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Possum Head
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For you that shoot in this weight range, I'm curious who shoots 600 vs 500 spine? Now I know design, performance and point weight dictates which will perform best but for the sake of getting a ball park answer who slings what?
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Crooked Stic
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At what draw length?

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McDave
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600 @ 28" draw length, with 100 grain points, shafts cut to 29" for 3D. For hunting, I would go 500 with a 150 grain point, although that point weight could go up or down depending on the bow.

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tomsm44
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500s for me.

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Matt Toms

Flatwoods Custom R/D: 64", 47@28
'66 Kodiak: 60", 55@28
Redwing Hunter: 58", 53@28
Ben Pearson 709 Hunter: 58", 47@28
Ben Pearson 709 Hunter: 58", 42@28
Hoots Recurve: 56", 42@28

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forestdweller
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I shoot .500's at 29.5" with 125 grain points.

28.5" draw.

They bareshaft dead straight.

I can also shoot 145 as well though and those shoot dead straight as well.

I think that going with a slightly weak bareshaft (in my case would be 145-175 grains) would give me a more forgiving arrow.

I tend to miss left more than I'd like when my release is less than ideal.

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Rob DiStefano
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everything about getting or finding arrows that mate well to a specific bow is filled with personal subjectivity - there is no 'one shoe size fits all' mostly due to the uniqueness of the operator, you, the archer.

in the case of carbon shafts/arrows, add in their difference 'tween static and dynamic spines. ever think why all carbons are listed in relatively wide static spine ranges, whereas alums and woodies aren't? [Wink]

most carbon static spine charts are too heavy on the spine number - going a size less stiff is typically a good thing. the rest is up to arrow length, foc, point weight, rear end weight, total weight - all measured against the properties of the bow that will launch it, and the savvy and shooting style of the archer in question.

it's all a journey of sorts, enjoy the ride. [Smile]

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Yohon
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Mostly .600 in carbons at 28 1/2" for me at that bow weight but have been shooting 2016 for the last year or so and they are a .530 spine.....175 gr points.

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Longbowwally
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500 Beman ICS, full length(I think 31.5") 200 grain point...

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Schmidty3
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I'm shooting full length .500 victory rip xv's with 20 grain outsert and 300 gr point. Right at 500 grains. That's out of my spirit longbow 43@28, I'm pulling 27. Baresgafts are pretty good and broadheads are right in line. Its good to 25 yards but after that it falls off fast.
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tradarcher4fun
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600 at 27.5" draw length. Arrows are 29" with 145 up front. 3D shooting.

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LittleBen
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I'll jump in with what seems to be the consensus here: .600 with a light point, .500 if you're going to add any weight to the front.
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Justin S.
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I shoot full length beman centershot 500's. 43# @30". 75 grain brass insert and a 200 grain vpa.

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60" Bob Lee Smoke 43#@30"
66" Hoyt Satori 47# @30"
64" Stalker Coyote 44# @30"

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Rob DiStefano
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ALL of these opinionated recommendations are guidelines of sorts, at best. ALL will be "ballpark" for anyone.

your bow and you will decide what works best, and how best the arrow will need to be built with regards to its length and point weight (non-broadhead and broadhead), and resulting FOC.

if at all possible, get 3 full length shafts of each bemans, 600 and 500, and do the testing.

fwiw (though it really shouldn't matter for anyone but me), i have a 29" draw and my shaft of choice is the beman 500, 29-1/4" (i pull 'til the point back end touches the riser - that's my "draw check" of sorts), used with mild r/d longbows and AFL hill style longbows with holding weights of 43# to 52#, variable total front end weights (adapters and points) of 145 to 350 gains, low profile 75-x105 banana offset 4-fletch, or high profile shield full helical 3-fletch.

good luck in yer shaft and arrow quest.

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Bowwild
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I bowhunt with bows from 43-49 draw weight. I've used broadheads from 125-200 grains, with and without weighted inserts.

I've tuned up arrows of 600, 500, and even 400 spine from some of these combinations.

My draw length is 26" and I want 27-27.5" arrows. Most of my arrows weigh in from 414 - 475 grains. These, pass through broadside whitetail and bear, so far, from 8-21 yards.

Rob hit it above.

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I'm shooting bows in that weight range and can shoot full length CE75s (which are weaker than 600) with 125grain field points. For hunting I shoot 500 spine GT3555s with 200gr broadheads. Both fly the same for me out to 20 yards. Beyond that, the lighter, faster arrows drop a bit less.

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62" Blacktail Snakebit LH 38@28
60" Bear Super K 40#@28
66" Sparrow hawk LH 42@28
54" Java Man Elk Heart LH 43@28
62" Lost Creek Judge RH 44@28
52" Bear KMag LH 45@28
62"/58" RER LXR LH 46/43@28

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