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    Default Can someone run a setup through OT2?

    I was wondering if someone would be willing to run my setup throw OT2 for me to see what type of point I need to switch too. I will try and provide all the information that I can but if i miss something please let me know.

    Bow: Darton Tundra Ext
    DL: 28 3/4
    DW: 49lbs
    Arrows: Easton Fatboys 400 spine
    Arrow Length: 29in
    Insert: 38 gr
    Point: right now 150gr screw in, will need to change for this setup

    if you need anymore info please let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmelik View Post
    I was wondering if someone would be willing to run my setup throw OT2 for me to see what type of point I need to switch too. I will try and provide all the information that I can but if i miss something please let me know.

    Bow: Darton Tundra Ext
    DL: 28 3/4
    DW: 49lbs
    Arrows: Easton Fatboys 400 spine
    Arrow Length: 29in
    Insert: 38 gr
    Point: right now 150gr screw in, will need to change for this setup

    if you need anymore info please let me know.
    If you are trying to get the spine even close you will need at least 200 grains...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    If you are trying to get the spine even close you will need at least 200 grains...
    thats what I was afraid of, they don't sell screw in points that heavy do they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmelik View Post
    thats what I was afraid of, they don't sell screw in points that heavy do they?

    I honestly don't know, as I've never tried to find any.

    What are you trying to do with the arrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    I honestly don't know, as I've never tried to find any.

    What are you trying to do with the arrow?
    they are going to be my 5 spot arrows. I haven't shot them yet to find out how they fly or go through paper since i still have to get a rest to put on the bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmelik View Post
    they are going to be my 5 spot arrows. I haven't shot them yet to find out how they fly or go through paper since i still have to get a rest to put on the bow.
    Don't worry about the spine then.... stick some 4" feathers on them and shoot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    Don't worry about the spine then.... stick some 4" feathers on them and shoot...
    they won't be too under-spinned to cause a problem will they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmelik View Post
    they won't be too under-spinned to cause a problem will they?

    Stiff is good... Many shoot stiff arrows for indoors... FOC and mass weight mean more at 20 yards than spine unless you are shooting fingers..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    Stiff is good... Many shoot stiff arrows for indoors... FOC and mass weight mean more at 20 yards than spine unless you are shooting fingers..
    Thanks Javi, I still don't understand the FOC thing but at least I know i won't have to buy new arrows (thank god!!)

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    Something else you might want to look at is the add-on weights that Gold Tip makes. You'd need their loooonnngg allen wrench to install them from the nock end. They screw into back side of the insert and can be had in different weight sizes. Just another option to look at.
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    Keystone Country Store has booster weights that screw into your inserts and then your point screws into the weight. I think they are 25 grains each.
    I'm not sure about the diameter though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmelik View Post
    Thanks Javi, I still don't understand the FOC thing but at least I know i won't have to buy new arrows (thank god!!)
    FOC..... ever play darts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    FOC..... ever play darts...
    about as well as I shoot a bow (which right now is HORRIBLE)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmelik View Post
    about as well as I shoot a bow (which right now is HORRIBLE)
    How well would a dart track to the target if it didn't have all the weight up front...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    How well would a dart track to the target if it didn't have all the weight up front...?
    I'll step out on a limb here and say not very good, I get what you are saying though. How does one figure FOC, without the help of OT2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmelik View Post
    I'll step out on a limb here and say not very good, I get what you are saying though. How does one figure FOC, without the help of OT2?
    even the OT2 is a guess... I measure mine.

    There are several methods, this is the one I use...

    To find the FOC (which is always expressed as a percentage) divide the overall length of the arrow by two. This should produce the physical center of the shaft. Now subtract this number from the balance point and divide by the overall length. Multiply by 100 to express the fractional value as a percentage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    even the OT2 is a guess... I measure mine.

    There are several methods, this is the one I use...

    To find the FOC (which is always expressed as a percentage) divide the overall length of the arrow by two. This should produce the physical center of the shaft. Now subtract this number from the balance point and divide by the overall length. Multiply by 100 to express the fractional value as a percentage.
    that makes sense, but how do you find the balance point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmelik View Post
    that makes sense, but how do you find the balance point?
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    I'm not disagreeing with anything stated so far. Just an FYI, 3Rivers archery does sell 200 and 250 grain screw-in points. There's another trad shop that sells 300s I just can't come up with the name offhand. I'll dig it up if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red44 View Post
    I'm not disagreeing with anything stated so far. Just an FYI, 3Rivers archery does sell 200 and 250 grain screw-in points. There's another trad shop that sells 300s I just can't come up with the name offhand. I'll dig it up if you want.
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