I am on a quest to get the best performance out of my FireCat for 3D, not hunting. I'm presently limited to about 45# so getting serious speed is kind of hard.
Recently did some homework and came up with a good combination, or at least I think so. Having a 26.5" draw, all my arrows are overspined, the lightest being a 500 spine.
I just got some Gold Tip Entrada 600 shafts and am playing. Cut to 25.5", 26" from the nock groove. The bare shaft weighs in at 145.4 grains. I'm using 35gr target tips with 10gr weights added. Add nock and three 2" feathers and the total arrow weight comes in at 209gr. That right, no misprint----209 grains.
The FOC is pretty low at 5.83%, so I might have to play with that. Being a senior I don't have to shoot anything over 35 yards around here so it might pan out.
Believe it or not these things still paper tune stiff, which isn't all that bad. I can always add weights to the tips and go up a few pounds in bow weight, trying to stay within the 5 gr/lb rule that so many like to adhere to.
Haven't had a real chance to do any tuning or anything yet. Don't have indoor facilities as yet and it's been a might chilly out.
My whole point is that for those who are not aware of it there are so many choices available in carbon arrows that it is possible to build ultralite arrows or ultra heavy ones, all spined correctly for your bow. In most cases you just aren't going to find these in archery shops.
So who has any thoughts about my choice. Any help?