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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tioga and Potter Counties
Re: Help choosing new arrows
On Target is an archery software package that can do a few things. One of which, it can make site tapes for movable pin/scope open setups. It can also help you determine which arrow is best spined for your bow, given your specific setup, based upon industry standards and equipment specs. Remember, this program (like Archers Advantage) will usually steer you toward a stiffer arrow than you may need, but that is not a bad thing when it comes to hunting arrows. I use Archers Advantage, so I can't give you any step by step work with On Target.
That being said, given your poundage, your draw length, and the arrow shaft length, you will probably spec out as being slightly stiff with a 400 spine shaft, but for hunting purposes, you will be just about right where you were with the Axis 400 arrows. The Aftermath arrow is the old Easton Epic St arrows. Same specs as those. The arrow is pretty durable, and I see that they come pre-fletched. Keep your shaft length at 28".
As you get into this more, you will find you can get better quality arrows cheaper if you slowly pick up a few essentials for arrow making. Get a good fletching jig, Bitzenberger or the Bohning Tower or a JoJan, then get a good arrow saw. Buying bear shafts and cutting your 28" out of the middle gives you the same consistency of straightness as buying the very high priced ones. Fletching you own gives you the satisfaction of knowing exactly how your arrow is put together, and you can duplicate this time and time again.
You are on the right track in asking for help. Lot of guys out here are more knowledgeable than I am and 99% of the guys in the "archery forum" will help you without trashing your setup.
Wishing I was at camp!