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Im down to 6 out of 12 with my beman hunter elite 300. I have been shooting every day for the last month and managed to trash half of them. I am pretty sure the 300s are too stiff. I am having troubles tuning them. I shoot a 70# martin firecat. 125gr BH/field tip. shafts cut at 28.5".

.340?? durability and performance in mind. nothing more than $80 a doz.

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Can't see where the 340s would be too stiff with 70 pounds and 125 gr tips. Perhaps 100 gr tips would tune better.

Beman 400s would do, but I'd go with 100 gr tips. Price wise, Victory Arrows would fall in.
 

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Shooting the 125 grain tips is what is changing you spine needs. 125 says .300, 100 is the .340. Your FOC is also a little high with the 125's.
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Can't see where the 340s would be too stiff with 70 pounds and 125 gr tips. Perhaps 100 gr tips would tune better.

Beman 400s would do, but I'd go with 100 gr tips. Price wise, Victory Arrows would fall in.
i was thinking of going with the 340s i have been using 300s.
 

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Shooting the 125 grain tips is what is changing you spine needs. 125 says .300, 100 is the .340. Your FOC is also a little high with the 125's.
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i apologize can you explain?
 

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I use the easton shaft selector to look at spines. Others use programs that are more complex and show ranges On target is one. The 125 g point is going to make your arrow front heavy. To balance the head wagging the dog so to speak the arrow has to be more stiff. This will have a tendency to lead it off more to the right, if I remember this correctly. The 100 g tip will allow for a more flexible spine and allow it to recover more quickly.
Front of center is the ration of the actual balance point of the arrow over the center of the arrow. It should be in the 8-12 percent range (the amount forward of the center of the arrow to the balance point). This helps to lead the arrow and allow quicker recovery and then better flight.
There is a good primer on this at huntersfriend.com called arrows 101.
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If I have not remembered this correctly, I am sure others will correct me.
 

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71lb. Guardian at 28.5" draw, 340's with 100gr. bh works perfect for me for my bow.
 

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ram6256;1The 100 g tip will allow for a more flexible spine and allow it to recover more quickly. .[/QUOTE said:
No, more tip weight makes any shaft's spine seem softer. If his arrows are tuning stiff with a 125 gr head then .340 spine probably is better.
 
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