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Old 07-03-2008, 11:48 AM
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Like some archers I know started off with 100 grain because they are popular or someone set them up using that weight. What weight do use? And why? Have you tried other weight points or broadheads with your setup?

Reason why I ask is I have tried out the 125 grains this year for the first time and I am amazed how well they perform with the 100 grains points I normal use. Yeah they are a tad bit slower but I can hear the difference when they hit the foam. The energy difference has to be considered but I'd bet it's to the better on KE with the 125's. On larger game I'd be considering the 125's for sure.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:00 PM
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I use 85 grain Slick Trick broadheads.

I like to keep the weight down if I can. For speed.

I used them on Deer and now Bear with no problems.

Adding weight will definitely affect your KE....
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:00 PM
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I use 100 grain, simply because my FOC (Front Of Center) would be off if I didn't. If your FOC is off, you can get some wobble from the arrow.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:06 PM
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Good point Monie!!!!

I don't worry about my FOC to much because the new Maxima are Weight Forward design that makes the arrow gradually heavier as it gets to the front.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:08 PM
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I was wandering the same thing .I shoot 125 thunderheads an was thinking about going to 100 hellrazors or the 100 2 bladed rages????????
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:37 PM
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Stick a 100gr head on and find your FOC. It just might work better for you.
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Around 12% FOC is what most will tell you is good for a hunting arrow. If you have more than that you can balance it some with a wrap or a lighted nock. I was wondering if any of you have actually measured your FOC? And then figured if your FOC is near the 10% to 15% range for the best recommended balance ?
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I use 100 grain, simply because my FOC (Front Of Center) would be off if I didn't. If your FOC is off, you can get some wobble from the arrow.

I use 125 Grain Heads for that very reason... and because Monie suggested it. Shooting the Slick Tricks and the Hellrazors.
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:13 PM
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Around 12% FOC is what most will tell you is good for a hunting arrow. If you have more than that you can balance it some with a wrap or a lighted nock. I was wondering if any of you have actually measured your FOC? And then figured if your FOC is near the 10% to 15% range for the best recommended balance ?
I'm at 13%
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Be sure to check the spine of your shaft...the 2 different weights will/could effect the flight substantially!!
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