Tapered Sitka Spruce Shafts (weight matched)
Many in stock
Sitka Spruce is used for arrows because of its high strength-to-weight ratio. about the same mass weight as Cedar, but lighter than Douglas Fir. These tapering is done one at a time by Raptor Archery .
A properly-spined parallel shaft will fly perfectly well, but when you shoot a tapered arrow for the first time, you’ll feel a difference. Tapered shafts offer several advantages over parallel shafts:
- Improved arrow flight. A tapered arrow will recover from paradox more quickly if there is less weight or mass at the tail.
- Extreme forward of center shaft mid-point. When set up correctly, a tapered arrow will move the balance point forward, offering improved stability.
- Better penetration capabilities on game.
All our tapered shafts are premium quality. They are hand-tapered back 10″ and hand-spined in 5# increments, with grain-weight matched to 10 grains. Available in 40# to 59# weights in 11/32 diameter 60# and up 23/64" dia. Both tapered in the back to 5/16" dia. Please call us for spine weight over 70#. Available in quantity of dozens 3 only.
Your Choices for Ordering
1. Spine Weight
Refers to the stiffness of your arrow, or how much the arrow resists being bent. When determining your spine weight, consider: the stiffness of the shaft material, the length of the shaft and the weight of the tip (i.e. arrowhead, field point, etc).
2. Arrow Length from Back of Point
This is the measurement from the back of your point through the insert on the nock of your arrow. It should be slightly longer than your draw length, so that when you have your arrow in full draw, the point of your arrow extends beyond the shelf of your bow.