Sitka Mountain Gear
Arrow weight
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
goelk 20-Oct-17
WapitiBob 20-Oct-17
GF 20-Oct-17
WV Mountaineer 21-Oct-17
ElkNut1 21-Oct-17
goelk 21-Oct-17
oldgoat 22-Oct-17
ElkNut1 22-Oct-17
From: goelk
20-Oct-17
Does 20 grains make a differecne in arrow performance? My set up 60# recurve arrows beman centershot at 30" with 250 grain broadhead. My draw is 26.5". I know im under spine. I cut one arrow to 28" and much better. I lost 20 grains, went from 584gr to 564gr. Is it enough for elk?

From: WapitiBob
20-Oct-17
You'll never see the difference when shooting at a live animal. Go Hunt

From: GF
20-Oct-17
You would have to lose a TRUCKLOAD of weight to have a greater adverse effect in penetration than the penalty for being out of tune.

Besides.... “Everybody knows” that a #50 recurve will shoot through anything in North America and “Everbody knows” that 11 GPP is on the heavy side.

So if 564 grains is borderline overkill coming off of a #50@28”, it should do JUST FREAKIN’ FINE coming off of #55-#60 at 26.5”...

Just go with a good, sharp 2-blade and shoot straight!

21-Oct-17
Speed is a factor in penetration as well. For the life of me I don't understand why people do not acknowledge that. For best performance, go about it with a balanced mindset. Since 20 grains affects none of the variables of arrow performance, there would be zero differences between the two. God Bless

From: ElkNut1
21-Oct-17
No 20 grains will have no serious effect. It would require much more than that to see a real world performance!

ElkNut/Paul

From: goelk
21-Oct-17
Thanks guys i cut down to 28 and what a difference. They shoot like darts

From: oldgoat
22-Oct-17
It will actually raise your FOC doing that and the better flight that came with the action will increase penetration exponentially more than an added 20grs would!

From: ElkNut1
22-Oct-17
Too, plenty for elk! I generally will shoot a 500 grain 3 bladed head out of 55#-56# longbow, had several pass throughs so you will be good to go.

ElkNut/Paul

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