Quick Answer: Is It Better To Shoot A Stiffer Arrow?

What arrow should I shoot?

The first variable you need to look at is draw weight.

As draw weight increases, so should arrow rigidity (spine).

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)..

What does 400 mean on an arrow?

The most common spine sizes range from 260 to 500. 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.

Are 340 or 400 arrows heavier?

340 arrows are stronger/stiffer/harder in “spine” than 400 arrows because they bend less. … 500 arrows are stronger than 600 arrows. A weaker arrows is “softer”. Generally 600 arrows are for bows from 15–35 pounds in draw weight, 500 for 35–55 pounds, 400 for 55–75 pounds, and 340 for 75–95 pounds.

Why are my arrows fishtailing?

Often only a slightly suspect loose of the arrow can cause considerable fishtailing. … A clean shelf with a scuff mark left by a vane hitting it is a clear sign of a “clearance problem.” Clearance problems stem from nocking point height, centershot (arrow rest) misplacement, and arrow spine issues.

Can an arrow be too long?

The longer the arrow, the weaker the spine. So to answer your question, yes an arrow can sometimes be too long. The spine cannot be weaken by the arrow being too long – the spine is based on the deflection of a 1.98 weight hung from the middle when suspended 28″ between two points.

What happens if your arrows are too lightly or 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.

What does GPI mean on an arrow?

grains per inchAll arrow weights are measured in grains per inch (GPI).

What does 45 60 Mean on an arrow?

it means 45-60 lb bow.. If your draw is longer than normal and you shoot 60 lb you usually need a lttle more that what the arrow is rated for.. Save Share.

What happens if an arrow is too stiff?

Too stiff an arrow usually just slows the bow down with a heavier arrow. Too weak a spine arrow usually yeilds a faster lighter arrow. But the light spine cause the arrow to shoot way off the mark as the range increases.

How do I know if my arrow is too stiff?

A lighter tip INCREASES an arrow’s spine (makes it act more stiff). If the arrow is too stiff it will favor the left side while if the arrow is a bit weak, it favors the right side.

How long should an arrow be for a 28 inch draw?

around 27 inchesIf you’re a 28-inch draw length and want an arrow that ends at the front of the riser, your arrow length would be around 27 inches. However, your arrow length can be longer if you need to weaken the spine of your arrow.

How heavy should my arrow be?

Overall Arrow Weights I think a good average hunting arrow should fall in the 6 to 8 grains per pound of bow weight, with lighter bows maybe even closer to 9 to 10 grains per pound. A typical 60-lb. bow should be in the 360- to 480-grain range, a 70-lb. bow in the 420- to 560-grain range.

Do heavier arrows fly better?

Arrows come in three weight categories: light, midweight and heavy. Lighter arrows fly faster and can group more tightly, but they’re often harder to tune. Heavier arrows fly slower but resist wind better and penetrate deeper. Shooting the wrong arrow weight for a bow can damage equipment and harm the archer.

Should Bow String touch your nose?

Kisser Button If you are touching the tip of your nose to your bowstring, the kisser is nice but unnecessary. However, if you aren’t touching the tip of your nose to the string in this way, a kisser is a very good secondary reference point.

How do you stiffen an arrow spine?

To stiffen the dynamic spine or reaction flex of the shaft during the shot you need to remove weight up front, cut the shaft shorter, add more weight to the nock end, or lower the draw weight.