July 7th, 2012, 12:47 PM
What type of arrow for my Recurve?
Hi all! New to the forum and fairly new to Archery.
I have a 62" recurve bow, a Samick Polaris Bullseye, that is 30# and my draw length is about 29.5".
I was just wondering what type of arrows I should be using? When I bought the bow the guy at the shop sold me 3555 Gold Tip Carbon arrows but wanted to check and make sure he sold me the correct ones. I'm only interested in target shooting if that matters.
Thanks in advance,
July 7th, 2012, 03:11 PM
Originally Posted by Skydog287
3555 GoldTip Carbon Arrows.
NOT EVEN CLOSE.
WAY WAY too stiff for a recurve bow,
at YOUR draw length,
and at YOUR draw weight.
With a RECURVE bow,
the arrow length must be EXACT to get the correct stiffness so your arrows will FLY where you are aiming...
the arrow stiffness rating must be EXACT to get the correct stiffness so your arrows will FLY where you are aiming...
the point weight also must be EXACT to get the correct total stiffness so your arrows will FLY where you are aiming.
For a RECURVE shooter,
using an arrow TOO STIFF will result in arrows flying LEFT of where you are aiming,
if you are a RIGHT HANDED shooter.
I teach a LOT of recurve shooters.
Unfortunately, 99% of the time,
they are sold the WRONG arrows,
and most of my students,
when they eventualy find me,
have to purchase arrows a SECOND time.
Easton JAZZ in size 1916 aluminum shafts.
FULL LENGTH...no cutting at all. Use the ENTIRE aluminum tube.
Have the inserts installed for you in the aluminum shafts.
Purchase 90 grain PDP screw in field points.
Have 2.5-inch long GATEWAY feathers also installed for you.
These should tune well for you at your current draw length.
July 7th, 2012, 03:13 PM
PDP screw in field points.
Order the 90 grain size
in the 5/16ths diameter.
July 7th, 2012, 03:15 PM
Easton Jazz XX75.
Order size 1916.
Call Lancaster Archery and ask for a Custom Made to Order arrow.
2.5-inch Gateway feathers.
Have the inserts glued for you.
FULL LENGTH arrow tube.
90 grain screw in field points.
July 7th, 2012, 03:43 PM
you can shoot the 3555's but you will need some heavier points to weaken the spine which will also help in the arrow recovering after it leaves the bow by increasing the FOC. I would also try using 4 or 5" feathers with alot of helical to them. I shot trad bows for a long time until a treestand accident made it so I could not handle to no letoff. Also for the best results bare shaft tune your arrows. If you have any questions pm me and I will be glad to help you. 3 Rivers is a great place for trad equipment you can get tips up to 300gr and inserts up to 100gr.
Mine: Hoyt Faktor 34 30.5" 62#
Son: Hoyt Vector 35 29" 56#
Daughter: Hoyt Trykon Sport 23.5" 41#
July 7th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Thanks for all the replies!
Yep looks like I'm part of that 99% that were sold the wrong arrows. Thanks a ton for the all the info and the links! Very informative and easy to follow. Those arrows you linked are even cheaper than the ones I was sold, I'll place a custom order for those asap.
That'd be great if there is anything I can do to improve these carbon arrows so that they aren't just sitting around collecting dust. How heavy should the points be to help make the arrows better for my bow? Right now it looks like they have 4" feathers on em but not sure if there is any helical. Sorry to hear about your treestand accident.. Thank you for your help, I'll drop you a PM if I run into any issues. I really like the 3 rivers website, lots of trad stuff there.
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