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Hey guys. I just picked up the Bear Cruzer bow. Seems great, got it set at 28" draw and 55# to start out with. A few shots and its sighted in pretty well with the factory Trophy Ridge sights. Looking forward to sharing with my sons when the time comes.


What I'm wondering is what are a few good arrow brands and makes that would be good to use with this bow? Obviously ones that fit. I'm using it for hunting not competitive shooting. I know the selections are vast but I figured opinions and experience vary. I'd like to hear about some of yours regarding arrow selection.
 

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I've been shooting rather inexpensive Easton Powerflight arrows for over a year, 500 spine (which is a little light), but they have really been decent arrows. Harvested 2 deer with them last season and shot 3D and targets with them also.

I wanted something a tad heavier for hunting this season and a local shop recommended the Carbon Express Maxima Hunter 250 spine. I bought a half dozen. They are a little heavier than the Powerflights but fly equally well out of my bow. Seem very durable also. They are a bit pricey but so far they seem to be worth it. No sight adjustment was necessary.

FYI, I'm shooting an Elite E32, 27.5 inch draw, 60 lbs.
 

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You'll get lots of different replies based on everbody's favorites. You can kill deer with any arrow that shoots well out of your bow. Beman, Carbon Express, Gold Tip, Easton, etc., all make high end and low end arrows. I shot a buck and doe with the same Gold Tip Deerhunter arrow last year. They were 19.99 per 6 at BPS big hunting sale. I know guys who still kill deer with Gamegetter alum. arrows. Its pretty much whatever works for you, and what you want to spend.
 

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treemouse said:
You'll get lots of different replies based on everbody's favorites. You can kill deer with any arrow that shoots well out of your bow. Beman, Carbon Express, Gold Tip, Easton, etc., all make high end and low end arrows. I shot a buck and doe with the same Gold Tip Deerhunter arrow last year. They were 19.99 per 6 at BPS big hunting sale. I know guys who still kill deer with Gamegetter alum. arrows. Its pretty much whatever works for you, and what you want to spend.
I pay like 69 for a dozen gold tip hunters.. I am good with that and they shoot great...
 

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As was stated above every company makes different priced shafts. As the tolerances get better the prices go up. A shaft with a straightness tolerance of .003" may cost alot more than one that is .005". You have to remember that that tolerance is over the length of the shaft and if you cut 4 or 5" or more to get your correct length the tolerance will probably be less? Saw this several years ago when the weight forward craze first came along, guy would spend big $$ for shafts and then cut off 5-6" and lose alot of the weight he just paid for! Unless you have a shooting machine you probably won't be able too tell the difference between the cheaper and more expensive shafts at normal hunting ranges.
 

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I love my Carbon Express Maxima Hunters. I shoot 350's because of a 65lb dw. @ 55 you can shoot the 250's. This is a Ford or Chevy question. Lots of the big name companies are close in tolerances etc. I think if your gonna fletch your own then what vanes to use would be more important. If your shooting fixed blade or expandables, which vane will stabilize best. I use blazers and shoot Rage 2 blades and have no issues out to 50yds. Good Luck!!
 
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