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Old 09-11-2019, 10:58 PM   #51
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Use them until they break or have visible structural damage.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:16 PM   #52
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If I shoot an animal it goes to my arrow bone yard.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:21 PM   #53
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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, 11:21 PM   #54
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Bad juju... those arrows get put out to pasture and become field point only arrows. Iíve never had an arrow pass a spin test after blowing through an animal to where it would shoot straight with a broadhead
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:25 PM   #55
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Arrow reuse, broad head toss.


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Old 09-12-2019, 12:03 AM   #56
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Rinse and repeat, proven killers move to the top of the batting order.
Haha! I like that!

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Old 09-12-2019, 12:14 AM   #57
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Bad juju... those arrows get put out to pasture and become field point only arrows. Iíve never had an arrow pass a spin test after blowing through an animal to where it would shoot straight with a broadhead


Wow thatís surprising. What arrows are you using? I shoot lots and lots of hogs with some fairly inexpensive arrows and they are usually just fine.


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Old 09-12-2019, 12:15 AM   #58
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Wipe it clean changes heads keep going


This ^^^^^^

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Old 09-12-2019, 12:25 AM   #59
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I shot about 6 hogs with the same arrow (CE Pile Driver). Resharpened the Simmons Landshark head and kept going. Finally stuck a big boar and he when he took off it snapped in two. Lucky is lucky!
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:48 AM   #60
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I'm in the clean, sharpen, top of the batting order camp. Arrow in number one spot right now has killed 7.

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Old 09-12-2019, 07:25 AM   #61
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Rinse and repeat, proven killers move to the top of the batting order.



Hahaha.....I like that analogy.

9 deer on one arrow is my best and then this brute had to absorb it and snapped it off when he died.....but it was **** worth it.. It is (what's left of it) now sitting with the skull mount. Shoot, clean, flex and reset back in hole #1.

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I always sharpen or replace blades on broadheads for reuse too. They must shave before I reuse. Trophy deer get new heads....culls, does and pigs get re-sharpend heads unless I don't have any or I'm trying out a new head.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:54 AM   #62
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Feathers get all jacked from blood and fat.
I may change the blades and reuse the head but usually discard the whole thing.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:57 AM   #63
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Just flex it and watch for cracks. I've killed multiple animals with the same arrow. I generally find them every time with my lighted nocturnals.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:44 AM   #64
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Shot a small hog got the arrow, tested it more came in reloaded and shot an other small one. Always reuse.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:50 AM   #65
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When I saw this reply this morning, I instantly looked at the time stamp, thinking it had to have been posted at 2am, but no.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:56 AM   #66
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On pigs, I will shoot any arrow long as I feel its safe to release and not injure me.

On deer, its a brand new arrow/head that has only been shot a few times to make she its on target.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:59 AM   #67
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Get good and tuned up a little early last night?

As I have learned from the other thread... a real man isnt supposed to care what any one else thinks... oh and real men cant drink The Claw, wear skinny jeans or use a pellet grill, other wise people may think your a girly man
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:16 AM   #68
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Rinse and repeat, proven killers move to the top of the batting order.
Yes! I do the same. Flex it first though. I've probably killed close to 8-9 deer with the same Gold-tip. I always have one special arrow in the quiver with a little cross on the cock vane marked with a sharpie. That's the arrow I practiced with, shot a practice broad head with. Spin-tested to my liking etc. All started when I used to get arrows from the OutHouse in Waco, and half of them would wobble because they didn't know how to cut or square arrows. Now I just do it as a confidence thing(all my arrows spin good )

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Old 09-12-2019, 09:19 AM   #69
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I donít kill many animals, so I keep arrow with the skull. If I killed as many animals as some, Iíd reuse .


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Old 09-12-2019, 09:41 AM   #70
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Good arrows are expensive. Flex em and get back to work.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:46 AM   #71
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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'.
Mew too. I kinda think of as a trophy. It did it's job so I collect em.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:50 AM   #72
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You guys that throw away the arrows after one animal must not have many pigs where you hunt.

I've had some sits where I've shot 4 or 5 pigs. I'd need an entire quiver full of new arrows after that hunt.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:59 AM   #73
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Flex and reuse.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:08 AM   #74
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I usually shoot an animal then retire that arrow to the practice arrow pile. No particular reason just a habit. Most times when I shoot I get a complete pass thru so the arrow bounces off stuff on the other side. Since I have about a dozen arrows rigged for hunting no need to recycle.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:13 AM   #75
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Use as many times as I can. Re fletch and buy replacement blades for my thunderheads.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:18 AM   #76
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I've got a couple arrows that have killed a few times, been re-fletched and killed a few more times. If the check out on inspection and shoot good after being cleaned up then they're back put back into service.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:24 AM   #77
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Don't wipe it too clean before reuse. Save the mojo.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:30 AM   #78
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Yep
Also would spine test it
Flex test new broad head, rinse repeat
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:31 AM   #79
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I wash it off in the windmill trough and then screw on a new broadhead and use it again.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:32 AM   #80
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Don't wipe it too clean before reuse. Save the mojo.
Yes sir, Iím a fan of a little blood on em
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:34 AM   #81
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Once it goes thru an animal it becomes one of my practice arrows.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:42 AM   #82
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clean it, inspect it, sharpen it and nock it.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:44 AM   #83
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Inspect the arrow, flex it, and hold by one end and tap it and listen to the sound compared to another arrow.
Change the head and use it.
I had an old fiberglass arrow explode in my bow and send the rear 8 inches of the shaft sticking out of the back of my thumb. It took years before I had full feeling in that area of my thumb and I picked fiberglass out as it worked to the surface for years afterward.
My arrow had been nicked by another arrow as I shot those tight little groups while practicing and didn't check my arrow before I shot it.
that was back in the early 70's and to this day I don't like to shoot one spot groups.
I will on occasion but I'd rater shoot a five spot target if I'm in the zone.
If you like to shoot robin hoods and bust nocks, you better get in the habit of inspecting your arrows before you shoot them.

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Old 09-12-2019, 10:47 AM   #84
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not every animal is a trophy, but every one is a memory,,,, i started keeping mine years ago ( lost in harvey flood) i drilled a couple boards and stuck the arrows in the holes at about a 45 angle with a tag recalling the place, date, animal and distance,,,,, i retired everyone after it had made a kill,, it showed the progression of the arrows heads and fletching i had used over the years...

since i had an archery shop replacing arrows was a non issue to me,, i had 50 something stuck in the boards
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:48 PM   #85
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Same here. Usually get a few kills out of one.....if it doesnít blow thru and I lose it.
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:58 PM   #86
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Alot of guys must have arrow sponsors, I wipe off, replace blades on slick trick and back to quiver. Guess my gold tips are tougher than others......back in aluminum days was a "little" different but most were misses hitting rocks
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:03 PM   #87
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I killed 7 with the same XX75 2514 fletched with 5" feathers and the same Thunderhead 125 before I finally lost it on the 7th..
All I ever did was re-sharpen BH after every kill..
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:04 PM   #88
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Flex it replace/resharpen broadhead and fling it at the next critter
I do this unless it breaks or I kill a nice buck with it. Then it lays across the antlers for a momento.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:04 PM   #89
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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...
That's what I was thinking! I clean them and most of the time they go right back in the quiver with a sharp head on them.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:59 PM   #90
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Clean em off and shoot something else with them!
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:17 PM   #91
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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?
Arrows aren't cheap. I like archery because the ammo is re-usable. They are meant to be re-used if you can. I retire an arrow when it breaks... and I've broken plenty of arrows on critters (hate it when that happens.)

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After all the pics I have seen of arrow fragments in hands I get nervous about things like that.
Almost all of those pics of arrow fragments aren't from folks who kill a bunch of stuff with that arrow and re-use their arrows. It is from folks that shoot at targets (because we ALL shoot at targets) and don't check their arrows because they don't think they could break doing that. You should just get in the habit of flex testing your arrows and inspecting them after a major impact and from time to time. I have had a few arrows that failed the flex test or my inspection of them at the nock and insert end.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:35 PM   #92
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....Iím going to start taking it to the next level, not only am I going to retire the arrow I kill the next animal with, Iím going to retire the bow that fired it, the feeder that threw the corn and while Iím at it, líll retire the truck I drove to the lease in that weekend.

All kidding aside, I think there are different opinions because some of us kill one one animal a year and itís a special experience. Some us us kill 30-40 a year and arrows are just tools. I donít throw away my hammer after I complete my project.


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