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Old 02-14-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
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I was shooting X Cutters this past weekend at 60 yds, with 80 grn points and with minimal wind I was getting drift, and I thought about going to fat boys or lightspds, what are you guys thoughts.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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What's the FOC on your arrows. You may not know it, but if FOC isn't high enough it can allow the arrows to drift and longer ranges. Or if there is too much drag on the back end it can do the same thing. You might try smaller lighter fletching.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:30 AM   #3
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8.0 FOC, and using 1.5 AAE, but I do have a pin bushing and pin nock on the back.
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Ok so let me pose this question: Would fatboys or the 22 series pros from GT be a better choice for 3d her in the west where we get our fair share of wind.
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Ok so let me pose this question: Would fatboys or the 22 series pros from GT be a better choice for 3d her in the west where we get our fair share of wind.
What class are you shooting? and What is your general terrain?

If your shooting Open class and in a generally open area I would steer towards Lightspeed 3D selects or a/c/c's.

I wouldn't go with anything lighter than 100gr. tip up front reguardless of arrow size.
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up and downs, with some flats but the wind, I have tried ACE and miss some of the line cutters that a little bigger arrow gives.
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I was shooting X Cutters this past weekend at 60 yds, with 80 grn points and with minimal wind I was getting drift, and I thought about going to fat boys or lightspds, what are you guys thoughts.
Thanks for your advice.
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Are you setting your arrows up for ASA or IBO? What is your wt of the over all arrow?
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Setting up for IBO and the overall weight is 340 gran. 28.5 length, pin and nock, 80 grn up front and have went back and forth with 90 and 100grn. with no real change at the longer distances with wind.
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Setting up for IBO and the overall weight is 340 gran. 28.5 length, pin and nock, 80 grn up front and have went back and forth with 90 and 100grn. with no real change at the longer distances with wind.
Like mentioned above, I don't think Fatboys are going to be any different then your XCutters. I do feel you won't have as much drift using a Lightspeed or XTHunter/Pro Hunter. I do think you should take notes on how much drift your getting and keep them handy for when you get into a situation like this, you'll know how much to play the wind. Also keep in mind if your shooting National IBO events and your in any open class, you'll only have a handfull of 50 yarders a round.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:24 AM   #10
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If you want a small diameter shaft, I got a look at the new Kinetic from Goldtip and they are pretty cool. The 500's are 7.6 gpi amd the 400's are 9.5 gpi. They are .258 od...so they are real skinny !!

I'm shooting the Triple X's for 3d and I have seen a little drift past 30 yards with a little wind...if we had a lot of wind I'd definitely go with a skinny shaft. What you might loose in line cutting you'll gain in left and rights.
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