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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in ther market for new bolts. I can't decide between Easton fmj of Carbon Express maxima. Any suggestion on which one?
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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.)

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Re: looking at bolts

I like victory xbolts the best. They are great in 6 bows that we have.

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Re: looking at bolts

Agree with the Victory arrows. After a few thousand test shots they still have my vote.

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