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Question re: using 2216 Lite arrows for X-bow

A friend gave me a dozen XX-75 2216 arrows to cut down for x-bow arrows. I was told by a local archery shop they would be OK.

As I started to get ready to cut them I noticed that they were marked 2216 Lite.

Is a 2216 Lite different than a 2216 and can I use them for the x-bow? Would they be too lite?

Any comment or advice would be appreciated.


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Re: Question re: using 2216 Lite arrows for X-bow

I wouldnt do it personaly. Check your bows manufacurers web site or your owners manual if you have it and see what wt. bolt they recomend. To lite of one will be like a dry fire to your bow. Plus the nocks will need changed. Possibly balance issues here also but im not sure. Im sure arrowhead will have a definite answer for you.
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Re: Question re: using 2216 Lite arrows for X-bow

Don't like anything about cutting down arrows not designed for crossbows.

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Re: Question re: using 2216 Lite arrows for X-bow

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Plus the nocks will need changed.
I have the nocks but I am wondering about the weight. I'll have to find a way to weigh them.

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Re: Question re: using 2216 Lite arrows for X-bow

just keep with in the min weight for your x-bow. You can add weight with brass inserts,weight tubes,etc.

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Re: Question re: using 2216 Lite arrows for X-bow

The charts I have list them at 12 grains per inch. A 20 inch shaft would be 240 grains, add the aluminum insert, nock, point and vanes and you would be under the minimum of 400 grains that most crossbows require. Weigh them to be sure.

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Re: Question re: using 2216 Lite arrows for X-bow

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The charts I have list them at 12 grains per inch. A 20 inch shaft would be 240 grains, add the aluminum insert, nock, point and vanes and you would be under the minimum of 400 grains that most crossbows require. Weigh them to be sure.
I finally cut one down and set one up. I did put a wrap on it in addition. It weighed 425 grains. The aluminum Horton x-bow arrows I have weigh 435 grains. The diameter is within .005".

I'll shoot it tonight and see how it flies.

Thanks for your help and advice.

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