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Old 11-29-2021, 10:03 AM   #1
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It appears to me that a lot of people are migrating back to aluminum arrows.

Whatís the new interest about?
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Old 11-29-2021, 10:21 AM   #2
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They tend to be less expensive, more spine options and heavier.
Or so I've read.

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Old 11-29-2021, 10:43 AM   #3
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Heavier and usually straighter from the factory in my experience unless you are buying the expensive carbons.


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Old 11-29-2021, 11:41 AM   #4
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Same thing they’ve always been.

Must just be a new trend or newbies rediscovering them.
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:46 AM   #5
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They hit like a hammer !
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Old 11-29-2021, 10:02 PM   #6
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I've never shot carbon and have been sad that they quit making a lot of the sizes.
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Old 11-30-2021, 05:03 AM   #7
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Super easy to find a spine that works for your bow. If you like a heavy hunting arrow, you have a head start in building it because you can get shafts with more grains per inch. Penetration is better as well.
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:18 PM   #8
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Super easy to find a spine that works for your bow. If you like a heavy hunting arrow, you have a head start in building it because you can get shafts with more grains per inch. Penetration is better as well.
X2 all of this. In particular they have always been easy for me to tune to my bow, just cut off length, add heavy or lighter point, etc.
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Old 12-03-2021, 08:52 AM   #9
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I shoot the best of both worlds!!!! Easton Axis Full Metal Jacket; aluminum on the outside and carbon on the inside!

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Old 12-03-2021, 01:44 PM   #10
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I shot aluminum in my compounds in the late 90's/early 2000's.


I would have a hard time going back...I'm a fan of carbon
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Old 12-03-2021, 02:28 PM   #11
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Aluminum has it's positive attributes but not enough for me to go back to either.
Now I may try the hybrids like Bisch is shooting but I have about 50 bent and dented aluminum arrows from decades past that I'll never straighten or reuse.
Carbon stays straight and takes more abuse.

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Old 12-03-2021, 08:14 PM   #12
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Aluminum has it's positive attributes but not enough for me to go back to either.
Now I may try the hybrids like Bisch is shooting but I have about 50 bent and dented aluminum arrows from decades past that I'll never straighten or reuse.
Carbon stays straight and takes more abuse.

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Carbon just doesnít have the weight when you draw 31 and pull 50plus itís hard to get there with carbons. I like 10gpp I can do it with carbons just harder and limits my broad heads


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Old 12-03-2021, 09:17 PM   #13
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Carbon just doesnít have the weight when you draw 31 and pull 50plus itís hard to get there with carbons. I like 10gpp I can do it with carbons just harder and limits my broad heads


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At 27.5" I don't have that issue.

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Old 12-03-2021, 09:42 PM   #14
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Aluminum has it's positive attributes but not enough for me to go back to either.
Now I may try the hybrids like Bisch is shooting but I have about 50 bent and dented aluminum arrows from decades past that I'll never straighten or reuse.
Carbon stays straight and takes more abuse.

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This. Aluminum has its pros, but the big con to me is they will bend. Iím OK with straight up breaking an arrow and trashing it rather than maybe having a bent arrow if Iím not diligent in spinning my shafts often.
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Old 12-04-2021, 06:31 AM   #15
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I have been tiptoeing into the FMJ shafts. I've carried them on hunts for several years now and recently picked up another half dozen for practice. They are so expensive that my frugal self may never fully make the switch. I keep three in my practice quiver along with five Gold Tips. The Gold Tips cost about half of what the FMJs cost. They group together despite a slight difference in spine. The Gold Tips are easier to get a good grip on when pulling arrows. That slick aluminum is hard on my arthritic hands.
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Old 12-04-2021, 07:59 AM   #16
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Aluminum works for me, but you can bend them.
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Old 12-04-2021, 08:29 AM   #17
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I shot them all.Wood/Graphite /Fiberglass/Alum...and they all work Just Gota Hitem where ya aim
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