I am trying to see what spine works best & fletched some aluminums up 2018,2016 & 2013 those are what I had laying around. They are 28" from end of knock to back of field point which is 145gr.My specs 44#at 26" draw. The 2018 slightly fishtailed, the 2016 shot well but the 2013 shot like a dart. Should I go lower still with the spine maybe a 1916 or something. When I figure this out I want to shoot tapered hardwoods, am I wasting my time or can I use this spine info to get the right woodies ? I did shoot a couple of tapered cedars I had laying around, looked to be 5/16" tapered down with 145gr magnus 2 blade heads & they also shot excellent. What should I do next ? These arrows are being shot out of an Ancient Spirits 3pc longbow rfx/dfx design.
I love 2013s! If you want to cut the arrow down to more closely match your draw length, though, you may want to go to a 1916.
For tapered hardwoods, I am shooting ash from Raptor Archery. I think an arrow spined in the low to mid forties will be what you are looking for there. The ash shafts are very heavy, and strike with authority. Call Ted and talk to him about it.
-------------------- Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke; And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.
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