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501s 06-03-2019 02:26 PM

Arrow Choice, 350 or 400?
 
I am shooting a Bowtech Realm, 60lb limbs that are maxed. 28Ē draw length.

Iíve been shooting Victory RIPís, sport 400. They shoot great and Iíve taken 2 deer with them so far. but I need new arrows and was thinking I would go to Victory VAPs, and Iím debating between 350s and 400s.

Looking for some real world input.

Thanks

standsureoutdoors 06-03-2019 03:48 PM

Hey I ran your bow through SFAX arrow software just to double check my opinion.

You would be better suited with the 350's. Even with the standard 34g aluminum SHOK outsert and a 100gr broadhead they are showing as slightly weak.

If you want to be able to up the weight forward or use heavier broadheads in the future a 350 is definitely the way to go.

Hope that helps a bit.

Pasc43 06-03-2019 04:04 PM

Need to know your arrow length and point weight.

501s 06-03-2019 05:27 PM

Arrow length is 27.5Ē and Iím using 100 grain tips and broad heads.

501s 06-03-2019 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by standsureoutdoors (Post 3984875)
Hey I ran your bow through SFAX arrow software just to double check my opinion.

You would be better suited with the 350's. Even with the standard 34g aluminum SHOK outsert and a 100gr broadhead they are showing as slightly weak.

If you want to be able to up the weight forward or use heavier broadheads in the future a 350 is definitely the way to go.

Hope that helps a bit.


Thanks so much for the opinion. Makes a lot of sense.

Lefty-Canuck 06-03-2019 05:48 PM

Always lean to the stiffer spine especially if you are planning on hunting with fixed blade broadheads. You will find tuning for fixed blades a fair bit easier if you use a stiffer spine.

LC

501s 06-03-2019 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lefty-Canuck (Post 3984917)
Always lean to the stiffer spine especially if you are planning on hunting with fixed blade broadheads. You will find tuning for fixed blades a fair bit easier if you use a stiffer spine.

LC

Excellent tip, thanks. That was something I struggled with last fall. I ended up trying a few brands of fixed till I found one I liked (Slick Trick Magnums).

nicodeemus1 06-13-2019 08:57 AM

I've been shooting the Victory VAP's for years. Great arrow! I'm at 63lbs, 29" arrow and am shooting the 350's. Started with the 400's when I was at 55 lbs but like Lefty says, you're better to shoot a stiffer arrow if you're on the cusp between spines on charts. The new SHOK outserts are much better than the old green ones. A lot stronger and don't bend as easy.

elkhunter11 07-10-2019 12:56 PM

I shoot 28.5" Victory VAP 350 arrows out of my Hoyt Carbon Spyder at 63lbs, with 100gr points and they shoot very well.

501s 07-12-2019 11:39 PM

Just an update. I went with the 350s and they seem to be shooting great.

Thanks for all the advice.


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