March 25th, 2010, 12:27 PM
they still make aluminum arrows?
2010 Hoyt Carbon Matrix, 2005 Hoyt Ultratec.
March 25th, 2010, 12:42 PM
I thik you meant 392 instead of 292. NO way that arrow is that lite. I just fletched some up that finished a tad over 400 grs.
Originally Posted by Bwana
I want a bow that will shoot where I want it to instead of where I hold it!!!
March 25th, 2010, 01:13 PM
I gave up on carbons and went back to aluminums years ago and have never regretted it. There are plenty of light weight offerrings. I use 2213's,3-4" feathers and an 85 gr BH and have a total arrow weight of 396 and it gets the job done and I have plenty of speed and a quiet rig.
Pick a spot, a small spot!
March 25th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Do you need straight arrows for fishing? I don't get it.
Originally Posted by buckeyboy
Texas heart shooter.
March 25th, 2010, 03:07 PM
2314s 26", 5" vanes and a 130gr Muzzy. Killed a lot of animals with this comb.
Passion for the outdoors is what drives me, but respect for it and all that live there is what makes it live on.
March 26th, 2010, 12:08 AM
Usually, if you say your bending arrows pulling them out of a target your not pulling them straight out-kinda pullin up but then, unless it's a very low grade aluminum, can't understand bending them. I've shot a TON of tournys in my day & aluminums always group better "for me' than carbons.
March 26th, 2010, 12:20 AM
sure, why not? they work just fine
March 26th, 2010, 12:26 AM
I use them. A/C/C's.
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March 26th, 2010, 01:15 AM
I started with Gold Tips carbons because that's what the pro shop sold me when I got my first bow. Next I added Cabela's Stalker Extremes into my quiver.
Then last year I gave 2117s a try. LOVE THEM!
I'm not saying that I'll never use carbons again, but I love the consistency, the silence, the price, and the weight (momentum) of my aluminums.
OK, so my comment didn't add any significant wisdom to this discussion. But it DID up my post count, and pretty soon I will be regarded as a wise, experienced expert based on that alone.
March 26th, 2010, 02:07 AM
i love 2413's. that said i think accs and fmjs are two of the finest, most consistant hunting arrows made. Another thing i dont think anyone has mentioned is the thin outside diameter of a carbon arrow will really benefit guys who shoot past thirty yards as there is a big difference in wind drift between carbon and larger diameter arrows
March 26th, 2010, 08:41 AM
I shoot a xx78 2413 29" and a 125gr. broadhead at 65lbs. and have shot carbons from the same bow with equal results. Stuck with aluminum because I don't see the need in spending the extra money on the carbons.
March 26th, 2010, 08:55 AM
Shoot the XX78s. The extra money is well worth it. They are very durable.
I shot a 27" XX78 2213 through a deer and down into the ground last November. That was off of a 74# Hoyt AM35. I refletched the arrow and put new blades in the head and back into the quiver.
Yes, I'm a Dinosaur.... Heavy draw weight, and fixed blade broadheads. No one ever complains about over penetration.
Insanity CPXL 72#
TradTech Titan II 62", BlackMax longs, 58# @ 29" (Hunting)
TradTech Titan III 64", BlackMax longs, 42# @ 29" (Off season indoors)
March 26th, 2010, 09:00 PM
I shot three deer last fall with 27" XX75 2213's out my 63# Hoyt Trykon. I used one arrow and the resharpened broadhead to kill two of those deer.
Originally Posted by Bill 2311
I switched back last year after I determined that I had probably about 50%-60% pass-thrus with 27" CX-300's (370 grains), yet 95% pass-thrus with those XX75 2213's (415 grains).
At this point in time I have no plans on ever "switching back" to carbons.
Team 39- Pass-Thru Posse
2011 PSE X-Force Dream Season Evo in black/camo; AAE DOA drop-away rest
HHA OL-5019 sight; 1/4" Red Eye Peep; Spot-Hogg Saturday Night Special release
27" Easton XX78 2314's with NAP Twisters and wraps; 125 grain Magnus Snuffers
July 13th, 2014, 10:48 PM
I'm starting to fear carbon splinters, didn't know I could get an arrow that light, thanks a lot bwana, ezed.
Originally Posted by Bwana
July 13th, 2014, 11:06 PM
Shot a lot of 2117s. Using FMJ's now.
July 13th, 2014, 11:43 PM
Fmj... Best of both worlds!
Ps- heavy is a good thing homie
July 14th, 2014, 12:07 AM
Old thread here, but I switched back recently. XX78 2315's are deadly accurate for me.
2013 LH BOWTECH EXPERIENCE 61.26 LBS 29.5"
2008 LH BOWTECH GENERAL 58.9 LBS 29.5"
2007 LH BOWTECH GUARDIAN 61.6 LBS 30"
July 14th, 2014, 01:55 AM
Like said above, FMJ best of both worlds.
You can do more with a kind word AND a gun than with just a kind word.
July 14th, 2014, 08:20 AM
I love aluminum so much that it's wrapped around all my carbon arrows, FMJs for me
Elite Energy 35 84lbs 30" Easton FMJ 510 grains 293fps
Bowtech Tribute 104lbs 30" Easton FMJ Dangerous Game 250
July 14th, 2014, 08:37 AM
I don't "still" do it, but I'm going to do it for the first time this season.
My other bow is a Marlin 1895G 45-70 Gov't open sights
Originally Posted by ohiobooners
July 14th, 2014, 08:40 AM
Originally Posted by mikepahl318
July 14th, 2014, 09:57 AM
You can't that info is NOT correct. A 2314 shaft alone @ 28 inches is 298 grains. That is without inserts (both ends) nock, vanes or feathers, or point. You will not get a 2314 under 450 grains for a finished arrow ready to shoot for most archers. My 28's are about 475 grains.....with 100 grain tips.
Originally Posted by ezed
PS a 2010 thread that keeps on giving.
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