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Add Arrow Weight Tubes for Consistency?
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Contributors to this thread:
pav 13-Apr-20
Ucsdryder 13-Apr-20
INDBowhunter2 13-Apr-20
pav 13-Apr-20
MtnHunter 13-Apr-20
bigdog21 13-Apr-20
x-man 14-Apr-20
Ken 14-Apr-20
x-man 14-Apr-20
pav 14-Apr-20
cnelk 14-Apr-20
Russ Koon 14-Apr-20
pav 14-Apr-20
INDBowhunter2 14-Apr-20
Ken 14-Apr-20
From: pav
13-Apr-20
So, this Pandemic self isolation period finds me going through some attention demanding gear that I had stashed away. Among that gear is a handful of carbon arrows that required stripping, cleaning and re-fletching. All are Goldtip 7595s purchased over the years....dozen at a time. These few arrows are the remains...

My current hunting arrows (without points) weigh in at 364+/-2gr. The older arrows come in lighter weight. I have a few at 352+/-2 and others at 342+/-2. Thinking I would like to get these arrows to a consistent weight as my current hunting arrows if possible.

Looking at 3gr/inch weighted arrow tubes as a potential solution. Thinking the lighter weight 3gr/inch would allow the added weight to be distributed more evenly than using heavier weight tubes. I realize this isn't the standard application for weight tubes. Any /all feedback is much appreciated. Thanks, Paul

From: Ucsdryder
13-Apr-20
Why not go with a heavy insert?

13-Apr-20
Put a wrap on if you only have to make up 10-20 grains. The weight tubes will add too much weight and then your old arrows will be 50 grains heavier than your current arrows.

From: pav
13-Apr-20
Inserts are permanently bonded...so not an option.

Already use wraps on all my arrows.

Can I not cut the weight tubes to the desired weight (length) and glue them in? To be clear, I've never even seen one of these weight tubes in person...only photos. Not sure if this is an option....which is why I'm asking. Thanks, Paul

From: MtnHunter
13-Apr-20
Weed trimmer string. Cheap and cut to correct weight for each arrow

From: bigdog21
13-Apr-20
adding wt. changes spin add to tip end will under spine and to rear will over spin I would shoot them and if left and right is good I wouldn't worry about it. not enough difference to really notice. at hunting range. if spin are different on them then that's a different thing and you will know where wt. is needed.

From: x-man
14-Apr-20
Weight tubes will not affect spine as long as they aren't glued all the way down the length of the shaft. Yes, you can cut them to the length needed to equal the weight of your other arrows and put some fletchtite glue inside the front end of the tube and drop it in the arrow. Stand the arrows on the tip, and the glue should run out of the tube and bond the tip of it with the back of the insert.

From: Ken
14-Apr-20
Have you shot the 2 vintages of arrows together? The 12 grain difference might not be that big of a deal compared to adding weights that would change FOC or spine.

From: x-man
14-Apr-20
So I miss-read your OP. 12 grains is almost non-detectable by most archers. I wouldn't think you'd notice a grouping difference due to that amount of weight.

From: pav
14-Apr-20
Yeah, the 12gr difference doesn't bother me as much as the 22gr difference. Just figured if I addressed one set, might as well do both while I'm at it? The majority of the arrows are the 22gr difference. But at my accuracy level, still may be non-detectable?

From: cnelk
14-Apr-20
Paul - the 22 grs difference will probably only be seen at longer distances... i.e. 40yds+.... and even then it will be marginal

From: Russ Koon
14-Apr-20
Paul, my drop increased only about an inch at 40 yards when I went from 100 grain points to 125 grain with no other changes back when I was shooting at 65# and 28" draw. I could detect no change from the effect on arrow spine, probably due to my preference for being over-spined to begin with.

From: pav
14-Apr-20
Thanks guys...you talked me out of it! I can count the number of 40 yard shots I've taken at an animal on one hand....and have fingers left!

14-Apr-20

From: Ken
14-Apr-20
Fortunately I have a lot of experience with this. My wife is an expert at coming up with creative and complex solutions to problems that don't really exist. :)

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