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    who's tried the heavy arrow trend?
    currently my arrow setup is between 530-540grns but I've contemplated moving up to the 600-630grn range.
    I've had no issues with my current setup but the last thing I want to do is start having issues

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    My arrows are around the same as your current weight, I started messing around with test tips and weighted inserts but it gets very expensive to experiment and even more so I found when I'd lose or break arrows shooting 3d. I find the low 500s a good compromise and very consistent however I haven't managed to notch a tag yet so my opinion is only based on practice.

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    I hunt deer exclusively. My old set up was for a flat trajectory, with the lightest broadhead and least amount of air friction, unfortunately the trade off is bone penetration (ie scapula). I had lost deer due to misjudging distance so a flat trajectory was the goal, since then I have lost deer due to lack of arrow penetration so this year I am moving towards a slightly heavier broadhead with the best penetration I can find. Its not fun watching a deer run away with my arrow sticking out of its shoulder. So my set up is somewhere in the middle, I have yet to weigh the combination but I am seeing an inch or two more (additional) drop at 30 yards.

    The U tube videos show my old BH was poor at penetration and the new BH is one of the best, combined with the slightly added weight I should see no deer lost this year. Yes shot placement is #1 but deer move and tree branches sway so real world hunting requires anticipation of these events.
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    Built up some 250 spine 640grn 5mm arrows with 150grn broadheads
    they fly like an absolute dart but are beyond ruthless on targets

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    I think anything over 500 grains is heavy. Im currently building some Easton fmjs that are 12 gpi x 28.25. With a 100 grain brass insert they are still coming in at 470grain un-tipped so 570-600 tipped. I shoot 70lb and like them up at that weight but I cant see any reason to get them heavier.


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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorlife View Post
    I think anything over 500 grains is “heavy.” I’m currently building some Easton fmj’s that are 12 gpi x 28.25”. With a 100 grain brass insert they are still coming in at 470grain un-tipped so 570-600 tipped. I shoot 70lb and like them up at that weight but I can’t see any reason to get them heavier.


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    it doesn't take long for the grains to add up
    I just built some 250 spine Blackeagle Rampages with 150grn ethics archery outserts plus collars, 150 grain broadheads, wraps, lighted knocks, 4 fletch and I think they topped out at 640grn

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    Where can I get outserts (not inserts) for the factory excalibur bolts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marker View Post
    Where can I get outserts (not inserts) for the factory excalibur bolts?
    you can order directly from Ethics archery
    I do believe Ontario Archery supplies carries Ethics as well

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