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Offline Mafort

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Pine for compound arrows?
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:33:16 am »
Iím assuming I want the most dense stuff I can find right? I know the asiatic archers used them but Iím not sure if theyíre good for compound shafts

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Re: Pine for compound arrows?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 12:58:00 pm »
Are you talking about arrows with multiple parts(foreshaft, etc.) or arrows for a wheel bow? I wouldn't suggest using any wood arrow with a wheel bow.
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Re: Pine for compound arrows?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 03:21:02 pm »
Arrows with a foreshaft

Offline Pat B

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 05:19:12 pm »
I've only made one fore shafted arrow I think. It was hill cane with a viburnum foreshaft. The purpose for a foreshaft is so you can retrieve and shoot the same arrow over again by replacing the foreshaft that went into the prey. I think pine work just fine although a heavier material would be more durable.
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Re: Pine for compound arrows?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 04:04:54 am »
ideally foreshaft should be hard wood... foreshafts are also easy to make and can save from having to build a new arrow after impact.. they also and I find this more useful..aids in FOC of shaft.. cane is very light being hollow... adding the weight to front of shaft aids in shoot-ability ... arrows fly better and penetrate deeper...gut
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Re: Pine for compound arrows?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2019, 05:54:37 am »
Are you talking about arrows with multiple parts(foreshaft, etc.) or arrows for a wheel bow? I wouldn't suggest using any wood arrow with a wheel bow.
Why not I know some that have used wood on Compounds.  Just make sure they are properly spined.
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Re: Pine for compound arrows?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2019, 06:42:19 am »
ideally foreshaft should be hard wood... foreshafts are also easy to make and can save from having to build a new arrow after impact.. they also and I find this more useful..aids in FOC of shaft.. cane is very light being hollow... adding the weight to front of shaft aids in shoot-ability ... arrows fly better and penetrate deeper...gut

I was talking about making the pine the main shaft of it all. I shouldíve specified that. Reason I ask all this is because I have a John Strunk arrow shaft plane that a buddy got me as a gift for helpin him out. So now I donít have to buy dowels or shafting when I can make my own. Iíve got so iron wood that is fairly straight so I was going to try that too. See how those hold up to some use.

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Re: Pine for compound arrows?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2019, 08:31:33 am »
Poplar works well too. George Tsoukalas has a section in his site for making white pine shafts. Pine makes a pretty good arrow.
I haven'r shot a compound in almost 30 years and even back then wood arrows were not recommended. It's not worth the risk of driving a splinter through my arm or hand.
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Re: Pine for compound arrows?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2019, 01:41:05 pm »
Back in the day I shot wood out of my compound. They are quiet and are a very fast arrow. My compound was only 45#'s so I saw that as no differant than any other 45# bow. You just need to make sure you have the right spine wood arrow for your bow.

YUP, Pat, I would clear the shooting lane when I pulled on of my wood arrows out of my quiver, lol

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Re: Pine for compound arrows?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 08:00:57 pm »
I'm with JEB, didn't know you were supposed to use other type arrows with a wheelie, didn't have any that weren't wood!  Didn't panic anybody though, because I only shot in my backyard!  Never had a problem!  Finally got some aluminum arrows a few years back at a yard sale.  I think most of them now have feathers, don't much like plastic!  They are in the arrow bucket - the real arrows are in the quiver >:D (lol). Got a different backyard now, but we're only 2 miles from the range!
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