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Orion
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I think the Ashby studies are still archived on this site somewhere. Take a look at them. The short of it is that a weight forward arrow improves flight and penetration.
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If you're stuck on .500s, heavy heads/ inserts will reduce the dynamic spine and MAY give you acceptable flight. Weight tubes will only increase total arrow weight. I would opt for .600s.

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Weight tubes are an option when you don't want to effect dynamic spine.

Since some carbon arrows are SO light, you can add the weight tubes and use your "normal" weight heads and end up with a similar FOC as you would have with your old aluminums (or whatever.

I have some beeman bowhunters that I rigged that way with a 125 grain head (because I have a bunch and I still have about a 13% FOC. It shot through last years buck at 15 yards or so and stuck the arrow in the ground.

The big problem with the weight tubes is that you have to glue everything in (nocks too) or it'll fly apart.

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As others have said, I would agree that 600s are going to work out better for you than 500s. I have been able to tune 600s at that draw weight out of bows such as yours but found even full length 500s loaded up front to be way too stiff. With arrow weights today, I believe you can find 600s in whatever gpi you need without worrying about weight tubes. I because carbon reacts so quickly to length changes I think you will be able to cut them back to whatever length you need to get them to tune with whatever weight up front you want.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by JRH:
[qb] .....I kept the bow, and have been shooting my old awesome lam birch arrows (way over-spine) out of it, but looking at some "Traditional Only"

FWIW....Lam Birch arrows are not stiff (heavily spined)...they are heavy noodles. Suggest you abandon the comparison and take a look at Stu's Calculator which will give you a good place to start as you look for the correct "Trad only" shafts with which to build yer arrows. JMHO

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29.5 .500 spine shafts should shoot good with 200-225 grain points.

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JRH
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Wow, a lot of good information to chew on!
So, 600's with normal conventional weight up front, or 500's with a load up front? Hmmm...

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