January 25th, 2009, 09:32 PM
Best arrows for 3d???
OK, shot my second 3d tournament today, and it was super cold out, but still crazy enjoyable. Here is my issue, Myself and my oldest son are currently shooting easton x7 2212, and am getting tired of slight tweaks and bends in my arrows. Between the 2 of us we Broke 1, bent another 1 and tweaked a 3rd one where nocks don't hold tight.
We shoot indoor 5 spot as well but think that 3d is gonna be my real fire... I want to shoot 1 bow and 1 type of arrow for both types of shooting. I have about made my mind up to go with carbon arrows, but have read an awful lot of post's on here about having to cull arrows, and not having near the straightness in arrows.
We just started shooting archery 3 months ago, I am currently shooting low 290's in 300 league. I recently got a much better bow (Alpine pro comp) and it has helped tremendously with my consistency. With shooting 3d my yardage estimation is not the best just yet, so I have a few rogue arrows.
I know carbon is a little tougher and will hold up somewhat longer to some missed shots and in target arrow collisions, but how great is the trade off in accuracy and straightness in all reality.
January 25th, 2009, 09:36 PM
I shoot them for 3d and spots but will be changing to the xkillers for spots when I get them.
January 26th, 2009, 12:34 PM
A lot of the carbon arrow manufacturers have straightness specs like .001" available. And the weight can be within a grain or 2 or 3 per dozen depending on the arrows you get too. I've never shot aluminums but I can't imagine carbons being a "trade-off". A lot of the pros shoot the carbons with amazing results. Carbon Express, Gold Tip, Easton, and Victory are the brands that come to mind first. I shoot X-cutters from Gold tip and they're very accurate and tough. A buddy shoots the Easton Fatboys with excellent accuracy and resilience.
January 26th, 2009, 04:23 PM
I shoot the X ringers by Victory. Great arrows and all weigh the same to the grain very straight .001.
January 26th, 2009, 04:29 PM
I am shooting the cxl 250 they are a great 3d arrow because they are light and durable. Also they are a fat shaft so they will help cut lines on paper.
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January 26th, 2009, 04:38 PM
I shoot beman 9.3`s for 3d and love them!! Plus they are fat shafts for catching that line and they are not as expencive as others i`ve shot!!!
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January 26th, 2009, 04:46 PM
I use the exact same set up for 3d as I do for 5 spot
the arrows that I choose to use are:
Victory Xringer HV 350 spine V1 fletched with Duravane Fusions
I have great flight with these arrows plus the larger diameter sure doesnt hurt any.
January 26th, 2009, 04:47 PM
i use easton lightspeeds for 3d and hunting. i haven't had any problems yet. they seem pretty durable
January 26th, 2009, 05:24 PM
Go with carbon. You will be just as happy and accurate with them. Not to mention you wont hurt the wallet as bad.
January 26th, 2009, 05:32 PM
I really like the easton fatboy shafts, the other recemmondations you have gotten are good also, xringers and xcutters are also great shafts. IMO there is no tradeoff when comparing aluminum to carbon, I dont think you or I could shoot an aluminum or carbon shaft any better than the other. I have also used 2312 for 3d and they are not a durable shaft at all in comparison to a carbon shaft.
January 26th, 2009, 05:45 PM
January 27th, 2009, 12:08 AM
I just started shooting Victory VX-22 HV's and I'm pretty happy so far.
"Course the best arrows are the one's that stick in the 11.....I've only seemed to find a few of those. Limited edition I reckon.
January 27th, 2009, 08:07 AM
Thanks for all the help
You all have been a big help.. thanks so much for all the info.. I think I am gonna look for some of those arrows that stick in the 11 and 12 ring.. those sound like they will help me alot.. lol..
Probably gonna go carbon... Thanks again
January 27th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Gold Tip 22's!!!!
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January 27th, 2009, 08:17 PM
I use carbon express arrows
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or i use 3d selects
January 27th, 2009, 09:59 PM
I have been very pleased with my Carbon Express Linejammers.
January 28th, 2009, 12:31 AM
easton acc work really well,plus you can get good speed on them
January 28th, 2009, 06:17 AM
X ringers by Victory........... The best arrows Ive Shot by far....
January 28th, 2009, 07:10 AM
Gold Tip is the way to go Fat arrow and ultra light! for 3D! Tough as they come! I use pro 22's and X cutters.
January 28th, 2009, 05:18 PM
January 28th, 2009, 07:53 PM
my husband loves the 9.3's, they are nice...but personally i shoot the carbon express cxl 2! i love them, but not sure if they are making them still? might check with the cxl SS. i used the shoot lightspeeds, but i love the fat shaft...its not stingy on lines
January 28th, 2009, 08:50 PM
Depends on the bow..Spine is the #1 component in accuracy, Aluminum affords the best spine if properly selected for the bow..There are certain carbon shafts that afford durability and consistent spine..My thoughts are:
Straightness and weight are over-rated..It is what the bow likes..You will have to test for that along w/nocks and vanes. JMHO..Perfect form will allow you to shoot whatever you want no matter the too-stiff of spine and lack of F.O.C...you will have to find the "Sweet-Spot".
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January 28th, 2009, 08:55 PM
Victories would be the best bet....They have the best to offer in spine / and weight combinations.
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