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    Extreme FOC

    I?ve been hearing a lot about guys changing their set ups to very high FOC. The Valkyrie set up has been talked about but is extremely expensive but if the broad head lasts like they say maybe worth the investment.
    Also hear that it?s easier to tune and the heavy set up will punch through brush much easier.

    What?s your thought on Extreme FOC?
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    Punching through brush with an arrow?

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    I shoot heavy arrows (550gr) with heavy fronts (200g), yet avg (14%) FOC. Just remember that if your FOC is too high, make sure you are shooting arrows that will withstand heavy hits. I know plenty of ppl who got into the fad and realize their carbon arrows couldn't withstand the weight (broken/shattered shaft heads). Also don't be shooting through brush. I shot at a bull once at 40 yrds, didnt see a small piece of brush at 35 yards and it still reverted the arrow up and over his back. There is no cheat in bowhunting just put it in the boilerhouse and it doesnt matter if you are shooting 45# or 80#, 10% FOC or 20%, or fixed or mechanical you're shot will be lethal

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardsx2 View Post
    Punching through brush with an arrow?
    brush is 90% air LOL

    People try to buy their way to success. I see it in tournament archery and now with hunting. They think they need a broadhead that will shoot thru a cinder block.
    Last edited by WapitiBob; 06-12-2018 at 09:54 AM.

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    I shoot an an arrow total of 445 grains. I don't get wrapped up in the FOC thing. I can shoot 4-5 inch groups practicing at 90yds with my set-up. Like stated above put it in the boiler room and it's dead.

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    I agree with all that's been said.....I set up mine with 12-14% FOC.
    IMO no need to re invent the stick and string.
    We though as perfectionists are always looing for that little edge......in the end the little bit didn't get me that much.

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    I agree with whats said on here. The FOC debate is overrated. If you have too much it only hinders tuning. The only thing you need to punch through is a shoulder blade and not brush!

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    I agree with all that is said. I have found good results with Easton axis arrows with 100gr points and 50gr brass. I tried going heavier, but didn't see any better arrow flight and they started nose diving at further distances quite a bit. I don't think you can go wrong with the factory inserts and 100 or 125 gr heads if you are only shooting 50 yards and in (roughly) When you start shooting further distances, a little bit of front weight seems to help with wind drift. Also, none of this matters if your arrows become too weak because you put too much weight up front. My last set of arrows before the axis arrows were Easton Epic 340s. I tried shooting 125gr points and they weakened the spine too much and flew like crap. (when in doubt, overspine a little bit)

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    I need to add that when I said sticking with the factory inserts and 100 or 125 grain heads is fine for shorter distance shooting... that all depends on the arrow too. Some arrows are pretty light, so a 16gr insert and a 100 gr head makes that arrow have pretty decent FOC... but a heavier arrow would need more point weight to get the same FOC....

    Also, the standard inserts and all of that may be fine for longer distances and in some cases give you better results than the same setup with heavier point weight. Every case is different for every shooter... so basically you just have to test all of this out.

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    I'm shocked Stay Sharp hasn't been on to tell you how wrong you all are.

 

 
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