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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Crossbow Bolts?

I'm in need of some new crossbow bolts and my dad has had good luck with the Victory bolts out of his Parker Buckbuster. I've heard of good things about the Parker Red Hot bolts but which one is better the Victory or Red Hot bolts? I'm shooting a Parker Hornet.

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I like Easton XX75,2219,and they are made in the USA,Victory are made in Vietnam,and I will not buy them.

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Re: Crossbow Bolts?

After thousands of shots I would have to say the Victory is still one of the best crossbow arrows out there. The Red Hot arrows are good, don't get me wrong. I just don't feel they are as good as the Victory, when all things are considered. (price, speed, accuracy and penetration) The new Victory come with the new Victory Ice coating for easier removal from targets and deeper penetration.

I still continue to test various brands of arrows and if I find a better one I'll switch in a second.

If price isn't a factor in your decision, take a look at the Aero Bolt. They are $154.95 for 6. These are some of the best crossbow arrows the market has to offer. But, unless you are shooting a crossbow over 400 f.p.s. or into winning championships, I doubt you will see any practical benefit with them.

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I like Easton XX75,2219,and they are made in the USA,Victory are made in Vietnam,and I will not buy them.
I didn`t know Victory arrows were made in Vietnam. They are out for me. I have older USA GT II`s and then they went to Mexico and heard they were coming back. I wonder if they did?

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What is so bad about Vietnam in a purchasing decision?Sorry meant for Octagon.

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If we would buy more USA made items, The unemployment numbers would go down and bring more jobs here.

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Im a redhot man i love them
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What is so bad about Vietnam in a purchasing decision?Sorry meant for Octagon.
I try to buy USA made products first when I can.

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In carbon, I feel the Victorys are very consistant and a great value for crossbows shooting less than 350fps. If one prefers a heavier arrow to slow a bow down, quiet it, or for deep penetration, the Easton Full Metal Jackets are tough to beat.

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