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Arrows for 60# bow
Recently bought a new bow ( Hoyt Carbon Defiant). And after 30 years of shooting 70#, dropped to 60#. Just curious as to what spine arrows everyone is shooting out of their 60# bows. I always shot 340 spine out of my 70# bow ( Easton xx78 2315, 28” long w/ 125g head) tried them out of my new 60# bow and they seem stiff. Gonna try some 400 spine, just wondered what everyone else prefers.
Do you shoot with a release? If so, it’s darn near impossible to have an arrow that’s too stiff.
Due to elbow/shoulder issues, I’ve also had to drop my poundage. This past season I shot 57#, and have now worked my way up to 61#, which is where I’ll stay. My arrows are 26 1/4” Axis 340’s, with a 75gr brass insert and 100gr tip. My primary bow is a BowTech Realm SR6, with a BowTech BTX-28 as my backup. My arrows fly great at either weight, with either bow.
I shoot 340 spine FMJ's out of my 60# Prime. Arrow length 29", 75 gr brass insert, 100gr head. Fly like darts.
try adding 25 gr up front 145-160 tip would be a cheaper fix then new arrows. well maybe depends on type of broadhead. also bare shaft tune your 2315 to the bow moving the rest.
was shooting 28" 340 Velocity XT Goldtips/50 gr insert/100 gr tips (425grs) out of my Allegiance at 62 lbs/30 in. draw/293 fps ... now trying 28" Velocity XT 300's 12gr insert/20gr FACT wt./100 gr tip (410 grs) out of the Elite Ritual at 65lbs/30" draw/302 fps ..may drop it to 63/62 lbs and see the speed I get and how it tunes with either shaft .. ..
I generlly shoot 26" shafts, i can get 400 spines with weight up front to tune easy enough.
I shoot 400's.
Set the rest where it's supposed to be, then shim or yoke tune to get the string pushing straight behind the arrow (bullet hole), then fine tune bareshaft/fletched shaft at 20 yards with yoke.
my son shoots 400s out of his 60# Hoyt cut 28. I use Aluminums & depending on Animal have used 1913s for Antelope, 2117s, 2216s & 2219s hogs, Elk, Deer, Bears. 29". All 125 gr 3blade heads.
Might depend on your draw length too. Shorter draw length you could probably do fine with a 400 spine. I have a 29.5" draw length and shoot 340s out of my 60# Synergy. I think you should be fine with your 340s. I even shoot 340s with a 125 grain head out of my 50# Impulse 34 and they fly like bullets. Like was mentioned, you could just add a heavier head and probably be perfect.
I shoot 400s with a 125 grain head out of a 60# Bowtech. But as others have said, you can add a bunch of weight ip front and get the 340s to fly well. Personally I prefer starting with the right spine for the draw weight (400) but some guys like EFOC.
I usually shot 400 spine cut at 28” when I was shooting low 60s and 29” with 125 grain heads
I draw 28"s and shoot a 26.5" .400 spine with 175 grain heads. Tunes perfect. If you shoot 125 grain heads you can shoot a .400 spine out to 30"s BOP and be fine with 100-125 grain head. Shawn
You could make 400's work.
Having said that, there's no reason to switch from the 340's. Shooting a release, out of that bow, even 300's would tune fine at 60#.