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Old 04-27-2007, 10:04 AM
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One other question. Can I cut a carbon shaft with a compound mitre saw and a metal cutoff blade? How about a roto-zip or dremel?
Do your self a favor and buy a G5 arrow squring tool. after you cut your arrows use this tool to squre up the cut end..They are about $30. or $40. bucks. It makes a huge difference in arrow tunning.. Good Luck.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:34 PM
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I just got a Hoyt Vetrix and have a 28’’ draw and was set up with 29’’ gold tip 5575 arrows. I will be using Hell Razor 100 grain tips this year.

The bow is set up for 60-70 lb draw is this enough do I have enough spine in my arrows and enough weight for this set up?

oh will be hunting whitetail with this.

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Old 11-27-2007, 03:15 AM
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I'm at 58 DW.. 29 in DL I shoot Beaman ICS Hunters 340 Spine with a 220 grain Muzzy Phantom 21 % FOC total arrow weight 543 grians, at 250 fps.
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:10 AM
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One thing I haven't seen mentioned to increase total shaft weight and make the shaft stiffer is to add a 7" wrap before fletching. (I haven't experimented with this myself but have read that adding weight to the back of the arrow increases spine.)
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:20 AM
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Adding weight to the back of the arrow does increase spine, but also decreases your FOC, so there are trade-offs. Needless to say I have learned alot since I started this thread. Just for some closure, this is what I ended up with for my arrows.

I am using Easton Axis 400's. My arrow lenght is 28.5" and my draw weight is 58 lbs. I was actually shooting with 63 lb draw weight, but had to back it down because I was underspined with that weight. With 125 gr tips, I came in at around 405 gr for a total arrow weight. I may be off a little on that number, I don't have my info with me at the moment. I plan on going with the 340's next season so I can bump my draw weight back up. It's not necessary as I am shooting very well with the current setup, but I want to try for the "perfect" setup. Besides, building arrows is a lot of fun (BTW, I ended up buying an Apple arrow saw).
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:42 PM
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With 100 grain tips, and a 55 lb. draw weight at 30", you should be good with any Easton 400 series arrow. Going up to 60 lbs, with either the 100 or 125 grain head, is going to require the 340 series arrows at 30" length. The Axis ST would put you over 400 grains in total arrow weight, providing great accuracy and superior penetration.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:26 PM
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With 100 grain tips, and a 55 lb. draw weight at 30", you should be good with any Easton 400 series arrow. Going up to 60 lbs, with either the 100 or 125 grain head, is going to require the 340 series arrows at 30" length. The Axis ST would put you over 400 grains in total arrow weight, providing great accuracy and superior penetration.
I would have to check OnTarget again, but the problem with the 100gr tips was that the FOC was lower than I wanted (probably in the 8-9% neighborhood). The 125gr got the FOC up around 11%. I agree though, the 340 series is definitely the way to go for longer draw lengths and draw weights above 55lbs.
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