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10 Archery Arrow Spine Related FAQs



What happens if your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow?

Every arrow shaft has a degree of stiffness called spine, which is its resistance to bending. ... If your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow, the "archer's paradox" movements will be extreme, resulting in poor arrow flight and loss of accuracy. (It's better to err on the stiff—too heavily spined—side.)
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What happens if your arrows are too long?

Longer arrows can also lessen your FOC (Front Of Center) percentage, which may cause less than optimal broadhead flight. It can't hurt if it's too long if it's shoots well for you. Too long and you have to have more spine which adds arrow weight, more fletching, and heavier tips for proper FOC (arrow balance).
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What arrow spine should I shoot?

Arrow manufacturers supply charts that give you a starting point, but the most certain way to find the right spine is to visit an archery shop and shoot different spines to see which one works best for your setup. A pro staff’s knowledge and experience are invaluable when selecting arrows.

Once you find the arrow spine your bow likes best, stick with it unless you change your draw weight, arrow length or point weight. When buying new arrows, tell the archery pro the spine size and arrow length. Or simply provide one of your arrows so they can replicate it.

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What happens when arrow spine is too stiff?

Too stiff an arrow usually just slows the bow down with a heavier arrow. Too weak a spine arrow usually yields a faster lighter arrow. But the light spine cause the arrow to shoot way off the mark as the range increases. The correct spine arrows for the bow are the ones that can hit the same vertical line at all distances.

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What size arrows do I need for my crossbow?

Most crossbow arrows are 16″ to 22″ in length, with the average being 20 inches. All crossbows come with a recommendation from the manufacturer regarding the length of the arrows you should use; when purchasing new arrows, you should make sure that they are the same length as recommended.
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Do longer arrows fly better?

... the shorter arrows are going to be more accurate than the longer arrows but they did not explain why. ... A short arrow will fishtail for less time. If an arrow is too long and heavy, it will drop sooner and fly slow, so the archer needs to aim higher. That makes it harder to hit the target.
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What size arrow should I shoot?

The weight of your arrows will vary depending on your objectives: If you want to target practice, you want the arrow to weigh in total (shaft, vanes, insert, nock and field point combined) around 5 to 6 grain per pound of draw weight.
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How do you determine arrow length?

Correct arrow length is measured from the bottom, inside of the nock groove (deepest point where the string goes into the nock) to the cut end of the shaft, not including the point or point insert.
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How do you calculate arrow spine weight?

Arrow length is measured from the throat of the nock to the end of the insert. If you are shooting a longer broadhead than field point, you may want to choose a slightly stiffer shaft. *Point Weight = The total combined weight of point, insert, Ballistic Collar and FACT weight.
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What might happen if an arrow is too short for the bow?

Well you certainly don't want your arrows to be too short or you risk dropping off your rest at full draw and skewering your hand.

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