Archery Forums 3DShoots.com
Find Archery Shoots near you  |   Advertise on 3DShoots.com

Go Back   Archery Forums 3DShoots.com > Archery Forum > Beginners Archery Range
 

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
survivalbyme
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
survivalbyme is on a distinguished road
Default Need help please

I really don't want to keep beating the dead horse but I'm brand new to this forum and to the world of archery. I know a lot about firearms but need a new challenge. I have purchased a bow it is a 60lb traditional longbow, 29 inch draw and it is 148 cm in length. I am planning on using this for mainly small game from jack rabbits all the way up to the occasional bobcat and yote. I guess my main question to you is hat weight arrow would y'all suggest and what material should it be made of. Like I said I'm new and I'm going to try out several I just need to know where to start. Thanks


Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
survivalbyme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
J.C.
Senior Member
 
J.C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7,675
J.C. is a jewel in the roughJ.C. is a jewel in the roughJ.C. is a jewel in the rough
Default

I would start with either a 2117 or a 2219 aluminum arrow with a 125 gr. the 2219 will be the heavier shaft but I would have it cut a little longer than if you went with a 2117 so you have some room to play with spine. get 4 or 5 inch feathers for fletching. I would shoot for at least 9 grains of arrow weight for each pound of draw weight, so 9 x 60 = 540 or thereabouts. if you come in a llittle under thats ok. you're starting with a pretty heavy draw weight to learn with so I would recommend going pretty slow. when you feel yourself getting tired stop shooting and allow your muscles to recover so you dont start developing bad habits. good luck and let us know how it goes.

as far as arrows go I would look at Easton Gamegetters or Camo Hunters.
J.C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
red44
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South East Massachusetts
Posts: 2,340
red44 has a spectacular aura aboutred44 has a spectacular aura aboutred44 has a spectacular aura about
Default

If it's an older bow, I would use the aluminums as J.C. suggested. If it something newer, does the manufacturer have a minimum weight-per-pound?
Aluminum arrows are still the best bargan out there, and they weight enough to be kind to the bow limbs. But if you have that something newer, you may be able to go lighter/faster, especially on small game.
__________________
FBSA Member
red44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
survivalbyme
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
survivalbyme is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for all the good information and the quick replies I picked up some aluminum 2117 that I'm going to try out. It is a new bow that I'm using I will let y'all know how it goes thanks again

Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
survivalbyme is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2004 3DShoots.com