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fnkybn
March 14th, 2005, 10:22 PM
Anyone have hunting arrows weighing 346 grains @ a minimum of 27.5" w/broadheads included? If so whats your set-up, Thanks in advance! :cocktail:

birdhunter
March 14th, 2005, 11:47 PM
I am going to shoot 27 5/8" carbon Express Cx3D selects. 100gr Rocket steelheads. Four 3" fletch. They wiegh 352gr. I shot 27 1/2" 1916s last season with same point and three 4" fletch, I am shooting 50LB at 27" draw and killed two deer with complete pass throughs. That set up was 401gr. Hope this helps, you can make a change in your fletching to get to your target weight.

HNSB
March 15th, 2005, 02:35 AM
Why 346? Just curious...

robk
March 15th, 2005, 02:58 AM
i have two different set ups for hunting one is at 400 grains and that is for heavy animals and the other is a 326 grain arrow i am shooting with a 28.5 inch draw and 59lbs of draw weight. with the 400 grain arrows i am getting 253 fps and with the 326 grain i am right at 280 fps. those are my two set ups and i have never had problems shooting deer with the lighter arrow weight and can blow thru a deer no problem. good luck to you
rob k

Tom D
March 15th, 2005, 08:33 AM
Anyone have hunting arrows weighing 346 grains @ a minimum of 27.5" w/broadheads included? If so whats your set-up, Thanks in advance! :cocktail:

I am curious too. Why 346?

I shoot 29.75 inch CX200's with 5-inch feathers and a 90-grain Barrie Rocky Mountain Fast-flight fixed 3-blade broadhead. My arrow weight is typically around 340 grains. When I use a 100-grain target point, it is around 350 grains.

Variance in total weight comes mostly from variation in grains-per-inch of the carbon shaft and in actual weight of the head. Variation in knock-weight sometimes shows up, but not as drastically. I have seen 100 grain target heads off as much as 4 grains. I have not weighed my broadheads to check variation.

And, by the way, in most of my bows, the 350 grain arrow shoots to the same point of impact as does the 340. I do have one bow where there is a 2-inch difference at 20 yards. Not sure why. Same arrows, too!! That bow shoots the same speed as my others -- right around 250 fps.

hansel
March 15th, 2005, 10:42 AM
My Gold tip XT5575's wieght is 352gr., my set up:
04 Vipertec/cam.5
65-66 lbs.@28 inch draw
NAP QT 4000
Sims Stabilizer
Gold Tip arrow/ 27.75 length
Scott release
I'm getting 270fps with this set up.
When I hunt I just screw on my Muzzy 100gr. 4 blade tips.

fnkybn
March 15th, 2005, 06:16 PM
The bow I use for 3D hunter class shoots 2312 Cobalts weighing 346grains and if I make some hunting arrows I can use this as a back up hunting bow without having to change anything ,Thanks for the input!

Big Country
March 15th, 2005, 06:38 PM
Well, you are using a 23/64 outside diameter arrow now, so in order to NOT have to move anything....you would need to stick REELE close to 23/64 on another arrow.

Plus, to get that weight of 346 grains, you are more than likely using a 70 grain nibb. Any broadhead that I am familiar with is going to weigh alot more than that, especially when you factor in the insert needed to screw the broadhead into. This will radically change the spine of the arrow.

I am not trying to talk you out of a 346 grain hunting arrow, but it might be difficult to accomplish without having to make some type of adjustments. :)

fnkybn
March 15th, 2005, 08:44 PM
Well, you are using a 23/64 outside diameter arrow now, so in order to NOT have to move anything....you would need to stick REELE close to 23/64 on another arrow.

Plus, to get that weight of 346 grains, you are more than likely using a 70 grain nibb. Any broadhead that I am familiar with is going to weigh alot more than that, especially when you factor in the insert needed to screw the broadhead into. This will radically change the spine of the arrow.

I am not trying to talk you out of a 346 grain hunting arrow, but it might be difficult to accomplish without having to make some type of adjustments. :)

You nailed it on the head! thats why I figured I'd turn to AT to see what could be accomplished :beer:

slingin
March 16th, 2005, 09:57 AM
I shoot Easton Axis arrows at 28" with a 100 grain muzzy 4-blade. It weighs 365 grains and shoots great for me.

Steel Magnolia
March 16th, 2005, 08:12 PM
My hunting arrow for my '05 Liberty is:
-Gold Tip Pro Hunter 5575 Advantage Timber
-Arrow Length 28.0"
-4" True Flight Feathers
-85g Thunderhead or Grim Reaper Mechanical
-Total Weight 340.28g
-FOC 11.36%

SM