New Martin Jaguar Magnum, need arrows
First, let me say hello to the Martin Tech Forum community. Glad to be a new member, and Martin bow owner.
I recently picked up the bow after shopping around for the past six months. I liked the draw, weight and size of the bow.
My question for you experienced archers out there is what type of arrow will work best for me, or what is safe to shoot with my bow.
Some details: 28" draw, 60# pull, dyna cam, release aid with string loop
Also, I'm planning to use either 100 or 125 grain broadheads for hunting whitetail and elk.
Any assistance you can offer would be great!
I've located the Easton charts for my draw weight and arrow length, including point weight. Unless anyone can recommend a different arrow for me to try, I think I'm going with the 2216 ss, 75.
You can use either aluminum or carbon. YOur choice. Here's a besite to look at and use their interactive arrow selection charts. It'll give you several choices. www.bowjackson.com
Just my opinion, but I would recommend carbon arrows. I shot aluminum for the last 4 years and switched this year to carbons and I will never switch back. The main thing I personally dont like about aluminum is you never know if they are bent or not. I tried tuning 2 years ago and was very frustrated. Turns out I had some arrows with very minor bends in them.
You will like the speed of carbons and penetration.
On the up side for aluminum however is the KE. They hit very hard.
Just my opinion though.
First just let me say, nice choice! I also own a jag. mag. Im shooting super carbon 55-70. they have all i need to get the job done. I shot a spike this year at about 55 yards uphill and he went down!!!!!!!!! I shot aluminum arrows for years when I was a kid and there is just no comparison. Carbon is lighter which means faster just be sure that your arrows are within the law in your state. I have to shoot 125 gr. to get my arrow weight over 400 gr. in Idaho.
Look at Pinwheel Software. You put in all the specs and they will give you a choice of arrow shafts to choose from.
Thanks everybody! I'm going to try out the Easton's first as they are a bit cheaper than carbon arrows. I will move up to carbon in the future, but I want to start out gradually and move up.
Also, any recommendations for good broadheads? I've seen all the commercials for just about everything, but I want real results and not just hype.
Thats a hole new can of worms. I shoot the Muzzy three blade 100 gr. I have friends that shoot different heads depending on what they are hunting. Do some home work. Also go to:
Originally Posted by lrntolive
There is more threads on there about broadheads than I would care to count. Try a search or just go page by page. I am sure that you will find what you need.
All in all Muzzy is a great choice. The elk I shot this yearwas uphill and I shot him right through the front shoulder. THE BROADHEAD BROKE RIGHT THROUGH THE BONE! It went in and hit both lungs after that and he went down quickly. Muzzy would be my rec.