I posted this question on ArcheryTalk, but I'm interested in the opinions on TAS since I am shooting an ASL.
I settled on getting an SAS Pioneer ASL to start getting back into archery, and making sure my joints are going to be cool with me doing this. I went for a low poundage: 29# at 28" -- 34# OTF. Originally, I was thinking that when I got form settled in I might go for a slightly higher poundage on a custom bow... but I'm not sure about that yet. Might stay somewhere around here in weight... anyway...
Hand shock with the Pioneer is not horrible, but noticeable, and I'm thinking the less HS the better. So, I want a heavy arrow. (I'm not going to use a bow quiver. I don't hunt, I think they look ridiculous on a bow if you aren't hunting...)
I have some arrows left over from my last foray into archery, and I have 3 shafts that seem to be pretty close to what I wanted, so I thought I would start there. But I'm getting a little frustrated with them, and I am thinking it might be better to start over, and I am looking for advice.
Ideally, I would like a heavier arrow with a light enough spine to fly straight out of my Pioneer Longbow -- they say it is cut to center... but I'm not sure. Might be a little less than that.I'm open to all suggestions, though I really don't want wood arrows -- only because in the past I had issues keeping wood arrows straight. I have several different tips -- from 80 gr to 250.For shafts, I have: Easton Legacy XX75 (2018) Easton Platinum Plus (2016) Carbon Express Predator 2040When trying to build arrows that are heavy with the above parts, I seem to be getting arrows too stiff. If I put the 250 grain points on the XX75s they seem to shoot all right, but that seems like an Extreme FOC. And they have a really steep trajectory drop off.
I'm also noticing that the arrows are swaying side to side in flight of about 15 yards. Hitting center, but fighting to get there. I'm thinking that's over spined?.Nothing I have tried so far has given me a good flight on the Platinum plus, which surprises me. I left them uncut so they are 32" long. They came with 80 grain NIBB points, and that setup seems to be too stiff, even at 32" length (they are shooting way left).As for what kind of shooting I am doing, I'm just trying to get a good backyard setup where I can experiment with form.Eventually I would like to go to local 3D shoots, and some indoor shoots. I don't think we have any field archery nearby, but I'm not sure. I don't hunt. So this will all be paper and foam, not skin and fur.On Archery talk, someone suggested Black Eagle Vintage at 500 or 600 spine. While checking them out, I noticed "some guy" named Darren Nunes with a 5-star review of them, so that seems like a pretty good endorsement.