View Full Version : How light can my arrows be?

Mike P-WV
07-06-2007, 06:30 AM
I have 2 Martin-Hatfield Takedown bows, one at 55lbs and one at 70lbs. My drawlength is about 27.5 to 28. What's the lightest arrow I can shoot with each bow and be safe? I have plenty of arrows to chose from but I don't want to ruin the limbs by going too light?

07-06-2007, 09:23 AM
If you follow the rule of 5gr/lb then I'd say 275 grains. Two things to look for here, though. One is that I'm not sure what Martin recommends for their recurves. Two, it's pretty hard to get a finished arrow that light and spined properly.

Not saying it's impossible. I Have some Gold Tip UL 500's that I shoot at 53# out of a compound that weigh in at 267 grains. Of course this is a 3D arrow with 80gr glue in tips.