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    New bow- what weight of arrow would be best

    I bought a Hoyt maxxis 31 this year 28" draw @ 60lbs, I am shooting 350 grain Carbon Express Maxima arrows right now and its shooting good. I plan on hunting elk this year with it and wondered if It would benefit me to go with a higher grain arrow, I've killed lots of deer with a 350 arrow, but never tried elk before. Will it mess up my sight? I know a lighter grain bullet in a rifle will shoot higher than a heavier bullet, is this the same as a bow? any suggestions to someone just bowhunting for a few years now would be helpfull

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    An arrow that weighs more will definitely affect your sight, depending on how much more you're talking. You will see a siginicant difference at longer yardage for sure (40-60).
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    For elk hunting in my opinion, I would hunt with as heavy an arrow as you can. I also like speed so I keep my arrow around 420 grains. It gives you a little more penetration, but doesn't drag you down to much.
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    I second Ruttin..I've put the smack down on many of elk. 417 grains are what my arrows weigh in at..

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    I just started archery hunting but at the recommendation of several different sources I have my bow tuned with a 413 grain arrow. It seems like everyone says to stay slightly above the 400 mark to keep weight and speed at a good balance. I did have a guy at a local bow shop who said he shoots a lot lighter because he likes the speed more than the weight but he was one of the only ones I have talked to that went that route. I have also had a few guys that say go heavier than 400 and closer to the 500 mark but as I said the majority I have talked to like the just above 400 mark.

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    Arrow weight is kind of a science. You need to consider Spine, tip size, FOC, vanes all of which efect your overall weight. There is a ton of good reading regarding arrows at huntersfriend.com

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    Thanks for the great advice !

 

 

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