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Old 07-04-2020, 06:29 AM
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Default Aluminums arrows for hunting

I'd like to try some aluminum arrows for hunting. My set up is 51# @ 27 inches ,Stalker recurve with static limbs. I draw to 27 inches and shoot an elevated rest. I want to shoot 160 grain Simmons Landsharks. I'm thinking 2016's or 2018's, cut to 28inches. What do you think ,am I close? Thank you for all answers
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Old 07-04-2020, 09:20 AM
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2016 maybe even 1916
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Old 07-04-2020, 10:17 AM
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28” 2016’s . That’s what I always shot with my Zwicky broadheads.
Complete pass throughs was the norm .
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Old 07-04-2020, 11:20 PM
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I shot 2016s with the swamp sharks off the 52lb stalker I had. Can’t remember the length they were though.
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Old 07-05-2020, 03:19 AM
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2016’s at 28”+ would be dandy
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Old 07-05-2020, 04:18 AM
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It's all just a guess...
I recommend that you get a couple of different shafts to try.
Lancaster Archer will sell singles if you cannot find someone locally to give you a couple to tr.
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:58 PM
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2016 sounds good to me as well, I've had nothing but good experiences with them.
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Old 07-31-2020, 01:20 PM
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I can get 2016ís,2018ís, and 2117ís all to tune with a little length and point weight adjustment.


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Old 08-01-2020, 06:21 PM
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I am not the most experienced bow hunter, but don't aluminum arrows outweigh carbon arrows significantly. I have Easton Gamegetters with Zwikey Eskimo 2 blade broadheads, with a weight of 576 gr. Heavier gives more kinetic energy, thus deeper penetration, or am I wrong. With my 45# Martin Hatfield takedown, theses arrows and broadheads have worked for me on Whitetails hear in Wisconsin.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:50 PM
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Actually, you are wrong. Aluminum and wooden arrows of a given spine are heavier than carbons. Heavier produces less kinetic energy but more momentum. Kinetic is what kills in rifle bullets but momentum produces penetration which is what kills in archery, What kills quickest for us is through and through penetration of the lung area. It lets the air out and they go down in seconds. - lbg
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:01 PM
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Thanks lbg for setting me straight. I'm not the most knowledgeable guy on archery, but I like to learn. Does the setup I listed above sound about right for deer hunting? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:22 PM
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2016, no more. - lbg
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:52 AM
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Shot aluminium for about the first 2 years doing target archery, XX75 PP

My experience is, do not cut them below 28", they shoot great from recurve/LB if u have them long enough
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:07 AM
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What carbon are you shooting? Deflection is deflection. A 2016 is .531, 2018 is .464, and a 2117 is. 400. Carbon does recover quicker and one of the reasons for better penetration.

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