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    Maxima red 250's on 70 lb bow?

    Anyone else do this? Is it unsafe or will I be okay? I used to shoot the 5575 goldtips instead of the 7595's which was recommended. They seem like a tough arrow so I'm sure ill be alright but id like some input

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    I'd shoot 350's.

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    I agree if you had a 27" draw or less you would probably be ok but to avoid eating carbon i would go 350.
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    Bow model, DL, arrow length and tip weight please. Off the cuff you will get more tuning grief than safety issues. Just because it is "tough" it doesn't mean you do not need the proper spine.
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    Bowtech invasion, 70lb bow maxed so maybe 72-73, 30" draw, 100 grains
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyhunt79 View Post
    Bowtech invasion, 70lb bow maxed so maybe 72-73, 30" draw, 100 grains
    Stay with 350's or 7595.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunghit View Post
    Stay with 350's or 7595.
    I concur.
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    I'm using the maxima hunter 250's. So far there shooting great.

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    350's for sure
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    350s for sure. If shooting maxima reds. Shot 9 African animals with a 65 # bow and used 250's. 350 's,They are OK up to 80#s I think if you read CE's. Website. Totally different technology. Broad heads of 3 different types were dead nuts. They like broad heads!
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    I would definitely go with a 300 spine arrow with those specs. I know many have stated otherwise but with that cam system and the 30" DL even a 340 will flex way too much. 300 spine (CX =450, they are bass akwards from everyone else) is what you want, 65# is not 72-73# it makes a difference.
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    Reds are spined differently, look up their arrow chart. I think you could go either but check the chart. I shoot 250 reds and 350 blues and they shoot the same, and are close in gpi
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    350s then. Spine is spine and these arrows are rated at .342, not sure how an arrow can be measured .342 but be "stiffer" at the ends? If they work then fine. I never bought into their weight forward bit either.
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    Similar question. Currently shooting an Invasion, 72lb, 28" draw, Maxima Red 350's w/ 100gr tips. Length from the "valley" of the nock to end of the carbon is ~26.75" (If I remember right), total arrow weight of ~390gr currently.

    I'm looking to add both a lighted nock, and balance it out with a 125 gr tip for better FOC. Anyone tested these arrows enough to comment whether I'll have a spine issue going up to the 125 grain heads? Primary use is hunting, 50yds and under, and will be using Fixed Blade broadheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCM4242 View Post
    Similar question. Currently shooting an Invasion, 72lb, 28" draw, Maxima Red 350's w/ 100gr tips. Length from the "valley" of the nock to end of the carbon is ~26.75" (If I remember right), total arrow weight of ~390gr currently.

    I'm looking to add both a lighted nock, and balance it out with a 125 gr tip for better FOC. Anyone tested these arrows enough to comment whether I'll have a spine issue going up to the 125 grain heads? Primary use is hunting, 50yds and under, and will be using Fixed Blade broadheads.
    Sounds like BS to me, but using this and an "adjusted" draw weight of 82lbs

    http://www.carbonexpressarrows.com/s..._MAX%20RED.pdf

    It puts me on the border between 250 and 350 with plenty of room to spare. Would be curious how that carries over to the real world.

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