cutting arrows

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by Mike123, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. what is the point of cutting your arrows to the right length. Couldn't you just keep them at 32 inches?

  2. The difference in length affects several factors of the arrows makeup. First and most obvious is that leaving it longer will increase your overall arrow weight which affects the flight of the arrow. Secondly and even more importantly is that is affects your front of center (FOC) number. This may cause you to have to either change your broadhead/field tip weight and/or change your fletching. Also, it will affect the flex of the arrow as the longer arrow will flex more. Once your bow is set up and tune properly the 32" can be shot but if you have your bow set up for some less than that, which it sounds like you do then you are better off making them the same length as the ones that you have been shooting so that you will not have to go through the whole task of paper tuning, etc.