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What are the best arrows to use with a recurve bow?

What are the best arrows to use with a recurve bow?

What Type of Arrows Should I Use for a Recurve Bow? Carbon arrows are probably the all around best choice for most recurve bows, whether it be for practice target shooting, competitions and even hunting. Carbon arrows tend to be accurate, durable and are more safe than cheaper alternatives like fiberglass arrows.

How heavy should my recurve arrows be?

Traditional archery hunting arrows should weigh between 375-1000 grains depending on the bow draw weight and arrow length. The bow draw weight will always be countered by the weight of the arrow. Example: A 40-pound bow draw weight should use a 500 gr arrow.

What weight carbon arrows should I use?

Also, we strongly recommend that you use an arrow with at least 5 grains of weight per pound or draw weight (if you are shooting a 60 lb. bow, you should use and arrow of not less than 300 grains). This includes your field point or broadhead.

Can you use compound arrows with a recurve?

Almost all “compound arrows” have plastic vanes. Don’t use that on a recurve. Feathers will provide the “give” that you need when the arrow comes into contact with your shelf. Secondly, you need to find out the draw weight of your recurve.

What happens if your arrows are too lightly or too heavily spined for your bow?

If your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow, the “archer’s paradox” movements will be extreme, resulting in poor arrow flight and loss of accuracy. Arrow manufacturers publish selection charts that match bow weights to proper arrow spine. Your local archery shop will help you match your gear.

Can you shoot carbon arrows from a longbow?

Fortunately, the carbon arrow manufacturers now offer heavier shafts that can be shot safely from traditional bows. The dynamic recovery of the limbs on longbows and recurve bows casts heavier arrows better than ultra-light arrows.

Do compound and recurve bows use the same arrows?

So, the difference between recurve and compound arrows is in their use. Recurve arrows are mostly used for practice and tournaments, while compound arrows are used for hunting. In most instances, you can use the same arrows for recurve and compound for tournaments.

Is there a difference between compound bow arrows and recurve bow arrows?

Compound bows are usually higher poundage than recurve bows, so normally arrow shafts designed for compounds are generally going to have stiffer spines. But there’s nothing really different about “compound” shafts vs “recurve” shafts. As long as it’s got the right spine for your bow poundage, they’ll work just fine.

What happens if your arrows are too lightweight?

Arrows that are too lightweight for your bow may cause you to essentially “dry fire” your bow.

What arrows to use with a longbow?

ARROW MATERIALS Aluminium or wooden arrows are first choice for longbows. Carbon and carbon/aluminium are generally too stiff and are designed for bows cut to centre-shot or very close to it, as well as being rather expensive for the mortality rate of arrows shot from a longbow!