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I'm not sure that I understand. Do you mean to say that even an animal that is relaxed and unaware of your presence or the release of the arrow is still going to react and avoid/deflect the shot?

I've shot quite a few cedars and doug fir. They fly fine but are too light to get the kind of penetration i'm looking for. They've also broken under the same conditions these dowels have endured.

I also have to respectfully disagree with you on the foam. Just my personal experience, but the density of a foam target is designed to stop a broadhead, etc. Flesh doesn't have that same function. A scapula or vertebrae, yes. But not muscle and organs. A good broadhead with a heavy arrow flying true to the mark will punch through a deer, hog, bear's vitals like a warm bag of jello. (Just my experience)

So i guess, if they're heavy, straight, durable, quiet, and fly true, why are they so terrible? I've done far more with far less in functional quality and performance.

The initial thread was about 2219's. Looking at what these far heavier shafts have done out of this bow, I'm still confident I can gete them hitting hard and straight. Difference is of course that they have a much beefier spine. So I have to tweak them a bit.

I was taught a long time ago by a hunter and ballistics expert (who's forgotten more than i'' ever know) that the two are not mutually inclusive. In other words, how it is on paper and behind the desk is not always the case when you're in the woods and putting it into practice.

Either way, I'm looking forward to posting some success photos with both the 2219's and junk dowels!

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Try YouTube and check twisted arrow productions urban hog assault for a good example. A very fast arrow and a sighted bow and still a high shot at 20 yards. Also check bow hunting October whitetails by the Wensels..
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Too much arrow weight can "bog down" the bow...giving you less performance...
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