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    Who still hunts with aluminum arrows?

    Aren't they straighter yet cheaper than carbon arrows? They are heavier, so I understand wanting a carbon arrow for that. What's the lightest aluminum you can get in a 28 inch arrow, spined for a 70 pound bow, with 100 grain tips?

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    I still use aluminum, not that I have anything against carbon I just never made the switch. I dont know the answer to your other questions cause I've never considered using carbons so dont know about the comparisons, but I do know aluminums are cheaper.

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    2413 ...292 grains..that's 100 gr. tip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
    2413 ...292 grains..that's 100 gr. tip
    Really? And that will spine right for a 70 lb. bow?
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    Yeah and I tie on a stone arrowhead! Only kidding.....

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    Easton

    2315's = A tad over 500 gr for me .. tuff shaft's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkslayer6x5 View Post
    2315's = A tad over 500 gr for me .. tuff shaft's
    Same here...I'm using 2315's and I also like 2317's.

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    Here's a good thread for ya to check out.....

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...light=aluminum
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    Aluminum arrows

    Same here. XX75 2317 camo hunters. Also have 2315's.

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    I see deal on some XX75 or XX78s I'm rotating them in. They have worked well in the 90's and will work again. Got the same bow too.
    Good bow w/good stuff on it.

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    I've shot many dif sizes and stuck with the 2413 superslams at 28"/w overdraw and up to 78# for the last ten years. Shoot 90gr field points and 100gr thunderheads and the arrows will balance out the same. Should hit same spot with both, if you're bow is tuned. Tried carbons when they first came out(with outserts) and the carbon was heavier, and a pain in the butt. Bought the 340 destroyer 3 days ago and figured i'ld try the carbon express maxima hunters with it. I've got a bunch of aluminum and thunderheads to get rid of now. Gonna switch to rage broadheads too. Carbon is really superior now. Shot thru the target and into the garage and it did not splinter like the old carbons would have.

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    My grandpa uses aluminum's...I cannot remember the last aluminum arrow I shot, I got tired of having bent arrows all the time...but the they still put game in the dirt....
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    25ft-up you want to sell those superslams I'm local real local. 28" 2413 will fit my set up nicely.
    Good bow w/good stuff on it.

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    I shoot aluminum as does my daughter & brother & we think they are great.
    I tried Carbons 2 falls & went back to aluminum, gave the carbons to my son & he loves them
    I've been shooting 54 years, brother 45 years, son 20 years & daughter ONE... She just killed a est. 1000# Cow Buffalo with a 45# Compound & Aluminum shaft-went all the way to the flestch @ 25 yds. & it crashed less than 60 yds. away.
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    I shoot xx78 super slam 2512 s havent made switch yet to carbon , I still have plenty of aluminum .

    good hunting

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    I just switched back.Im shooting 28in @ 60lb ,2216 easton mossy oaks bu xx75 and love em.The carbons are faster and lighter,but im alot more accurate with the alum.And they hit the target alot harder.
    I did bend 3 arrows during tuning due arrow to arrow contact but quickliy learned not to shoot groups.Was out shooting in 15-20mph winds today at 30and 40 yrds with no issues at all.so glad i made the switch back.

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    Aren't the aluminums a lot straighter for the money?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky Apasum View Post
    Aren't the aluminums a lot straighter for the money?
    Yep but carbon wraped aluminums arrow are the best of both world(but the cost the most)
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    I shoot 2219's. I have no complaints about using aluminums.

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    Easton Axis FMJ's for me..........does that count (grin)?


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    I have been shooting carbons for years and have not considered going back. The Aluminums may claim to be straighter. Will they stay that way? I have bent arrows pulling them from targets, and I'm sure some have bent hitting the target. When I'm miles from an archery shop. I don't worry about getting bent arrows. The carbons tune better, shoot faster, and are more durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky Apasum View Post
    Aren't the aluminums a lot straighter for the money?
    Are you fishing????
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpin jim View Post
    I have been shooting carbons for years and have not considered going back. The Aluminums may claim to be straighter. Will they stay that way? I have bent arrows pulling them from targets, and I'm sure some have bent hitting the target. When I'm miles from an archery shop. I don't worry about getting bent arrows. The carbons tune better, shoot faster, and are more durable.

    I have heard this complaint from quite a few people about them bending. I can honestly say that I've never bent an arrow from normal use. I shoot in a league and practice at home pretty regularly, and the only time i've ruined any arrows is from them hitting each other.

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