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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?
You'll never see the difference when shooting at a live animal. Go Hunt
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!
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
No 20 grains will have no serious effect. It would require much more than that to see a real world performance!
Thanks guys i cut down to 28 and what a difference. They shoot like darts
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!
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.