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lpcjon2
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I remember a company from Texas I think that was making arrows longer than most arein length. I think they were from lodgepole or something. They had an add that was a fense post with arrows stuck in it.I know someone has to remember that company add.

And at 31 1/2 surewoods will work great for you. just taper them and you will be good.

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In a word, YES!

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Nothin' better than woodies. My first came from Fletcher. Still shooting them after two years along with dozens of others [Big Grin]

Wood arrows are like bows, you just cant have enough

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"Wood is Good"......... [thumbsup]

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Chain2,

I love wood arrows. I like to build them and I like to shoot them. I have a 31.5 to 32 inch draw as well (depending on which of my bows I'm shooting). I foot most of my wood arrows with three inches or so of alum. arrow both for strength and to add some length.

As much as I love wood arrows, I don't hunt with them any more. Regardless of how pricey and of high quality my shafts are, and even if I use the utmost care in constructing them; no wood arrow will ever match the durability and consistancy of a carbon shaft.

I still shoot wood shafts for the enjoyment of them. Some of the 3D tournaments I shoot require them for certian catagories. But... when it comes to hunting and making a clean, quick kill is on the line, I prefer the carbon shafts.

OkKeith

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Consistency?

All three of these bare shaft Surewood Douglas Firs are within a 1" spread.

All three are 48 lb. spine.

All three were shot from 20 yards.

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Nothing better than a dz painted up woodies....
But anymore I just use the legacy shafts.Get a dz now and dz later, there always the same....
Around here ya have to shoot woods with longbows....I still use my legacys I just dont shoot for score....

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Looks good to me Dave! [thumbsup] Properly made and tuned wood arrows (key word is "properly") will fly just as good as other shaft types.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pinelander:
Consistency?

All three of these bare shaft Surewood Douglas Firs are within a 1" spread.

All three are 48 lb. spine.

All three were shot from 20 yards.

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thats perfect shooting at 20yds bareshaft with woods.. curious what was your draw and the weight of the bow?

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44 lb, 27" draw, split-finger, 28" bop arrows, 509/511/515 gr. using 125 gr. point, sideplate approx. 1/8" out from center, 12-strand D97, wool silencers, 54" Saluki Turk.

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dave, thats a cool post. i love shooting bare shafts. i cant usually make them do that thuogh. if my mind and form are right, my wood arrows will almost always go where they are supposed too. i have 100% confidence in them, not always in myself but certainly in the arrow.

jeremy

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i will add that i may not shoot accurate enuogh to notice the slight differences in the wood shafts?

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I like shooting bare shaft at 20 yrds , in fact been doing it past couple of days , it is a great way to work on form and release . If you get a little sloppy you sure know it. Oh yea , Sherwoods for me. I like the durability compared to pine.

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Wood arrows can be hard to find at longer lengths... but, they are out there.

The last batch of timber arrows I made were all within 6 grains. Thats with BH's, nocks, creasting and fletching.

I've bought top of the line carbon shafts that are not that close...


If you build it, they will come...


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Yes! Try some of those Surewood shafts in Douglas fir. Snag does some real real nice finished arrows.

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