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    Welcome, Tom. Nice hunting rig and target. The only dumb question I know of is the one that you don't ask. Lots of helpful people in here, so ask away.

    Suggestion; Your pics, reduce them to around 410 X 310.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    Welcome, Tom. Nice hunting rig and target. The only dumb question I know of is the one that you don't ask. Lots of helpful people in here, so ask away.

    Suggestion; Your pics, reduce them to around 410 X 310.
    Yes, +1, Please resize. Welcome to the board.
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    And if you don't know how to resize pics we'll walk you through it.
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    Paint is your fiend...lol so easy even we can do it
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    figured out the resize thing. well, actually asked the daughter, got the eye rolling and lecture about how simple it is and she taught me. gotta love teenagers. i do have a serious question on arrow selection, since there's not really a good shop nearby, how do you know what's a good arrow for your bow? i've been reading articles and some say a stiff spine is good and some say it is bad. right now i've got some old aluminums that came with my woodsman and i know that they aren't the correct ones for optimum capability. i'd like to go carbon, but how do you know which one as far as weight and spine? i did find a thing called the archery program that let me input the bow and it gave me the following:

    Length 29
    Diameter .300
    Weight 355 grains
    AMO Spine .340 inches
    Ideal Spine .4321


    now what? some just say 2115 or something like that. help!!!

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    Have you checked out this one at easton http://www.eastonarchery.com/
    look at the charts and you will see how one arrow fits a range. Put your info into the shaft selctor, you can change tip weight etc and see what it spits out. I like to go with the mid to high side of the arrows range.. good luck . an just so you feal at home
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    I use Goldtip which are a decent arrow,here is there chart.

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    When picking the proper spine you only need to be close. Those who say to err on the stiff side are correct, but not really. If you intend to hunt you'll be using broadheads, obviously. Thes tend to steer the front of the arrow so the straighter you can get the arrow to come out of the bow the better. Underspined arrows bend to much and as such cannot recover quickly enough to counter the steering effect of the blades whereas an arrow that is slightly stiff will do much better.

    However, this is where tuning comes into play. If the arrow you choose is just slightly underspined you have such options as heavier fletching or lighter points which stiffen the dynamic spine of the shaft. You can also just turn the weight of the bow down a few pounds and get them to work. Don't get caught up in the idea that you must shoot the bow at a certain weight. This is one of the reason there are limb bolts on a bow.

    On the other hand, if your shafts are a bit on the stiff side you might be able to lighten up on the spine by using heavier points or lighter fletching OR turn the weight up on the bow.

    The idea is to pick a shaft that is close to the recommended spine and then tune the bow/arrow combination to shoot it. If you have all your ducks in a row and everything tunes well then what you end up with is a shaft that is dynamically perfect.
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