What arrow straightness do I need?

An arrow that’s advertised to have a +/-. 001″ straightness is automatically an elite pro-grade arrow worth big bucks. An arrow with a lowly +/-. 006″ straightness is the entry-level hunter grade arrow which is sold as a basic commodity.

What is the ideal arrow length?

Most new arrow shafts measure 32 inches before being cut, so that’s about as long of an arrow as you can shoot. Depending on your draw length, such an arrow might stick out an awful lot in front of your bow at full draw, which raises issues about clearance and maneuverability.

What diameter are arrows?

Most wood arrows come in diameters of 5/16″, 11/32″, and 23/64″. Be sure to use a test kit or at least use a spine chart when choosing spine. Wood arrows/shafts come in 5# spine groups as they can be a bit more “touchy” on getting the right spine.

Are smaller diameter arrows more accurate?

The greater the surface area of an arrow, the quicker it slows down. Because skinny arrows maintain more of their speed, they also have more kinetic energy and better penetration at longer distances. At 60 yards, small-diameter arrows lose a lower percentage of their initial velocity than a larger-diameter arrow.

Does arrow diameter matter?

The idea that a small-diameter shaft will penetrate deeper than a larger-diameter shaft makes sense, since the smaller diameter results in less surface area and, therefore, less energy-robbing friction.

What happens if my arrows are too stiff?

If the arrow’s spine is too weak or too stiff, the arrow will not correct itself as soon as it should while in flight. If that arrow is weak and continues to flex (has a low spine rating), it’s going to veer off target. While an arrow will necessarily twist and turn in flight, what you don’t want it to do is wobble.

Why is my arrow not going straight?

If your arrows are not spined correctly for your draw weight, length and arrow weight, it can cause erratic arrow flight. If you’re not shooting a perfect bullet hole through paper at a distance you are comfortable with (assuming your form is on-point), that tells you that the arrow is not flying straight.

How long should an arrow be for a 29 inch draw?

How long should my arrow be for a 29″ draw? Based on our experience, if you are using a 29″ draw with compound bows, the arrow length would be 27.5″ (29″ – 1.5″). This allows the arrow to comfortably fit on the arrow rest, but make sure your riser measurement matches up before buying a bulk amount of arrow.

Are longer arrows more accurate?

If you’re consistent on draw length, arrow length matters little except for precision shooting. But, arrow length affects dynamic spine, so if your arrows are the same spine, but different lengths then they aren’t actually the same spine. As long as they’re all the same, not really.

Are smaller diameter arrows faster?

Which is more important straightness of arrow or weight?

There are many considerations, spine (stiffness), weight (grains per inch), straightness and, of course, price. Understandably, arrows that have tighter tolerances both in straightness and weight (per dozen) are more expensive.

How to make a recurve Arrow size chart?

Use the Recurve or Longbow ACTUAL weight chart on the right side of the chart to select the column corresponding to your bow type and point weight. Follow the column down to your bow weight and then follow the row to the left to find your suggested arrow group.

How is the straightness of a carbon arrow determined?

But when it comes to all carbon arrows it is not as factual. In the late 1980’s AFC and I ran tests to determine how straight does the arrow need to be in order to carry a 3 inch group at 50 meters or 55 yards. We used a recurve, fingers with a speed of near 200 feet per second.

How is the stiffness of an arrow measured?

Spine rating is essentially the stiffness of the arrow and companies use static spine to categorize shafts. That is measured by suspending a 1.94 lbs weight from the center of the arrow.