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Old 08-18-2007, 07:47 PM
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Hey guys, went to the new Bass Pro Shops in Prattville, AL today and, among other things, got a new dozen arrows cut to spec. I swore up and down my arrows were 26 1/2" from the middle of the noc to the insert, so I had them cut at 26 1/2". I was positive that was my length.

I get home and they are 1/4" shorter than all my other arrows. Turns out I've been shooting 26 3/4".

The new arrows still have clearance past the rest at full draw. Is there any reason why I couldn't shoot these arrows? Will it affect my shooting enough that I need to retune my bow?
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:49 PM
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As long as they are SAFELY in front of the rest w/ you broadheads attached, no. There isn't any good reason not to. You're only talking about 4 or 5 grains in weight difference......Not enough to make any real difference.
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:20 PM
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If you say there is plenty past your rest, there is zero reason not to shoot them like my friend mobowhuntr said.
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:59 PM
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Thanks guys. The insert is at least 3/4" past the first point of contact with rest.
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:00 PM
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I done the same thing about a year ago My dad pick up my arrows and I told him 28 when I shoot 28 1/2 because I shot 28 with my old bow. I've shot 28' ever since.
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:13 PM
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I did the same thing Chris. Thanks for asking the ? for me. Glad there are some bow pros on here to help us out!
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:18 PM
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If you have a clearance of 3/4-1" then you should be fine. You do need to shoot to find out for yourself.
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