I am a brand new hunter looking to get into hunting elk in the backcountry. I have decided to shoot a traditional bow (recurve). I came across Dr. Ashby’s articles regarding FOC, and I’m willing to jump in head first.
Clearly, I’m a complete novice, so I have a few questions. I’m open to your suggestions.
My bow is 55lbs and I draw at 29″.
Trying to keep my gpi low, I’m planning on shooting Victory RIP XV arrows. I plan on ordering a few shafts to bare tune with. Any suggests on the shaft size? Even a few sizes that will get me in the ball park will be helpful as I am completely new to this.
I’m planning on shooting the Tuffhead Meathead broad heads at 190gr. I was going to add a 50gr brass insert and 100gr steel adapter (all from vintage archery). This would place my weight at around 340gr. Do you suggest going to a higher weight in either the insert or adaptor?
Also I’d like to use the double footing system. Which “number” sleeves will fit the Victory RIP XV? These are .204.
If you think there are any other arrows I should be looking at, feel free to make suggestions. I’m starting from scratch, so I’m willing to pay the money to get it right the first time.