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Offline redhillwoods

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arrow length?
« on: January 11, 2019, 03:57:20 pm »
I have always used 32" shafts for making arrows for a standard 28" draw length. I've just purchased sitka spruce shafts that are 34" long. Should l cut them down or leave them and just make sure that the bow isn't overdrawn?

Offline bradsmith2010

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 04:14:08 pm »
what ever shoots well is ok,, I would probably cut them down a bit and testing to make sure they are shooting well,, it will change the spine as they go shorter,, maybe a nice compromise would be 30 inches,,but test one cutting shorter and testing it to make sure it shoots well,,you could go to 29 if you need to make the arrow stiffer for arrow flight,,

Offline Pat B

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 05:47:06 pm »
The raw shafts are spined for a 28" arrow with a 125gr point. Each inch over the 28" would reduce the effective spine by 5#.  So if the shafts are  34" long they will effectively shoot like an arrow 30# lighter, your 32" arrows 20# lighter from the indicated spine.
I draw 26" but shoot arrows around 30". Like Brad said whatever shoots well is OK.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline maitus

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Offline JEB

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Re: arrow length?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 06:47:01 pm »
If you have always used 32 inch arrows and they fly good then that is what  you use. I cut my arrows down so they stick out 1/2 inch out in front of my bow.  But I have been at this for 60 years and am use to shooting that length. I don't like a longer arrow than what I need to shoot.

Offline BowEd

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 03:06:44 am »
Pat B...Have you counted how many times you've informed that?
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Offline Pat B

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 03:28:02 am »
Gave that up a long time ago, Ed.  ;D
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC