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Old 03-01-2018, 08:18 PM   #1
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What kind of arrows are yíall shooting? I was shooting PSE Carbon Force radial xweaves but when I went to order them my bow shop said they donít make them anymore. They did recommend Beman but I wanted to get other peopleís input on it. Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-01-2018, 08:28 PM   #2
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Easton makes the best arrows in my opinion. This year I am shooting Easton Axis 260's at 30-31 inches(still haven't built them yet) with 125 grain exodus swept blades, either reflective or white arrow wraps, 2" blazer tiger vanes, and nocturnals. Might put some brass up front if the arrow can take it spine wise.

I shoot FMJ's now and like them.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:57 PM   #3
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I shoot Cabela's Carbon Hunter. I believe they are made by Beman. They are good arrows
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:04 PM   #4
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Gold tip hunter xt 340.They've been good to me so far

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Old 03-01-2018, 09:07 PM   #5
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Gold tip velocity hunter 300
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:21 PM   #6
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Easton Axis for deer
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:29 PM   #7
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i’ve never had a problem with my PSE CF, but they were telling me that the Beman were straighter & heavier which would help for when I go elk hunting at the end of the year
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:30 PM   #8
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:33 PM   #9
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:20 PM   #10
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:11 AM   #11
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:27 AM   #12
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Just started shooting the CarbonTech Whitetail golds 55/80-300

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Old 03-02-2018, 08:22 AM   #13
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iíve never had a problem with my PSE CF, but they were telling me that the Beman were straighter & heavier which would help for when I go elk hunting at the end of the year
It is hard to find a bad arrow from a major manufacturer today. Beman (owned by Easton) is a great arrow, as re many others.

However, build your own arrow. Look at all the options available to day for what you are hunting. For example, there are better ways to build an awesome Elk arrow other than just using a heavier shaft.

Depending on your bow specs, what game you are hunting and at what distances all dictate your arrow build.

If it were me and I was building an arrow for Elk I would use a light, stiff shaft (like a Gold Tip Velocity or a Black Eagle Carnivore). The arrow would be 550-600 gr finished with as much FOC as I could muster (more than 20% would be the target). I think this would give the best combination of long distance shooting and penetration.

If I were going to be in close quarters with the Elk, I would build a heavier arrow, 600-650 gr. Since I wouldn't need the long range performance I would maximize my penetration.

I shoot Gold Tip Velocity shafts but have shot many others over the years. My next choice would be the Black Eagle Carnivores.
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:13 AM   #14
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It is hard to find a bad arrow from a major manufacturer today. Beman (owned by Easton) is a great arrow, as re many others.

However, build your own arrow. Look at all the options available to day for what you are hunting. For example, there are better ways to build an awesome Elk arrow other than just using a heavier shaft.

Depending on your bow specs, what game you are hunting and at what distances all dictate your arrow build.

If it were me and I was building an arrow for Elk I would use a light, stiff shaft (like a Gold Tip Velocity or a Black Eagle Carnivore). The arrow would be 550-600 gr finished with as much FOC as I could muster (more than 20% would be the target). I think this would give the best combination of long distance shooting and penetration.

If I were going to be in close quarters with the Elk, I would build a heavier arrow, 600-650 gr. Since I wouldn't need the long range performance I would maximize my penetration.

I shoot Gold Tip Velocity shafts but have shot many others over the years. My next choice would be the Black Eagle Carnivores.
Good info here both arrows and foc. I did go away from gold tip.about 4 years ago Not consistent enough for me. But the carnivore are great arrows.

This year. I will be testing arrows from victory. I will be testing the TDT model. This is a tapered shaft. Advantages to tapered shafts. But they are expensive. I will also be looking at firenocks new arrows. Only downside is they are a little heavy for making efoc arrows. But the way dorge has built them they should be good and consistent on build. But I do have to test them
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:16 AM   #15
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Would like to add. Personally I buy .001shafts. On straightness. But you are not going to see the difference in a .003 shaft and you prolly won’t see difference in .006. What I will tell you you we’ll have to nock tune a .006 with out a doubt. The straighter an arrow the less nock tuning that needs to be done.
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:17 AM   #16
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Black Eagle Spartans here. Black Eagle has arrows to fit any budget or need, shoot Muddyfuzzy a PM if you have questions.
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:23 AM   #17
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Gold Tip been good to me
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:40 AM   #18
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I had a great guy make mine specifically for hunting whitetail and he came highly recommended. If you'd like contact info, feel free to pm and I'll share.
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:53 AM   #19
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I just switched from the PSE CF to Easton 6mm FMJ's. I wanted a heavier arrow and Easton has better options for components.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:17 AM   #20
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I switched this season from FMJ’s to GT Kinetic Pierce. I get better speed and penetration. They are thinner, but you can use normal size broad heads because of the ballistic collar. A side bonus was the fact I used the same arrow to shoot through 5 deer this season. They aren’t cheap arrows, but I never did that with fmj’s...they typically got bent or broken.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:34 AM   #21
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:05 AM   #22
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its not what you are asking for but I had some 10yr beeman arrows my son was shooting. He wanted some new ones so he just had to have the Under Armour arrows made by easton. He shot them for a week unsuccessfully and then put them back up and got the old beemans back out. He says they are way more accurate for him? I guess I need to try the UA ones and see what he is talking about.

I shoot the easton axis and so far am happy, but I also agree with him, those beeman team realtree arrows fly awesome!
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:59 AM   #23
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I have been an FMJ guy for a looong time but I'm tinkering with some victories as we speak.
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:24 PM   #24
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:52 PM   #25
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:34 AM   #26
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I like my black eagle carnivores. They are decently consistent and I have had a pretty easy time getting them to tune.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:58 AM   #27
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:21 PM   #28
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