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    I'm just getting into traditional archery, specifically for hunting - whitetail. My question is whats the best arrow spec to shoot with a 60# martin hunter recurve - I have a 31" draw? I've read on several forums not to go too light in GPI and spine due to possible damage to the limbs. thanks in advance.

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    Type in any arrow manufacturers name and their web site will have an arrow spine chart. Difficult for me to tell you what shaft for you to shoot. What type of material? Wood? Aluminum? Carbon? Most traditional hunters like to shoot arrows of about 10 GPI. It also depends on how heavy the broadhead is, that is, you can change the effective spine of a shaft by changing the weight of the broadhead.
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    Thanks for the response.. I've heard 10GPI is a good general rule of thumb.
    I've been checking out different manufacturers online and their respective spine charts - Although seems a bit overwhelming considering how many options are out there. Originally i wanted to stay with the traditional archery theme and was looking at wood arrows - unfortunately with my draw length at 31" i;m not seeing any manufacturers offering 32" BOP (i was told if hunting with broad heads, i should add an inch to my draw length). So then i began looking at other arrow type, carbon and aluminum. I spoke with a rep at 3rivers archery, his suggestion was to go with carbons and have them add weight tubes for a higher GPI - said too light of an arrow can cause limb damage.

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    A 60# bow at your draw length will actually be close to 70 pounds, which means you will be holding that at full draw which is a lot different than a compound with let-off. I'd suggest a lighter bow to learn on.
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    CapJJ - Ive heard that from a few people i know that shoot recurves. I've got the bow and slowly getting use to the poundage (at I'm sure 70#'s with my draw length). thanks for the suggestion though.

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    Do you have fletching equipment? Or do you need to buy the arrow fletched? I'm a diy-er, and so only know where to get the supplies to make my own arrows ( I also shoot cedar out of my recurve ) don't really know any arrowmakers, although there are several who post on the leatherwall, who do wonderfull work. Here's a link to Stickbow's leatherwall, a post looking for someone to build arrows. If you need suppliers instead, let me know.

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    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, Shoot thru, 55lb, Quiktune 3000, HHA OL 5519 2X, Easton A/C/C
    Ben Pearson 1968 'Cougar' 62" 45#s @ 28" recurve, parallel shaft POC, Zwickey 'Eskimo' 2 blade

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