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Bolts ,,Brands ?? stick with same brand??

do you guys try and stay with the same brand of bolts .or are they fairly compatible ?? ( same weight etc . ) I shoot a ten point
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Your going to want to stick with the same thing, or your poi will change. Or switch and stick with that choice.


I went out and bought a dozen gold tip lazer 2 bolts. I like the longer fletching as well, I believe they are 4 inch. I noticed much better accuracy at extended distances, compared to the blazer vanes on the provide bolts.
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I am a aluminum arrow fan and not a carbon fan and will want to go with alum bolts when I need more as I got carbon with my bow.
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I am a aluminum arrow fan and not a carbon fan
Me too. I think the carbons are too light and lead to a lot of the issues that you hear about. Almost like dry firing and put too much stress on the bow.
I use nothing but 2219 aluminum bolts. I don't shoot beyond 30 yards and they are plenty flat shooting and penetrate well. I know I'm one of the oddballs on that, but it works for me.
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Re: Bolts ,,Brands ?? stick with same brand??

I always shoot different ones until I find the Best Bolt for My Setup.. Check out Black Eagle Arrows, They have the Excutioners and they are Very Good Bolts..
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Arrowhead made me up some victory bolts with brass inserts at an excellent price.

They shoot and perform to perfection out of my ten point vapor. I have no need to search any further for a better bolt.

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My rule of life with ANY projectile flinger - vertical bow, crossbow, rifle, handgun, etc. - is to keep the projectile consistent. Some of the worst issues I have helped others troubleshoot with archery tackle involve guys trying to use mix-and-match arrows/bolts because they refuse to ditch remaining stock of previously purchased projectiles. That's not a good plan and typically leads to erratic shooting and poor accuracy.

If you buy new gear, change EVERYTHING over to that brand/model once you know that it works and toss the old stuff or use them purely to discharge your crossbow.
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Arrowhead made me up some victory bolts with brass inserts at an excellent price.

They shoot and perform to perfection out of my ten point vapor. I have no need to search any further for a better bolt.
Me as well. They asked what I was shooting, made the recommendation on fletch and got them made up and shipped to me quickly. I am hitting a nickel size dot at 20 and 30 yards consistently with my Tenpoint Turbo XLT II.

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A few things....

Always shoot the same arrow, vane, insert, point combination that you sighted in with.

If your bow has a factory multi reticle scope, if you start shooting other arrow combinations, the trajectory may change affecting the typical 20/30/40/50 yard hash marks. For some, this is important, for others, it is not.

Scopes with a speed dial can be adjusted to bring the hash marks back in line with the new arrow's trajectory if you prefer perfect 20/30/40/50 hash marks.

I often move away from factory arrows as they can be inconsistent and constructed with lower end materials. Most of my bows are equipped with scopes with the speed adjustment to counter trajectory changes.

Arrowhead makes great custom arrows for about the same as you would pay for off the shelf arrows at the bow stores. Consider his expertise if you wish to upgrade a bit.

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Your going to want to stick with the same thing, or your poi will change. Or switch and stick with that choice.

I have been using GT 2`s for years in my Excal Exocett 200. I have heard they have changed and since mine are almost shot. In the next off-season I am going to have to talk to arrowhead about replacements.


I went out and bought a dozen gold tip lazer 2 bolts. I like the longer fletching as well, I believe they are 4 inch. I noticed much better accuracy at extended distances, compared to the blazer vanes on the provied bolts.

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