Re: Arrow Recommendation
If you're comfortable with what you're shooting, I don't see a reason to switch, especially if it has worked for you in the past. Realistically, most shots in PA are going to be 30 yards and under, so any arrow will work as long as its spined properly for your bow (Check arrow selection charts to make sure.) If you're not shooting competition and only out to 30-50 yards max. while bowhunting here in PA, your arrow is basically nothing more than a broadhead delivery system and any arrow (Spined for your bow weight and length) will work.
If you're only going to use that arrow to practice in the back yard and shoot deer at a max. of 40-50 yards here in PA, it makes no sense to dump money into the more expensive line of arrows. The performance from say a BEAMAN ICS BOWHUNTER arrow (about $5-7 per arrow) isn't going to differ much from an arrow that runs double that price in a 20-30 yard treestand shot or on the backyard range.
I shoot the Easton A/C/C's which run about $180 a dozen, but that's because I hunt all over the place for different game and plan to continue to do so. Also, I like the added security of an aluminum core. We've all seen those pictures of carbon arrows breaking and impaling a persons hand. With an aluminum core, I don't have to worry about that happening, just the occasional exploding nock will get you if you're not careful. (Always check your nocks for cracks and weakness) they get overlooked a lot and nobody thinks about them until it causes you to dry fire your bow. (String gets released, nock breaks, that causes your arrow to loose connection with the string and the bow gets dryfired.) Done it 2x. Once with my regular hunting rig and once with my bowfishing rig. Not fun.
I often wonder,Why do people get mad, when you tell them the truth?
"You can't fix stupid!"