Warp Speed Arrows
Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:20 PM
Have you tried these or know somebody who has? What's your take on these arrows and weight?
Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:33 PM
As long as I'm getting close to 280 fps with an arrow between 400 and 450 grns, I'm happy. Tuning the lighter faster arrows (>280fps) for predictable flight when tipped with a broadhead can be extremely difficult.
Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:23 PM
But, then again, I'm only shooting ~63 lbs.
(~50 grains over IBO is my generic rule for a hunting arrow.)
It's really up to you. I wouldn't steer you away from the arrow. I've never shot an Easton I didn't like. (Beman, also owned by Easton, is a bit of another story. I wasn't impressed with the I.C.S.) I have no doubt they would do fine in most average set-ups. There are simply a couple facts that you can't cheat to bear in mind.
1) Lighter arrows will shed their speed and potential energy faster down range.
2) Your bow will be louder shooting an arrow 50 grains lighter than what you shoot now.
If you're okay with those things (and still like what you see number-wise with KE and momentum etc. at your expected hunting ranges) then go for it and let us know what you think of them as I have yet to shoot them.
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:02 PM
I did think the same things and generally my setup of hunting arrow weight is around 425 to 400 grains(depends if I use a 125 grain head or a 100 grain head). I last check the speed at 280fps. I am thinking 375 to 350 would be worth trying.
I have tried the Easton Axis when they came out and didn't much care for them out past 30 yards. I have the Easton Epics now and they fly great for me in a 400 spine at 28" cut.
I'll let y'all know how they turn out.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:29 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:12 PM
I have a dozen on order and will be shooting them with 85 gr. tips at 28" long out of a Elite Archery Aigil set at 60 lbs. with a 29" draw. I'll let ya know how they shoot.
What spine did you order Wayne? The 400 spine run 7.4 gpi and that in a 28" shaft is a whoping 207.2 grains with a 85 grain head that's a screaming 292.2 grains arrow. I didn't include the vanes, nock or insert weight but even at that falls in the warp speed bracket below IBO testing weight of 350 grains. Yeah I'm interested in this and what you test out at.
Edited by Rowdy Yates, 17 February 2009 - 04:15 PM.
Posted 20 February 2009 - 06:08 PM
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