What arrow weight do you prefer?

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

350 grains
22
8%
375 grains
36
13%
400 grains
122
45%
425 grains
56
21%
450 grains
17
6%
475 grains
7
3%
500 grains
5
2%
525 + grains
8
3%
 
Total votes : 273

Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby ads1 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:56 pm

Goose52 wrote:Wow, how did i miss this thread? glad i found it cuz i've been thinking about changing my arrows. however, it seems whenever i deviate from the KISS principle i run into problems. i am satisfied with quills & boltcutters, plus they are paid for. i would like to add lumenocs as it took me an hour with a metal detector to find my bolt after a pass through. so going by the info provided by ads, adding them would bring my quills up to 428gr. but what about FOC? would i need to make any other alterations? anybody here shooting that combination? what kind of fps would i be getting out of a 335? thanks in advance for any answers!


I would just try shooting them and see if they group ok.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby bhayward » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:58 am

450 shoot real good groups out of the bulldog
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby crabclaw » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:49 am

Chose 400,
Big John customs weigh in at 412
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby williams » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:57 pm

Always around 450 for me and I always use 150 grain bolt cutters shooting perfection from my micro 355 and my older vortex . Zombies 16.5 inch lumenok 110 brass insert and 150 bolt cutter 20 inch GTLAZER 2 110 insert lumenok and bolt cutter. Executioner 18 inch 92 insert lumenok and bolt cutter.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby 76chevy » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:35 pm

I shoot the stock bolts in my Matriz Grizzly with a 150 field point or slick trick. Not sure what they weigh but they seem to shoot great!

Any suggestions on other combos to try for this bow??
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby racking up points » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:48 pm

76chevy wrote:I shoot the stock bolts in my Matriz Grizzly with a 150 field point or slick trick. Not sure what they weigh but they seem to shoot great!

Any suggestions on other combos to try for this bow??


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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby bowman81 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:17 am

I build my arrows, they come in at 397-400 gr. with 125 grain heads. I only hunt whitetail deer and they give a good combination of speed and penetration for my purposes.
I use 20" for my Axiom and 18" for my Matrix 355....both sets of arrows weigh the same.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby Big John » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:32 am

Most can see there is a lot of testing and results using a standard arrow combo. Yes anyone can manipulate it anyway either direction in weight, but this combo seems to be the average that gets best FPS, FOC, and Accuracy from most Excalibur Bows. If one were to use this formula in any bow from Excal they would achieve very good results.

Any arrow you chose.
92 to 110 gr. Brass front inserts
100 to 125 gr. Heads
That's up front weight of 192 gr to 235 gr.
How you get the up front weight is up to you.
Adding a Lumenok will not affect accuracy with this either.
If you use the arrow length given for each bow and this weight forward calculation, you arrows will fly great!
Especially if you have a good Helical on your fletch.

Adding more will result in more loss of speed.
But, it will quiet your bow down.

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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby roseawebs » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:52 am

I always select low arrow weight. It more flexible than high weight arrow.
I will select 400 grains.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby GWW » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:48 pm

I'm shooting Wyvern's Micro 355 arrows, which are 16.5" BEE's at 400 grains. They shoot very well in my Micro 355.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby OldWolf » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:01 pm

I have 18" Diablo arrows with Lumenoks, helical blazer vanes and 150 gr tips. They weigh in at 418 grains. I'm in between but I guess 425.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby Opa » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:35 pm

I am new to crossbows-I ordered the Bulldog Suppressor 400- I plan on using the recomended diablo 250 grain with the 150 grain bolt cutter. I typically stick with what the manufaturer and the experts say. I have always shot mechanical with my PSE Fire Flight compound. I just hope the fixed bolt cutter flies good. Any advice is appreciated,
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby Marion » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:34 am

vixenmaster wrote:Peter afternoon, i prefer 500gr on up to 650gr arrows fer my hunting. I cast my vote at the 525+gr


What type of speeds are you getting out of your vixen with a 500gr.. That's what I plan on shooting

Thanks!!
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby Marion » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:16 pm

Buszone wrote:Vixen at 625gr. those are not arrows those are flying logs :lol:


What speed are you getting @ 625?
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Postby outdoorsman » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:42 am

Iam using 393gr with broad head
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