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Old 09-11-2019, 05:36 PM   #1
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After you guys shoot an animal, will you still use that same arrow or do you count it as a lost cause? After all the pics I have seen of arrow fragments in hands I get nervous about things like that.


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Old 09-11-2019, 05:38 PM   #2
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Wipe it clean changes heads keep going
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:40 PM   #3
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Wipe it clean changes heads keep going


Yep
Also would spine test it
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:41 PM   #4
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Keep on shooting. I had an ACC 360 that killed 17 animals with before a big boar hog broke it.


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Old 09-11-2019, 05:42 PM   #5
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:43 PM   #6
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If it kills it’s usually my go to arrow as long as it checks out
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:44 PM   #7
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Yes but I do flex it just a bit to make sure all is good.

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Old 09-11-2019, 05:45 PM   #8
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Flex it
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:50 PM   #9
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I personally retire an arrow after a kill. I know I could possibly use it again but I never do. I guess I would if I had to but I never need more than half a dozen arrows in a season unless I do a lot of pig stickin'.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:52 PM   #10
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Find it inspect it and if all checks out . Nock it on the next hunt.


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Old 09-11-2019, 05:59 PM   #11
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It is sitting on my mount/antlers on the wall.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:00 PM   #12
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Retire the arrow, attach the deer tag to it and hang it across an old European mount in my garage.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:10 PM   #13
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one and done for me.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:17 PM   #14
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Have yet to take anything with my bow, (hopefully I'll get a pig this Friday,) but I'll probably reuse arrows that pass a flex test after passing through small/non-game.
Big game like deer, or elk arrows will likely hang from the antlers.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:21 PM   #15
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I have gotten three animals with the same arrow. It got broken on the last one.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:21 PM   #16
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Rinse and repeat, proven killers move to the top of the batting order.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:24 PM   #17
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Rinse and repeat, proven killers move to the top of the batting order.


I like this quote
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:29 PM   #18
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Flex it replace/resharpen broadhead and fling it at the next critter
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:47 PM   #19
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Yet to take anything with my bow, in for opinions
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:52 PM   #20
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After you guys shoot an animal, will you still use that same arrow or do you count it as a lost cause? After all the pics I have seen of arrow fragments in hands I get nervous about things like that.


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Personally I retire them, itís part of the process for me. I label them with the animal taken, hunt location and retire them to a big vase in the shop. I enjoy pulling them out from time to time, reading the labels and remembering the moments.


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Old 09-11-2019, 06:55 PM   #21
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I've never used one twice. If I killed a bunch of animals like some do on here I would probably keep going with one until it broke.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:56 PM   #22
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You guys who retire an arra after killin' somethin' with it, must not shoot many animals... I've had arras that have killed over a dozen animals before getting broke or lost, etc... many get refletched many times or have inserts/broadheads replaced and such, but as long as the shaft passes the flex test and visual inspection, a killin' arra goes in the #1 spot in my quiver...
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:57 PM   #23
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If it kills itís usually my go to arrow as long as it checks out
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:05 PM   #24
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You guys who retire an arra after killin' somethin' with it, must not shoot many animals... I've had arras that have killed over a dozen animals before getting broke or lost, etc... many get refletched many times or have inserts/broadheads replaced and such, but as long as the shaft passes the flex test and visual inspection, a killin' arra goes in the #1 spot in my quiver...

Itís got nothing to do with how many animals I have shot, just a personal preference. I do what I want to do not what people think I should.....




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Old 09-11-2019, 07:22 PM   #25
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Never had one of my Easton XX75 break while shooting, whether or not it had been thru an animal. That's why I shoot them instead of the carbons.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:25 PM   #26
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Shoot them until I loose it or break it.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:31 PM   #27
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Killed 15 deer with one arrow .before it broke hitting feeder leg after going through an eight point,clean ,flex, use again if ok
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:44 PM   #28
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You guys who retire an arra after killin' somethin' with it, must not shoot many animals... I've had arras that have killed over a dozen animals before getting broke or lost, etc... many get refletched many times or have inserts/broadheads replaced and such, but as long as the shaft passes the flex test and visual inspection, a killin' arra goes in the #1 spot in my quiver...
I've killed tons of animals with my bow but never reuse an arrow after a kill. I usually save the arrow with dried blood and all. It's just something I've always done. If I needed to use it again maybe that would be different but I just move on to a fresh arrow.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:48 PM   #29
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Clean it and this.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:50 PM   #30
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My first three bow kills were with same arrow and head. Replaced the blades and were ready.


ďThere's more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than there is in hunting with the sureness of the gun.Ē -Fred Bear-
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:59 PM   #31
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As long as they pass flex and visual test I clean, check broad head ferrule and sharpen or replace blades and back in the quiver in #1 slot. Last year I tagged out using same arrow on all of them.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:03 PM   #32
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Shoot them until I loose it or break it.


This is what I do


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Old 09-11-2019, 08:07 PM   #33
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My first three bow kills were with same arrow and head. Replaced the blades and were ready.


ďThere's more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than there is in hunting with the sureness of the gun.Ē -Fred Bear-


Sorry but your signature bothers me

Itís kinda stupid


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Old 09-11-2019, 08:09 PM   #34
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Offended are we?? Smh.. I personally love it buckwheatut while we are at it your handle kinda creeps me out
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:14 PM   #35
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My tapered Maple get used until they break.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:15 PM   #36
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Sorry but your signature bothers me

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Good Lord.......

I keep using them, have killed 3 deer in one sit so not reusing could get expensive
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:17 PM   #37
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It just goes back into the pile.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:21 PM   #38
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:26 PM   #39
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Sorry but your signature bothers me

Itís kinda stupid


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Ok!!! I hope you sleep better getting that off your chest.


ďThere's more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than there is in hunting with the sureness of the gun.Ē -Fred Bear-
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:28 PM   #40
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Flex, detailed inspection, reuse
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:30 PM   #41
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If shooting a pig or a coon was going to cost me an arrow due to retiring it I wouldnít shoot any pigs or coons


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Old 09-11-2019, 08:46 PM   #42
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Probably ok but what's the cost of one arrow compared to all other hunting expenses. Plus not worth the risk. Gotta decide what it's worth to ya.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:46 PM   #43
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:49 PM   #44
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I saved my first deer kill arrow. It’s on display in my cabin as decoration.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:01 PM   #45
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Arrows I shoot deer with get used after that on hogs and other small game or practice shooting. When the buck of a lifetime steps out I want to be shooting a new arrow, not one that has a defect I didn't see.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:10 PM   #46
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“There's more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than there is in hunting with the sureness of the gun.” -Fred Bear-
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:12 PM   #47
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Reuse until broken or lost. I always flex it if I hear a crack I bear down on it until it snaps so I won’t ever use it again. I then save the nock and get my brass inserts out of it. $25-30 an arrow. I don’t want to waste them I get all the money out of them I can.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:44 PM   #48
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As long as you flex it good and inspect it for cracks your good.. I usually shoot a new arrow at most animals but I shoot the used ones at targets and pigs..
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:48 PM   #49
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I not only will use it, I will make it my go to arrow until it is lost or broken.

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Old 09-11-2019, 09:56 PM   #50
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Rinse and repeat, proven killers move to the top of the batting order.


Same here. My record so far is 7WT, 1 MD, 2 elk and 2 hogs with the same arrow.

My current prospect is up to 8 kills


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