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  • Carbon

    60 72.29%
  • Aluminum

    12 14.46%
  • Wood

    8 9.64%
  • Another Material

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Thread: Your Favorite Arrow

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    Default Your Favorite Arrow

    Hey there, just thought I would try out this cool Poll function.
    Tell us what your preference is in arrow construction:

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    I currently use aluminum but have been looking at the composite arrow. Anyone use these?

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    Default Both

    For the compound I use Carbon Express Terminator Hunter Selects at 12 gpi. They have been awesome to date except for splitting two of them with a Robin Hood that completely runied them.

    For the recurve I use Easton XX78's. Again excellect.

    But carbons are the favorite. They are either straight or broken. Aluminums can be straight, bent or broken........carbon offers one less option than aluminum.

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    Default Gold Tip!!

    It is hard to beat the durability of the golt tips! I prefer not to use anything else.

    TT

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    I've been using aluminum for 20 years and finally convinced myself to using the carbons last year. I opted for the Gold Tips and I must say, they kick butt. They fly soooo nice and hit hard. Carbons are either broken or not. Pretty simple. I really like them. My .02...

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    Thumbs up Easton epic

    Been using epics for some time. They are inexpensive and i can fletch them up nicely when needed to. Topped of with a 100 gr wasp is a deadly combo.

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    Default Composite

    Since it wasn't listed I chose "other". I'm shooting the A/C SuperSlims and A/C Kinetics but there are the old stand-by A/C/C's that I used to shoot and now there's the new Axis FMJ aluminum over carbon composite. The A/C shafts are absolutely the strongest, and straightest shaft using carbon technology, although they're also the most expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush
    But carbons are the favorite. They are either straight or broken.
    Or ready to blow up. That's why I use the A/C shafts. Good thing we can't embed pics or I'd post one that would scare the b'geebers out of you carbon shooters. (hand with a shattered carbon shaft shot halfway through it from a carbon shaft blowing up on the shelf.)

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    Default POC Wood

    Port Orford Cedar - Wood

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    Default Arrows

    I've used fluted aluminum arrows by Oust Composites for quite a few years now. Seems they are the best of two worlds. Lighter shaft weight in aluminum.
    Tom

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    Gold Tip xt hunters 7595

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    I love my woodies. I use them with my long bows & recuves. Recently I have been playing with carbons (heritage) to get heavier arrows & tip combos in the 650 grain range.

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    Lightbulb Pics of the Carbon

    Hey Rob--
    You CAN post pics to this forum. I would love to see the pic you mentioned above. I think you just click on the Insert Image icon and set it up as long as the image is on your PC.
    If its too gruesome it may get edited out though, so you may want to check with the Webmaster first.

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    I use to use alum but now use carbon and really like them.

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    Default Arrows

    Well, looks like most of you guys are into the carbon arrows. Still using aluminum myself. Guess the two resons are re-tuning my bow (really like where it is now) and speed benefits. Is it really fast enough to make it worth it to me. Of course, when I let go of a bent arrow at the trophy of a lifetime, that would certainly be a kick in the pants.
    So all you guys who moved from tin to carbon - was it worth it?

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    Hubb,
    Yes! and my carbons fly way faster. The stay straight and are stronger. I've pulled them out of a 2x4 and shot it again. I even got my first "Robin Hood" with a carbon.

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    Wood arrows all the way. I have been shooting compressed Cedars for about 6 years now. Very strong, heavier than most woodies, and carry alot of energy when they hit. Wood just has a warm, friendly feeling that I do not find in other types.

    AkBillyBow

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    Talking Big shaft

    I still shoot the longest, fattest, heaviest aluminum arrows I could find with my old-style Rocky Mountain Razors (the ones with the sharp point) in 125 gr.

    I fear change!

    Dave

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    Thumbs up

    I currently shoot two brands of carbon.
    Gold Tip xt hunters 7595 and Beman Hunters .
    Bothe are very good . The bemans have the outserts which I do not care for .

    RR

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    Default Check your carbons

    This is what happens if you try to shoot a damaged carbon shaft. I had one blow up on me but it only embedded in the gore-tex jacket sleeve that I had on. (I switched to A/C/C's the next day.) I had a hunter have one blow up while taking his proficiency test in a hunter ed course. Half the arrow stuck in the elk target, slivers went in his hand and we never found the rest.
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