FMJ & Carbon Arrow Size Selection

Note: For fractional arrow lengths, round up or down to the closest column.  Examples, if arrow length is 28.25 round down to 28″.  If arrow length is 28.5″ round up to 29″.

Double Check Your Results With The Manual Selection Chart Below.

Hunting Arrows By Size - Arrow Selector


1. Determine your correct arrow length per diagram above.

2. Determine correct peak bow weight (not holding weight) and draw length with the assistance of a qualified archery pro shop.

3. Determine the ATA (Archery Trade Association) rating velocity of your bow.

4. Factor variables to the “standard compound setup” to determine CALCULATED bow weight. For compounds the “standard setup” includes use of a release aid and a brace height greater than 6.5”. Deviations for the standard compound setup require factoring in EACH VARIABLE as follows:

A. Brace height lower than 6.5”- add 5 lbs to CALCULATED bow weight.

B. Finger release- add 5 lbs to CALCULATED bow weight. Add the total of actual PEAK bow weight and all CALCULATED bow weight adjustments to determine final calculated weight. For example, with a 60 lb peak bow with a 6” brace height, calculated bow weight will be 60+5 for a calculated 65 lb bow weight. Now, in the “Calculated Peak Bow Weight” chart, select the column under the ATA range for your specific bow and your point weight. Follow the column down to your CALCULATED bow weight. Then, follow the chart to the right until you reach the column with your correct arrow length, and note the group letter (A-M). This letter will represent the suggested arrow group for your selection.


It is critical that the correct bow weight be used when determining the weight column to be used on the chart. Actual peak bow weight should be measured at your correct draw length. Easton recommends the use of a dedicated bow scale or the assistance of a qualified pro shop for this purpose. Use the Recurve or Longbow ACTUAL weight chart on the right side of the chart to select the column corresponding to your bow type and point weight. Follow the column down to your bow weight and then follow the row to the left to find your suggested arrow group. The Shaft Size listing below each group letter represents your suggested arrow shaft size. Note that providing incorrect weight or length information, or incorrect variable calculation, may result in an incorrect shaft size selection.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this Product Guide. Graphics and images are for illustration purposes only. Due to our effort to continually improve our products, Easton reserves the right to make changes without notice.

Easton’s selection charts are regularly updated to reflect the latest in bow performance. We continue to make adjustments to size recommendations based on increased bow efficiencies and more aggressive cam profile developments. Please read over the chart and all guidelines before selecting arrow shafts based on prior experience.

Aluminum Arrow Selection
aluminum size by model
Shaft Models 1
Shaft Models 2
Shaft Models 3
Crossbow Chart
Alloy Shaft Spec
Warnings and Uses