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Offline bluegill

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arrow weight
« on: September 16, 2012, 09:31:20 AM »
Just got back from bass pro and they talked me into buying 8.1 gpi arrows . My arrows are 28 inches and I'm shooting 56#. Is this a good weight for whitetails  or should i have gone heavier?

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Re: arrow weight
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 10:00:37 AM »
I shoot GT VPRO 28 in they are 7.4 gr so you should be ok for deer i have had great results with these arrows.

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Re: arrow weight
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 07:21:25 PM »
should be fine. hit them right and no worries.

personally, i shoot carbon express 400. i like the extra wt and stiffness/strength. they are tough.

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Re: arrow weight
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 09:30:51 PM »
I'm sure your fine but Kinetic Energy is what matters most. I hear different opinions on how much energy you need down range for deer, but generally I've heard any where from 30+, I'd say more is better. You can figure Kinetic Energy, but here's a link that will do it for you! http://www.dewclawarchery.com/Kinetic_Engery_Calculator-a/157.htm You'll need to figure your total arrow weight including fletching, nocks, and broadheads. You'll also need to know your arrow speed, which most pro-shops will have a chronograph if you need....... Again, I agree with the others that your probably much higher than what you need............ Good Luck.
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Re: arrow weight
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 09:38:06 PM »
Thank you guys, will stay with these this season and report what happens!

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Re: arrow weight
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 10:45:40 AM »
my less than expert feeling is those are plenty for deer
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Re: arrow weight
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 12:47:38 PM »
May be a bit heavy for only 56#, but they'll work fine, bluegill.    Practice with them as much as you can before trying 'em on a deer so you'll know how they act.
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Re: arrow weight
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2012, 05:34:58 PM »
You should  be fine.  What is the stiffness of the arrow?  I'm going to assume that your draw length is at most a 27" draw since your arrows are 28", you should be shooting no stiffer then a 400 for spine stiffness.  A 340 or smaller spine stiffness is too much for that draw length and weight.  your arrow with a 100 grain broadhead should be close to 327 grains.  That is plenty for shooting deer.
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Re: arrow weight
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2012, 08:45:49 AM »
With bare shaft you have 226.8 grs of arrow weight and for the poundage that you are shooting which is 56 lbs, your arrow should weigh at least 280 grs. Now when you add the weight of your insert, broadhead, feathers and nock you should be well in over the weight need for your setup.

Example:
arrow weight = 226.8 grs.
broadhead = 100 grs.
nock = 13 grs.
insert= 12 grs.
feathers or vanes 12 grs.

total arrow weight = 363.8 grs and all you needed to safely shoot the bow is 280 grs.

If you knew how fast your bow was shooting I could give you the KE of you bow, but from what I am seeing your setup is plenty good for deer hunting.

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Re: arrow weight
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2012, 08:55:15 AM »
Yeah... what everyone else said.  ;D

BassPro, and Cabela's, are usually trustworthy places to have your bows set up and buy arrows, etc. They are such high-visibility shops that they tend to ensure their people are qualified, unlike some local shops that throw anyone who can speak the language some into working on their bows.
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