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#3193550 - 03/15/13 03:30 PM arrow weight question
r'ville a-bolt
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shot my new bow thru chrono today.my assassin shot 276 my draw is 26 inches,shooting 400 grain Easton st excel. I am not obsessed with speed knowing that my draw length limits that. my question is how much could I gain by going to a lighter arrow. the arrows that I shoot now fly just fine and the bow shoots great. just wondering how much lighter would I need to go to tell difference in speed?
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#3193615 - 03/15/13 04:42 PM Re: arrow weight question [Re: r'ville a-bolt]
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what poundage are you shooting? that'll limit how much lighter you can go.
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#3193652 - 03/15/13 05:32 PM Re: arrow weight question [Re: deerhunter10]
r'ville a-bolt
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draw weight is 71.83
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#3193671 - 03/15/13 06:05 PM Re: arrow weight question [Re: r'ville a-bolt]
TNDeerGuy
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Any speed you will gain by going to a lighter arrow, will be negated by the loss of downrange kinetic energy—just leave it alone is my advice. 276fps is nothing to sneeze at—especially with a short draw.
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#3193687 - 03/15/13 06:20 PM Re: arrow weight question [Re: TNDeerGuy]
r'ville a-bolt
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I agree tn deer guy what factor would my poundage play in this just curious?
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#3193729 - 03/15/13 07:04 PM Re: arrow weight question [Re: r'ville a-bolt]
TNDeerGuy
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Your poundage will have a greater affect on arrow speed than the weight of the arrow will. For example, on my tournament bow 1/2 pound of draw weight results in a change of speed by 5-6fps. A 35 grain change in arrow configuration resulted in a 10fps change.
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#3193825 - 03/15/13 08:13 PM Re: arrow weight question [Re: TNDeerGuy]
r'ville a-bolt
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thanks for the input guys I will probably stay put i'm pretty pretty pleased with the way it shoots
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