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Old 01-17-2019, 10:22 AM   #1
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What are some of your favorite arrows to shoot and use for hunting, I'm looking at getting the Easton 5mm fmj or maybe the Easton t64 tapering arrows, brand new just came out on the 9th of January idk yes I have a about a month to decide


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Old 01-17-2019, 10:24 AM   #2
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I am an FMJ man but have enjoyed plenty of different arrow set ups. Axis are a close second.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:31 AM   #3
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Pretty sure the best is what each person shoots and has confidence in....

But I’m partial to the 5mm 300 spine axis myself. Good price, heavy, and don’t bend like the fmj’s
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:49 AM   #4
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I am partial to the Carbon Express Maxima Hunter arrows. I have been shooting them for 10 years, and have had maybe two of them ever break (Both inside an animal).
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:53 AM   #5
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The ones that shoot the best out of your bow.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:56 AM   #6
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O shoot FMJs but the archery shop keeps trying to push maximas on me.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:06 AM   #7
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I really like the fmj and field performance seems to be great and durable as well but it's a big price tag for a small arrow

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Old 01-17-2019, 11:13 AM   #8
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I’m pretty partial to CArbon Express. The maxima’s (blue and red models) IMO are the best hunting arrow on the market, and I’ve shot Gold Tip, Easton, PSE, and Redhead.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:15 AM   #9
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I have been shooting the Easton Axis pro 5MM for the last year. I love this arrow and don't see me getting away from it any time soon. Great specs in straightness for the money, very close to FMJ weight, and no bending like the FMJ.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:25 AM   #10
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5MM FMJ here. I like the idea of the new tapered FMJís, but there is no way they can be enough better to justify their price tag!!!!

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Old 01-17-2019, 12:16 PM   #11
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I am partial to the Carbon Express Maxima Hunter arrows. I have been shooting them for 10 years, and have had maybe two of them ever break (Both inside an animal).
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Iím pretty partial to CArbon Express. The maximaís (blue and red models) IMO are the best hunting arrow on the market, and Iíve shot Gold Tip, Easton, PSE, and Redhead.
When I started shooting carbon arrows many years ago, I researched virtually every available arrow on the market and came to the determination that Carbon Express Maxima's were the best arrow for me.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:25 PM   #12
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I have been shooting Gold Tip HunterXT. I really like them. Durable and fly well at a decent price. I can add weight if needed(and have).


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Old 01-17-2019, 02:02 PM   #13
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I was shooting 340 FMJ's but switched this summer to the 260 Easton Hexx with 75 grain brass insert to increase FOC. Love them and they shoot great.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:03 PM   #14
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Carbon and straight
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:20 PM   #15
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Black Eagles are the most accurate and consistent shafts that I've ever shot, and you'll save money over the FMJ's.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:37 PM   #16
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X2 on the Black Eagles. I shoot the .300 Black Eagle Carnivours with a 42gr insert and 125gr heads out of a 28/70. Maybe it’s my bow, but they’ve been very easy to tune. And had a complete pass through on a big momma sow this year at 60 yards.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:45 PM   #17
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Black Eagle Spartans 350s and my shooting has tightened up tremendously
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:46 PM   #18
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I've shot FMJ's, Maximas, Gold Tips and right now I'm shooting C/E Mayhems. There are things about each I like and don't. FMJ's are great arrows but will bend, get warped in practice but for hunting they're awesome. Gold Tips were just too light but for target shooting they were great. My bow shoots maximas very good but I switched to Mayhems because they're a little heavier and honestly I cant really tell the difference between shooting them and the Mayhems and the Mayhems cost less.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:47 PM   #19
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Victory VAP TKO
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:04 PM   #20
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Xt hunters for durability, FMJ for weight, hexx for FOC, maxima reds or axis for a great all around arrow....

If I were to buy tomorrow... I think I’d buy gold tip and cut from both ends and use their weight system..
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:04 PM   #21
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What poundage, draw length, and bow are you shooting. FMJs are fantastic arrows. After shooting them for 5 or 6 years I decided to go all carbon. I was tired of the ends mushrooming from hitting bone, wood, dirt, etc or warping from practice. I shoot high poundage, long draw, fast bow. I switched to Element Typhoons and haven't had to replace arrows as often. They still break from time to time, but seem to last better for me. They also fly VERY well from my bow. I would recommend either but the Typhoons are my go to arrow.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:14 PM   #22
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Black Eagle Spartans 350s and my shooting has tightened up tremendously
and will continue to improve when you come pick up your I34 lol!
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:22 PM   #23
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Black Eagles built by muddyfuzzy.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:24 PM   #24
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and will continue to improve when you come pick up your I34 lol!
L M A O but yes so true
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Black Eagles built by muddyfuzzy.
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:09 PM   #26
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:15 PM   #27
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The last two times I have shot with someone I get a loud, "How many **** pounds are you pulling back?" when they hear the 414 grain 17% FOC black eagles whack the bag.

It is like the first time you hear a MLB'er hit a baseball or a PGA'er hit a golf ball up close.

They are incredulous when I tell them, "56 lbs, dude. It's the arrows not the Injun in this case."
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:32 PM   #28
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I'm thinking maybe the Easton axis, girzzlysitks or black eagles , I really want micro diameter arrows but want some thing durable


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Old 01-17-2019, 04:41 PM   #29
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Very hard to beat the axis 5mm
They are a bit pricey tho
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:04 PM   #30
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Very hard to beat the axis 5mm
They are a bit pricey tho
What are they compared to fmj 5mm?


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Old 01-17-2019, 05:09 PM   #31
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Look at “ bishop broadheads “ they have the best arrow shafts made . As the fairy guy says “ adult arrows”. To good for my blood ( expensive).
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:51 PM   #32
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I'm using Carbon Hexx. They are straight and light. Just picked up some 260s to do a FOC build.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:03 PM   #33
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:52 PM   #34
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Man I’m not real versed in arrows but I picked up some carbon express maxims and they shoot fantastic. That being said, I now own some mayhems and just picked up some bone collector arrows at Wally World for 4 bucks a piece (normally 8) and they both shoot just as good. The mayhems and the bone collectors are half out inserts that I wasn’t a big fan of st first, but man the smaller diameter seems to really make them hit hard. The bone collectors are pre cut with HIT inserts and definitely a good buy at 4 bucks a piece
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:02 AM   #35
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Black eagle Rampage with their outsert and 125gr broadhead. Quiet and deadly.


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Old 01-18-2019, 12:33 AM   #36
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Man Iím not real versed in arrows but I picked up some carbon express maxims and they shoot fantastic. That being said, I now own some mayhems and just picked up some bone collector arrows at Wally World for 4 bucks a piece (normally 8) and they both shoot just as good. The mayhems and the bone collectors are half out inserts that I wasnít a big fan of st first, but man the smaller diameter seems to really make them hit hard. The bone collectors are pre cut with HIT inserts and definitely a good buy at 4 bucks a piece
I saw the bine collector arrows but they only had. Half a dozen so I wanst going to buy em

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Old 01-18-2019, 12:38 AM   #37
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Number 1 would be Axis, and the past year Iíve loved the Injexions.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:02 AM   #38
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I do like FMJ’ sand have had great luck tuning them. However the deep six figment really decreases options and the slim arrow creates bow case and quiver difficulties. I like Black Eagle with all of the insert options. I use the Rampage and have them about 600 grains, with 65% FOC.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:18 AM   #39
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FMJ for me. Axis are a close second.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:24 AM   #40
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Victory VAP Elites with 90gr SS Outserts are hammers!! Around 15-17% FOC at 500gr. I’ve been shooting them for 4-5 years now with numerous animals and have yet to have an animal run off with one. All pass throughs by a long margin. Lots of good arrow options these days tho
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:31 AM   #41
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Easton XX78 2317's. Straightness and weight tolerances are good. Tough as nails and easy to tune.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:37 AM   #42
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I shoot XX75 aluminums for target and deer, and some tough old fiberglass arrows for small game and stumping.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:48 AM   #43
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Loved the black eagle carnivores I was shooting last year. Unfortunately I bought an additional dozen and they started braking on both impact and release. For safety reasons I now have around 18 expensive tomato stakes. Shooting Easton Axis this year. Accuracy suffered just slightly, but no issues so far. From now on I will always make certain to mark mixed sets of arrows in case I every run into a defect again. Good luck.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:58 AM   #44
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plain old axis from the day they came on the market,,,, owned a shop and shot nearly everything some were nearly as good, but none were better so i have never seen a reason to change
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:13 PM   #45
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:33 PM   #46
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Loved the black eagle carnivores I was shooting last year. Unfortunately I bought an additional dozen and they started braking on both impact and release. For safety reasons I now have around 18 expensive tomato stakes. Shooting Easton Axis this year. Accuracy suffered just slightly, but no issues so far. From now on I will always make certain to mark mixed sets of arrows in case I every run into a defect again. Good luck.
Had the same experience with black eagles. Back to gold tips ( after a few years of trying the skinny shaft phase)
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:35 PM   #47
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I shot 400gr Easton axis 5mm for a while then I went up in weight and switched to 350gr bloodsport punishers. I like the bloodsports more myself. My groups even seemed to get tighter. Iíll definitely be shooting these for a while.


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Old 01-18-2019, 08:42 PM   #48
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:49 PM   #49
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5MM FMJ here as well. After 25 years shooting Beman carbons
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300 FMJs in 5mm have killed numerous animals for me.
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