I've never really grasped how to pick the perfect arrow. So I'm looking for a good rule of thumb to stick by for my setup. My set up is a Mathews halon 6 30" draw with the limb driver rest. I'm shooting 488 grain total right now and it's chronoing at 286fps. Im wondering if there is a happy median of kinetic energy and speed. It's all in correlation I'm sure but I feel like I'm a little over kill on weight right now. My arrows are 31" I'm sure with the limb driver rest I can cut off a inch but the mats only going to be 10grains. I'm currently shooting gold tip name the game 10.9 grains per inch and straightness .006 and 300
I have two set ups 501 and 405gr. Both high FOC. I'm little more consistent past 50yards with the 501 grs. via fixed heads. Probably has more to do with slowing it down to 285 and little more wind resistance.
My 405gr I use for any thing and every thing in Texas. I've had pass tru on every thing I have killed with this set up including elk. But my favorite mechanical broadheaf got discontinued and any fix over 300 feet a second I'm just not as consistent at longer distances and I hunt a lot out west.
I shoot black eagle deep impacts and rampages. Not a fan of aluminum skinned or core arrows after seeing a guy fall and bend a couple.
In other words going lighter won't hurt you nor will staying the same.