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#1 Patriot



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

Before I start ... I know there is a "Heated Debate" on calling Crossbow "Arrows" vs "Bolts" . I can understand but it really don't bother me and I really don't want to get into it on this post.

Does anyone know the gpi (Grains Per Inch) of an Easton 2219, 22" Aluminum Shaft

How heavy do you go on overall weight ... Good deal on shafts that are 13.5 gpi with an approximate finished weight (With tip and everything) of 567 grains ...

My Barnett Quad calls for an overall weight of 450 grains at 22" length

#2 bobbyd1947


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

The Easton 2219 magnum 22" are 13.8 GPI

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

13.8 grains per inch for the XX75 Magnum 2219 shafts which is what they recommend for crossbow. There are other 2219 shafts they sell for compounds and don't know what their weight is.


For the 2219 shafts, Easton told me no more than 180 grain heads. A 150 grain head provides a 14% FOC on my 2219 Magnum arrows at 20" total length, have not checked on my 22" arrows yet. Usually you want between 12% - 20% FOC for hunting arrows.

If you want to go with more than 180 grain heads, you'll want to go with the FMJ easton arrows.

I find the 150 grain heads are a good trade-off between speed and total weight for hunting arrows. To each their own though. ;)

If you want to experiment with different head weights, I would buy target tips, which are a lot cheaper than buying broadheads.

Edited by Highlander, 26 December 2012 - 09:54 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

Easton's XX75 2219 Magnum Crossbow Bolt is the perfect option people that demand hard-hitting accuracy. Magnum is easy to tune and supplies plenty of downrange energy, effortless target pull, and quiet shooting for modern high-powered crossbows.

7075-T9 alloy Hard-anodized finish Inserts and nocks installed Strength (psi): 96,000 13.8 Grains per inch (Nock, Vanes, Insert and Point are factored in the total grain weight)
Hope this helps.

Edited by lovetohunt, 26 December 2012 - 10:48 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

with the heavier head an arrows to a point the bow will be quiter than lighter

stay with the 2219's it will be more accurate

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

For sure, IMO, a 22", 500g+ arrow will contribute to a more consistently performing set-up. Light, very fast , set-ups are inherently less consistent, at least for me.