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#3284774 - 07/07/13 02:59 PM Time to replace the 2117s
FOX FIRE
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The only carbon arrows I have were bought at the big blue god of cheap stuff just to experiment with, other than they were cheap I dont know beans about carbon arrows & need to buy some good ones before long, all I know is old school aluminum specs.

So would somone be so kind as to enlighten me on the carbon arrow basics ??

What grains of wt per pounds of draw weight, spine, broadhead compatability,diamiter/wall thickness...that kind of stuff.

Thanks


Edited by FOX FIRE (07/07/13 03:01 PM)
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#3285160 - 07/07/13 08:50 PM Re: Time to replace the 2117s [Re: FOX FIRE]
thejetman
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Switching from alum to carbon huh......oh boy you are in for a treat. Spine and gpi are where you need to start. Diameter is just preference in my opinion. Stick with the generalrules of arrow building and you will be fine. what is your current setup?
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#3285198 - 07/07/13 09:43 PM Re: Time to replace the 2117s [Re: thejetman]
FOX FIRE
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To be honest I dont remember the details but I always favored heavier arrows VS the super light weight stuff, as metioned 2117s with 145 grain broadheads & feathers, its been sevral years since I've even shot my compound & just recently got the bug for it again.

Everything is kind of the same but new again also, still hear talk about FPS & arrow wt, they just changed a few things that I have to relearn.


Edited by FOX FIRE (07/07/13 09:44 PM)
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#3285304 - 07/08/13 02:18 AM Re: Time to replace the 2117s [Re: FOX FIRE]
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what year and model of bow, what draw weight, arrow length and I can get your spine for whatever arrow you want.

My general rule of thumb is around 14 grains of total arrow weight per inch of draw—that seems to be the "sweet spot" for most in speed, energy and trajectory. However, some tend to favor heavier arrows, while some tend to go on the lighter side.
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#3293400 - 07/16/13 07:40 PM Re: Time to replace the 2117s [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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If you look you can find carbons that weigh more than aluminum. that is what I did and I like them. I shoot a 498 grain or so arrow setup at 275-280 fps.
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#3293403 - 07/16/13 07:41 PM Re: Time to replace the 2117s [Re: Headhunter]
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A friend of mine is shooting a 600 grain arrow at about 265 fps.
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#3293492 - 07/16/13 09:10 PM Re: Time to replace the 2117s [Re: Headhunter]
FOX FIRE
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used to I shot heavy, my braodheads were usualy the old bear razor heads (carbon steel if I could find them) or the magnus, realy liked them because they could be resharpened to the point of shaving & were heavy enuff to carry the energy of the bow.

Now I'm think'n of something lighter, probably in the 100 gr size, still want enuff weight to penetrate tho.
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#3293857 - 07/17/13 10:42 AM Re: Time to replace the 2117s [Re: FOX FIRE]
Hoss
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Fox Fire don't worry about all this heavy vs. light or aluminum vs. carbon. Just get out and shoot. That is what is all about. Just love the one your with.
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#3294270 - 07/17/13 07:23 PM Re: Time to replace the 2117s [Re: Hoss]
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"The future of bowhunting depends on effective education"..... Bill Wadsworth

Its all about the learn'n, when we learn we refine & progress, if we dont we would still be shooting sticks & stones.
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#3294893 - 07/18/13 12:33 PM Re: Time to replace the 2117s [Re: FOX FIRE]
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Hoss, I agree to some extent but there are many who will are only all about speed and shooting an extremely light arrow just to get speed is not a good thing IMO.
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