How do I choose the right arrow for my compound bow?

How do I choose the right arrow for my compound bow?

You simple take your draw length and add 0.5″ up to a maximum 1″ to determine appropriate arrow length. So if your draw length is 28″, you should get arrows with a maximum length of 29″. What this will do is give you an arrow that will be just long enough to clear the front-most part of the arrow shelf.

What are the best arrows for a compound bow?

Carbon arrows are arguably the best all-around choice for compound bows today. They’re straight and durable. What more can you say? Aluminum arrows are as straight as carbon arrows, but they’re prone to bending and tend to cost less.

What weight arrow should I use for hunting?

A mid-weight arrow weighs between 6.5 and 8 grains per pound of draw force (455 to 560 grains for a 70-pound bow) and a heavy arrow is anything weighing over 8 grains per pound of draw force (more than 560 grains). Another, maybe more familiar way to consider arrow weight is in grains per inch of shaft.

What happens if your arrows are too lightly or too heavily spined for your bow?

Every arrow shaft has a degree of stiffness called spine, which is its resistance to bending. If your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow, the “archer’s paradox” movements will be extreme, resulting in poor arrow flight and loss of accuracy.

Can an arrow be too heavy?

It could blow up your bow or make the string jump off the cam, causing an injury or damaging your bow.” In contrast, an arrow that’s too heavy for your setup isn’t dangerous, but it quickly loses speed, causing the arrow to drop quickly and reduce shooting distances.

Can an arrow be too long?

No, you can’t have an arrow too long…it can be 6′ if you like. All you need to do is have the proper spine, tip weight to get the proper FOC (forward of center–AKA balance) and proper fletching. longer arrow taking time to recover? not really, the arrow will flex all the way to the target.

What does 340 mean on arrows?

As with combination arrows, a smaller number means the arrow has a stiffer spine. Therefore, a value of 340 indicates a stiffer and heavier spine while a value of 500 indicates the lightest and most flexible spine.

What happens if my arrow spine is too stiff?

If the arrow’s spine is too weak or too stiff, the arrow will not correct itself as soon as it should while in flight. If that arrow is weak and continues to flex (has a low spine rating), it’s going to veer off target. Likewise, if the arrow is unforgivingly stiff, it also won’t follow the path the archer intends.

What kind of arrows are best for compound bows?

The best hunting arrows for compound bows are almost always different than the best arrows for recurve bows. In this product review article our hunting editor walks you through everything you need to know in order to pick the best hunting arrows for your needs.

How do you choose the right hunting Arrow?

In order to properly select the right hunting arrow for your compound bow, you’re probably going to need help from an archery shop. The bow, arrow, inserts, and broadhead have to be carefully tuned to match if you want to get deadeye consistency.

How many grains of arrow do you need to shoot 60 lb bow?

Also, we strongly recommend that you use an arrow with at least 5 grains of weight per pound or draw weight (if you are shooting a 60 lb. bow, you should use and arrow of not less than 300 grains). This includes your field point or broadhead.

What should the weight of a compound bow be?

draw compound bow, this would mean an arrow weight of between 360 and 480 grain. The values above are not set in stone, however. The only thing you can absolutely NEVER do is use an arrow that weighs less than 5 grain per pound of draw weight, as this will severely damage your bow void your manufacturer warranty.