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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-03-2014, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for New Arrows

After robin hooding an arrow last night, I realized that I am down to my last 4 Easton Axis arrows, so I am planning on buying some new ones within the next week or so. I did like the Easton's, but I am considering purchasing some different arrows and looking for some suggestions.

The finished weight of the Easton's I was shooting was around 425gr (~9.5gpi) and I'd like to keep the weight of the new arrows in the same ballpark. I'm shooting a Hoyt Vector Turbo 29.5" DL @ 67#.

I haven't bought arrows in a few years and it's almost overwhelming how many options are available, so I would welcome everyone's suggestions.
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Re: Suggestions for New Arrows

LOL, if you're "robin hooding" arrows, I'd suggest buying more of what you have now.

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Re: Suggestions for New Arrows

It wasn't a true robin hood since it caught the nock just slightly off center, but the result was the same. I should know better by now than to shoot groups at 15 yards.

One of the big reasons I'd like to get away from the Easton arrows is that they have the "deep six" inserts and not all broadheads and points are compatible (or readily available).
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Re: Suggestions for New Arrows

I switched over to the goldtip hunter xts... I shoot the 5575 (8.2 grams per inch.) they do make them closer to the size you're looking for. But speaking strictly of quality I'd highly recommend them.

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It wasn't a true robin hood since it caught the nock just slightly off center, but the result was the same. I should know better by now than to shoot groups at 15 yards.

One of the big reasons I'd like to get away from the Easton arrows is that they have the "deep six" inserts and not all broadheads and points are compatible (or readily available).
I shot ACCs for a long time and loved them, but the last few years went with Beman ICS and love them the same.

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Re: Suggestions for New Arrows

I have shot Bemans, CX and Gold Tips with pretty good luck over the last few years. About a month ago, I decided to try a heavier micro-diameter Bloodsport Impact arrow. I love them. They weight about 65 grains more than my last Gold Tips, so they are slower, but they fly great. Also made a huge difference with fixed blade flight. I didnt change the spine, but the Impacts actually are about 1.5 inches shorter carbon to carbon than my XT's so it stiffened up a bit. Hit hard and fly very very well. Excited to shoot them this year.

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Re: Suggestions for New Arrows

I think Bemans and Easton are still the only American made arrow, and are always my choice. Been shooting Easton Bloodlines the last couple years and like the 9/32 OD and .003 straightness for seventy some dollars a dozen raw

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Re: Suggestions for New Arrows

second the gold tip hunters
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Re: Suggestions for New Arrows

Piledriver EPT. I shoot 70lbs but with a short 27 inch draw length. With slower bow speeds and shorter, less weight arrow my kinetic energy has always suffered. After shooting a couple brands of arrows these ones had the best compromise of speed and total arrow weight. Small diameter mid weight arrow. Shoots great and as I recall last year were 60 bucks per half dozen.

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Re: Suggestions for New Arrows

How much do you want to spend per dozen?

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