I'm old school.....

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by IChim2, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    and need some help on arrows.I'll start with my main 2 hunting rigs.Fb Truth 73# @ 30" DL.My arrows are XX 78 2512 pape's mossy oaks ultra/lites @ 29.75 and total wght 503 grs and i'm getting right @ 264fps.The other bow is a Darton maverick 71# same DL and same arrow and getting right @ 270fps.I've used these arrows for a looooong time but was wondering if theirs a lighter "alum" arrow that matches these setup's.I'm not a speed person and my hunting is always from a tree stand.Please...i have nothing againest carbon,there just not for me...I have a 1/2doz of A/C/C's super/lites but as far as wght theirs not much difference than the 2512's...Please....only productive answers at first.....than you can start kicking me arrond.:laugh:
     
  2. poorman

    poorman And thats no lie !

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    Sorry. I cant help you. I have not shot aluminm in 12 years. Why dont you like carbon?
     

  3. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I still shoot some 2219 alums but have went to X-Weaves for hunting and 3D. I would suggest you do like I did and buy yourself 6 and see what happens. I too was old school until last year. Just flex them after each shot.
     
  4. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    Ive shot alum's for 25yrs and never a problem + the fact that where i live all there is...is deer/turkey and a few pigs.My shots are always in side 30yds and most often inside 22yds.I keep my bows tuned and in spec's at all times.I do...do some 3-d but use the same set up that i hunt with and do ok but just wondered if there were a lighter arrow "alum" that would give me a few more fps.Like i said,i'm old school when it comes to the arrow thing.
     
  5. tek

    tek Senior Member

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    I dont think there is a lighter alum arrow than the 2512 that will have a spine of around .321 :noidea:

    2514, 2415, 2219 are all close but they are heavier.

    Beman and Eastons carbon 340 shafts have a spine of .34 with the Lightspeeds being the lightest.
     
  6. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    I figured that.Let me back peddle a bit...I shoot shoot Eastons real tree hard woods340's with Blazers out of my Darton mag33 50-60lbs set at 61.Their rated at 10grs per inch witch is roughly 460 tw @ 29.75.They work great with that bow...along with xx78 2314 super/lites.
     
  7. j3dGuam

    j3dGuam Senior Member

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    You can shoot 2312 and a short overdraw to get your arrow spine back.
     
  8. BowTechArch

    BowTechArch Senior Member

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    If you just shoot 2 or 3 deer a year...that's okay

    BUT....those 2512's are awfully "fragile" compared to say a 2117, a more durable carbon would serve you better in the long run.

    I remember back in 1990...we all shot 2213's or 2413's with an overdraw and Thunderhead 125's....
     
  9. j3dGuam

    j3dGuam Senior Member

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    Those were the days........:biggrin1: I still like shooting 2315 for spots:peace:
     
  10. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Ha,Chim!

    I dont think that weight is right!:noidea:
    Those 2512 shouldnt weigh that much do they?
    What point are ya using?
    I shoot 2213-28 3/4in. with a 100gr head at 412gr
    and on my recurve 2117 29in 100grhead at 473gr.:noidea:
     
  11. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    I done a little work on them...been wanting to redo them any way for the season..XX78 2512 pape's mossy oak 29" long w/uni-bushing,nock,insert,4" dura vanes and a 100gr fp = 502gr's.

    XX75 2514 golden futura/black forest camo 29" long w/uni-bushing,nock,insert,4"dura vanes and a 100fp = 525gr's.

    easton hardwoods green 340's 29" long w/nock,insert,blazer vanes and a 100gr fp =446gr.