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Old 10-19-2019, 06:29 PM   #1
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I got curious the other day and weighed a few parts of my arrow setup and came out to approx 390. Iím shooting aboit 63lbs and 28Ē draw. Am I at a good spot on this?
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:32 PM   #2
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Iím shooting 69#@28.5Ē about 480gr arrow +\- I ran a arrow through a 150-175lb boar the other day so fast I thought I missed.

Heavy is almost always better.


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Old 10-19-2019, 08:04 PM   #3
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I got curious the other day and weighed a few parts of my arrow setup and came out to approx 390. Iím shooting aboit 63lbs and 28Ē draw. Am I at a good spot on this?
Youíre good. Iíve killed over 100 deer with basically the same setup.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:26 PM   #4
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It'll work for whitetail and hogs.

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Old 10-19-2019, 10:07 PM   #5
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Sure, as long as you don’t hit solid bone. Were you more or less than 390? What’s your FOC?

I’m shootin 568 grains. That’ll kill anything I want to shoot at! It’s killed everything from a vervet monkey up to a kudu.
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:57 PM   #6
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390 TAW is definitely on the light side but it will do the job.


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Old 10-21-2019, 01:16 AM   #7
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Sure, as long as you donít hit solid bone. Were you more or less than 390? Whatís your FOC?

Iím shootin 568 grains. Thatíll kill anything I want to shoot at! Itís killed everything from a vervet monkey up to a kudu.
I was around 389.5, rounded to 390 to take on consideration some glue. Used 13gr for insert and I weighed a lighted nock on a gram scale at 1.3 grams and converted. I may not be exact at 390 but shouldnít be far off it. I calculated 12.04% earlier. 27Ē arrow, 100gr head, blazers and lighted nock.

Iíve shot a couple pigs the past few weeks, smaller pigs but get good pass through.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:17 AM   #8
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390 TAW is definitely on the light side but it will do the job.


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I figured it was kinda light, itís screaming
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:19 AM   #9
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Youíre good. Iíve killed over 100 deer with basically the same setup.
Thatís good to hear, I really donít think I want to start adding weight and have to redo what I have going on. Not sure what all I could add to it to get 100+ grains put into it.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:00 AM   #10
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Perfectly fine. I use fixed broad heads and prefer tuning arrows around 450-500. Preference...
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:30 AM   #11
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Confidence is key- don’t change anything if you don’t need to. Agree that arrow weight is light however. FWIW- I shoot 27.5” draw, 70lbs, 501gr arrow.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:46 PM   #12
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Too light for me---I shoot 525 gr setup ouf of 58 lbs. And, due to the brushy nature of my lease, my shots are limited to 30 and under so trajectory isn't an issue.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:36 AM   #13
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28" draw 70#'s 510gr TAW.

I prefer a heavier arrow.
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Old 10-23-2019, 12:11 PM   #14
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60lbs, 28” draw with a 425gr arrow at 252fps. I haven’t hunted with this setup, but I’m confident it’ll do the trick on anything walking around in my Slice if Texas.
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Old 10-23-2019, 12:14 PM   #15
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I was shooting about the same weight arrow as you and it took me hitting one buck square in the shoulder and getting little penetration to switch to a heavier high FOC arrow.

Now shooting a 520 grain arrow, 65 pounds, 29 inch draw at 250 fps.
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