2216 vs 2117

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lucky strike
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2216 vs 2117

Post by lucky strike » Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:32 am

I SHOOT A 165 LB -1998 EXOCET AND HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS.
WOULD THERE BE ANY DIFFERENCE IN USING 2216 SHAFTS RATHER THAN THE RECOMMEND 2117'S (WHEN PURCHASED)BOTH 20 INCHES AND SHAFT WEIGHT IS THE SAME (XX75'S)I KNOW THE 2216 IS VERY SLIGHTLY STIFFER.
ALSO WHAT LENGTH VANE DOES EXCALIBUR SUPPLY WITH THEIR STOCK ARROWS AND WHAT DEGREE OF OFFSET?
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME IN ANSERWING MY QUESTIONS.
LS

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Post by Farmer » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:37 am

You will find that once you are sighted in , either shaft will hit the same point of impact.

The stock arrows that came from Excalibur always had 5 inch vanes.

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Post by Jim C » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:43 am

On a top release claw like the excalibur there is no real difference. If you are shooting 3D or spots you get 1/64 of an inch more of line cutting ability and 22/64 is the current legal max for the WCSA standard. for hunting there is nothing I could think of

If you shoot a H orton, (bottom claw) the 2216 is slightly less likely to suffer a "skip" where the string jumps over the bolt-which is why horton now uses moon nocks (this happens if the bolt is not completey seated against the string)
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Post by Doe Master » Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:04 am

They use 5 in. vanes and feathers at approx. 5 deg. offset .

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