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Coach Jones:

--- Quote from: Wvsteveo on May 04, 2024, 10:21:45 PM ---Hey guys, long time creeper first time poster. I’ve been shooting trad for about 3 months now. I love it! Way funnier and challenging than shooting my compound. I’ve been trying to practice as much as I can. I am wanting to try to hunt this fall and possibly take a dough with my trad bow. My bow is a Sanlida Royal x8 60” recurve. 40# at 28”, Best I can figure I am around 28.5” or 29” draw. The bow came with some 500 spine arrows. I want to buy some better arrows, I plan on shooting about a 30 inch arrow, From the groove to the insert. And I plan on running a 100 grain brass insert with either a 150 grain or 200 grain broadhead. What Aeros would put me in the ballpark? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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When I first started, I always made the mistake of pre-cutting my arrows to a desired arrow length that I wanted to shoot.  It really is a bad mistake to make in my opinion.  Let the bow decide what length of arrows it wants.  Too me, full length arrows are the way to go.  I will suggest some Dark Timber 600's from Big Jims.  You can get the 100 grain or 50 grain brass inserts to go with them.  Keep in mind, that most archers, especially new ones to traditional, are shooting too stiff of a spine and probably aren't drawing the bow as far back as they think.  Start full length with those 600's and bareshaft tune them taking off 1/4 of an inch at a time.  Buy a Modsaw so that you can tune your own arrows to perfection versus having someone else pre-cut them.  Depending on how the riser is cut and what string you are shooting, you may even try a 700 spine but if you are wanting a heavy arrow I think the 600's will be money, probably around 31-31.5 inches would be my bet but bare shafting will tell you for sure.

Orion:
I agree that 500s are too stiff.  Just about any 600 should work. 

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