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Best weight arrow for 70 pound draw

What type of figure should I be looking for in terms of grains/inch for a 70 pound draw. I have only even shot a 64 pound draw and with the new bow I plan on using its full potential.

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What does the manufacturer

What does the manufacturer reccomend?  For my Mathews it is 5 grains per inch so for a 70 pound bow that comes to 350 grains.  The arrow itself will weigh less than this becaue you have to figure in the broadhead, fletching and nock in the weight.

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I think if I remeber right 5

I think if I remeber right 5 grains per inch is a pretty standard number for all bow makers.  I beleive if your arrow weight is under 350 grains tthe bow can explodeon you.  I think to keep things safe I would try to get my arrow weight around 420 grains.  For one your bow will be just that much quieter.  I pull 67 pounds on my Hoyt and my arrows weight 450 grains and it sounds like a truck hitting a wall when the arrows hit their mark. 

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