Arrows for 40# compoundContributors to this thread:
Setting up my sons new compound for deer and some hogs next spring. He's gonna be pulling 40# with about a 21" draw. Was wondering which arrows I should go with a 500 or 600 spine? I shoot gold tips myself so would like to stick with same brand just not sure which spine would be best. Also will have 100 or 125 grn point. Thanks
I would recommend .400 shafts at 26-27" and 125 grain heads. Over-spined is not a big deal and the added weight and strength can only help.
I agree with x-man. The problem with most high spined arrows is the lightweight. My son has shot 3 deer the last 2 years, all pass thru's. He is a 21" draw and pulling 35lbs. I had him shoot my old Easton Axis 340's.........yes, the same arrows I shoot at 70lbs. I was more concerned about the total arrow weight and having enough KE/momentum for adequate penetration than I was about spine. His shots were going to be limited to inside 20 yards, so spine isn't a huge deal. Shoot the heavier arrow and good luck!
I have a dozen acc 440 I would sell you. Pm me if interested.
.600s cut to 23"s will be plenty stiff with 125 grain head. Get some traditional .600's that weight around 8gpi and you will be fine. Shawn
Agree with Shawn on this one. A .600 spined shaft would be perfect and would be easier to bare shaft tune it. A young lady shot through a cow elk last year with a 24" .600 spined shaft from a 46# compound. Tough lil arrows and you'd have no issues killing deer with them.
I say 500 with 125. 150 better yet.
Shawn do you think the 600's would be good for hog too cause we're going after them in January?
I'm cheap. When my boys were small they shot my 28" 400 spine arrows and they seemed to work just fine.
I feel ya 12yards I'm the same way and he's been shooting some of my old arrows for years but think it's about time to get him some of his own so we can build them together. Think it would be very rewarding for him to take an animal with an arrow he built
No doubt Nlson, sounds like fun!
I would think with high foc like the 175 grain VPA, they would be great for hogs. Shawn
Never tuned a compound with that heavy a head is it any different with the bigger head?
My son shoots 1918, or 1816 aluminums and some carbons (Beman). Does pretty well.