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Arrow help
Aug 24th, 2019 at 8:27pm
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Hey guys 

Just after some advice.
I have been using Eastern arrows from hunting and fishing on my 70lb pse bow. Found them pretty good...but have just brought a doz sika stopper arrows. Same weight but finding these dont fly too flat. Eg.  Sikas need to be shot on my sights at say 30mtrs when eastern is at 20.  Have found they penetrate the target well but being newish to bow hunting....am I better with flat firing trajectory?   I feel a bit disappointed in them if I was honest but do I persist and give up Eastern or Vis versa??
I'm just shooting targets still in really confident at taking an animal. Almost there....

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Re: Arrow help
Reply #1 - Aug 24th, 2019 at 10:40pm
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Are the arrows the same diameter?
  
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Reply #2 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 10:17am
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Nope. The Sika are thin diameter one.  Suppose to be less effected by wind etc.
  
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Re: Arrow help
Reply #3 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 2:25pm
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There is your answer then
The thinner arrows will need to have the rest raised in height so they are not pointing down slightly when at full draw, compared to how your bow has been set up for the thicker (and way higher quality) Easton shafts
Depending on your rest and where the arrow contacts it, it will need to be raised by as much as half the difference in shaft diameter.
For example, if the Easton is 8mm and the other shaft 6mm, then with the arrow is resting on its 6-o'clock, the rest needs to be raised 1mm
if the arrow sits on a v-shaped rest, then slightly less
  
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Reply #4 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 5:59pm
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Hi, I think if you go on Sika stopper web site or youtube there are vid's . But as Swodem said tweak your rest.
I have been using them for sometime and really like them. MM
  
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Re: Arrow help
Reply #5 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 6:43pm
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Ah. Never thought about that  being the issue.

So in your guys opinions. Eastern is better?    I have about 7 eastern and a doz sika. One brands gotta go.
  
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Reply #6 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 7:05pm
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yes good strategy, stick with one arrow brand/model and run with it

Easton is an international brand been around for donkeys
Sika Stopper is an NZ home brand of cheap chinese shafts

The choice is yours

If you're shooting a cheap chinese bow, match them up

If you're shooting a quality brand bow/broadhead combo....match them up
  
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Reply #7 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 7:38pm
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Well my bow is an older one I think... Pse brute. Dont think its crap bit also not amazing.  Was the best I could afford at the time. Have had it tweaked and I'm pretty happy with it now.

Sounds like eastern are better. I just need to run with reliability.
  
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Reply #8 - Aug 26th, 2019 at 3:23pm
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Shit its not just jam a arrow towards the pointy bit and let it go is it
  
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Reply #9 - Aug 26th, 2019 at 3:27pm
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TJ wrote on Aug 26th, 2019 at 3:23pm:
Shit its not just jam a arrow towards the pointy bit and let it go is it


Hahaha no, but guns are no longer ‘just pour some powder down the muzzle followed by a tight fitting ball of lead and point in the general direction of your enemy’ either are they?

Everything has moved onwards and upwards
  
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Reply #10 - Aug 26th, 2019 at 3:49pm
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Easton or Gold tip. They are the two brands you don't have trouble with.
Its been a while since I bought arrows for compound bows, but when I was, Gold tips were better value for money.



Get yourself a fletching jig and buy bare shafts. Will save yourself some money and its enjoyable.
  
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Re: Arrow help
Reply #11 - Aug 26th, 2019 at 8:10pm
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Yeah I thought about that  but I'm probably better to buy pre made ones at the mo. Least till I get a bit more experience.
  
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