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    Default Arrow weight adjustments!

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    I could watch stuff like this all day.

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    its not about the scale Sonny. they sell 1/2 gr wts (small washers) that go on your points to match all your arrows.
    what difference can three grains anyways, well i guess confidence
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    While I can see the point of being meticulous I always think money spent on a coach would be a better investment. 1/2 gr weights? You can't be serious!!!!!
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    in hutch's defense there is a cool cordless drill powered string server on there too
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    Ok, kinda going off topic a little, but what do you all consider to be an acceptable variance in arrow weights? Say you just set up a dozen hunting or target arrows, and weighed them all. What's too far off for your liking? 1 gr., 5 gr.?
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    No more than 2 grains but I prefer all of them to be the same or at least the same as reported by my cheap grain scale.

    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    1/2 gr weights? You can't be serious!!!!!
    I dunno Barry, I could go for some 1/8 grain washers..................
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    In all honesty I don't think most people could tell a difference in + or - 5 grains. Rich McKinney has said it many times---consistant arrow spine is the most important consideration in arrows; both around any one shaft and from shaft to shaft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    consistant arrow spine is the most important consideration in arrows
    Its important alright. If only spine measuring tools were cheaper, available more.

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    I just blew way too much time messing with my arrows. I weighed all the components and mixed and matched parts to get the most uniform weight. I have 5 arrows at 343.2 grains and one at 343.0 grains. I think that is close enough.
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