What arrow weight do you prefer?

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

350 grains
29
7%
375 grains
43
11%
400 grains
172
44%
425 grains
85
22%
450 grains
32
8%
475 grains
16
4%
500 grains
6
2%
525 + grains
11
3%
 
Total votes: 394

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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Still Hunter » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:36 pm

Buszone wrote: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 Still Hunter » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:48 pm

I personally prefer 350 grain carbon fiber bolts with 150 grain fixed blade broad heads. It depends on the game I am hunting mostly and the time of year and weather. If It is cold or going after real big game I tend to go with a heavier aluminum bolt with a hundred grain mechanical broad head.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Michiganhunter » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:08 pm

I use a 388 gr 2216 aluminum cut at 19 inchs out of my 380 Matrix. Thats total weight, arrow and 100 gr head of choice, I voted 400 gr which is actually the same arrow and head cut at 20 inchs. Chrono for 388gr setup is 378FPS.
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Fatboy111 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:52 pm

Between 425-450

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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by tomcat » Wed May 11, 2016 8:20 am

425-450 grns @ 300-350fps is what works best for me out of my bows.
Micro 315 - XB1
Offspring(s) - XB30 Pro
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Squirrel
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Squirrel » Tue May 24, 2016 9:57 pm

About 400 grains :D
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by BrotherRon » Sat May 28, 2016 5:35 pm

400 grain for my 310 and 425 for the 330.
I have only shot 2 arrows at 60 yards and they were 1/2 inch apart in the heart of my deer deer silhouette target.
Needless to say, I will never shoot at the same spot again even at 60 yards. :idea:
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by [email protected] » Mon May 30, 2016 12:48 am

My crossbow draw weight is 240. I use Diablo-250 grains + VPA 3-blade 175 Grain Non-Vented 1 1/4″ Diameter = 425 total arrow weight. Should be around 331 FPS and 103 KE. I like large diameter wound hole and a solid arrowhead that's why i stick with 425 total arrow weight. Otherwise 400 would have been perfect, but can't compromised with vented arrowhead and less diameter cut hole. :mrgreen:
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by sproulman » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:26 am

changed arrows..
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by amythntr » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:36 pm

....yep....around 400g for me!

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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Sparkey » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:33 pm

401 grain custom 17.25inch Easton XX75 2216's
Parker Challenger
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Mmiller385 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:05 pm

I just bought the micro 335 and wasn't real thrilled with the quills. There not bad but not great either. Went to wyvern creations and picked up a dozen of the gold tip swift pros. 16.5 in,110 brass grain inserts with 100 grain tips. I believe around 390 grains.. I maybe a little off. Anyway shooting baseball size groups at 40 from a rest. New to crossbows but that will be good enough for now. If anybody has any better receipts for the micro I'm all ears like I said I'm a newbie!
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Drew » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:20 pm

After hunting South Africa this year I plan on sticking with the same arrow for Michigan deer.

18" Zombie
Lumenok
92gr brass insert
3.5" wrap
Blazer vanes
150gr or 175gr VPA 3 blade broadhead

Total build up weight...462gr (150gr VPA), 486gr (175gr VPA) with 20.4% and 21.8% FOC respectively.

These combos out of my M355 made two holes in three Impala, warthog, zebra, and Kudu. If it's not broke don't fix it. I've not chrono'd these out of my 355 but I'm guessing based on passed experience that they are somewhere between 310-325fps. I'd rather go heavy and have less noise/shock and stress on the bow than go light.

Not a fan of bullpup designs as the trigger linkage is always an issue. I really wish Excal would make a bow that has as good of balance as the 355, the power stroke of the M400-405, and the ability to throw a 475-500gr arrow at 380fps. Now that would be a magnum! And as flat shooting as all of those itty bitty 375gr arrows. :lol:
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Mtn Jack » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:04 pm

450 2219

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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by sproulman » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:22 am

micro 335 gen1
16 inch zombie .003 spine
110 gr insert
2 inch blazer vanes
28 gr Lumenocks
100 gr points spitfires
412 grs total weight
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