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Arrowhead sent me 3 of these a few weeks back for some testing.
A friend and I both have Parker Tornados and we have done a bunch of shooting at multiple distances with our GT laser II's and the Victory's. The Victory arrows DEFINITELY hold a much tighter group. The farther out the target the more noticeable it is. We shot at 20, 30,40, 50, and 60 yards off of a varmint rest. At 40, 50 and 60 yards, there is a huge difference in the grouping. It was quite noticeable at 30 also.
We also shot them today with broad heads at these distances, although we didn't shoot as much as we would have liked at 50 and 60 because of high wind gusts. We tested G5 strikers, Slick tricks, American broad head co. sonic pro's, and Rocky mountain Gator XP expandables. The G5 broad heads and the sonic pro's were just about dead on with the field points at all ranges tested(G5's were slightly better in our tests). The rocky MTN gators were Exactly the same as the FP's. The slick tricks were averaging about 2" off at the farther distances. With the broad heads, the better groupings were also all with the Victory shafts. The GT's opened up a bit more with all heads tested, expandables included, especially at the farther distances.
As soon as Mike starts pumping these out I'm getting a dozen. I tried to GIVE my buddy my GT's and he said no thanks!
He wants these to.
 

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Fman said:
Arrowhead sent me 3 of these a few weeks back for some testing.
A friend and I both have Parker Tornados and we have done a bunch of shooting at multiple distances with our GT laser II's and the Victory's. The Victory arrows DEFINITELY hold a much tighter group. The farther out the target the more noticeable it is. We shot at 20, 30,40, 50, and 60 yards off of a varmint rest. At 40, 50 and 60 yards, there is a huge difference in the grouping. It was quite noticeable at 30 also.
We also shot them today with broad heads at these distances, although we didn't shoot as much as we would have liked at 50 and 60 because of high wind gusts. We tested G5 strikers, Slick tricks, American broad head co. sonic pro's, and Rocky mountain Gator XP expandables. The G5 broad heads and the sonic pro's were just about dead on with the field points at all ranges tested(G5's were slightly better in our tests). The rocky MTN gators were Exactly the same as the FP's. The slick tricks were averaging about 2" off at the farther distances. With the broad heads, the better groupings were also all with the Victory shafts. The GT's opened up a bit more with all heads tested, expandables included, especially at the farther distances.
As soon as Mike starts pumping these out I'm getting a dozen. I tried to GIVE my buddy my GT's and he said no thanks!
He wants these to.
Great news!! I will get some also
 

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diablo666 said:
Can I test too?I lost a scope cover so I will be calling you guys again lol.
Diablo666, You asked for it.
You have a P.M. We are in the begining stages of testing with the Excalibur, so there is lots of work to be done.
 

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What bow do you use 240?Arrowhead
has tested Victory arrows since June in a Parker.With excellent results I might add.Was it a new serving before shooting the Victory arrows.I ask because if you use the bow for target and hunting it may have been damaged prior to using the Victory arrows.It may have been waiting to show any signs of wear.I'm not saying you are wrong either.Servings don't last forever though on high speed crossbows.
 

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shoot them the other day not impressed at all,after 8 shots knock cut my serving, And the 7 shots I took my grouping was way off.I'll stay with red hots.
Interesting findings 240 wide. I think the issue was with your servings and not the Victory arrows. We haven't had an issue like that at all, with over 600 logged shots through the Parker Tornado. We tested the Victory against the Red Hot and found the Victory to be a superior arrow, in speed,penetration and downrange velocity.
We do lots of tests when we develop a new arrow. We shoot through a chronograph at 20,30 and 40 yards. We test for group size and we measure how far the arrow penetrates into a foam block target. After all my testing was done, I sent them out to others and have them double check my findings. If they come up with similar results, we put them in the store.
 

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I had no problems, wonder what was up? All I can tell ya is the victory's are the best grouping arrows I have ever shot.
 

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Fman said:
I had no problems, wonder what was up? All I can tell ya is the victory's are the best grouping arrows I have ever shot.
Lots of similar results from the Archery Trade Association show too. I think we are going to see alot more of the Victory arrows, being offered by the manufacturers, in the near future.
 

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I shoot the strykeforce just got my red hots in and viper string, Shot 15 times using 125 tips they shot fantastic my groups at 50 yards where less than 1.5 " not changing a thing this set up works great. Any body want some victory arrows ?
 

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240 wide, do your victory arrows have brass inserts? weight forward? or standard inserts? just asking? i will only shoot gts the old ones . but the new kenitics caught my eye!
 

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What bow are you shooting secret?I am going to test Victory arrows in my Excalibur Exocet 200.Actually I am comparing Firebolts,GT 2 laser gold tips and Victory arrows.I was stopped by snow last weekend.Today it is raining here.I want dry arrows to test with.Hopefully the long range forcast holds out for next weekend so I can test.
 

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exocet 200 my only crossbow! they just dont group. i shot them thursday... ideal wind,calm, shot my gts right beside them. not even close to the same grouping. my friend shoots a relayer. he also had the same problem.3' fusion 100gr tip+brass insert. hes going to refletch some of them with 4" duravanes and see if that helps.








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I had the same problem they where way off on every shot, shot all six. Shot my red hots with a 125 g point makes about 437 g total, after changing the string to the viperx and man they where so close I can't even shoot at the same place. I guess the strykeforce has to have a well balanced bolt and that combination just seems to work well.
 

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exocet 200 my only crossbow! hes going to refletch some of them with 4" duravanes and see if that helps.
The 4" vanes should help. In our testing we have found that some of the Excals don't like the fusion vanes(or any short vane for that matter), but will shoot the 4 inch vanes perfectly.
Let me explain why I think that will fix your problem.

On the Excal, if one of the limbs isn't matched perfectly to the other....say one limb is one pound heavier...then the string will pull across the nock to that side. You will then need to use the 4 inch vanes to correct the flight of the arrow.
 
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