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March 4th, 2011, 07:29 PM
Me man I gotta have a dozen at least. Right now I have 11 and its bugged me into doing the ebay thing and trying to get twelve more. Kinda a OCD thing I guess I just hate not having at least a dozen though.

March 4th, 2011, 07:33 PM
I am the same but I have to have 2 dozen, why I have no idea. It's my safe number of arrows I guess.:set1_thinking:

March 4th, 2011, 07:37 PM
atleast 5.

why? because i have 5 targets on my bag without the chance of a robinhood:wink:

Jonny Boy
March 4th, 2011, 07:42 PM
At least six. Five for target shooting, and an extra in case of a break somehow.

March 4th, 2011, 07:45 PM
3 dozen of my primary arrows. I also have a few dozen from differant setups that I still mess with from time to time.

March 4th, 2011, 07:48 PM
10 i think

March 4th, 2011, 07:57 PM
ive got around 2 dozen..maybe

March 4th, 2011, 07:59 PM
I usually have less than a dozen.

March 4th, 2011, 08:02 PM
At least a dozen for each setup, if they require something different. Right now I have 2 dozen Maxima Hunter 350's that I can interchange with both my bows. My new (on the way) 60#'er will require different arrows, so I guess I'll be fletching another dozen soon enough.

March 4th, 2011, 08:11 PM
1/2 dozen new ones strictly for target. then around 1 1/2 dozen older ones for shooting at dandelions and butterfly's

March 4th, 2011, 08:15 PM
I have the following for various setups.

2011 Dream Season EVO = Ground Blind Hunting/Xforce GX = Backup/Spare Bow
1 dozen Xweave 200 = Tournament/On Target calibration arrow
1 dozen Xweave 300 = Big Game Hunting arrow
1 dozen Xweave 200 = Turkey Hunting @ 50# arrow

2011 Bow Madness XS = Turkey Hunting @ 50#
1 dozen Carbon Express Maxima Hot Pursuit 150 = Primary Hunting arrow
3 each Xweave 100 = On Target Calibration arrow

2011 Vendetta XL = Tournament
1 dozen Xweave 200 = Primary tournament arrow
3 each Xweave 300 = On Target Calibration arrow

Total that gives me 69 arrows in my inventory at the moment. I am in the process of adding the 2011 Omen to my inventory for use as my Treestand/Spot and Stalk bow, so I will be adding another dozen Carbon Express Maxima Hunters and 3 more Xweave 300 to the inventory.

March 4th, 2011, 08:20 PM
i have 22 arrows minus the robinhood

March 4th, 2011, 08:37 PM
That I currently shoot? A dozen. That I have? about 3 dozen...

March 4th, 2011, 08:39 PM
At least 1 dozen more than I have at any given time.

March 4th, 2011, 08:44 PM
I like to have 2 dozen. I think I am down to 17 or 18 right now. It doesn't really bother me though.

March 4th, 2011, 09:10 PM
to many ......

March 4th, 2011, 09:13 PM
Between all the different bows and set ups, I would say about 60.

March 4th, 2011, 09:17 PM
8 beemans i made into flu flus and 10 or 11 maximas

March 4th, 2011, 09:25 PM
About 150...:D

Gary Reese
March 4th, 2011, 09:41 PM
i have to have.....3 with broads and 3 practice
blood makes the grass grow so kill something

March 4th, 2011, 09:47 PM
I only have about 17 arrows.

March 4th, 2011, 09:51 PM
i have to have.....3 with broads and 3 practice
blood makes the grass grow so kill something

Thanks Man ... that helped alot.

March 4th, 2011, 09:54 PM
need at leaset 6 hunting

March 4th, 2011, 09:58 PM
compound- at least 6 but i lik eto stay around the 12 mark

trad- i want alot. only have 7 now but ordering 1 dozen more then will order another dozen to match to my other bow

Ohio Mossy Oak
March 4th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Me man I gotta have a dozen at least. Right now I have 11 and its bugged me into doing the ebay thing and trying to get twelve more. Kinda a OCD thing I guess I just hate not having at least a dozen though.

I got about 11 or 12...I feel i need another 6 to add to it

March 4th, 2011, 10:13 PM
I have about 20-24 not sure but I want more

March 4th, 2011, 10:29 PM
about one on my string, ready to go.

March 4th, 2011, 10:31 PM
i only need 1 but i have maybe 2 dozen in garage, an if u count the ones hangin with their head and the robin hoods, i have bout 4 dozen,.....jus sayin

March 4th, 2011, 10:38 PM
For each bow I like to have two to three doz. I probably have 250+ and for some reason I keep buying more. For some reason I have the same affliction with broadheads.

March 4th, 2011, 10:39 PM
Wow...interesting thread!

I guess philosophically / theoretically I only need one.

In reality, I have 6 - I throw 3 or 4 at a target when practicing, and I carry 3 in my quiver. I'm not a tournament or 3d shooter - I just kill the target in my yard, and occasionally miss a deer... ;)

March 4th, 2011, 10:41 PM
Lets look in my closet,
12 Axis N Fused
10 Arrow Dynamics
8 Good 2613s
4 Bad 2613s
6 2412s
5 2314s
5 CXLs
1 GT from my first kill
1CX from my first buck kill

March 4th, 2011, 11:09 PM
4 in my hunting quiver
6 new uncuts hanging in a bow quiver
12 in a box, new, finished
8 with feathers in my bow case
12 with vanes in my bow case
12 bare shafts I'm about ready to fletch
A few more with torn vanes, broken nocks to redo (maybe a dz.)

I gave my son 2 Dz. finished Carbons as I don't shoot them & Broadheads.
1 dz. Aluminums to my daughter with Broadheads.

I can't remember my kids ever buying an arrow or Broadhead. Actually, their current Bows I bought for them.. I just gave my G-son a new Bow I had that will fit him real soon for hunting & a Dz. Carbons & Broadheads for Christmas.
I'm always looking for Arrows our size on sale & have purchased most of them dirt cheap.

Several laying around that have killed deer & Hogs I retired & a Robinhood during a tournament a long time ago.

March 4th, 2011, 11:13 PM
I have 3 for deer hunting and 3 longer ones for turkey hunting. They have to be long so the Bullheads clear my riser.

March 5th, 2011, 12:18 AM

March 5th, 2011, 01:05 AM
Same arrows for 2 bows. I'd say 2 dozen right now, but I'm not sure how many of those are out of service. Maybe I have 2-3 that need replacing (OCD thing).

March 5th, 2011, 01:09 AM
Not sure, between 60 and 70, all Carbon Express Maxima Hunter 250's.

Edit, forgot I also have 6 Gold Tip 5575 Nugent arrows.

March 5th, 2011, 01:25 AM
1 dozen for my z7 , 2 dozen for my Monster, 1 dozen VAP's ordered that I have to pick up from the shop.

March 5th, 2011, 01:28 AM
3 dozen. one dozen .340 spine that i will tip with grim reapers for turkey.

2 dozen .300 spine, high FOC that i will tip with fixed blades for bigger animals. all of my arrows are from southshore. he gets it right, you best order em up.

March 5th, 2011, 01:34 AM
I have a dozen Beeman ICS hunters and 1/2 dozen Easton axis st arrows. The beemans, are 2 grains per inch lighter than the Easton's. I like hunting with the Easton arrows. I have a 4 arrow quiver and that's how many I take in the woods.

March 5th, 2011, 02:48 AM
13 arrows that I use and another dozen for extras. Really all I need is a dozen for both bows.

March 5th, 2011, 02:55 AM
I have about a dozen.

March 5th, 2011, 05:25 AM
I have alot of arrows, to many to count......Alot I use, alot I don't....I take an 8 arrow quiver in the woods.....:darkbeer::darkbeer: :darkbeer::shade:

March 5th, 2011, 09:09 AM
according to the wife, too many

March 5th, 2011, 09:28 AM
Counted 30,that should be enough!

March 5th, 2011, 10:57 AM
I got 2 dozen for my main bow and 14 for my backup bow and another 70 or better random shafts and arrows

March 5th, 2011, 11:13 AM
couple dozen

March 5th, 2011, 03:08 PM
I don't know about need, but with 5 compounds and 2 recurves on the go, I have around 10 dozen set up to use with the relevant bow.
Another 4 dozen uncut shafts sit in the rack waiting for when I need to build more.


March 5th, 2011, 04:58 PM
Usually start the off-season with 2 dozen of the same brand, type and spine. 1 dozen for practice and 1 dozen for hunting. By the end of the year i'm usually down to a dozen or so due to losing some and breaking or damaging some. Then I restock and start over again.

March 5th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Way too many according to recent visitors opinions....some say i have a sickness :darkbeer:

March 5th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Sitting just over a dozen. I bought 12 when I bought my last new bow in '06 or '07, and the next week I shoot a Robin Hood. I wasnt about to take my first one apart, so they both went on the wall. 10. Decided I really like GT arrows, so I buy another half dozen putting me at 14. Couldnt find one after I shot my deer this year, 13, and about 4 that need to be refletched because Im shooting vanes off left and right with my new bow!

March 5th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Between my son and myself around 6 dozen

va limbhanger
March 5th, 2011, 06:22 PM
About 6-7 doz. That's probably about average. A few years back I would think that 6-7 doz. shafts is allot, but I also thought 5-6 bows was a ridiculous number too. Then I started seeing guys on A/T with 8-10 bows. You can believe I showed the G/F that "see, I'm not crazy after all. There are shooters worse than me!!"

March 5th, 2011, 06:42 PM
i have 4 right now, Need to get some more

March 5th, 2011, 07:12 PM
I have 4 dozen. 2 dozen for each of my bows. I like to have a dozen that I shoot and a dozen for back up.

March 5th, 2011, 07:44 PM
I have about 2 dozen Easton Axis and about 2 dozen Easton Epic, about 4 dozen total.

March 5th, 2011, 09:27 PM
I dunno. A few dozen for each type of bow I shoot. Do a lot of stump shooting and tend to lose arrows in groups when I am shooting badly or pick a solid stump by accident.

Capt. Eddie
March 6th, 2011, 03:35 AM
A couple dozen ready to go, probably another dozen or so in need of repair.

CSS bowhunter
March 6th, 2011, 07:48 AM
I've 33 CE Maxima Hunters for my hunting set ups, and 20 Goldtip X-cutters for my tournament bows. I like to keep plenty on hand just in case, especially for tournaments because they get busted all the time in 3-D tournaments. Hunting arrows, you never know how good of a day you are going to have or season at that.

March 6th, 2011, 07:48 AM
I'm setting on about 6 dozen currently that are ready to shoot and another couple dozen I need to refletch/reknock/replace inserts...

March 6th, 2011, 08:05 AM
"In reality, I have 6 - I throw 3 or 4 at a target when practicing, and I carry 3 in my quiver. I'm not a tournament or 3d shooter - I just kill the target in my yard, and occasionally miss a deer... "

I like that Darin, I am the same way, I can't afford to have 2 or 3 dozen and I have to wait until I am down to 2 before I get more. I will look ALL day for an arrow that missed it's mark.
Anyway I like to have a dozen but it doesn't always work out that way!

March 6th, 2011, 08:11 AM
LOL Im in the same boat. I have 11 and I need atleast 12. Im thinking about getting some GT 7595 Nuge arrows. They look sweet.

March 6th, 2011, 09:01 AM
Close to 15 doz...

Green Monster
March 6th, 2011, 09:12 AM
I Have a Problem!!!!!!!!! I like arrows. There I said it. They are Fun. I have close to 8 Dz. You know for if a War breaks out or Obama say they can't sell them anymore.

March 6th, 2011, 10:03 AM
half dozen

March 6th, 2011, 08:22 PM
3-4 dozen

March 17th, 2011, 05:11 PM
right at 12 dozen

Darien Outdoors
March 17th, 2011, 05:34 PM
3 Doz ACC 3-39 and a TON of nibs, nocks, Etc. for this size.

March 17th, 2011, 09:09 PM
I dont have any right now!:angry:

March 17th, 2011, 09:22 PM
only have like 9 but when i get down to 6 or so i feel like i need more

March 17th, 2011, 09:28 PM
How many arrows do you have to have?

This sounds like something my wife would ask.

March 17th, 2011, 09:37 PM
7 dz. + a few!!!!:mg: OCD is a under statement!!!!:wink:
2 DZ. Acc 3-28
2 DZ. Acc 3-38
1 DZ. Flatlines 340
1 DZ. Axis FMJ 500
1 DZ. Axis black nano 400

March 17th, 2011, 09:51 PM
40 right now.....24 uncut,

March 17th, 2011, 10:26 PM
In my quiver or do you mean all together??? least 6 dozen all together.

March 17th, 2011, 11:45 PM
Total, and just for my bows...guessing between 15 and 20 dozen.

March 17th, 2011, 11:55 PM

at least 1 dozen more than i have at any given time.

March 17th, 2011, 11:58 PM
2 Beman ICS Hunter 340
5 Beman ICS Hunter 400 (that are too weak for my rig)
Anybody got any 32'' Beman ICS Hunter 340's for sale? lol

March 18th, 2011, 09:56 AM
I have a dozen - 5 are in my quiver - 5 are in my hard case - 2 I can get to tune right so they are set aside. If I start getting down towards half dozen I will probably look to get some more, but right now I am good.

March 18th, 2011, 10:18 AM
I have between 80 and 100 arrows, I tend to buy some when I a sale or good deal so I have gone overboard. If I never buy another arrow I will still probably not run out.

March 18th, 2011, 10:22 AM

about 150...:d

March 18th, 2011, 10:43 AM
4 in a field quiver, 5 in a hunting quiver

double o
March 18th, 2011, 11:37 AM
4-5 dozen maybe. I don't even know really.:noidea: More than I can shoot.

March 18th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Just got a fresh dozen to bring my total to 17.

March 18th, 2011, 12:05 PM
5 dozen or so.

March 18th, 2011, 12:11 PM
About 180 or more and I give away about 4 or 5 dozen a year to kids that need arrows.

Jay Sea
March 18th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Embarrased to say it, but 4. :embara:

March 18th, 2011, 02:01 PM
4 in a field quiver, 5 in a hunting quiver

You only take 4 arrows on a field course. How many have you finished? I have not shot a field or safari that at leaste 1 arrow needed repaired from being hit

March 18th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Some where around 10 dozen

March 18th, 2011, 02:42 PM
3 good ones at the moment (stupid squirrels) but i have 4 others that i can use for target

March 18th, 2011, 03:39 PM
One good one!

July 3rd, 2011, 11:40 PM
I like to have 3 dozen fletched and 1 dozen shafts...

July 3rd, 2011, 11:50 PM
Lets just say I scored two dozen Carbon Express 6075 half in camo half in black at Walmart for $2 a piece just last week. I stumbled upon them near the clearance isle.

July 3rd, 2011, 11:59 PM
I must be weird

I have a gross of Flu Flu's for small game/birds/aerial targets. I have a couple dozen wooden shafts for a couple of my longbows. I dozen victory shafts w/FOBS for my Parker setup for Turkey hunting, a dozen Blazer fletched carbons for groundhogs. A dozen just for practice, and a dozen for big game split beteen my compounds.

July 4th, 2011, 12:43 AM
i only need 1 but i have maybe 2 dozen in garage, an if u count the ones hangin with their head and the robin hoods, i have bout 4 dozen,.....jus sayin

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