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Spine question
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Contributors to this thread:
Butcher 27-Nov-17
ohiohunter 28-Nov-17
Butcher 28-Nov-17
x-man 28-Nov-17
Butcher 29-Nov-17
wildwilderness 29-Nov-17
Butcher 29-Nov-17
Butcher 29-Nov-17
Dirk Diggler 29-Nov-17
From: Butcher
27-Nov-17
Wanting some opinions on spine/arrow. I’m about to be buying some new arrows and leaning towards Easton axis. I normally shoot a fmj 340 at 27 in. I want to add weight say 50gr up front.

So question is if I buy a 300 or 260 and add 50-75 Gt up front would that have the same spine as say a 340 with no weight? I shoot a carbon element and cst at 29 inches and 70lbs

From: ohiohunter
28-Nov-17
Tip weight?

From: Butcher
28-Nov-17
Want a 50-75 insert with 100gr tip.

From: x-man
28-Nov-17
300 would be very similar.

From: Butcher
29-Nov-17
Thanks man

29-Nov-17
I would say you are borderline. What overall weight are you looking for?

I shoot a 300 axis with 50 gr insert and 125 gr head @28.5" shaft Out of a #69 spyder turbo and it's on the "stiff" side. About 500gr total.

I would recommend doing a test with the 340 shafts with a 125,150, and 175 gr field points to see how they fly. You may go with a 340 with the 50gr insert and be fine (such is adding about 30 grains since you replace the 20gr Al insert with a 50 brass for net gain 30 gr up front). My thought is if you went with a 300 axis you should maybe cut it long, like 28" and go with the 75gr insert to get the spine right. I really like the axis

From: Butcher
29-Nov-17
I was shooting for around 475-500 gr for total weight. I’ve been shooting fmj for as long as I can remember but sure seems like I have bent so many this year. Was looking at the 300 due to there weight. I like the 260 more but figured would be too stiff

From: Butcher
29-Nov-17
And I have probably 40 100 gr heads and didn’t wanna buy 125

From: Dirk Diggler
29-Nov-17
As long as your shooting a dropaway rest with a release I wouldn’t worry about being to stiff. They will tune just fine.

This year I shot a 250 spine with 180 grains on the front end. 28” of carbon shaft out of a 30” draw bow. With broadheads they tuned up great.

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