I started in archery a few months ago. I have started shooting a lot more this past week and started having a problem. I keep breaking nocks, they get a crack running down the middle of them. I didn't notice at first and have had a couple explode, which is a bit unnerving. Out of 12 arrows I now have 3 that are NOT cracked... I think the arrows may be too weak. They are easton genesis 1820 arrows for target shooting.
I have a 52" AMO Bear Kodiak Magnum rated at 48#, but my draw is closer to 29". So... what I am wondering is, can someone suggest what I should be using to shoot for target shooting? The shafts on these seem plenty strong, but like I said, exploding nocks are making me pretty nervous!
I also think you are underspined by a bit, but those nocks sound defective. They should'nt be breaking. Those 1820s are rated at a .592 spine.
With a trad bow, it can get really picky depending on DW, DL, arrow lenth, and point weight. Personally I don't think your in the 2216 range, but mabey if you kept them long and used heavy points. But I do think mid .400-500 spine with 100-125 grain points.
Just to give you some idea of what is out there, the lower the spine number, the stiffer the arrow.
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