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Old 06-03-2019, 02:26 PM
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Default 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.

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Old 06-03-2019, 03:48 PM
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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.
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:04 PM
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Need to know your arrow length and point weight.
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:27 PM
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Arrow length is 27.5Ē and Iím using 100 grain tips and broad heads.
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:28 PM
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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.
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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.

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Old 06-03-2019, 11:27 PM
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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.

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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).
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:57 AM
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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.
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I shoot 28.5" Victory VAP 350 arrows out of my Hoyt Carbon Spyder at 63lbs, with 100gr points and they shoot very well.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:39 PM
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Just an update. I went with the 350s and they seem to be shooting great.

Thanks for all the advice.
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