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Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Somerset Co./Elk Co.
Re: looking at bolts
I shot the Easton FMJ. I think they would be great for very large or dangerous game where penetration would be a factor. They are a heavy arrow and I lost about 40 f.p.s. over my regular arrow. (at the barrel) Unless I were going to hunt Nilgia, Bison or Elk, I'd choose the Maxima. As a side note, they worked great with 85 grain broadheads.
I feel the loss in speed-vs-penetration isn't a good trade for whitetail sized game. I can't see any good reason to shoot an arrow that heavy, unless you have a crossbow shooting over 400 f.p.s. and you need to slow it down to get your vanes to steer your arrows. (Vanes don't work well over 400 f.p.s.)