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Old 01-28-2010, 08:13 PM
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I have been thinking of switching to aluminum arrows. I have been shooting carbons but I have been toying with the idea of switching to easton super slam xx78's. I keeping hearing that aluminum arrows will not hold up. I don't really believe that I can wreck carbons pretty dran fast its getting kind of costly. any how I would like to hear from some people who are still shooting aluminum arrows or who have in the past so i can get an idea of what to expect if i switch. I would be shooting them out of a mathews reezen 28.5 in draw at like 67-68 pounds. the main reason i would switch is the money factor and the specs on the super slams is better than what i am shooting. what I have been seeing with the carbons I buy a dozen and every time I get at least 3 that fly like crap. I hate that. and I have tried gold tips carbon express and beeman ics
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by MattressMLB View Post
I have been thinking of switching to aluminum arrows. I have been shooting carbons but I have been toying with the idea of switching to easton super slam xx78's. I keeping hearing that aluminum arrows will not hold up. I don't really believe that I can wreck carbons pretty dran fast its getting kind of costly. any how I would like to hear from some people who are still shooting aluminum arrows or who have in the past so i can get an idea of what to expect if i switch. I would be shooting them out of a mathews reezen 28.5 in draw at like 67-68 pounds. the main reason i would switch is the money factor and the specs on the super slams is better than what i am shooting. what I have been seeing with the carbons I buy a dozen and every time I get at least 3 that fly like crap. I hate that. and I have tried gold tips carbon express and beeman ics
I shot Aluminum for years and they are good arrows, too. Original specs are better than most carbons. This can't be argued, but will they stay that way? Just how are you wrecking arrows. If it's by busting nocks then they won't be any better, but no worse. If it's because you miss a target and hit things that naturally damage arrows then aluminum won't take the abuse carbons will. They will bend, but they can most often be straightened if you get an arrow straightener.

Comparably spined aluminum will be heavier and slower, but this may not be an issue for you. As for price, I don't think you'll save money in the long run, but it is something you can find out for yourself. Personally, I wouldn't pay the extra money for XX78 series. XX75 is just about as good and less money. JMO after shooting aluminums for upwards of 25 years for target, field, 3D, and hunting
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:09 PM
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After doing some more reaserch on the subject I am leaning torward the easton nano axis arrows. I would llike to here form people who have used these arrows or who know about them.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:43 AM
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BPS has a good deal on alum now-
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...002000_450-2-0
Lots of good arrows available to choose from.I see no reason to spend more for the micro differences on the expensive stuff since you'll never see the difference unless you're one of the best shots on earth.
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