Quick Answer: Do Longer Arrows Fly Better?

What happens if your arrows are too long?

If you shoot an excessively long arrow, not only will the excess shaft weight result in a heavier and slower flying arrow, but the added length may necessitate changing to an even heavier/stiffer arrow spine..

How long should an arrow be for a 28 inch draw?

around 27 inchesIf you’re a 28-inch draw length and want an arrow that ends at the front of the riser, your arrow length would be around 27 inches. However, your arrow length can be longer if you need to weaken the spine of your arrow.

What happens if your arrows are too lightly or too heavily spined for your bow?

Every arrow shaft has a degree of stiffness called spine, which is its resistance to bending. … If your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow, the “archer’s paradox” movements will be extreme, resulting in poor arrow flight and loss of accuracy.

How do I know what arrows to buy?

As draw weight increases, so should arrow rigidity (spine). Also, we strongly recommend that you use an arrow with at least 5 grains of weight per pound or draw weight (if you are shooting a 60 lb. bow, you should use and arrow of not less than 300 grains). This includes your field point or broadhead.

How long should my arrows be for a 29 inch draw?

If you’re using a compound bow with 29” draw, then the arrow length for 29” draw should be 29” – 1.5” = 27.5”. For most modern bows and risers, that measurement is still acceptable. The arrow will likely to stay on the arrow rest which is vital.

What is the fastest arrow ever shot?

Claiming to hold a world record for speed, he is able to shoot 10 arrows in 4.9 seconds, or 3 arrows in 0.6 seconds.

Are longer or shorter arrows better?

The longer heavier arrow will retain its velocity better than the lighter arrow. The shorter, faster arrow will have more drag therefore reducing penetration. The longer arrow will flex more upon impact, therefore reducing penetration.

Do shorter arrows fly faster?

Shorter arrows are lighter and can generally be made to be stiffer than long arrows. A light arrow will fly further and faster than a heavier arrow. An arrow flexes as it flies through the air and a shorter and stiffer arrow will flex less and this also helps with additional speed and flight distance.

How long should my arrows be for a 25 inch draw?

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Why are my arrows fishtailing?

Often only a slightly suspect loose of the arrow can cause considerable fishtailing. … A clean shelf with a scuff mark left by a vane hitting it is a clear sign of a “clearance problem.” Clearance problems stem from nocking point height, centershot (arrow rest) misplacement, and arrow spine issues.

What is the difference between 340 and 400 arrows?

The difference is in “spine” or the bendiness of the arrow. A 340 spine arrow is stiffer (more resistant to bending) than a 400 spine arrow. When arrow tuning, for arrows of the same length, 340 arrows may tend to pull left (an indicator of Too Stiff) while 400 arrows may tend to pull right (an indicator of Too Weak).

Are longer arrows more accurate?

If an arrow is too long and heavy, it will drop sooner and fly slow, so the archer needs to aim higher. That makes it harder to hit the target. Longer arrows flex more. This means it is harder to get an accurate shot with too long of an arrow.

How heavy should my arrow be?

For reference, light arrows weigh about 350 grains, a typical arrow weighs 420 to 500 grains, and a heavy arrow weighs over 600 grains. Bentcik said few Americans use arrows weighing 700 grains or more unless they’re shooting traditional equipment.

Do Arrows gain speed?

The string only gains speed until the limbs are back at brace. From that point, it’s losing speed. If the string travels 2″ forwards of where it sits at brace, it’s actually losing speed and causing the arrow to slow down.

What grain arrow should I shoot for deer?

I think a good average hunting arrow should fall in the 6 to 8 grains per pound of bow weight, with lighter bows maybe even closer to 9 to 10 grains per pound. A typical 60-lb. bow should be in the 360- to 480-grain range, a 70-lb. bow in the 420- to 560-grain range.