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Old 02-04-2009, 12:51 PM   #1
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Question arrow weight/draw weight

i am curently shooting gold tip expidition hunters 5575. 28" 366.4 grains. i am looking to cut down my existing shafts to 25" 341.8 grains. both with 100 grain points. i am drawing 60#s of weight. how well would my arrow flight get if i cut them down to 25" and say a 75 to 85 grain point? i would like to get it as close to the minimum possible but still get good arrow flight. with a good thump on a deer
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I personally like a heavier hunting arrow myself. I try to have mine around 30-40 gns hevier than my draw weight rating at a 29 dl. So at 70 lbs my arrows weight 385-390..They fly better in wind, are more forgiving, hold momentum better at longer ranges and quiet my bow more. If your at 60lbs w/a 28 dl , then a 325-330 gn arrow would be around where I'd try to put them at. JMO..Also keep in mind a longer arrow flies better than a shorter one as a general rule of thumb. Dont cut them too short. Leave about an inch of overhang off your rest. That way if you ever get a new setup you can keep your arrows.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:31 PM   #3
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What you may gain in speed you will loose in penetration. Hunting and 3D target shooting are totally oposites. Unless your comfortable shooting deer over 30 yards away with a bow the speed is not going to be to much to your advantage.

You keep a heavier arrow and shoot a deer in the shoulder you got a better chance of getting decent penetration.
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the 28s were cut for a 30 inch draw. i have now moved to a 27 in draw.that was the reason for me asking.i am comfortable shooting up to 40 yards now. i am just wondering if im shooting to much weight and length for my set up now. if i cut them to 25 and still shoot 100 grain tips it is still at 342 grains. would that be sufficient?
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Cut 1 or 2 down and experiment...It will def stiffen your arrow spine...
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the 28s were cut for a 30 inch draw. i have now moved to a 27 in draw.that was the reason for me asking.i am comfortable shooting up to 40 yards now. i am just wondering if im shooting to much weight and length for my set up now. if i cut them to 25 and still shoot 100 grain tips it is still at 342 grains. would that be sufficient?
How many pounds are you shooting and what is the spine of the 5575's I am not familiar with GT's but I think those are around a 400 spine. Depending on the harshness of your cam, draw weight, draw length, insert, broadhead, nock weight and overall length of your arrow will determine which arrow spine you should be shooting.
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How many pounds are you shooting and what is the spine of the 5575's I am not familiar with GT's but I think those are around a 400 spine. Depending on the harshness of your cam, draw weight, draw length, insert, broadhead, nock weight and overall length of your arrow will determine which arrow spine you should be shooting.
i am shooting 60# at 27 inches of draw. mission x5. the GTs are .340 spine
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i am shooting 60# at 27 inches of draw. mission x5. the GTs are .340 spine
If you have the 5575's they are indeed a .400 spine... I just checked the GT chart. The 7595's are a .340 spine. Now the 5575 which is what you originally said you had are perfect for your setup if you the cut shaft length is 27". If you cut the arrows down to 25" then you would move into the .500 series or the 3555's. I figured these with a 100 grain broadhead.

Here is a link to the gold tip chart. It's easy to use just follow the instruction on the graph then you can see for yourself what combinations will work and what won't.
http://www.goldtip.com/downloads/2006sizing-chart.pdf
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:06 AM   #9
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gamoboy,i am a 27" draw length guy also.i shoot a hoyt katera at 65 lbs. and shoot a 25" 5575,.400 spine,goldtip prohunter with a 100 grain tip and my weight is right at 350 grains.i have no issues with the spine being too stiff whatsoever.my bow is tuned so my fixed blade broadheads hit in the same hole as my field tips which probably would not be possible if i was shooting a too weak spined arrow shaft.i would rather err on the side of being a little too stiff than a little too weak spined.so, i say,cut them down.just make sure that you have around a 1" or so overhang past your rest.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:09 AM   #10
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the 28s were cut for a 30 inch draw. i have now moved to a 27 in draw.that was the reason for me asking.i am comfortable shooting up to 40 yards now. i am just wondering if im shooting to much weight and length for my set up now. if i cut them to 25 and still shoot 100 grain tips it is still at 342 grains. would that be sufficient?

Length and size of my xcutters. My 7595 XT arrows are around 380grns.
I wouldnt worry about cutting them down so short. If your 27" draw. Cutting them 26: should be fine.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:37 PM   #11
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db what is your drawlength and poundage of the elite that you shoot?it must shoot hot to have to shoot a 7595/.340 spine arrow or your arrow must be really long?
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