What arrow weight do you prefer?

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What total arrow weight do you prefer using in your crossbow?

350 grains
23
8%
375 grains
37
13%
400 grains
129
44%
425 grains
62
21%
450 grains
21
7%
475 grains
9
3%
500 grains
5
2%
525 + grains
8
3%
 
Total votes: 294

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What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Excalibur Marketing Dude » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:37 am

Hi All,

We have had some discussions internally regarding what real world total arrow weight are our customers shooting these days? Do you like a light arrow so you get the maximum speed out of your crossbow or are you more concerned with kinetic energy and hitting power? Maybe you like a heavier arrow to reduce noise? Please take this poll and give us your feedback!

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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by robertyb » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:31 am

I went with 400 grain but I actually shoot mostly around 382 to 385 grain arrows out of my Matrix bows.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Tekhanto » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:01 am

I use lumenock fire bolts with 150 grain Bolt Cutters so that is in the 425 grain area.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Deaf jeff » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:25 am

I voted 375 since it was closest choice to the 385ish arrows that I made/shoot
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Xbowkiller » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:41 pm

400 grain for me. Actual weight is 402 grains including my 100 grain head.

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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by vixenmaster » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:07 pm

Peter afternoon, i prefer 500gr on up to 650gr arrows fer my hunting. I cast my vote at the 525+gr
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Buszone » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:01 am

Vixen at 625gr. those are not arrows those are flying logs :lol:
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by mr meat » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:04 pm

Went with 375 as i like around the 380 mark!
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by TenshiB » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:13 pm

Most of my current ones are (I THINK) around 405 or 415. I'm going to build some here soon that are right at 399, so I chose the 400gr option.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by rmb721 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:45 pm

I picked 475, but mine are actually 465.

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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Big John » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:36 am

After thousands of arrows and shots, I believe that a perfect match of weight, speed , power is around 400 to 425 gr.
Lots of combo's work perfectly but this is a very good happy medium. IMO anyway. 8)

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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by L. E. Carroll » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:40 pm

I honestly like 400 grains, but am shooting right at 425 grains. I went this high to do what I could to ensure limb longivity during the "baked limb period" . ( I cast my vote for 425 )

I now have a set of the new micro and matrix limbs bought and comming my way. Once they arrive I intend to drop to 385-405 grains for a bit flatter trajectory.

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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by cspot » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:39 pm

Big John wrote:After thousands of arrows and shots, I believe that a perfect match of weight, speed , power is around 400 to 425 gr.
Lots of combo's work perfectly but this is a very good happy medium. IMO anyway. 8)

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I agree. 400-425 makes a very nice hunting arrow for deer.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by cspot » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:48 pm

I would also add that designing an arrow that flies well with a 100 grain broadhead and is in the 400-425 total arrow weight is pretty important to me. Alot more choices in that broadhead weight.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by kysdad » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:52 pm

I try to keep mine in the 400ish area.
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