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    Default Total Arrow Weight

    Members,

    What is the total weight of your hunting arrows w/ broadheads and what is your opinion on arrow weight in general?

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    Default I like some weight on my hunting arrow.

    Shoot full metal jackets 11.1 gpi total weight is 483g. Shoot well and straight. target stuff is a little different. Target indoor around 550g and outdoor target 375g. No matter what arrow you shoot it has to shoot well out of your bow and you have to know what your bow is gonna do when you shoot it as far as distance and arrow drop.

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    ^^^^

    Agreed. No matter what the weight it's most important for the arrow to be spined right and shoot well out of your bow.

    My indoors arrows are 675gr, 3d 352gr, and hunting is 406gr.

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    I've killed deer with 350 to 400 grain arrows shot from a 60# bow. I haven't noticed any differance in the percent of pass throughs out to 30 yards. It has been suggested to me not to go below 400 grains if you're going to shoot at large game beyond 50 yards. I don't, so I tend to stick to a lighter arrow for more speed to reduce the time deer have to move before arrow impact. Shot placement is far more important to me than what arrow or broadhead I use.

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    Default arrow weight stuff

    I elk hunt every year. Maybe some day I'll draw a moose tag in wyoming? I know the lighter arrows will do the job but have always shot heavier arrows for hunting. But one thing for sure is keep the diameter of arrow as small as possible because of wind issues on farther shots. When hunting open sage country need a stable arrow for 60 yrd stuff. The weighted arrows seem to be a little stabler with a little weight forward and good fletching to spin the arrow. My biggest problem is weather changes in the mountains and ice and snow getting on my arrows and icing up sometimes. It all matters and whatever your situation is adapt for it.

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    Hunting-CX maxima hunter 350 (8.9 gpi) with 100 grain montecs, three 3" feathers.
    Cut them with a pocket knife, very good grouping with broadheads
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    My hunting shafts are 440 grains.
    I never miss, my arrows always hit something
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    Hunting with GT pro hunters , 100 gr broadheads. 417 gr. @70lbs.

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    477 grains for whitetail and smaller...
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    I have used 426gr arrows @ 60# so far with good results. I am considering a lighter arrow this fall - haven't decided yet. I seem to get the 25-30yd shot most of the time; don't know that it would really matter that much.
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    My hunting arrows are 423 gr. for my 70#er and 371 gr. for my 60#er

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    70lbs Draw Weight with a Browning Illusion Shooting X-Weave 200's 25 1/2 inch arrows 100gr G5 Montecs, and lighted knock. 370grs.

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    I have some 390gr Carbons or some 650gr aluminums.


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    393grains 281fps

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    Mid weight arrows win my vote 400 to 500 grains.. my current setup is ACC superslims 340 spine 2'' Blazer vanes 100 gr muzzy phantom 444gr total.
    69# HOYT Katara XL 30'' cam 294 fps. 85.2 foot pounds KE!!!!! My best rig to date....

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    645gr hunting arrows here. CX Rebel Hunter 75-90, Blazers, 3gpi weight tube, wrap, 125gr broadhead. Soon to be adding a 50gr brass insert.
    Hoyt Maxxis 35 81lbs | 28" 577gr @ 257fps
    Hoyt Maxxis 35 62lbs | 28" 346gr @ 285fps
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