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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tioga and Potter Counties
Product Review- CE Maxima Reds
For what it's worth, I thought I would put out a product review on the arrows I'll be shooting this year for archery season.
Carbon Express Maxima Reds- 350 spine, cut to 28" carbon to carbon, 100 grain points, factory nock bushing and factory inserts, factory nocks.
Arrow weight- 407gr. Bow- Carbon Spyder 34 at 65#, 28" draw.Fletching- 3 Bohning blazer vanes fletched with the Bohning tower jig producing a helix. Rest- QAD Release- Carter Chocolate Lite
Weight Consistancy- 5/5- arrows cut to 28" are all within 1 grain of each (12 arrows from two different lots)
Nocks- 5/5 nock weight and gap are very consistant and within 1 gr of weight for all 12 nocks.
Tuning- Very easy to nock tune, usually only took one or two vane rotations to get all to hit in a 2" diameter at 40 yards.
Flight- very good flight, very true as seen through a good set of binos from behing the shooter.
Durability- very poor. Unlike Gold tip or Easton Flatlines, these arrows will not take any misses and come out in one piece. Probably will break up on a pass through as well. I've used these for 4 3d shoots. Withstood some hitting by other arrows, but over judged a target, arrow hit ground beyond target, and shattered.
Since I have 12 set up and 6 more shafts ready to be set for this year, I will probably stay with them, but will probably go back to Gold Tip or Easton, possibly FMJ for next year.
Wishing I was at camp!