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Old 12-06-2012, 03:28 PM
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Default 2016's from a 30lb bow

Guys I have an old 30lb recurve and a pile of 2016's. I was thinking about ordering some 200 and 300 gr field points to see if it might work. Anybody tried it? What do you guys think?
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:44 PM
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

I think they will be so heavy they will fly like the proverbial telephone pole and sink like a bowling ball. I shoot 2016s out of 50#-55# bows. On the plus side the bow should be plenty quiet.
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

Download Stu Miller's Dynamic Spine calculator and play around. Available here.

Shaft length will come into it.
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

I just tried again and I have never been able to get that calculator to work.
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

So many variables but I started of with 28# limbs and full length 1916 Jazz arrows (80 grain points?) so I think you should be able to get them to fly. Possibly even tune.
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

Ok thanks, I have never figured out why that calculator won't run on my machine. I get the chart up on the calculator but can't change any data on it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

I shoot my 2016s (xx75 Gamegetter 500s) out of my 30# pvc bow, draw a bit over 30, maybe 33, 34, depending on ambient temp. They are 31 1/2 ", with 125 grain tips, and have to paradox around the bow as my pvc bow is off the knuckles. I have a 30# York with no shelf and it shoots the 2016s just as well (excellent), and a 30# Pearson Jetbow... same results.

My draw brings the Pearson and York to 35#. Depends on drawlength to determine arrow length, but 31" or so 2016s will fly great with a 30# bow and proper tips. Besides, shooting a 50# bow at 35 or 40 yards is WAY easier than an old 30#er. I like the challenge. Think "arc".
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

I shoot full length (32") 2315's out of 30lb limbs that end up 28lb on my fingers.

37 grain insert with 150 grain points, end up with at arrow right at 600 grain.
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

You might be able to get them to fly straight but they will be way too heavy for a good trajectory. 1716 or 1816 would suit that bow weight better. - lbg
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I have good luck with 1716's at 29in long from my 30# sage
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

I think 2016 is for more like 50#-60# when cut to normal length tipped with a typical-weight point.
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

Yes guys I shoot the from my 56 lb recurve all the time. That was not the point.
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

I may be wrong, but kinda doubt that any calculator will give you a formula to shoot 2016's from a 30# bow. Me thinks you can do it with some experimentation. Full-length shafts and various heavy points to weaken the spine will probably be needed. If this is going to be an indoor arrow, the only questions in my mind (gap-shooter) is will my point-on be below the spot and how low?

Let us know how it works out...good luck!
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

I shoot full length 2016's (32") from my Titan III w/ 31# limbs. 125gr points and std inserts - makes for a good indoor setup.
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Default Re: 2016's from a 30lb bow

At this point, we have some who say no way, and some have have good luck with it.

What is your desired shooting? targets I'm guessing with 30#s. I say give it a try- the worst that can happen is you miss. A lot depends on tip weight, draw length, and overall arrow length.

Sure, this ain't for long range shots... no 70-meters for you, though I can generally hit a 2 foot target most shots at 60 yards with my 2016s and 125 grain tips... at a 15 to 20 degree angle... and the arrows even stick as long as I have good pointy field tips, not target blunts

But for form work or punching holes in paper, or even rubber ducks on a string, it's a great way to fling a ton of arrows over an afternoon.
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