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I recently picked up a Hill style longbow and wanted some advice on arrows. The bow is only 43lbs at my draw length and the shelf is cut 1/8th inch positive of center. The weakest arrows i have are 500 spine bemans that are 29.5 inches long. If i put a 100 grain brass insert and 250 grains points on the arrows would they be weak enough at only 43lbs.
 

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I recently picked up a Hill style longbow and wanted some advice on arrows. The bow is only 43lbs at my draw length and the shelf is cut 1/8th inch positive of center. The weakest arrows i have are 500 spine bemans that are 29.5 inches long. If i put a 100 grain brass insert and 250 grains points on the arrows would they be weak enough at only 43lbs.

It depends on your DL. Try them and see. My Hills are all around 40# (37-42) and I shoot 800-700s. My woodies are all 35-40. Hill bows need a weaker spine than a hybrid or recurve at the same weight due to the shelf.
 

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How much point weight are you shooting with your bows and arrow lenght? I tried a few of my 500 with 350 grains up front and they seemed to fly well. I have not shot any bare shaft because I plan on buying some new arrows.
 

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1816s, full length, with 100 - 125 grain heads.
Standard recipe.

Viper1 out.
 

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How much point weight are you shooting with your bows and arrow lenght? I tried a few of my 500 with 350 grains up front and they seemed to fly well. I have not shot any bare shaft because I plan on buying some new arrows.
Depends on the bow. My WS was 700's with 200 gn. But I believe I had 50 or 75 grain inserts in that one. Carbons are 29.75 wood arrows are 32" down to 29". Shoot some BS before you buy more. See what it does.
 
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