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#851335 - 08/03/08 05:59 PM should I switch to 85gr heads?
fishboy1
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As I have gotten older, I cant stack my arrows the way I used to.

I normally shoot 100Gr heads out of my matthews FX set to 69# and shoot goldtips 5575's

I was wondering what benefit I would get switching to 85 or 90 gr heads? would the bow shoot flatter giving me a little more margin of error on range estimation?

Bow shoots 286fps (or was it 268?) now with the 100gr head. I would think I should have plenty of KE with my set up.


Edited by fishboy1 (08/03/08 06:03 PM)
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#851357 - 08/03/08 06:48 PM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: fishboy1]
richmanbarbeque
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David, IMO You should leave it alone. I would drop down to 64lbs and watch them die just as quick. Don't worry about it. The best thing is to get it out, adjust the weight to what you feel comfy with and shoot, shoot, shoot. Good luck this year.
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#851361 - 08/03/08 07:06 PM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: richmanbarbeque]
Thunderroost
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i have shot 80 and 85 grain heads for years...will shoot a little flatter, and you won't be able to tell the difference in performance from a 100gr
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#851478 - 08/03/08 08:35 PM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: Thunderroost]
fishboy1
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Thanks. I was mostly wondering how much flatter it would shoot.

It seems that my bow has slowed down a little over the years.

I had a 20-25-30-35-40yd pin and they all touched. Now I have a 20-30-40yd pin and they have enough gap that the 5 yd pins would have space. I guess the limbs have lost a little oomph over the past 8-9 years.

As I have gotten older, I have a harder time focusing on the target and seeing the pins clear enough to shoot tiny groups.
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#851737 - 08/04/08 05:07 AM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: fishboy1]
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Remember when you reduce the weight of the BH , you stiffen the spine of the arrow and reduce the FOC too . You may have to re tune the bow to accommodate the changes in arrow flight .
I like a heavier BH for a little more FOC . I would stick with 100 gr.
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#851957 - 08/04/08 08:09 AM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: Radar]
fishboy1
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Ill stick with the 100gr.

Don't want to have to recreate the wheel.

I am shooting well enough to be confident out to 25-30yds. I just cant bust nocks at 35 yds the way I used to.
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#852164 - 08/04/08 10:21 AM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: Radar]
bobthebowhunter
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
Remember when you reduce the weight of the BH , you stiffen the spine of the arrow and reduce the FOC too . You may have to re tune the bow to accommodate the changes in arrow flight .
I like a heavier BH for a little more FOC . I would stick with 100 gr.


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#853109 - 08/04/08 08:40 PM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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I dont want anythig less than a 100 grain bh for deer....jmo.
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#854560 - 08/05/08 03:39 PM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: Boone 58]
fishboy1
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 Originally Posted By: camoman270
I dont want anythig less than a 100 grain bh for deer....jmo.


Why? Penetration? Flight? Arrow spine?
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#855394 - 08/06/08 03:49 AM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: fishboy1]
Game Eye
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If u r shooting 286 with 100 grain heads. That is blazing fish. What is the weight of your arrow?
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