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View Poll Results: Which Size Arrow; 8.4 inch/inch or 9.3 grams/inch
8.4 grams/inch 5 55.56%
9.3 grams/inch 4 44.44%
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Which Weight Arrow Should I Go With? 8.4 or 9.3 per/inch

 
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:58 PM
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Re: Which Weight Arrow Should I Go With? 8.4 or 9.3 per/inch

Hey Jason, what did you decide for arrows? Did you go on your Idaho bear hunt yet with your new AR?
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:51 PM
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Re: Which Weight Arrow Should I Go With? 8.4 or 9.3 per/inch

I think I am going with the 8.4's. The Carbon Expresses I shoot are pretty close to that and I have never had problems. I have always had complete pass thrus on deer (except for a finishing shot that spined one). I have some heavier arrows from my old bow that I shoot on occasion. Once you get past 40 yards, there is a significant difference in trajectory.

It'll be this fall when I go on my hunt. I'm pretty excited. A taxidermist I shoot bow with killed a 615lb bear last fall here in Wisconsin. He also had 3 other smaller boars coming into his bait. I should have enough points built up for a tag in '11 and I will most likely be hunting about 1/2 mile from where he killed his. It would be awesome to kill a bear in in Idaho this fall, and one here the following fall.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:45 PM
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Re: Which Weight Arrow Should I Go With? 8.4 or 9.3 per/inch

my 8.4's in a matthews drenaline with 100 gr muzzy blows through bull elk, deer, and bears. get the heavys for elephant and cape buffalo. heavy works, you just miss more so you get more meat with light arrows. dr rc
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:03 AM
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Re: Which Weight Arrow Should I Go With? 8.4 or 9.3 per/inch

i used 8.4 gr per/inch for hunting and used maxima blue streak 250 7.4 gr per/inch for targets
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:39 PM
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Re: Which Weight Arrow Should I Go With? 8.4 or 9.3 per/inch

There's alot of factors that go into arrow performance. I refer you to the Ashby reports.

If the arrows are spined correctly in both sets, it won't make a big difference. If just the weight is munipulated, you'll have to step it up a bit more to see substantial gains. Total arrow weights around 650gn show sig. increases in penetration over lesser weights. If you're keeping the same points, vanes and nocks, then you're not changing the weight much; 27gn on a 30" arrow.



As far as elephants total arrow weights of 1200gn+ are the norm, and heavy single bevel, two blade broadheads.
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:36 PM
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Re: Which Weight Arrow Should I Go With? 8.4 or 9.3 per/inch

i agree, but i'm talking deer and elk. i expect your ligt arrows would have plenty of penetration from what i've seen happen with mine on deer and elk.
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:16 PM
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Re: Which Weight Arrow Should I Go With? 8.4 or 9.3 per/inch

darn, i forgot, those arrows i shot through with were the g tip ultralight in size 400 which is 7.4 gr/inch. i would go lighter except for worrying about the effect on my bow. also, year before last i drilled a recalcitrant bear with it with a 90 gr. old 4 blade muzzy which also blew through the bear.
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