What's your hunting arrow weight?

Hawker

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My finished arrow is 540 grans. Is that enough for elk? 60lbs and 190 fps. I also have 18% foc. I think this should do it.
 

ElkNut1

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I stay in the 9grn to 10grn per lb of draw wt. My longbow at 55# shoots a 500grn total arrow wt at present with a 75grn brass insert & 125grn head up-front for 200grn up. It's the perfect combo of speed & penetration. I also tested 400grn -- 600grn -- 700grn arrows. None out did this wt. Works for me!

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Hawker

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Thanks Elknut. I'll. Have to put my bow on a scale to see what my poundage really is.
 

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Hawker, your present arrow is right at the 9grn per lb wt. it's a bit bordering the light side for 60# if of course you actually pull the full 60# -- Will it work, yes! I would say that 575grn or there abouts would be right at your bow & arrows peak energy output! The arrow wt can only store what energy your limbs supply, too light or too heavy & the energy is wasted, we look for that aprox "just right" wt from both!

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