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Looking for a little advice. Taking my bow out for her first season... 45lb recurve at 28" and I am drawing approx 29"

Planning on using two-blade cut on contact broadheads.

Been reading about arrow weight a lot lately and I am a bit torn on whether to go with a faster flatter lighter arrow or a harder hitting slower arrow.

Looking for any advice or experience with <50lb bows in regard to arrow weight and broadhead weight... right now my plan is to use a 150 grain silverflame broadhead, approx 475 grain total arrow weight.

Advice? Experience? Thanks!
 

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Looking for a little advice. Taking my bow out for her first season... 45lb recurve at 28" and I am drawing approx 29"

Planning on using two-blade cut on contact broadheads.

Been reading about arrow weight a lot lately and I am a bit torn on whether to go with a faster flatter lighter arrow or a harder hitting slower arrow.

Looking for any advice or experience with <50lb bows in regard to arrow weight and broadhead weight... right now my plan is to use a 150 grain silverflame broadhead, approx 475 grain total arrow weight.

Advice? Experience? Thanks!
 

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475 grain arrow with that broadhead will do the job no problem as long as your bow is tuned well. I don't use silver flames because i'm just finishing college now and there a bit high in price for me at the moment, but ive heard excellent things about them. PM me if you have any questions about tuning or anything. I can send you some good resources. Not sure if im allowed to post links to other sites here. -Chris
 

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475 grain arrow with that broadhead will do the job no problem as long as your bow is tuned well. I don't use silver flames because i'm just finishing college now and there a bit high in price for me at the moment, but ive heard excellent things about them. PM me if you have any questions about tuning or anything. I can send you some good resources. Not sure if im allowed to post links to other sites here. -Chris
 

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I just started to really plink with my compound bow at the Cedar Creek archery range (free for Nassau County residents, everyone else pays to park).
Logic being logic: a light bullet with more velocity can carry as much or more energy than a heavy bullet at lower velocity.
The same applies to arrows, with one big difference: a bullet will get to the deer much quicker than the arrow, and we've all seen deer to that little body drop thing when startled. That drop can mean the difference between a kill shot or a wound shot.

Try this calculator: http://www.firearmexpertwitness.com/customguns/calcnrg.html
 

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I just started to really plink with my compound bow at the Cedar Creek archery range (free for Nassau County residents, everyone else pays to park).
Logic being logic: a light bullet with more velocity can carry as much or more energy than a heavy bullet at lower velocity.
The same applies to arrows, with one big difference: a bullet will get to the deer much quicker than the arrow, and we've all seen deer to that little body drop thing when startled. That drop can mean the difference between a kill shot or a wound shot.

Try this calculator: http://www.firearmexpertwitness.com/customguns/calcnrg.html
 

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I've always gotten better penetration from heavier, slower arrows. I've tried arrows from 7 gpp (grains per pound) to 14, settled on 11, which is about where you are at now.

The difference in momentum seems to matter more than the difference in kinetic energy to penetration at the range I limit myself too (40 yds), and the difference in speed/trajectory at that range doesn't make any difference to my accuracy or animal reaction time.
 

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I've always gotten better penetration from heavier, slower arrows. I've tried arrows from 7 gpp (grains per pound) to 14, settled on 11, which is about where you are at now.

The difference in momentum seems to matter more than the difference in kinetic energy to penetration at the range I limit myself too (40 yds), and the difference in speed/trajectory at that range doesn't make any difference to my accuracy or animal reaction time.
 

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I think I've decided to go with a 175 grain two blade cut-on-contact broadhead - most likely silverflame. Seems to be a good middle ground between speed and weight. I'm using Beman Bowhunter 500's that are 440 grains with the point.

Haven't chronoed with the 175 grain field tips I've been practicing with but the drop doesn't seem too significant from the 100 grains I've been using up until now.

Will definitely post photos if I harvest something this season!
 

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I think I've decided to go with a 175 grain two blade cut-on-contact broadhead - most likely silverflame. Seems to be a good middle ground between speed and weight. I'm using Beman Bowhunter 500's that are 440 grains with the point.

Haven't chronoed with the 175 grain field tips I've been practicing with but the drop doesn't seem too significant from the 100 grains I've been using up until now.

Will definitely post photos if I harvest something this season!
 
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