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norcal1936
06-28-2010, 01:04 PM
When I first started shooting my bow, about 3 years ago, I was always losing arrows. I would lose them in the grass, field and woods. Since I got a "little better" I don't lose many now. I am still shooting 8 of twelve arrows I bought 2 years ago. I have a new dozen standing by. My question is: Should I retire these 8 arrows. Thanks.

alex
06-28-2010, 01:41 PM
If the old ones are ok and are of the proper size and spine for your bow i don't see a reason to retire them. Unless of course the new arrows are different and you'll set the bow for them.

norcal1936
06-28-2010, 03:11 PM
Thank you for your info, If I may carry this question a step further. I have two bows, one set at #58 and one at #50. Both are 27". I been shooting Easton Lightspeed 400, 27", 100 g point with both bows. I am thinking that I should be at 500 with the #50 bow. I am not "that good" of a shot that I can compare groups. I went to a shop today to buy 3 500 but they would not break up 6/12.I will go to another shop and see what they have.
Thanks

Destroyer
06-28-2010, 08:22 PM
If the lightspeeds shoot ok from both then its good economy to have one size shaft. The 500's will be approx. 24 grains lighter which might give you 4-5 fps but should spine better and a bit more forgiving.

J758
06-30-2010, 09:16 AM
I would use my old arrows. And if had money to spare I would shoot groups with the old ones. If not much money to spare I would save money and buy the new arrows I wanted and shoot one target shots with all of them!

norcal1936
06-30-2010, 10:52 AM
Thanks Destroyer,"Forgiven", I need all I can get,At 74 years old the eyes are not as good as they were once.

Destroyer
07-02-2010, 08:32 PM
"Forgiven", I need all I can get

Actually, we all do. ;) Cheers mate!

norcal1936
07-03-2010, 06:29 PM
As they say"the beat gos on". I had 3 of the same arrows but cut 1" longer(was going use for broadheads). The same spine, 400 but one inch longer. I took them to the range and they my group was a lot better. I quess the 1" changed the spine?. You all have a wonderful week-end.

Destroyer
07-03-2010, 08:17 PM
I quess the 1" changed the spine?

Sure does!