are really short.


I am running a 330 spine 50 grains + 85 grain rage ss head, total arrow weighs 413 out of a 60# Realm x getting 285 fps.
This setup keeps stacking critters never an issue with hogs or deer - 30 ish now
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Old 08-28-2022, 08:59 AM   #24
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Mission ballistic 29" @ 60 lbs
Beman/now Easton 6.5mm
340 spine 30 inch
100 gr magnus stinger
Just over 400 grain pushing 275 fps last time i checked
Its cheap, its not fast or fancy, but it works
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Old 08-28-2022, 09:05 AM   #25
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45/50 Cedar arrows with a traditional fletch natural bard turkey feather and stone points knapped from Pedernales chert from Frederickburg..
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Old 08-28-2022, 09:16 AM   #26
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Easton axis 5 mm
300 spine 30.5”
Helical fletching.
Haven’t descided on a broadhead yet. Either 125 grain iron wills or qad maximus.
506 grains 13% foc
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Old 08-28-2022, 09:45 AM   #27
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Mathews VXR 31.5

Easton 5mm FMJ 300 spine with AAE Hybrid vanes @ 498 grains….100gr Grim Reaper Carni4.

Same setup for me as last year.
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Old 08-28-2022, 09:58 AM   #28
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250 spine Victory RIP TKO, 50gr Iron Will hit insert, 10gr titanium Iron Will collar, 125gr Tooth of the Arrow solid, four fletched with AAE hybrids. 490gr finished weight, 15% FOC, and cruising in the mid 290s out of the Levitate.
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Old 08-28-2022, 10:04 AM   #29
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Day Six Arrows, 28 1/2", 4 fletch
350 Spine
100 grain insert
150 grain Wide Iron Will solid broad heads
23% Front of Center (FOC)
About 540 grain, total arrow weight
60 lb Elite Ritual
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Old 08-28-2022, 10:11 AM   #30
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Same as the last 2 years. Victory V3’s. No idea on weight, no idea on FOC, no idea on speed. Shooting the Deepower 3 blades off Amazons that I saw on Lusk’s YouTube reviews. Seem to be a great head so far.


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Old 08-28-2022, 12:33 PM   #31
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Goldtip Velocity Pro 300

Flex Fletch Silent Knight SK-2 Vanes in four Fletch

Sevr 2.0 100 grain broadhead

Two 20 grain FACT weights screwed into the back of the insert. Front end total weight 151 grains (insert 11 grains, FACT weights 40 grains, broadhead 100 grains)

Total arrow weight 452 grains

280 fps at 64 lbs.

FOC 13.44%

I really don't care what the FOC is as long as I get perfect arrow flight.




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Old 08-28-2022, 12:48 PM   #32
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Same as the last 2 years. Victory V3’s. No idea on weight, no idea on FOC, no idea on speed. Shooting the Deepower 3 blades off Amazons that I saw on Lusk’s YouTube reviews. Seem to be a great head so far.


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I’ve killed a couple of pigs with those. Very respectable. Can’t beat the price, and they’re pretty tough. Sharpening on a flat stone then stropping?
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Old 08-28-2022, 02:31 PM   #33
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Have you shot your broadheads and walk back tuned?
400 spine is extremely light for all that front weight unless your arrows are really short.


I am running a 330 spine 50 grains + 85 grain rage ss head, total arrow weighs 413 out of a 60# Realm x getting 285 fps.
This setup keeps stacking critters never an issue with hogs or deer - 30 ish now

The arrows are 28.5” long. Yes I’ve walked back to 40yrds & they fly straight & group with field points. I though that was gonna be alot of weight on the front so I started tuning at 51# but they fly like junk. Just kept turning the weight the weight up till they fly straight, which ended up at 59.6# on my scale. Then shot 20, 30 & 40 still flying straight, screwed on the German Kentic 2 blade. Shot broadhead & field point at all 3 ranges & group at all 3 ranges.


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Old 08-28-2022, 04:11 PM   #34
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Is this a change from last year, if so why the change??


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Only change is type of broadheads. Tuffhead single bevel over my Massai single bevel for the last 6 or so years. Tuffhead is rated as a higher grade of steel and they touch up the heads b4 before shipping out.

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Old 08-28-2022, 05:11 PM   #35
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Black Eagle rampage 300/.001”. 29.75 shaft length. Reflective wraps, 3degree offset blazers, lighted nocks. 52grain insert, 75grain insert screw in. 100 grain heads. 16-17% FOC and 530 Gn arrow weight.
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Old 08-29-2022, 09:42 PM   #36
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Black Eagle rampage 300/.001”. 29.75 shaft length. Reflective wraps, 3degree offset blazers, lighted nocks. 52grain insert, 75grain insert screw in. 100 grain heads. 16-17% FOC and 530 Gn arrow weight.
I did the 6 or 8 inch reflective wraps this year.

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Old 08-29-2022, 09:48 PM   #37
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Goldtip Velocity Pro 300

Flex Fletch Silent Knight SK-2 Vanes in four Fletch

Sevr 2.0 100 grain broadhead

Two 20 grain FACT weights screwed into the back of the insert. Front end total weight 151 grains (insert 11 grains, FACT weights 40 grains, broadhead 100 grains)

Total arrow weight 452 grains

280 fps at 64 lbs.

FOC 13.44%

I really don't care what the FOC is as long as I get perfect arrow flight.




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How do you like those flex fletch?
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Old 08-29-2022, 10:05 PM   #38
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They are awesome. I shoot Flex Fletch for 3D (low profile 3") and the Silent Knight 2" (SK-2) for my hunting arrows.

As lot of guys use the Silent Knight 3" on their hunting arrows.

Look here:

https://flexfletch.com/hunting-vanes...archery-vanes/

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Old 08-29-2022, 10:30 PM   #39
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I did the 6 or 8 inch reflective wraps this year.

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I don’t know how long they’ve been available…but, Whoever came up with the idea deserves a fat stack of cash.

No more lost arrows.
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Old 08-29-2022, 10:54 PM   #40
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So the super duper 27.6778% FOC double single bevel arrows kill the critters better?


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