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Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: Jim H] #6987260
09/10/20 12:14 PM
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Henry Co, IL
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Nice Wallace. You have some hours into those.
For anyone else interested, check out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhUpi2efFs4

This video will take you to directions for the rest.
Here's another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SiUciW6Fc


Watch a few videos. You find out that you don't need expensive carbon shafts. .001 straightness looks great. That's what aluminum shafts have also. 99% of bowhunters are not technically capable (myself included) of seeing accuracy differences between .001" and .003". Much more important to get them flying good and straight. 15-18% FOC is easy to obtain (but not with a heavy carbon shaft). Pick something in your spine requirement that is 8-9 grains per inch and add a 50gr insert. Make sure each end of the shaft is square. Squaring tools are cheap. If you watch enough of these videos it all gets explained.
I happen to be shooting Carbon Express Hunter KV 250 shafts because I got an excellent deal on them. Standard arrow build with a 50gr insert and feathers gets about 17% FOC. 460grs total weight.

Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: Jim H] #6987286
09/10/20 01:20 PM
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Forget carbon/aluminum shafts. Just carbon carbon is the way to go.

Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: Jim H] #6987416
09/10/20 04:46 PM
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I'm old,old school!

XX75's is all I use.

1916s target to 2317s for hunting. And other spines too. 2016,2117,etc.

50 years of using them no problems, why change!
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WISH I HAD MORE TIME TO TRAP!
Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: imissed] #6987419
09/10/20 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by imissed
I'm old,old school!

XX75's is all I use.

1916s target to 2317s for hunting. And other spines too. 2016,2117,etc.

50 years of using them no problems, why change!
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I'm right there with you . I have a PSE edge 25 years old . Don't change because it still shoots completely thru a deers body. PLUS dang WAYYYY too much money for a bow !!!!!

Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: Jim H] #6987466
09/10/20 05:53 PM
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I'm shooting carbon, Gold Tip Traditional or Carbon Express Heritage. I prefer the weight (gpp) i get from the Carbon Express. I think some of the aluminum may weigh more per inch but I've already got my poop in one sock for this season.I

Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: Jim H] #6987472
09/10/20 05:58 PM
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I do it the old fashioned way. Look for buzzards, run em off and take possession of the carcass.

Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: Jim H] #6987477
09/10/20 06:02 PM
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If ya like heavy arrows, get a stiffer spine so you can front load for better FOC which will bring your total weight back up.

Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: Jim H] #6987490
09/10/20 06:13 PM
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I shot xx75s for years 1916s when I was 13-16 2313 as I grew. I switched to the radio x weaves and prefer them. They will break but dont bend and can take a solid hit that will destroy aluminum. Once I was testing shooting a new bow at the shop. My shot went between the target hit the block wall bounced back 3/4 way down rand with no damage other than a flat spot on the field point.

Aluminum works great but carbon seem to hold up better.

Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: tomahawker] #6987495
09/10/20 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by tomahawker
I do it the old fashioned way. Look for buzzards, run em off and take possession of the carcass.

Tomahawker on camera:

Last edited by Pike River; 09/10/20 06:20 PM.
Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: Jim H] #6987535
09/10/20 07:29 PM
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I use the carbon arrows that are on sale! Im not an expert but kill deer every year with a bow. Carbon lasts longer if you have a problem hitting the target.

Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: Jim H] #6987612
09/10/20 08:57 PM
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Thanks guys! I guess I'm old school too, I love my xx75s! I thought I'd see what else is out there. I thought of going carbon and front loading a bit. I'm no closer to a decision but leaning towards the carbons.

Re: Aluminum or carbon arrows? [Re: Jim H] #6987638
09/10/20 09:19 PM
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Carbon hands down. Gold tips here

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