30 yard ---2 un fletched close together 4 inches from target (COFFEE CUP ON DIRT BANK)--- 2 FLETCHED ARROWS SAME DISTANCE APPROX. BUT TO RIGHT OF TARGET SHOWING WEAK AND UNFLETCHED STIFF. i'M CONFUSED i THOUGHT FLETCHED MADE ARROW A LITTLE STIFFER..... ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO TRY????? BOW IS 45# BEAR KODIAK HU8NTER ,,I'M PULLING 27.5,,, ARROWS ARE 1816 XX75 29 INCHES 125GRAIN POINT,,, 8.25 INCHES BRACE,,1/4 NOCK (STARTED AT 1/2) GETTING GOOD FLIGHT FROM BOTH FLETCHED AND UN FLETCHED....CALCULATOR SAYS 100GRAIN FOR THIS SET UP SO I WAS EXPECTING WEAK UNFLETCHED,,NOW I'M LOST----ANY SUGGESTIONS APPRECIATED------SORRY 'BOUT THE WRITING----THIS KEYBOARD NEEDS SHOT!!!----GREG
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I don't bare shaft but would think 1816 at that length and point weight is too weak for 45#. You say you are getting good flight but stability of a fletched arrow wouldn't degrade at 30yds if that were the case. In your previous thread I mentioned using 2016 at 28.5" with 145gr tip for an early 70's 45# Black Bear recurve which measured 42.5 at 26" and 47.6 at 28". Sometimes the actual weight doesn't match the marked wgt - yours could be heavier than you think. Another poster on that thread uses 1918's at 29" and 145gr tip for his 40# and 45# bows which are a tad stiffer than 2016. Others use 1916's at this weight range. Never saw a chart recommending 1816's at 29" for 45# recurve. Try a stiffer arrow until you get good visual flight over distance and then get your form down to eliminate factors other than arrow set up before trying to fine tune.
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