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Arrow Weight for deer Hunting

Old 01-28-2009, 03:24 PM
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curious as to which you prefer & reason why ?

No interest in the poll, oh well such is life!
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:59 AM
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I prefer aluminum because I can build them for cheap and my recipe is very accuratte to 40 yards. I forget, but I think I'm around 470ish?

I am building 2216 shafts with blazers, AL inserts in both ends and 150gr ABC Bolt Sonic broadheads.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:07 AM
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I voted 'light carbon' because I can make them heavier to suit my taste.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:42 AM
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light carbon.... add weight to increase FOC

Weight is good, but FOC is the key that makes the bolt. You can have a 350-380grain light bolt that outflies a 430grain bolt because of its FOC

I always hear theheavier bolts are quiet so thats why I like them. If someone buys a xbow to make it quiet then they are in the wrong market LOL[:'(] I have yet to hear a heavy arrow make a xbow quiet enough that it wont spook deer within 200 yards LOL
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:08 AM
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I chose light carbon becase I believe that's what the GT L II is
I have brass insert in front with a 100 grn head,I have a 22.6 grain lighted nock (flat)
Mine come in at 436.8 total

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