Are fiberglass arrows any good?

Are fiberglass arrows any good?

Fiberglass arrows are strong, but also heavy in weight compared to wood, aluminum, and carbon arrow material. ... Fiberglass arrows are excellent for short-distance target practice, but they are much less effective in performance for longer target distances.

What is the best material for arrows?


What are fiberglass arrows?

Fiberglass Arrows Fiberglass is the arrow of choice for youth camps and other group-archery programs. Inexpensive, relatively straight and available in varied lengths, these arrows are a great way to get started in the sport.

Can you use fiberglass arrows with a compound bow?

So the short answer is yes - you can use them but only if you can get them in the correct spine stiffness and length (and that may be difficult to find). However cheaper carbon arrows would easily outperform them.

What arrows for a 50 pound recurve bow?

250 or 300's work best, but you will want to consult the arrow charts for your draw length and poundage.

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.

What does 400 mean on an arrow?

400 arrows are stronger than 500 arrows. 500 arrows are stronger than 600 arrows. A weaker arrows is “softer”. Generally 600 arrows are for bows from 15–35 pounds in draw weight, 500 for 35–55 pounds, 400 for 55–75 pounds, and 340 for 75–95 pounds. When you release the bowst.

What happens if my arrows are too stiff?

If you do not have the correct arrow spine for your bow set up, you are going to get erratic arrow flight and poor shooting groups. ... An under-spined arrow will veer right, while an arrow that is too stiff will favor slightly left.

Do heavier arrows fly better?

Arrows come in three weight categories: light, midweight and heavy. Lighter arrows fly faster and can group more tightly, but they're often harder to tune. Heavier arrows fly slower but resist wind better and penetrate deeper.

Can you kill a deer with a 35 pound bow?

But, a skilled shooter with a 35-pound bow is very likely to kill a deer when shooting at it from 10 or 15 yards.

Can an arrow be too heavy?

It could blow up your bow or make the string jump off the cam, causing an injury or damaging your bow.” In contrast, an arrow that's too heavy for your setup isn't dangerous, but it quickly loses speed, causing the arrow to drop quickly and reduce shooting distances.

How long should arrows be for 29 inch draw?

Static spine To calculate this, arrows must be 29long and supported at two points 28” apart. The number of inches the arrow bends multiplied by 1,000 is the arrow's spine. So, an arrow numbered 350, bends . 350” when the weight is applied.

How long should an arrow be for a 28 inch draw?

around 27 inches

How far should an arrow go past the rest?


Does arrow length affect accuracy?

I would guess the longer the arrow, the more potentially accurate it could be. Longer tail, more leverage to correct flight. Also I would say the longer arrow theoretically would be more forgiving then. the inverse may also be true when shooting broadheads.

How do I know if my arrow is too stiff?

A lighter tip INCREASES an arrow's spine (makes it act more stiff). If the arrow is too stiff it will favor the left side while if the arrow is a bit weak, it favors the right side.

Do shorter arrows fly faster?

Shorter arrows are lighter and can generally be made to be stiffer than long arrows. A light arrow will fly further and faster than a heavier arrow. An arrow flexes as it flies through the air and a shorter and stiffer arrow will flex less and this also helps with additional speed and flight distance.

How long should my arrows be for a 27 inch draw?

The arrow must be 29" in length and supported by two points, which are 28" apart. The number of inches the arrow deflects or bends due to the weight, is the spine size or measurement of an arrow. DYNAMIC spine describes the way an arrow reacts from the stored energy of a bow as it is shot.

How do I know my draw weight?

The draw weight is marked on the bow's lower limb with the pound sign (#),such as 35# @ 28”. That translates to 35 pounds of draw weight at a 28-inch draw length.

How do I choose the right arrow for my bow?

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. So if your bow has 60 lbs. of draw, you want to use arrows that weigh in total between 300 and 360 grain.

How do I choose arrow spine?

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. When shooting finger release, start by selecting an arrow 2 boxes to the weaker side (to the left).

What grain arrow should I shoot for deer?

I think a good average hunting arrow should fall in the 6 to 8 grains per pound of bow weight, with lighter bows maybe even closer to 9 to 10 grains per pound. A typical 60-lb. bow should be in the 360- to 480-grain range, a 70-lb. bow in the 420- to 560-grain range.

How do you stiffen an arrow spine?

To stiffen the dynamic spine or reaction flex of the shaft during the shot you need to remove weight up front, cut the shaft shorter, add more weight to the nock end, or lower the draw weight.

Does arrow spine really matter?

Bows set at heavier weights require shafts with less deflection (more spine), and bows set at lighter weights require shafts with more deflection (less spine). ... When shot from a bow, an arrow bends and oscillates.

What does arrow spine mean?

Arrow spine in its simplest definition is the measurement of the arrow's stiffness. It measures how much an arrow will bend or flex. This arrow spine is measured in numbers. ... For example, an arrow with spine number 400 is stiffer than a 600 spine arrow.

How do you weaken arrows?

Nock weight or rear weight – Adding weight to the rear of the arrow will increase or stiffen the arrow's dynamic spine while removing weight from the rear of the arrow will decrease or weaken the arrow's dynamic spine.

How do you make a stiff arrow weaker?

Eric has it right, add weight to the arrow point to make the dynamic spine weaker. Nock weight will slow down the arrow which causes the dynamic spine to be stiffer. Nock weight has the same effect as adding weight to the string (more strands, serving, silencers, extra brass nocks...)

How does brace height affect arrow spine?

Raising the brace height reduces the dynamic spine of an arrow (or compensates for a stiff arrow). Lowering the brace height increases the dynamic spine of an arrow (or compensates for a weak arrow). For practicality: If your arrow is acting stiff, bring it closer to center or rasie the brace height.

What is the correct brace height on a recurve bow?

Longbows generally are never braced lower than six inches and recurves rarely less than seven. Many modern longbows like to be braced at or around seven inches and recurves, depending on design, between seven and nine inches. Brace height is determined from the deepest portion of the grip.

Do you need an arrow rest on a recurve bow?

In short: Recurve bows do not need an arrow rest. In fact, it is perfectly okay to shoot directly off the shelf. However, an arrow rest is recommended because it protects your bow and arrow from damage.