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Old 05-21-2019, 03:35 PM   #1
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What arrows do yall hunt with? Going to be purchasing new ones soon. Current arrows are Beman ICS Patriot (hunter), looking to upgrade a bit.

Also what % FOC are yalls arrows? Im currently at 11.4% but wanting to be around 16% with the new arrows.
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Old 05-21-2019, 03:40 PM   #2
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I use 350 Carbon Express Maxima Hunters with 125 Gr broad heads. Not sure of my FOC
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Old 05-21-2019, 03:51 PM   #3
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I have Black Eagle Rampage, they are micro diameter shafts. I shoot a 300 spine that is 27.5 inches from nock throat to end of carbon. These arrows have "half-out" inserts that are 51 grains of stainless steel that they come with (I broadhead spin tune and mark the inserts for perfect flight before gluing) . I am shooting 125 grain tips. My total FOC for this arrow set up is 16.94%
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Old 05-21-2019, 03:54 PM   #4
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:03 PM   #5
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What arrows do yall hunt with? Going to be purchasing new ones soon. Current arrows are Beman ICS Patriot (hunter), looking to upgrade a bit.

Also what % FOC are yalls arrows? Im currently at 11.4% but wanting to be around 16% with the new arrows.
Your shooting a good arrow and I don't think your going to find much of a upgrade. If you just want to try something new, buy a few different brands and play around. Personally I shoot bloodsport and axis. I've shot everything.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:04 PM   #6
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Your shooting a good arrow and I don't think your going to find much of a upgrade. If you just want to try something new, buy a few different brands and play around. Personally I shoot bloodsport and axis. I've shot everything.
I like the arrows I have for the most part. Big reason for upgrading is to gain FOC
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:05 PM   #7
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You're shooting now what I shoot.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:16 PM   #8
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Easton axis. Don’t really care about foc cause it kills. Contact muddyfuzzy on here and he will get you fixed up with some black eagles and whatever foc you want
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:18 PM   #9
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I like the arrows I have for the most part. Big reason for upgrading is to gain FOC
What grain point are you shooting? If your shooting 100 or 125g your fine. I shoot 28" 350 bloodsports and 340 5mm axis with 100g point. I've never weighed my arrow for front of center and I try not to over think it.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:55 PM   #10
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Easton axis. Dont really care about foc cause it kills. Contact muddyfuzzy on here and he will get you fixed up with some black eagles and whatever foc you want


Id rather have someone teach me how to properly set it up, rather than pay someone to do it for me.
Not sure if that is something muddyfuzzy would do or where he is located for that matter. I have read several posts of his, and he appears to be a FOC guru, along with Rat and a couple others.


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Old 05-21-2019, 05:36 PM   #11
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Easton Axis 340's , 5mm with Fixed blade BH's. Switched over from normal diameter and expandable BH's last season after I put a shot on a spike buck and only got 1-2 inches of penetration. Hopefully the new set up will punch right through. I think my FOC was at around 7% initially, but is now over 10%.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:38 PM   #12
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:40 PM   #13
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:42 PM   #14
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What arrows do yall hunt with? Going to be purchasing new ones soon. Current arrows are Beman ICS Patriot (hunter), looking to upgrade a bit.

Also what % FOC are yalls arrows? Im currently at 11.4% but wanting to be around 16% with the new arrows.
Easton axis since they came on the market,,, never found anything I needed the fmj for
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:42 PM   #15
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Black Eagle Carnivores. 28" long w/3, 2" Blazers. 150 extra grains up front for an FOC of 19%+ at 595 grains. 125 grain Ramcat is my go to head!
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:43 PM   #16
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:06 PM   #17
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Black Eagle X-Impacts @ 27% FOC - using 180gr insert/outsets and 200gr heads.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:15 PM   #18
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:30 PM   #19
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:50 PM   #20
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I shoot velocity 300's 50 grain inserts 100 gr head with lighted knock. 467 grains . I believe 13% foc if I fiured it correctly
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:02 PM   #21
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Easton Full Metal Jacket, 5MM for me!!!

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Old 05-21-2019, 07:23 PM   #22
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ICS Hunters bought several boxes a few years ago. Will be shooting them for a while if looks like.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:29 PM   #23
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Gold Tip Velocity 300. My FOC comes out to 15.5%
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:49 PM   #24
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Gold Tip Kentic Pierce 250 spine, 30gr behind the insert & 125gr head. 16.9%foc and 496gr.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:19 PM   #25
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Easton Aftermath 300's. Reasonably priced, do all I need to do, usually with 100 grain Slick tricks or Rage
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:53 PM   #26
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Gold Tip as prescribed by my local pro.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:55 PM   #27
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:02 PM   #28
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Carbon express mayhem hunter ds 350's
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:04 PM   #29
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I'm currently building my arrows. Black Eagle, Deep Impact, 300 spine ... 30g insert ... FOCOS outserts (80g) ... with a 125g Magnus broadhead.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:42 PM   #30
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I had used Easton Axis for some time-- killed a number of deer and my elk with them!

Made the switch to CE Maxima Red SD but blew my biceps tendon before harvesting anything
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:03 PM   #31
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Cheapest ones you can find. The deer and hogs wont know a difference.


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Old 05-21-2019, 10:06 PM   #32
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:39 PM   #33
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Black Eagle Vintage.

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Old 05-22-2019, 07:31 AM   #34
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:11 AM   #35
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Going on my first archery elk hunt so I built a beefier arrow for the special occasion, my old setup worked fine on the deer and pigs in Texas. (BE Deep Impact 350, 430gr, 100gr GraveDigger, never measured FOC)

For Elk
BE Deep Impact 300, 505gr, 125gr Iron Will, 14% FOC, using Ethics Archery Insert/Outsert system

The old arrows would work for elk to but gave me a good excuse to try something new.
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:10 AM   #36
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C/E mayhems 250's.
Use to shoot Maximas and FMJ's.
Both are great arrows but honestly, with my set-up, I can't tell any difference out to 60+ yards with 'em and the Mayhems are much less expensive. I get great penetration with 'em ( shooting 62# and rage Hypos) on both deer and hogs.
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:31 AM   #37
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Bois d'arc footed doug fir tapered wood arrows with 4" , 4 fletch feathers . 125 gr 2 blade zwickey.
Just avoid that shoulder blade on an elk and most arrows are fine.
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