As for this part of the question, the Easton FMJ is the go to shaft a very experienced friend of mine uses on all of his big game hunts. Very durable, well made shaft.
Originally Posted by Ben Better
FYI: he shoots a 26" FMJ 400 shaft, (3) 3.6" Flex-fletch vanes, 50gr insert, 100gr fixed blade head for about 480grs, with an FOC just under 13%.
In his case thatís 7.2gr/lb, and at 67lbs it flies right around 265fps.........in the last 2-3yrs, that (what some would call slow) arrow has carried his broadhead to a nice bull elk, muley buck, couple caribou, dall sheep, gemsbok, impala, wildebeast, warthog (been a good couple years).......and "maybe" in a couple months, griz??
For me those are too many $$ and a little heavier than I prefer, so I just stick with my old stand-by Beman ICS Hunter 340 shafts.
I personally like total arrow weight in the 6.5 - 7.0grs/in range for a decent compromise of speed and noise, but have found 8-9grs/lb the quietest out of most of my bows (again, that is total arrow weight grs/lb, not just shaft weight)
2009 Martin Bengal M2 Pro Cam w/factory STS & CCS.....66lbs, 29" DL, 422gr @ 272fps, Winners Choice string/cable, Trophy Taker drop-away Rest, Scott Release
1996 Martin Firecat XRG Pro Series w/Ultra Sonic wheels.....69lbs, 29" DL, 465gr @ 245fps, w/fingers & Martin leather glove