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    Default Flirting with arrow spines and arrow lengths

    After talking to a few people about my current maxima 350's being stiff A member from another forum offered to send me some 250's to try out. I went to Carbon Express's arrow selection guide and it seems that I have a 1" window between a maxima 250 and 350 for me to use the maxima 250. the chart says my total arrow length should not exceed 27" . For me to do that I would have to cut my 250 down to 25 1/4" then add a nock which will add 3/4" and my tip which will be approx 1" to reach 27" maximum. I will be getting a TR Drop zone and with my 27" DL will that arrow be to short to be shot with my setup? Also with my arrow shaft being shorter will my arrows still be on the stiff side?
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    how many #'s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer1983 View Post
    how many #'s?
    65# with a 27" draw
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    Are you sure that CX was not talking about arrow shaft total length. I do not think they were talking about total assembled arrow broadhead and all. Just from the groove in the nock to the end of the shaft.
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    at that draw weight I think you can go either way.

    I think the cutoff for 250's is like 64 or 65....In this case I would go with the heavier arrow (350's) due to more kinetic energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QSA View Post
    Are you sure that CX was not talking about arrow shaft total length. I do not think they were talking about total assembled arrow broadhead and all. Just from the groove in the nock to the end of the shaft.
    It said total arrow length so I just figured that meant nock and tip also
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer1983 View Post
    at that draw weight I think you can go either way.

    I think the cutoff for 250's is like 64 or 65....In this case I would go with the heavier arrow (350's) due to more kinetic energy.
    I thought the same but bunnyman pointed out that I may be losing more KE from my arrows flying wrong, than a lesser spine flying better hence having more effecient KE. With what I am shooting either way be it 350 or 250 I still have enough KE to kill anything in the united states as Bunnyman pointed out. I just want to be able to shoot good groups.
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    The setup in question is not flinging the arrows as straight as the person wants......it was suggested that his arrows were to stiff, after getting the facts of his setup......I was simply making an educated guess, that the arrows being too stiff, will produce less than steller groups......
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    The setup in question is not flinging the arrows as straight as the person wants......it was suggested that his arrows were to stiff, after getting the facts of his setup......I was simply making an educated guess, that the arrows being too stiff, will produce less than steller groups......
    Thats why bunny is the man and hes tryin to help me fix this situation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southernfryedyankee View Post
    It said total arrow length so I just figured that meant nock and tip also
    Well bunny am I right? Before he has his arrows cut to short
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    Quote Originally Posted by QSA View Post
    Well bunny am I right? Before he has his arrows cut to short
    he is not cutting the arrows, they are allready, finished arrows,
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    I still say try a 125 gr. point on the 350's just to see what happens....

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. View Post
    I still say try a 125 gr. point on the 350's just to see what happens....
    I would, but since I already have all 100g FP & BH I want to try this setup and see what happens befor I go drop a bunch more $$$ on new tips, I have 6 brand new 100g slick tricks that I would have to sell or trade then
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    if you gain roughly 1fps for ever 5 grains of weight lost....

    you would now be shooting 283fps

    and your arrows will weigh, 350gr


    your new KE will be 62.26


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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    if you gain roughly 1fps for ever 5 grains of weight lost....

    you would now be shooting 283fps

    and your arrows will weigh, 350gr


    your new KE will be 62.26


    I cant wait to send them through the Chrono. I may be wrong on my speeds so we shall see
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