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Masterag
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Arrow help
first season bow hunting and still a little green, i'd appreciate some help from y'all with arrow selection.

i have a 32" draw at 65 lbs. from what i've gathered i need a 33" arrow with a spine of 300-350, then i tried reading about arrow grain, fell into a rabbit hole and am more confused than before. please help.


Cowboyfan89
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: Arrow help
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i have a 32" draw at 65 lbs. from what i've gathered i need a 33" arrow

Sounds about right. I have a 26" draw and shoot 27" arrows.

ETA: not sure how easy 33" arrows would be to find though. I know Gold Tips are factory 32".
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with a spine of 300-350

Spine is going to depend on your IBO and the total grains of your point or broadhead. I'm at a 65 lbs draw weight, less than 315 IBO, and shoot a 100 grain broadhead. I shoot a 400 grain
Gold Tip Hunter.

350 might be too stiff for your draw weight and arrow length. You may actually be 300 or less on spine (based on Gold Tip charts).
This post was edited on 9/19 at 9:40 pm


LEASTBAY
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Geez. How tall are you? Like 6'5? It all will depend on the particular arrow. I shoot carbon express Maxima red. Their chart is different than Easton or other brands. I would use 350 spine arrows. Just checked carbon express and they also recommend 350 for you.


Ol boy
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Not saying your a liar but are you sure your a 32in draw?? Was it measured correctly? That’s one of the longest I have ever seen if so.
But if that’s the case then yeah 300 or so would be a starting point.
A lot more info needed though as in what grain arrow you intend to shoot? Light broadheads May need stiffer spine.
Spine is the flex of the shaft but that flex needs to change as length GRains per inch or poundage changes.
Also their as been in the last several years to start shooting heavier arrows to retain energy downrange since bows have gotten so much faster.
Hope this helps

Edit: go check out videos on YouTube by randy ulmer. Ton of good information from him
This post was edited on 9/19 at 9:52 pm


LEASTBAY
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I guess 300 would work also. But for whitetail 350 would be fine.


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bbvdd
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I’m 6’4” with long arms and my bow was a 30” draw.

Are you 6’9”?


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Masterag
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re: Arrow help
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Geez. How tall are you? Like 6'5?




yes, i'm 6'5''


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Masterag
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Member since Sep 2014
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re: Arrow help
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Not saying your a liar but are you sure your a 32in draw?? Was it measured correctly? That’s one of the longest I have ever seen if so.
But if that’s the case then yeah 300 or so would be a starting point.
A lot more info needed though as in what grain arrow you intend to shoot? Light broadheads May need stiffer spine.
Spine is the flex of the shaft but that flex needs to change as length GRains per inch or poundage changes.
Also their as been in the last several years to start shooting heavier arrows to retain energy downrange since bows have gotten so much faster.
Hope this helps

Edit: go check out videos on YouTube by randy ulmer. Ton of good information from him


thanks for the info

yeah, i'm sure. my index finger rests right below my ear at full draw and string comes right to the corner of my mouth. it's often nice being tall but generally makes sized stuff hard to find.


LEASTBAY
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I'm 6'2 and have a 30in. Draw. Past that it probably does get difficult for you.


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Jack Daniel
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re: Arrow help
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I have a 26" draw

Damn. Can you wipe your own ass?


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beHop
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re: Arrow help
Dude at 32" draw you're gonna be in AT LEAST a 300 spine, maybe 250-260 @ 65 pounds. Always lean heavier if in doubt. You've brought up a rabbit hole of a topic of sorts.

I'll repeat what another poster said, are you sure that's right? 32" is almost unheard of.


Jack Daniel
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I’ve heard of 30” and maybe a very few 31” but I have never heard of someone with a 32” draw.

OP, this you?

This post was edited on 9/20 at 7:20 am


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TheDrunkenTigah
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Arrow help
The best way to figure out your arrow spine is letting a good tech shoot multiple during the tuning process. Spine, like fishing rod power ratings, is not consistent across brands and the charts they post might as well be written in pencil. It will be a tough task to find someone to spend time with your bow getting it dialed in right now with the season about to open, but if you really want to get the most out of it that's how.


White Bear
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re: Arrow help
Sorry but I can't help you. I went in Bass Pro the other day looking for an insert for a 2314. Dude says, "man, I haven't seen an aluminum arrow in here in years."


Masterag
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Member since Sep 2014
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Yeah, it appears that I’m gonna have to go see my bow tech buddy. I was trying to avoid it cause I told him I was gonna buy a bow from him, but I just can’t justify spending the 1k right now on a bow with other priorities, so I picked up a ready to hunt at Cabela’s. But I’m gonna suck it up and go see him tomorrow, get all my numbers and get a proper fitting.


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TarnishedWisdom90
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Member since Sep 2018
886 posts

re: Arrow help
It will depend on the brace height of your bow too. I would buy arrows and draw one back before cutting them.

Get someone to mark it roughly an inch off your rest. Your specific rest can also come into play on how long your arrow will need to be.

I like the goldtip hunters for the price and 300's is what I use and I am sure will be fine for you too.

I'm 6'1 with a 29' draw since everyone else posted theirs


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Clyde Tipton
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re: Arrow help
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looking for an insert for a 2314. Dude says, "man, I haven't seen an aluminum arrow in here in years."


I used to shoot aluminum Eastons.

Come out of the dark ages, even if it's an old bow you're shooting your aluminum arrows with, new carbon arrows will make a world of difference.


White Bear
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NWLA
Member since Jul 2014
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I used to shoot aluminum Eastons. Come out of the dark ages, even if it's an old bow you're shooting your aluminum arrows with, new carbon arrows will make a world of difference.
It's what I know, and I also know how to glue feathers to them.


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