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Old 02-23-2004, 11:35 AM
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I am going after the whitetail deer in October and am wondering which arrow I should get. How many grains should the total arrow weigh? (I am using a 100 grain broadhead.) I have a PSE Fire-FLite 33 and am going to pull 60lbs. I have a 26.5" draw length. Thanks
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:25 PM
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I have very simular specs, but I shoot at 70 pounds. And I recently purchased the new Easton Axis Arrows. In my opinion they are the perfect blend of speed and kinetic energy. You woud probably use the size 300 shafts, which would put you right around 400 grains. If you are using a drop away rest, these arrows would be a good choice, if not, still a good choice, but you would have to watch how much helical is used in order to get good arrow clearance.

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Old 02-23-2004, 12:49 PM
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400 grains should be the legal minimum arrow weight for hunting deer size game, regardless of draw weight or speed. But it's not, so I can only say that's my opinion.
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:55 PM
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I would need arrows over 11 gpi if I were to have over a 400 grain arrow with my 100 grain head included. Where would I get those arrows?
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:07 PM
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As bad as I hate to agree with arthurp[:'(][&:] I am a firm believer in the 400 gr. "rule" myself. Also, you wouldn't have to go quite that heavy to hit 400 gr. at 26.5 inches or even 25" for that matter. I am shooting a 29 inch arrow that weighs 10.7 grains per inch and it weighs 480 grains. If you cut 4 inches off of that arrow, it would still be 437 gr. That being said, you should be able to go with an arrow weighing 9.7 - 10.0 grains, to get you to your target weight.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:12 PM
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Silent which arrow do you shoot? If I shot an arrow with 10 gpi then a 26.5 arrow would weigh 265 grains plus the veins and inserts. When I add the 100 grain broadhead then the total would be about 365 grains.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:37 PM
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http://www.cabeagent.com/netagent/sc...ll?Action=1060 I asked someone on cabelas and they said that they would work for deer. Has anyone tried these?
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:38 PM
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Zak,
For axis shafts easton charts reccommend a 500 shaft for your numbers ( with 100 gr bh), but if you went with a 125 gr bh they say a 400, with a 400, 125 gr bh and 3 -4" vanes you would be at about 411gr total, 12.3 foc.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:54 PM
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I tend to agree with the 400 grain hunting arrow suggestion as well despite your particular setup. I am sure that some of the heavier aluminums have to weigh in that range. Arthur?
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Old 02-23-2004, 02:06 PM
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A 2115 at 26.5" is 315gr with just the bushing and insert, 2213 is 298gr. Add your vanes, nock and bh and you'll make 400 easy.
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