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Old 09-14-2008, 01:28 PM
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My brother just got his set up and his arrows weigh 374 gr. and he's pulling 57#. The bow is maxed out at this weight. Is this arrow too heavy for 57#?? Does he need to go lighter?
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:35 PM
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Well im shooting a 70lbs bow and im 373gr. and im shooting a commander and am getting 305fps. so I dont know i would go smaller if he can.
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:36 PM
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My arrows are at about 374 shooting 55# and all is well...
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:37 PM
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I dont think there is any such thing as too heavy but he is going to lose some speed the heavier it gets.

I think 350 gr. is about mid range so he seems to be a little on the heavy side but it sure isnt going to hurt anything. He could always go to a lighter weight broadhead to pick up a little more speed though.

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Old 09-14-2008, 01:44 PM
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OF course it's not too heavy. If anything, I'd like to see it just a tad higher for hunting. He's only running about 6.5 grains per pound. I'd rather see 7-9. It's easier on the equipment, makes the bow quieter and will shoot through Dodge engine blocks. For me, he's as low as I'd want to see him.
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:49 PM
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I shoot a 501gr arrow from my 60lb Vectrix XL. Only 250fps, but about67.5 ft/lbs of KE. THAWCK!
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:17 PM
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I shoot 300gr. at 60lbs 65 ft/lbs of Ke. and I am sure it won't bounce off the skin!!
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:19 PM
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How many feet per second?

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Old 09-14-2008, 02:24 PM
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OF course it's not too heavy. If anything, I'd like to see it just a tad higher for hunting. He's only running about 6.5 grains per pound. I'd rather see 7-9. It's easier on the equipment, makes the bow quieter and will shoot through Dodge engine blocks. For me, he's as low as I'd want to see him.
Yep-gotta agree with david.Everywhere you go,you see posts of bows blowing up.That's happeneing for a reason and maybe it's because y'all are shooting such light arrows,after time it takes it's toll
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:25 PM
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I'm shooting 480 grain arrow at 60#. Shoots like a dream.
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