These are only my observations and nothing scientific. I did find the results interesting.
I have been trying to build my shoulder after 10 years of not shooting and 2 surgeries with a 25 pound recurve. I am left handed but right eyed and had always shot right handed till now. The problem has been with the left shoulder and I can't hold a bow with that arm. I have switched to drawing with my left hand and I am able to get a couple groups in a day. Since I had a couple dozen 2213 full lenth shafts in my stash I feather fletched a few and spiral flu-flu fletched a couple and threw some inserts in bare shafts. All these were full length shafts. After a couple days shooting I knew something was not right. I was shooting 5" 3feather right helical with 250 gr heads. I tried the flu flus and flight was better but still not right. I was thinking it was a spine issues so I put tighter some 500 gr heads. These flew pretty well so I tried them on bare shafts and flight didn't look bad. A couple days of shooting these I noticed my nocking point did not look right. Sure enough the noking point was nearly a half inch off. I watched them set it when I bought it I think I might have end for ended the string when I put it back on.
What I learned from this was how much arrow stability is gained by high amounts of FOC. I also noticed when a limb as encountered by my broadhead the arrow didn't divert much at all from its intended target.
Post by bowhunter836 on Mar 11, 2017 20:23:35 GMT -5
I am a big fan of high f.o.c 14%+ up to around 20%! Just like anything else there is a point where it will affect arrow flight negatively! I like the arrow stabilization and increased penetration you get with high f.o.c
I will be using a cut on contact this year. Would you happen to have any experience with "Centaur" broadheads? I shot 2 different Simmons last year and liked them a lot. I would prefer to shoot a single bevel. That would be why I'm looking at the Centaur. I've shot enough deer and other critters now with 2 blade cut on contact broadheads to say that is all I will ever use. I have used a lot of different droadheads over the years and always liked cut on contact. I have been very impressed how much hemorrhaging a "Sharp" 2 blade deliver.