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Carbon Help

I am switching to carbon from wood arrows and i dont know a thing about them. I was looking at the vapor carbon arrows and the vapor carbon woods. they have a size 2000 which is 35-45 #and a 3000 which is 45-65 #which should o get for a 45# recurve that is center shot. Also I read that some 3D courses dont allow carbon arrows because the point is bigger than the shafts so they make a big hole. Is this true? can i shoot regular screw in points and broad heads? if any one knows of any recomended reading please let me know also any extra info regarding inserts and other important things for a carbon convert Big smile Thanks a bunch-Scott

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Carbon Help

That's a whole bunch of questions.

I'm not familiar with the vapor carbon arrows but I shoot the Gold Tip Carbon Traditionals out of my Savannah longbow and they shoot just fine. Actually they shoot very well.
The bow at my draw is 52# with micarta reinforced tips and 8125 string. Arrow are 28" G/T 5575 Traditional carbons. With a 125gr tip they weigh 430gr total weight. With 145gr tip they weigh 450gr total weight. Arrows launch at 181 fps and 176 fps respectively.
I don't understand the part about the tips being larger than the shaft. You can buy tips to match the diameter of the carbon shafts.
The type of string may or may not determine the shaft, Dacron, Fast Flight, 8125, etc... Size of head or tip may or may not determine which shaft.

Is the bow 45# @ 28" or 45# @ your draw length? You'll need to determine the poundage at your draw length.
If the bow is 45# @ 28", your draw is less than 28" and you are using Dacron. I would favor the lighter arrow with a lighter tip.
If the bow is 45# at your draw and you have Dacron. I would favor the heavier arrow with a heavier head.
If the bow is 45# at your draw and you have say fast flight, 8125 or one of the other less stretch or no stretch strings. You may want the heavier arrow with a lighter head.
Don't use anything but Dacron unless the tips of the bow are reinforced to withstand the stress of the no stretch strings.

You'll need to see what the bow favors. The way you release, the string, the quickness of the bow, are all factors that come into play.

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thanks the bow shoots plus or minus 45 at my draw length which is 28 and some times 27 but i think ill but a half dozen of the hevier kind and see how i like them im getting them from kustomkingarchery.com by the way-scott

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Hi Scotty E

The heavier spined arrows are the best choice.
Try some 125gr tips and some 145gr tips.
If the 125's fly good. They would be the best choice for deer sized game. They will travel a bit faster than the 145's but, you may need the weight of the 145's to compensate for the heavy arrow spine. The 145's will have a bit better penetration.
3 helical 5" feathers.
For hunting. At 45#'s. Try to get the total weight of the arrow to at least 400grs.

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