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best target arrow?

I'm now getting into target shooting pretty heavy and looking to start competition shooting. I just bought a new bow and here are the specs. Elite energy 32. 29.5" draw. 70 lbs. What do you believe is the best target arrow and why?
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Re: best target arrow?

I shoot Easton X7 2613 Eclipses. I recommand the 2613 or 2712 for the big diameter. This will gain you perhaps 10 points or so. I fletch mine in a 4 inch right helical feathers. I shoot target with my hunting set-up Elite Pure set at 54 pound pull and start with full length arrows and 180 grain points. I also have 10 grain washers I can add also. If you plan on shooting 70 pounds you will not have any trouble getting them to shoot, for lower pound bows you need to add weight to loosen the arrow spine.

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Re: best target arrow?

When I shot indoors in the 90s most of the pros shot "line cutters". Back then the were 2413 and 2512.

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Re: best target arrow?

When you say "target shooting" are you referring to 20 yd. Vegas or 5 spot, or are you talking 3D, or are you talking Field Archery? BIG difference as to which arrows for which application.

Here are some possibilities:

Indoor dots- either 5 spot or Vegas...turn you bow down to 60 lbs. You can use either Easton X7 2613 or 2712- put a 250-300 gr. tip, shoot them at full length, with 4" or 5" feathers. OR go with Easton Full Bore, cut to 29" with a 150 grain tip, or Gold tip XXX with the same length and tip. I'd still use 4-5" feathers. Helix direction is up to you. You need the heavy tip to try to break down the spine of the thick shaft arrow a little. You can't completely, but for 20 yards it won't matter if you are overspined. You need the bigger feathers to quickly correct the arrow flight. My indoor arrows weigh over 700 gr. and I shoot X7 2612 with 300 gr. tip and 5" feathers.

3D arrows- depends on what classification you are shooting, but I prefer Easton Fatboy's (you would probably get away with 400 if you turn your bow down to 62 lbs, but if you keep it near 70, you need 340's) 100 gr tips, blazer vanes. You can also go with Gold tip 22 series with 100 grain tips.

Field Archery- you can either go with the same as the 3D setup, or something in the Lightspeed, or ACC if you have big bucks. Most field archers shoot the extremely small shafts due to wind and outdoor shot condition.

Hope this gives you some direction.

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