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Hi all,

Im just about to make up a another set of arrows for my flatbow but I want to cut them down in length to 28" ...

My bow is 40# @ 28"
My dl is around 25/26" so probably drawing 34# on my fingers
ive been shooting 35/40 # 5/16 with 125 grns points
But I take it these will be to stiff spined at a shorter length...


Would be gratefull for advice on arrow spine n set up

Thanks

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Not familiar with flat bows but if they are anything like long bows and if you are shooting off of a shelf. I would suggest arrows in the 30 to 35# range.
The 50# long bow I shoot likes arrows in the 40 to 45# range.
 

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Welcome aboard drummo. What you lot call flatbows we just call longbows, or American longbows. We recognize what an English longbow is but we have little use for them hereabouts. First, there is no need to cut your arrows so short; you could continue with what has worked for you.

Or you could go with lighter spine and lighter points. I would use 100 grain or 70 grain points with your set up for higher arrow speed and flatter trajectory.

Excuse the personal question but why is your draw length so short? Unless you are a very small person, not that there is anything wrong with that, I would have an experienced archer evaluate your form to see if you could draw a good deal further. I would evaluate that first before spending anything more. - lbg
 

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Why cut them? I draw 29" but shooh a full length shaft. Does not hurt anything and it makes life simpler. Unless you just don't like having the extra shaft hang out overall the front.
 
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