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    Default Lite weight arrows???

    Lately I have noticed people using what I think are rather lite weight arrows for their setup and don't really understand why someone would push the limit like that. Now maybe it's just me being so new to the whole 3D thing and all, but still I have to wonder why someone would use arrows rated for 45-50lbs when they are pulling 60 plus. Now, if I am not mistaken here the rule of thumb is 5 to 6 grains of arrow weight per pounds pulled right?
    So if you would please share your setup (arrow weight vs. draw weight and so on) with me it might help me to understand the logic here.
    For me I'm pulling 68lbs and shooting a 425gr Easton Axis 340 arrow at 275fps. This is what I hunt with and as of late shoot 3D with. So whats yours?

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    Default I agree no less than five grns per LB

    Quote Originally Posted by stites08 View Post
    Lately I have noticed people using what I think are rather lite weight arrows for their setup and don't really understand why someone would push the limit like that. Now maybe it's just me being so new to the whole 3D thing and all, but still I have to wonder why someone would use arrows rated for 45-50lbs when they are pulling 60 plus. Now, if I am not mistaken here the rule of thumb is 5 to 6 grains of arrow weight per pounds pulled right?
    So if you would please share your setup (arrow weight vs. draw weight and so on) with me it might help me to understand the logic here.
    For me I'm pulling 68lbs and shooting a 425gr Easton Axis 340 arrow at 275fps. This is what I hunt with and as of late shoot 3D with. So whats yours?
    Im shooting 68lbs with a 380 grn arrow.
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    Dren LD 62lbs 308gr arrow......I am not going to worry about 2 grains.....sorry
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    3-D arrow 354 grains 29" 60 lbs

    Hunting arrow 501 grains 29" 60 lbs
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    I'm a hunter that shoots 3D for fun and practice. I shoot the same set up for both. 64 #, 29 1/2" draw Hoyt Vectrix with Victory Vforce HV 300's. Weight and speed is, 348 grain at 290 fps. These are very light and yet very stiff spined. I've had regular pass throughs out to 30 yards and haven't lost a wounded deer, so far. My belief is that shot placement is the most important part of the penetration equation. The faster my arrow reaches the deer, the less time it has to move. This year I'm going to use Vforce 350's that come in at 325 grains at 297 FPS. Still within the 5 grains per # guide. I've shot 400, 370, 348, and 325 grain arrows into a new layered foam target and there is no penetration differance out to 40 yards that I can see with the naked eye. I know the 400 grain arrow has more momentum, but I haven't had any situation yet that the heavier arrow would have been needed. Last year I shattered the near side elbow of a deer and the 348 grain arrow still broke the far side rib.

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    Hoyt Vantage elite set at 53lbs makes 283fps for 3-d with 350 gr arrow.

    Hoyt Ultra tec set at 62 lbs made 270 fps for hunting with 480 gr arrow last year. Haven't chrono'd it yet this year with new strings/cables and different arrows.

    Both are spiral cam equipped and I am a 31" dl.

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    My 3D arrow is a 28 inch CXL-SS 250 that weighs 317 grains shot at 61#.

    It shoots bang on 300 fps which is the UK 3D speed limit.

    My bow has an 8 inch brace height so if I had a faster bow I would shoot less poundage but keep the same arrows.

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    3D setup A - 70 lbs at 390 grains - Apex 7 with Triple Xs 300 fps
    3D setup B - 67 lbs at 335 grains - Monster with Pro 22s 350 fps
    Hunting Rig - 65 lbs at 440 grains - Reezen with Pro 22s ? fps
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    70 lbs DW, 30" Victory X-Ringer 250 (450 grains) at 250 fps. This is my 3D and hunting setup.

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