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After a fair bit of googling I found quite a few references to this forum and I'm happy to be here. :) I'm sure there's a thousand threads on this but I'd just like a quick answer so I can just get out there and start shooting lol

I've hunted with a compound bow in my youth but always wanted to get into recurve shooting!!! Glad to be have found a good archery community to join.

Okay, I determined my proper draw length via this site:

http://www.learn-archery.com/proper-draw-length.html

I then did some shopping on amazon and bought this bow along with an arrow rest and other goodies (glove, arm guard, extra string, string wax):

http://www.amazon.com/OMP-Adventure-2-0-Recurve-Bow/dp/B00GOUT9M0

The part I am stuck on, drum roll, you guessed it - The arrows.

There are so many suggestions and conflicting information. It seems the science of selecting/making/adjusting arrows is what has me blinking and very confused. I just want to start shooting and see what happens. Need some good, relatively cheap (50-75 bucks?) target/practice arrows to try out at the local community range.

Will these arrows work? I know it says compound...:

http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-Aluminum-Fletched-Practice-Compound/dp/B00K7QBJPM/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t

If these arrows won't work, can I get a link to buy some bulk practice arrows that will?

Even if they do work can I still get a link/s to buy some bulk practice arrows at the right size/composition/quality for a 68" recurve bow with 34lb draw?

Thanks in advance for reading a noob's cry for help!

-George
 

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Thanks for the quick reply. I bought the 68" 34# bow. My draw length if I remember correctly was exactly 29".

Was following this chart from learn-archery.com:

14" to 16" = 48" Bow
17" to 20" = 54" Bow
20" to 22" = 58" Bow
22" to 24" = 62" bow
24" to 26" = 64" to 66" bow
26" to 28" = 66" to 68" bow
28" to 30" = 68" to 70" bow
31" and longer = 70" to 72" bow
 

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I'm a 28.5"dl 45# 62" and I shoot GoldTip Traditional XT 15/35(600) with 125gr fp with 4" feathers out of my older TradTech original recurve with rest and plunger. It's shoots great and straight. Can't go wrong with the GoldTip traditional


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Vodka, for some reason the link doesn't work for me… Just be sure to buy an arrow according to it's spine! You can do a search for victory arrows and check out their site to be sure you're buying the proper arrow…. As for 31", well, arrow length to a certain extent is an archer's preference. It will and does affect dynamic spine, but my gut tells me you'll be fine at your draw with a 31" arrow… Be sure you're buying the correct spine for the draw weight you mentioned.

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Noob, start with your carbon arrow of choice and .500 or .600 spine and 31" or longer.
You can "tune" spine to some degree by going lighter in field point/tip weight to "stiffen" the arrow's "spine" and go heavier some to "weaken" the spine.
Typical point weights MIGHT go from 60-70-80 grains on lighter end - - 100-125 being kind of "normal" in range - and 145-175 occupying the heavier end of the normally used range of tip weights.
Not unusual to read of folks using 225 grain tips, too - it's all kind of whatever you get to work for you and your bow.
Welcome to the forum.....& good luck shooting, & keep us posted in what you get & how it goes.
 

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Plenty of functional knowledge to start from here. Thanks, Guys, for the super quick and candid advice. I will be at the range by this weekend with tips of different grains to experiment with. Can't wait to see how this advice pans out but I will no doubt have more questions.

Cheers!!! :cheers:
 
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