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Old 03-09-2007, 06:15 PM
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i just got back from the local pro shop and i had ordered some new arrows. i brought along my bow because i needed to change the DL on it also. so i tell the person that i didnt bring an arrow to get them cut and the person was just like oh dont worry about it ill have you pull back your bow and i will measure it. so they measure it and cut all of the arrows and i come home only to find out that my new 12 arrows are 1 1/2" shoter than my old ones. im didnt expect the measurements to be perfect but i wasnt expecting it to be off by that much.

so my question an 1 1/2" going to matter that much or should i go get all my old arrows cut down to what my new ones are?
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:19 PM
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I would get them all cut because that much of a cut down has t affect the way your bow shoots
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:26 PM
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id have them all cut the same sounds like the old ones were to long to begin with

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Old 03-09-2007, 08:39 PM
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thats what i was thinking too
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Old 03-10-2007, 07:40 AM
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It will change the spine of the arrow and you will have to shoot them to see how it does. The difference will be with fixed blade broad heads. You may have to increase your tip weight or bump up your poundage some to make them spine right. Unless your other arrows were on the verge of being weak on spine.

Chances are it won't effect much at all, but you will never know unless you shoot them.

There is no such thing as too long or too short of an arrow in my book. The right length is the length that spines right for your set up and particular arrow size. I shoot longer than normal arrows because I want that arrow size and that gives me the correct spine at the draw weight I want to shoot.

Nothing wrong with too short of an arrow either as long as it doesn't fall of the rest when you draw it back. The only bad thing about a short arrow is you would need some sort of overdraw (most drop a ways have a small amount of overdraw to them). This would make your bow slightly less forgiving and would require better form on your part. I have shot 21 inch arrows out of a 26 inch draw bow before, and shot them pretty well I might add for 20 yards spots.

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