Hi all, I have spent some time reviewing previous arrow build threads, messing around with various calculators, and reading articles, but would appreciate some guidance specific to me (I was unhappy with my previous arrows, and I think that was largely because I didn't know what questions to ask). I understand that a lot of this is subjective, so I am looking for two things:
- What questions do I need to answer? Spine, length, total weight, FOC, diameter, tolerances, vanes and vane configuration, etc. I know some of that will be about shooting a few different setups and seeing what works best for me, but would appreciate initial thoughts.
- What are your recommendations for a starting point considering the specs of my bow and what I am hunting? I am happy to hear specific brand or product recommendations if you have them, but I am mostly trying to understand whyyou think they are appropriate--so if you would rather just give general ranges that works too.
- My bow: Mathews Vertix (343 IBO), 28" draw, 75 lb mods
- What am I hunting: Priorities are generally going to be elk and bear, and I have a pronghorn tag this year. I will also do some deer hunting (hopefully some mule deer if I have the time, and definitely a few days of whitetails back East around thanksgiving). Obviously, that is a pretty broad range, but my instinct is to build the arrows with elk and bear in mind and accept that they might be overkill for the speed goats. Does that sound right?