# Question: Is A Heavier Arrow Better For Hunting?

## 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..

## 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.

## What happens if your arrows are too lightly or too 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.

## Are 340 or 400 arrows heavier?

340 arrows are stronger/stiffer/harder in “spine” than 400 arrows because they bend less. 400 arrows are stronger than 500 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.

## What happens if your arrow spine is too stiff?

If the arrow’s spine is too weak or too stiff, the arrow will not correct itself as soon as it should while in flight. If that arrow is weak and continues to flex (has a low spine rating), it’s going to veer off target. Likewise, if the arrow is unforgivingly stiff, it also won’t follow the path the archer intends.

## Can you kill a deer with a 35 pound bow?

That’s not to say shooting adequate poundage isn’t important when bowhunting — it is, but primarily because it’s a large factor in the amount of kinetic energy a bow and arrow setup can produce. … But, a skilled shooter with a 35-pound bow is very likely to kill a deer when shooting at it from 10 or 15 yards.

## 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.

And for a target get a block they are very broadhead friendly. I always shot a fixed head and would buy two sets early in the practice season. One set was dedicated to target/practice shooting and the blades were allowed to dull, the other set was for hunting and the blades were always sure to be razor sharp.

Grim Reaper Broadhead Big Time Penetration The blade design and arrangement also aids in penetration. The Grim Reapers are one of the best penetrating heads that I have shot. The thin blades have less surface area and thus have less drag.

## How long should my arrows be for a 29 inch draw?

While most people go for 27.5-inch arrow length for a 29-inch draw, a beginner would be happier with a longer arrow. While this offers less power, it is considerably easier to aim with.

The two key factors in your arrow’s flight and penetration are kinetic energy (KE) and momentum. … A heavier arrow with a high FOC has a lower KE but more momentum and thus deeper penetration. The benefit of a heavier broadhead and of a higher FOC is that it is more effective in turning high KE into high momentum.

Industry experts recommend 100-gr. broadheads for carbon and lightweight aluminum shafts, and for heavy aluminum shafts, 125-gr. heads. Once you decide which weight and style of broadhead you want to use, it is incumbent upon you to set up and tune your bow for true broadhead flight.

## Can an arrow pierce a skull?

So, yes, an arrow can kill. The right bow, arrow and broadhead could penetrate the skull and kill a person instantly. Generally the perfect shot with a bow is one that penetrates both lungs and/or heart. … the arrow head is sticking out of the front, feathers in back.

## 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.

## What is considered a heavy hunting arrow?

There are basically three shaft weight categories: light, mid-weight, and heavy. … A mid-weight arrow weighs between 6.5 and 8 grains per pound of draw force (455 to 560 grains for a 70-pound bow) and a heavy arrow is anything weighing over 8 grains per pound of draw force (more than 560 grains).

## Is a 60 lb bow enough for elk?

60 is plenty… there are 50 pound bows today that will deliver as much energy as old 70 pound compounds. No one questions shooting a 55 pound longbow with 500 grain arrows at elk, I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to shoot a 50 pound modern compound…