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Arrow choice poll

  1. Aluminum (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. carbon (8 votes [27.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.59%

  3. Beman (2 votes [6.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  4. BlackHawk (3 votes [10.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.34%

  5. Carbon Express (7 votes [24.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.14%

  6. Carbon Tech (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Easton (4 votes [13.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.79%

  8. Gold Tips (5 votes [17.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.24%

  9. PSE (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Vital bow gear (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Satellite (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Rowdy Yates

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:37 PM

Aluminum or carbon - what's your preference?

I find arrows to be getting better in the last several years. Like the commercial states they are more than accessories to me. I like to buy shafts and then deck them out with hivis vanes and even bright wraps on some so I can find them in a target or snaked in the ground. :lol:

I've heard some shooters like one brand for 3D shooting and another for bowhunting. Some of these brands I've tried and wouldn't use for any game bowhunting that is.

What's your thoughts on arrows.

Edited by Rowdy Yates, 03 January 2007 - 08:35 AM.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 05:12 PM

Every arrow brand that I have ever used for hunting, both aluminum and carbon, have gone exactly where I shot them, otherwise I would not have used them for hunting. I do now prefer carbon arrows because over the long haul, I do think they are cheaper to shoot because they don't bend like aluminum. Years ago I use to obsess over the equipment I shot for hunting and realized that I could buy the best there was, but it was of little use if I never got into a position to use it. Now my equipment is like an old glove- works, fits me, and is comfortable., Now I just concentrate on getting the shot and not what I'm shooting.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 07:54 PM

I've used Easton's seems like forever. :lol: They've always done the job for me. :yes:

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 01:15 AM

I've been shooting Gold Tip Pro Hunters 55/75 for years now.

I just bought a dozen Carbon express Maxima with blazers

I think I've found a new arrow. :)

I guess I'll end up making up a bunch of gold tips for things like gopher hunting or stump shooting, or donate them to others ( like pat ) who just got a bow.

I could target shoot with them, but I feel I want to shoot what I hunt with. I want to know exactly what my bow and gear is goign to do ...I dont see a reason to shoot brand x 99% of the time and then brand Y durring hunting season. doesnt make sense to me. Heck that is why I shoot broad heads most of the time ( or practice broad heads ) instead of target tips.
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 10:58 PM

I prefer the carbon arrows and I like the beman. I have been using the beman trebark 300. They are a little heavy but I like the way they fly and penetrate. I have been wanting to try the MFX HIT but have not decided to do so as of yet. Kinda hard to switch when your setup is already as good as one can get it.


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Posted 30 December 2006 - 10:44 AM

I use the Redhead Carbon Furies from Basspro :)

Gasp! Cheap arrows! +/- 0.006 straightness what are you thinking?

The Furies are spec scrap. IE. they all fall in the greater than +/- 0.005 straightness catagory. They get sorted out of some one elses premium arrow manufacturing run and Basspro sells them. Otherwise these arrows would be junked. But they are indeed made of the same quality shaft materials as the premium arrows they are sorted from. I was in the composites business for 5yrs and trust me you're going have a percentage of your product that has nothing else wrong with it but just a hair out of manufacturing spec.

I don't need dot shooting accuracy for hunting. These arrows group fine for me. The straightness spec is based on a 30" shaft. If you're shooting shorter the arrows are even straighter. If you're using a drop away rest straightness is even less of a factor.

These are the arrows I took to africa. No regrets.

Edited by Leo, 30 December 2006 - 10:44 AM.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:07 PM

Been using Eastons for as long as I can remember. Shooting the epic 300s tipped with the G5 100gr.


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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:07 AM

I started using Gold Tip Pro Hunters when I bought my Switchback in 2005. I'm really happy with how they shoot with my setup. I haven't had to do any tuning when switching from fieldpoints to broadheads. :yes:

Plus, I REALLY like the color that GT are available in...

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:35 AM

Love my carbon Gold Tip 5575 hunter xt's it's GT's mid-range arrow, they're tough, and smack hard out of my bow, so i think i'll stick with them... no sense messing with something that works...
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Posted 04 January 2007 - 03:32 PM

I am not arrow loyal yet, I have shot alumimn and carbon, I am currenly shooting Gold tip carbons and like them, very well, but if I had to make a choice, ................

It would be the

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:11 PM

I shoot those cheap cabela's stalker extreme arrows. Probably not good considering my girlfriends sistr is sponsored by Easton...haha. They group fine and are pretty durable, and even if they weren't, I could buy another dozen for 40 dollars.
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:55 PM

I have used easton's for a long time & dont see myself switching to anything else.

Edited by Rage N Retard, 17 January 2007 - 05:55 PM.


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