Speed, Weight, Accuracy

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Ferguson Outfitters
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Speed, Weight, Accuracy

Post by Ferguson Outfitters » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:55 pm

I ain’t no Rocket Scientist but I’ve noticed I can get accuracy out of 100gr head at lower speeds (275-310fps) and the higher the speed, the more FOC weight I need.

Is this the norm?

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Re: Speed, Weight, Accuracy

Post by paulaboutform » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:44 pm

Yes...and the faster the bow the more critical the setup is. ....and FOC. Think of them like race cars vs luxury Sunday drivers :wink:

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Re: Speed, Weight, Accuracy

Post by Big John » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:13 pm

Paul is exactly correct!! Providing it doesnt go to a "very extreme." What I would suggest as a fun practice session, is to load a wack of different foc arrows and straight out arrow weight variences. I believe you will be quite amazed at what the different arrow combos will produce at different yardages.
I have personally tested an unknown number of combos for people and found alot of cool information. Had I not done this myself, while building thousands of arrows,
I may not have discovered a few really interesting attributes that some combos posses.
We can all come on an help each other with this info, however, finding these out while shooting yourself is very gratifying!!

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Re: Speed, Weight, Accuracy

Post by SEW » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:17 pm

Jerry at Tapp Nation builds very precise arrows. However, I’ve yet to encounter arrows any tighter grouping arrows that Big Johns. They were within 0.2gs. An absolute perfect dozen.

I did a vane test for Boo some time back. He used used shafts. SK200s, SK300s and Blazers.
The tightest groups I ever got were with his SK300s, offset, 26g insert, 170g fp, 18” Zombie, flat plastic insert. I got right at 1” , 100 yd, 3-shot groups (1.2”). With individual arrows, I could get just sub 1”. I get 1 1/2” at best with mine and better with a Big Johns. Big Johns were Blazer equipped at my asking. I think SK 300s in offset are difficult to equal.

You don’t go wrong with Big John arrows!

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