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    My arrows are 9.8% foc, according to charts thats within range. What is the best for performance? How critical is foc?

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    For target shooting, I'd think you should be just fine. For hunting, I'd try to get the FOC a little higher. The arrows I'm shooting right now are close to 19% FOC. They seem to get better penetration that way. They say 10-15% is what to shoot for as an all around arrow. Most of what I've hunted with in the past has been right at 14-15%, and it works well. Makes for a good stable arrow.
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    x2 Ehunter said it. Mine are about 12% and work great. But I probably will bring them up a little more.

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    ok if Iuse the caculator on hunters friend where I had my arrows made,and go with 125gr heads then I get 12% foc. I'll try them and see how I shoot.as I stated in another thread My arrows today were shooting slightly tail left,will going to a heavier head throw it off more or less?

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    How well do they fly ?
    keep in mind If all your doing is shooting for fun / hunting..all you need to worrie about is how they fly with BH on.
    I agree with The fact the higher it is the better the flight. but with new compound bows launching arrows like a stinger missile 5% just dont factor in

    Trad Bows..well that when it truly matters

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    yeah i definately know how to stress my self out lol I enjoy the tinkering though. I just have to get used to tuning this new bow. I'm not used to tuning with y cables and single cams. My old hoyt was a breeze to tune but it was also a bear of a bow. One of the reasons I'd consider going to 125's is that I still have a old pack of muzzy's unopened and if they fly well might as well use them. This is such a great forum by getting everyones input it gives me a good foundation to start,and besides it'll distract me from the fact hunting season is 6 months away lol

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    If you have them Use them...Itsa no brainer that way becides I realy like my 125 meat smackin muzzys
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElkSlayer View Post
    How well do they fly ?
    keep in mind If all your doing is shooting for fun / hunting..all you need to worrie about is how they fly with BH on.
    I agree with The fact the higher it is the better the flight. but with new compound bows launching arrows like a stinger missile 5% just dont factor in

    Trad Bows..well that when it truly matters

    This is supposed to be a fun thing to do, not stress a guy out
    I agree, you're over-thinking it if you are calculating FOC to the tenth(0.1%), it's just gotta be in the range. Have fun.
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    Nothing wrong with a Muzzy, tough, ya can reharpen them, and there are differnt tip weights.

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    Everything I read is that the FOC for hunting should be between 10%-15% so that;s what I was shooting for. And if any of you are interested I have an unopened pack of Muzzy 125's and practice blades never used just PM me.
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