Buy your shafts from someone who does the matching for you ...
Master Li Kung Lo (Sorry, really bad spelling, I know), in the East does
this. He buys in huge bulk, and has his household weigh to +-1 grain and
match spine ... Don't know his prices off hand for a dozen shafts, but it
is very reasonable for what you are getting ...
Many archers around here order from him.
(Personally, being a crossbowman, I have a grain scale purchased from Ebay,
and don't care too much about spine ... just 'heavy' works for me *grin*)
At 01:39 AM 11/30/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>So what suggestions can any one give us poorer arrow makers? or is the
>purchase of scores of shafts, spine scales and calibrated grain scales
>price one has to pay to get the higher range scores? I really hate to
>will only attain mediochre scoreing until I spend another roughly 500 dollars.
>MKA Jeff Elder
> > I measure every shaft I purchase on a spine and grain scale. I've
> > stopped buying hand matched dozens because I found that most of the time
> > they are not, with the exception of those I've purchased from Master Li,
> > and they were usually within 1# and 3-5 grains. I wish he stocked the
> > heavier weight shafts.
> > -Geoffrei
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