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Offline locohunter

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wooden arrows - source?
« on: May 14, 2014, 12:00:00 AM »
i am new to traditional archery..  I have an RER XR at 52 lbs at my 26'' draw.  Currently shooting Traditional carbon arrows from 3 Rivers that fly well, but interested in cedar or other wood.  I shot one today of unknown spine (going to measure it) and it flew GREAT. Right where i was looking every time!  My question is: is it difficult to find good consistently spined wood arrows, and who do you recommend? What type of wood?  I sort of believe that wood will never be as accurate as carbon due to differences in the wood, and i am interested in accuracy and penetration. I want to shoot about 10 grains per pound, plan to fletch and assemble them myself as i do now.  THANKS for any advice!
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Offline joe skipp

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Re: wooden arrows - source?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 01:04:00 AM »
Surewoods Doug Fir...Steve is a Sponsor here and will supply you shafts that are matched in spine and weight. I purchased 2 dz tapered shafts from Steve and I'm extremely satisfied with them. Quality all the way and Steve is great to deal with.
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Re: wooden arrows - source?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2014, 07:16:00 AM »
X2 on Sherwood's. Might want to start with a spine range test kit.

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Re: wooden arrows - source?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2014, 07:53:00 AM »
X3 on surewoods. I think you will be surprised how nice a set of matched wood shafts can be.

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Re: wooden arrows - source?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 09:13:00 AM »
X4 on good doug fir. I also shoot sitka spruce, as it's sometimes easier to find in the lighter weight I need to get 10gpp. Surewood or Braveheart for fir, Hildebrand or Northwest archery for spruce.
All should be readily available for you in the weight you're looking for.

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Re: wooden arrows - source?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2014, 09:50:00 AM »
RMSG, a sponsor here, has very good POC shafts, weighed and spined to high tolerances, and they are great folks to deal with.
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Offline Shinken

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Re: wooden arrows - source?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 11:52:00 PM »
Surewood Doug Fir shafts

'nuff said!

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Re: wooden arrows - source?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2014, 09:19:00 PM »
X2 on RMSG awesome shafts and easy to work with
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Offline Lineman72

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Re: wooden arrows - source?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2014, 09:12:00 PM »
Don meyers from oregon arrows is who i use and Very Happy with service and product.
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Re: wooden arrows - source?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2014, 10:04:00 PM »
Surewood Fir are my favorite shafts these days.  You can order them direct from Surewood or from Tim at Braveheart Archery, both sponsors here.  If you want them finished and ready to fletch, get in touch with sponsor Snag, aka David Lawson of Wilderness Arrows.  He can fix you right up.
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Re: wooden arrows - source?
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2014, 01:31:00 AM »
Sitka spruce shafts from Hildebrand are all I use these days. They give you appr. 10 gpp when drawing around the 50 lbs. The shafts are consistent, straight they wil spine them for you and they don't break easy.
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