November 17th, 2005, 09:29 AM
Hunting arrow weight
I'm curious about what weight arrows people use for whitetails. I've never weighed mine, but I know they are some where right around 400 grains. 27.5" arrow at 10 gpi= 275, 100 gr broadhead, 10 grain wraps, + nock, vanes, and inserts. What does your arrow weigh and why do you shoot that particular combo?
November 17th, 2005, 09:38 AM
I shoot CX 3D Selects that weigh only 340 grains when fletched with 2" Bohning Blazers and tipped with Rocket Steelhead 100XP's. I choose these arrows because after trying many different brands and models, the 3D Selects are the most consistent shafts I have found.
November 17th, 2005, 11:02 AM
Come on, someone else knows what their arrows weigh.
November 17th, 2005, 11:20 AM
I shoot 27.5 " A/C/C 3-49 with a 100 gr Muzzy 3 blade Broadhead. Weighs in at a total of 401 grains. I prefer the extra weight for shots less than 30 yards. I feel I get better penetration.
November 17th, 2005, 11:22 AM
I'm shooting ACC 360's with 100grain muzzys, 3 blazers and 7" wraps. Arrows about 420 grains. Shooting out of a 68lb Vtec.....went right through my elk!!!
November 17th, 2005, 11:35 AM
CX 400 @ 420gr with 100gr Spitfire. Shoots very nicely out of my bow. Smoking fast
November 17th, 2005, 11:42 AM
28-1/2" 384gr Goldtip XT's
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November 17th, 2005, 11:54 AM
I shoot either lodge pole pine or some type of hardwood...My pine shafts are 26" bop with 125 grain broadheads...wieigh a tad over 500 grains
Launched from a 50lb Thunderhorn longbow...quiet, and generally blow through whatever I am shooting at
November 17th, 2005, 12:02 PM
I currently shoot 55/75 arrows 28 inches long, and 100 gr Montec heads, total weight about 340 gr. total; for more wack and better blood trails I am switching to 340 gr arrow and 170 gr broadhead, magnus snuffers. Total of 510 gr, I have not chrongraphed yet, but I will shortly. A setup I can use for more than just white tail.
November 17th, 2005, 12:09 PM
Can somebody help me figure my arrow weight? I hunt with 30 inch 2219 with 5 inch feathers and 125 grain muzzys. Anybody have a good estimate?
November 17th, 2005, 12:20 PM
460 or 515 depending on which bow.
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November 17th, 2005, 01:15 PM
I've been using arrows that weight 620 grains. On occassion, I'll break out my purpleheart's with 215 grain heads that approach 800 grains. Good for anything from field mice to engine blocks...
November 17th, 2005, 01:46 PM
shootin axis 340's with 100 grain snypers. eze crested lumenock weighing 459 grains. Axis arrow is tough to be for huntin.
November 17th, 2005, 01:51 PM
29 3/8" CX 400, 3 x 4" helical feathers, arrow wrap, 100 gr. Muzzy = 400 grains.
November 17th, 2005, 01:58 PM
373 grains total weight on RCBS digital powder scale...CX 300s at 29 inches, 2" Bohning Blazers, and 100 gr. Muzzy 3-blades. Shooting right around 295-297 with 73# draw weight.
They have a very efficient amount of energy, but I shot a doe the first day of the PA season, and after taking out one lung and the heart, it did not pass through the opposite shoulder, therefore leaving a very scant, if any, bloodtrail. Thankfully I heard her go down. Next year I'll have a set up to blow right through that opposite shoulder.
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November 17th, 2005, 02:02 PM
A 2219 weighs 13.77 gpi. At 30" and a 125g tip your arrow weighs 538g. I'd guess that your arrow would weigh around 550g with the fletching, nock and inserts.
I currently shoot a 2117 that weighs about 550g. Some think that the 2117 shaft is outdated but, I like the weight and control it offers.
November 17th, 2005, 02:11 PM
28.5" Easton Axis 340 arrows with 125 grain Slick Trick or Muzzy's.
November 17th, 2005, 02:45 PM
27.5 inch ....363 gr. .....Maxima 250
27.5 inch.....386gr....... CXHunter 200
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November 17th, 2005, 02:50 PM
Easton 2315 30in w/125g. Eastman Firstcus Mechanical was about 539g. and was 220 fps. from aprox.62lbs. of pull. Just didn't exit all the way out, got hung up on the fletching. It broke the shoulder on the way in and 2 ribs on the way out. Going to carbon arrows and 100g. heads soon becouse the shaft is so thick and Im getting better at long shots. A long shot for me would be 31 yards or more.
November 17th, 2005, 03:03 PM
30" Gold Tip XT Hunters with Blazer vanes + 100 grain head= 406 gr. finished
That being said, I may be going a hair lighter soon.
November 17th, 2005, 03:07 PM
29" GT 55/75 XTs, Blazers, 100 gr. Slick Trick = 378 grains Total
November 17th, 2005, 04:03 PM
26 1/2" GoldTip 5575 355gr. with Slick Trick 85gr. broadhead. Flying 280fps and got two clean pass throughs this year.
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November 17th, 2005, 05:56 PM
Thanks for the input guys. I've been talking with a guy who likes to shoot arrows down around 320 grains total weight, I just don't think that's sufficient weight for a hunting arrow.
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