Little longbow help

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  1. beararchery

    beararchery Member

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    So I recently started shooting a long bow and am having some difficulties. But about every 3rd or 4th shot it seems like my arrow is snapping the bow, making a snapping sound. I’m shooting a 500 spine with 125 grain points. When they don’t snap they seem to fly true. Is there some sort of follow through I need to do?
     
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    It depends on how many pounds and how long your arrows are. If you’re pulling back a lot of pounds and if your arrows are long you might need a stiffer arrow. It might also help to try and shoot a lighter point.
     
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    I’m pulling 52 pounds. 31 inch arrows at a 28 inch draw. I was shooting 100 grain and switched to 125 and it helped with my arrow flight. Thinking of maybe trying to try and even heavier point.
     
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    500 spine, sure you don't mean 50 or are you referring to the weight of the arrow in grains? Are you shooting wood shafts?

    Use this link for a guide. https://robertsonstykbow.com/what-wood-arrow-spine-should-i-use/

    I shot a 60# long bow for many years and shot 65 to 70 spine cedar arrows with 145 grain broadheads. That worked the best for me.
     

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