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Old 11-20-2017, 02:52 PM   #1
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Looking to change from FMJ arrows to something else. Maybe I have just had a bad run but every animal I have shot has bent the FMJ arrow. So I am looking for a durable Carbon shaft. Suggestions!!!!!


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Old 11-20-2017, 02:56 PM   #2
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Easton Axis or Gold tip Kinetic. I've had really good luck with both.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:13 PM   #3
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My favorite arrow is the one I just sent through the lungs of a deer or hog! I have had great success with the gold tip traditional (standard diameter) and just switched to the Easton Axis 5mm (As I want to try the skinnier shafts).
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:36 PM   #4
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Let me know how those axis hold up. I shot some out of a wheel bow a while back and they were not very durable at the speeds I was shooting


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Old 11-20-2017, 03:57 PM   #5
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I like the Black Eagle Vintage shafts.

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Old 11-20-2017, 04:38 PM   #6
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Gold Tip Traditional and Carbon Express Heritage are both great shafts.
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:32 PM   #7
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One that hits its mark every time
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:24 PM   #8
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The last 10 years or so I have been shooting Arrow Dynamics Hammerheads....tapered shaft, very durable....the only weakness I have seen with them is the factory nocks...Easton makes a nock adapter that allows you to use G-Nocks....makes an awesome arrow!

Gold Tips are still great arrows as well, I still have some that I shoot regularly...
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:55 PM   #9
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Easton makes a nock adapter that allows you to use G-Nocks....makes an awesome arrow!
nock adapter = UNI Bushing.....just thought of the name and couldn't edit my post.....
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:18 PM   #10
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One that hits its mark every time
This was my first thought.

I was happy to see some others on Trad forum using the Beman ICS hunters for trad which Ive used for my wheelbow with repeated love and abuse. The Beman centershots have an enamel I dont like chipping away at when comes time to refletching...solved by dissolving completely with acetone. The Carbon Aftermaths Im using have taken alot of love and passthrus with no bending but Id like a bit less gpi for some higher foc on lower point weights.

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Old 11-20-2017, 10:20 PM   #11
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I use gold tip trad classic 400. I have yet to break one. The deer and hogs have though. They have a good weight 11.4 gpi and 78 grain inserts. You can find the blemished shafts for a good price as well. Beman center shots are good too but I prefer the gt’s.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:36 PM   #12
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Carbon express blue streak
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:01 PM   #13
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Carbon Express Heritage are the only carbon arrows I shoot trad. I'm sure the others mentioned are just as good but these are my personal preference.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:16 PM   #14
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How bout some nice wood arrows for your trad bow? I shoot footed shafts and have not damaged one in years hunting, stump shooting is another thing.
Bois d'arc footed doug fir does me fine for grouse up to shiras moose. Quiet and forgiving.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:31 PM   #15
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in for this one, need to get back into shooting the recurve
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:33 PM   #16
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Carbon Express Piledriver 350s
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:21 PM   #17
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Caveat with I haven't hunted with them yet. That said I like CE Heritage shafts footed with a 2" piece of aluminum arrow.


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Old 11-29-2017, 07:05 AM   #18
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You can use that aluminum footing and "fix" the weak point of any carbon. I have some GoldTip Traditionals that have the sleeve. No complaints so far.
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:58 PM   #19
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I am using the Black Eagle traditional arrows. They have been flawless.

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Old 11-30-2017, 04:11 PM   #20
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I use to shoot FMJs but switched because, although I loved the added weight, they kept getting bent and dinged up. I tried a few different arrows and I finally settled on C/E Mayhems. They are carbon but weigh pretty close to the same as FMJs( maybe 25 grains total difference in my arrows)
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:32 PM   #21
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I really like carbon express meyhem's.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:35 PM   #22
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I switched from Beeman to Easton Axis for smaller diameter and love them.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:43 PM   #23
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:41 PM   #24
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Easton acc


A/C/C Pro Hunters were my jam!! I canít believe they stopped making them. Grrrrrrr

Favorite arrow Iíve ever shot in the past 20 years.


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Old 11-30-2017, 07:56 PM   #25
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You can use that aluminum footing and "fix" the weak point of any carbon. I have some GoldTip Traditionals that have the sleeve. No complaints so far.
That's why I footed mine. I was getting cracks where the insert goes in.


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Old 11-30-2017, 07:59 PM   #26
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i have had great luck with the easton hexx... only damage was hitting a 250lb sow in the spine and her landing on it everything else same arrows for 3 years!
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:05 PM   #27
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Looking at the pile drivers now but nothing to add yet. Had a lot of success with Beman ICS hunters
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:39 PM   #28
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Let me know how those axis hold up. I shot some out of a wheel bow a while back and they were not very durable at the speeds I was shooting


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I've killed roughly 40 animals with the Easton axis or Easton Axis Traditional shafts, 20 or so with a compound and 20 or so with a recurve. They are a great shaft! Hard for me to shoot anything else at an animal!
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:43 PM   #29
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Easton Axis i have one arrow ive killed with 4 times and it is still intact and in my quiver
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