What arrow weight do you prefer?

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What total arrow weight do you prefer using in your crossbow?

350 grains
29
8%
375 grains
43
11%
400 grains
168
44%
425 grains
82
21%
450 grains
32
8%
475 grains
14
4%
500 grains
6
2%
525 + grains
10
3%
 
Total votes: 384

LostBolt
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by LostBolt » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:58 pm

I shoot 425gr. I thinks it is the best compromise over speed and power. Super accurate in my Bulldog 380

oldm405guy
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by oldm405guy » Sat May 11, 2019 8:47 am

well i chose 425 because what i would like to use but i use diablo with 150gn boltcutters work for me since 2014.
matrix mega 405
acp trigger
boo string
xb30 sr ir scope

joel0711
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by joel0711 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:57 pm

Exocet tested by Excalibur with 359 grains------ I went with factory recommendation--350grains

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Deerstalker
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Deerstalker » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:50 pm

My 20" BEEs weigh 485 gr with 150 gr Slick Trick Mags & NuFletch Ignitor nocks.
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These arrows are accurate and have the same POI as the 150 gr field points at 25/30 yards.
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150 gr Slick Trick Mag BH.
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AJ01
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by AJ01 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:35 pm

Black Eagle Executioners, 110 grain brass inserts, Blazer vanes and Lumenoks with a 100grain blade. right on 400gr. :thumbup:
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Cardinalsfanforever
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Cardinalsfanforever » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:46 pm

X2, AJ. got me some executioners with 110 grn. today. My bolts for my 380 run 450ish.
matrix 380
micro 315

Potter
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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by Potter » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:14 am

The lightest possible, 350
Bulldog 440. Exocet 200

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Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Post by janesy » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:25 am

Potter wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:14 am
The lightest possible, 350
I think you'll find a direct correlation to the weight of the arrows to the bows that have limb problems. And you're seeing that directly :)

You might consider upping the weight some. A couple years back Excal stopped shipping 150 practise heads and dropped to 100 as people complained they weren't getting the "advertised speed". But the numbers above suggest most people are shooting higher weights than factory
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