I heard that for hunting its better to have a heavier grain broadhead. That the speed loss is minimal compared to the 100 Gr. I am new to a lot of this still. I am shooting a Mathews vxr at 60# and a 26.5 arrowYour arrows will depend on what your bow set up consists of.
Curious why a 125 gr broadhead?arrow
I think they will let me for a few bucks ha.I used to shoot 125 gr broadheads back in the days of aluminum arrows. For carbon arrows, the typical go-to grain is 100. This is something you'll want to look into. Will your local bow shop let you shoot through paper? That really helps dial in type of arrow shaft, field point/broadhead grain, rest position, knock-point, etc.
Why insert weights vs broadhead weight?I don’t think you gain as much with a heavier broadhead shooting a compound and carbon arrow as the belief once was. If we were talking traditional archery that would be a different story. I’d go with a 100 gr cut on contact or rear deploying expandable head and a heavier arrow like an Easton axis if you’re shooting 60# with a shorter draw length. If you wanted to add weight upfront, I’d do it with insert weights, not the broadheads.
You don't start off by just picking a broadhead weight. You need to consider you're entire setup. What is your draw length, draw weight, arrow length? Do you know what spine of arrow you should be shooting? Take all those things into consideration then you will know the optimal arrow to shoot and you want to consider your FOC when knowing what weight of broadhead to use. Too heavy of a broadhead will be harder to tune on a lighter spined arrow. Too light of a broadhead and your FOC may not be optimal and that all reflects into proper arrow flight/tune.
Starting with a broadhead weight first is like choosing a cam for your musclecar without considering the rest of the build and drivetrain. Think of the complete system and how it will work best together.
340's definitely have enough spine(stiffness) for your setup. I've shot gold tips since they came out and I haven't found a stronger arrow. 125 grain broadheads will be fine as long as your arrow is properly tuned and they are a durable broadhead. There are lots of folks who have gone back to heavier broadheads for penetration, 150-200 grains is not unheard of. Archerytalk.com has a good forum just for broadheadsMy draw is 26.5 and 60# my arrows are 27” from center nock to insert. I am shooting a Mathews vxr. I am shooting a 340 gold tip hunter. The points I have now are 125 Gr
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