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Re: Arrow Building

Postby Jon » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:53 pm

3/8 shafts with 150 grain points. I may cut them a bit thinner. But since I won't be shooting much really long distance like you would in an army, I might as well have bigger ones for more accuracy at close range... right?

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Re: Arrow Building

Postby Eledhwen » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:13 am

Bigger simply means they weigh more and are probably stiffer (depending on wood selected), meaning they would be problematic with lesser poundage bows. An arrow has to flex around the limb of the bow; if the spine is too stiff it has trouble doing this and is inaccurate, if it is not stiff enough the energy of the bow can splinter the arrow.

I know English war arrows were a half inch in diameter, but they were pulling 120# plus. You can taper shafts..have them heavier at the head and taper back to the nock; it saves weight, lends more weight to the head.

If the arrow is too stiff and too heavy for the bow, accuracy and range suffer. They do not really act like caliber in firearms. Thicker arrow woods are often used for heavier draw bows. Spine is really the determining factor.

Somewhere on here is a tutorial on making your own spine tester by one of our own.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Arrow Building

Postby Kiriana » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:27 pm

Eledhwen wrote:Somewhere on here is a tutorial on making your own spine tester by one of our own.


ooh if that is the case it needs to be in this forum hehe
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Re: Arrow Building

Postby Eledhwen » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:14 pm

It was our own Cinead. I used the search function so here's the link:

http://www.ranger.budgetauthenticity.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=620&p=5427&hilit=spine+tester#p5427

I will be putting up some more arrow work here soon, along with some leather items in a separate thread, like bow cases and whatnot.

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Re: Arrow Building

Postby Kiriana » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:18 pm

Nice, thanks!!
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