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Aluminum arrow noob
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Contributors to this thread:
Iowabowhunter 14-Mar-18
SCmuddy 14-Mar-18
GLP 14-Mar-18
OkieJ 14-Mar-18
wildan 14-Mar-18
Buffalo1 14-Mar-18
Jaquomo 14-Mar-18
Z Barebow 14-Mar-18
Paul 14-Mar-18
stick n string 14-Mar-18
Buglmin 14-Mar-18
WV Mountaineer 14-Mar-18
ahunter55 14-Mar-18
Bowbender 15-Mar-18
Drummer Boy 15-Mar-18
Shawn 15-Mar-18
Shawn 15-Mar-18
darralld 15-Mar-18
Iowabowhunter 15-Mar-18
14-Mar-18

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Resurrecting my old FeatherMax, going to set it at 60#, 28.5" draw length. Going to be shooting Zwickey Delta 4 blade (135 grains) on 40 gr adapters.

I'm wanting to shoot aluminums, and this will be my first experience with them, I have no clue where to start as far as spine for that old bow and aluminum shafts. Any of the more experienced aluminum guys offer any help?

From: SCmuddy
14-Mar-18
Been awhile but I am thinking a 2213 for a lighter arrow and a 2117 for a heavier arrow.

From: GLP
14-Mar-18
I would try 2315

From: OkieJ
14-Mar-18
2216 should work also. I shot that set up for several years with a 2 blade BH.

From: wildan
14-Mar-18
My go to for aluminum was always 2314 or 2315.2117 are a lot heavier.

From: Buffalo1
14-Mar-18
I would look on an Easton fitting chart or all Easton Arrow Customer Service. Two great accurate resources.

From: Jaquomo
14-Mar-18
I killed a lot of animals with 2216s with recurves, longbows and an old compound in that weight range before carbons became popular. Once I tried carbons I never looked back.

Like Buffalo suggests, call Easton. They may still have some old dinousars working there who can give you good advice.. ;)

From: Z Barebow
14-Mar-18
I do not work for Easton, but I have shot plenty of aluminum. Whatever you settle with, I probably have some I can sell to you! I have 2219's,2315's and 2317's. Looking at that cam and draw length, I would guess 2315's or 17's will work. But consult the Easton chart. It is the bible. If you cannot find it via Easton or Google, I am sure I can find a chart.

From: Paul
14-Mar-18
Loved that bow just sold it to a friend last season .

14-Mar-18
Im with the 2213/2314 crowd.....

From: Buglmin
14-Mar-18
2219's, 2315's are very stiff. The old Featherlite was a very smooth bow, not a rocket burner, but still quick. I used to shoot 2114's from my MQ1 with 125 grain Phantoms with fingers. A 2213, 2212 would be ideal from your setup.

14-Mar-18
I doubt very seriously a 2315 will work. It's at .340 at 28". I'm shooting a .340 carbon out of a 2017 Mission with 70 pounds of draw weight at 27.5 inches, with a 125 grain tip. A 2314 will likely be to weak at .396 deflection at 28 inches, with that tip weight, Personally, I'd be leaning towards a 2413 with that weight tip. Its deflection at 2" is .365. Should weaken right up to perfect spine for that setup, with that heavy a tip.

With modern center shot bows, you can get away with over spined shafts much better then under spined shafts. And, aluminum is very quick to respond to tip weight versus carbon. So, you can take a grossly over spined aluminum shaft and very quickly make it too weak with tip weight on a 28 inch shaft. So, I'm just guessing but, I'd bet that 2413 would fly like a DART. God Bless

From: ahunter55
14-Mar-18

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My hunting bow is set at 60#s & I shoot 125 gr head, 29" (close to your set up). I have shot 2213s, 2216s, 2219s & 2117s out of it & they all shoot great (I prefer the 2216 hunting). I even shoot a 1913, 29" out of my 60# target compound with 125 gr field tip & they fly great (light side for sure). Mine are the red feathers, black nocks @50 yds.

From: Bowbender
15-Mar-18

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2315's at that set up will work fine. This is what came up on Eason's site.

From: Drummer Boy
15-Mar-18
With the heavy tip I would go with 2315 and cut a little long at first.

From: Shawn
15-Mar-18
Shoot a 2413, killed lots of critters cut it to 28"s and you will be fine!!

From: Shawn
15-Mar-18
Shoot a 2413, killed lots of critters cut it to 28"s and you will be fine!!

From: darralld
15-Mar-18
2216's

15-Mar-18
I'm going to go with the XX75 in 2315 from Eason. Should make for a nice hard hitting setup with those Zwickey Delta 4 blade heads!

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