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I'm trying to figure out if, at 50 lbs., would a lighter arrow do better than a heavy arrow? The bow is a 2011 PSE Vendetta XS with a 26" draw. As of right now she is shooting arrows that are about 4" to long that weigh in at 375 grains. I'd like to see her shooting something lighter. I mean, technically, she could safely shoot an arrow that weighs 250 grains and that would gain her gobs of speed but will it get the job done with our big Nebraska deer? What do you guys, and gals think?
 

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I am of the opinion that the ideal arrow weight lays between 130 and 180 grains, over the IBO weight arrow for a given draw weight. If it was my wife, she would be shooting a 400 grain arrow with a pile of FOC.
 

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A lot of people going heavy, I would say stay over 350, now having said that, my girlfriend shoots 315 gr. arrows at 46# and 26" DL and the only time she does not get a passthrough is when she hits spine or the offside shoulder, other than that she is burying them in the ground.
 

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Sorry but I will have to disagree with the masses here ... if you want her to have the best of both worlds build her a Victory VAP arrow near IBO weight ! You will get the speed and penatration. I am shooting a 257 grain VAP out of 46.5 #'s and getting plenty of penatration and also 292fps ! I also use the V6's and they shoot and group beautifully out to 80 yards while they only cost about $77 per dozen for bare shafts. Good luck and GREAT shooting !!

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Easton Epic N-Fused 500 spine (7.3gpi.) 25 inch long weighs 332.5 grains with a 100gr. tip.
Easton Axis N-Fused 500 spine (8.1gpi.) 25 inch long weighs 345.5 grains with a 100gr. tip.
Both of these have small diameter Epic (9/32) and Axis (17/64) very durable and accurate.
 

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First and foremost the spine and FOC must be good, if you cut the arrow shorter than 27" unless you use a 125 gr BH. The FOC will not be good and I think probably for 50# not below 320gr. But you just have to look at speed, penetration, and trajectory and select a happy medium so to speak. Also you got to consider the weight on the nock end of the arrow for the FOC for example feathers VS. Vanes would be a big difference. Wraps also take away from FOC.
 

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I shoot more accurately with about 12% foc.
I think 7% is to far back.
 
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