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Old 04-06-2008, 06:57 PM
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I recently (today) upgraded from a 60# 2002 Hoyt Dyna-Tec to a 70# 2007 Hoyt Vectrix (sorry if the spelling is off). I currently shoot Beman black max arrows that are 10.4 grains per inch with 100 grain points. With the new bow that is 10 lbs. heavier do you think that this arrow will continue to work? I also want to get into a heavier arrow and move up to 125 grain points. I think in order to do this I am going to have to go from 340's to 300's.Any suggestion or feed back including makers of these heavier arrows would be appreciated.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:58 PM
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Generally, going from a 60# bow to a 70# bow is going to require you to go the next series stiffer arrow, regardless of how long your draw length might be. If you are at 29", like me, it means going from a 400 series to a 340. If your draw length is shorter, it may be going from a 340 to 300. Can your existing arrows be cut shorter, without sacrificing safety?


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Old 04-07-2008, 05:52 AM
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Generally, going from a 60# bow to a 70# bow is going to require you to go the next series stiffer arrow, regardless of how long your draw length might be. If you are at 29", like me, it means going from a 400 series to a 340. If your draw length is shorter, it may be going from a 340 to 300. Can your existing arrows be cut shorter, without sacrificing safety?

Roskoe, I am not sure I understand your post? A shorter draw length might get away with a 400, not 300??

Let us know the arrow length and you can get more accurate advice.

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Old 04-07-2008, 07:08 AM
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I have been bowhunting of about 13 years but have not got into the technical side of it. I always had my proshop set my bow up and just enjoyed the sport. So if these questions seem basic I am sorry for bothering you guys.

My arrows are 29 1/2 inches long from the inside of the nock to the end of the arrow (I am pretty sure that is how they are measured). The arrows are 340's that I am shooting now. I am also a little confused with one of the posts above. I was under the assumption that as the number got smaller, like going from 340 to 300, that the arrow got stiffer. I have some 400's here but was told that they are not stiff enough for my 60# bow.

I also thought I had better clarify the heavy arrow thing. I have found that I get far better penetration with a heavy weight arrow. The high end, fast shooting bows seem to shoot better for me with a heavy arrow. I am not one to take a 50 yard shot at a white-tail so thetrajectory of the arrow really has never been a problem in my experience.

Hopefully I have answered enough of your questions so you can help, thanks again.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:13 AM
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IMHO I think the 340's should work fine. I'd definitely give them a try

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Old 04-07-2008, 07:24 AM
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Hey MeanV2, I see that you work for Bowtech. I wish that I had heard of them before I bought my new bow. They look great and the speed is amazing. We don't have a local dealer but the airborne series look like awesome bows. What is retail on the 82nd and the 101st?

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Hey MeanV2, I see that you work for Bowtech. I wish that I had heard of them before I bought my new bow. They look great and the speed is amazing. We don't have a local dealer but the airborne series look like awesome bows. What is retail on the 82nd and the 101st?
I don't work for Bowtech, but I am on their Corporate Advisory Staff. I believe in their products 150% and have shot them since 03. The Airbornes retail for $829 street price will in most cases be lower.

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Old 04-07-2008, 08:18 AM
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As for the other part of my question, is 10.4 gpi about as heavy as an arrow can be bought in a 340? If I went to a 125 grain broadhead could I get by with shooting 300's (which would allow me a heavier arrow)?
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As for the other part of my question, is 10.4 gpi about as heavy as an arrow can be bought in a 340? If I went to a 125 grain broadhead could I get by with shooting 300's (which would allow me a heavier arrow)?

340 FMJ's would be heavier. You can also use Brass HIT inserts and up your overall weight and FOC at the same time. The best of both worlds for a guy looking for a heavy arrow.

With a 125 grain head on 29.5" arrows out of 70#the 300's should work.

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Old 04-07-2008, 09:48 AM
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Thanks for your help. As I said I am just starting to learn the technical side of this great sport and really appreciate your insight.
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