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Offline nclonghunter

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Re: 200 grain point
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2013, 03:36:33 PM »
Fullabull, shooting 70# and a 475 grain arrow you have more than most and have plenty of weight. I also like a 100 grain BH and that is why I use 50 or 100 grain brass inserts to get my front end weight up to 150-200. You could easily go to a 125 point or 150, but remember you may need to go to a stiffer spine arrow.
Attached is a photo that I shot today. My bow is set at 60#. The three arrows are weighing in at 580 grains with a 100 grain brass insert and 125 field points. These were shot at 40 yards and my bow is sighted in to hit the upper dot with a 488 grain arrow (total weight) that includes a 175 grain point. The ones in the target are some I am trying out and I like them.  I also wondered what would be the results, but you can see it only has a difference of 4-6 inches at 40 yards with excellent penetration.
 
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Re: 200 grain point
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2013, 08:15:20 PM »
Sweet! Hopefully they don't hit that tree behind your target ;)
Thanks for sharing your results!
« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 09:25:48 PM by Fullabull »

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Re: 200 grain point
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2013, 01:09:31 PM »
Love this thread!  I missed it when everyone was bombarding the forum with new posts... I'm a fan of heavier arrows and a higher FOC for hunting...especially large animals like Elk and Moose.



I shoot a 200 grain broadhead (ABS Massai), with a 75 grain insert, on 300 spine FMJ's out of a Carbon Matrix at 70lbs.  It works very well.  I have a 5 pin sight with 20-60yd pins and can put the bubble of the sight housing on my target and drop an arrow in at about 75yards...


Anybody can read up on Dr. Ashby, but I will confirm a couple of things...


1. The set-up is very quiet...in my experience, all bows are quieter with heavier arrows.  No wind noise from the solid broadheads is an advantage too.


2. Penetration at all ranges is superior.  You will split bone and get pass-throughs.  You cannot develop enough speed to equal the penetration benefits you get with higher arrow weights, and a high FOC.


3. Wind has less of an impact on the arrow flight.


It's all opinion anyway.  I have both ABS 200grain and VPA 200 grain broadheads in my quiver and m very happy with both.

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Re: 200 grain point
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2013, 01:57:30 PM »
bluewine, You are shooting some heavy weights, but at 70# you can. I also find the arrow more interesting than the bow. Bow designs are outstanding and give top performance. It's the arrow that can be changed and designed to fit the shooter and bow. It's funny, but once the arrow has left the bow, it's all about the arrow from there. It's the only part that actually contacts the game and makes the kill so a lot of thought should go into it.

I am learning that an arrow too heavy or too foc is not a good choice either. It's finding that balance between speed and weight, getting the best of both worlds. All carbon arrow manufactures only test with a 125 grain point, so it's up to us to get it right.

Here is a good site to change arrow weights and point weights to see what KE and speeds you get;
http://www.backcountrybowhunting.com/articles/calc/

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