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Old 07-20-2010, 04:02 AM
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My buddy and I have used V-Force by Victory arrows. He had one shatter last month. This is the first time this happened to him. He did switch from a Fred Bear Truth bow to a Iceman. Anybody else have problems with these arrows? I am concerned about shooting these again.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:51 AM
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Any carbon can come apart once damaged.With carbons it pays to check them after every shot.I bend and twist them.By doing so I can see,hear and feel if there's a problem.No matter how minor I toss any I find the slightest problem with.Better safe than sorry.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Bernie P. View Post
Any carbon can come apart once damaged.With carbons it pays to check them after every shot.I bend and twist them.By doing so I can see,hear and feel if there's a problem.No matter how minor I toss any I find the slightest problem with.Better safe than sorry.
I almost shot a damaged carbon last year. Looked OK when I knocked it, but noticed the tip looked a little funny so I checked it again and found the tip could be easily bent. I have seen those nasty photos of a guy with a shattered carbon arrow through his hand, don't want to end up like that guy!
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:16 AM
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Sometimes it only takes a tiny crack to shatter an arrow.. Like said before, it's good to check your arrows every shot.. I'm guilty of not doing so, but I do check often.
They will all do it! I shot a Carbon Express the other day at my bag target and it it low where the bag was hard, broke the brand new arrow in half on impact. I know why it did, because the arrow was 30 inches long and it had too much forward motion shot at an angle.

You can never be too careful with carbons.

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Old 07-22-2010, 10:13 AM
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Another reason to love ACC's and FMJ. Best of both worlds.
 
Old 07-22-2010, 10:43 AM
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Saw a pic in the local shop a couple days ago. The arrow splintered about 5 inches in front of the vanes and went right through the skin along the index finger knuckle on the shooter's hand. There were 4-5 separate splinters also sticking out. Didn't look pleasant
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:57 AM
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Another reason to love ACC's and FMJ. Best of both worlds.
Thats kind of my thinking.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:12 AM
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Yes, flexing is good, but visual, and turning the shaft into your thumbnail has found a bad one for me. Do what you gotta do, but be safe. And don't shoot underspined arrows.
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by The Rev View Post
Sometimes it only takes a tiny crack to shatter an arrow.. Like said before, it's good to check your arrows every shot.. I'm guilty of not doing so, but I do check often.
They will all do it! I shot a Carbon Express the other day at my bag target and it it low where the bag was hard, broke the brand new arrow in half on impact. I know why it did, because the arrow was 30 inches long and it had too much forward motion shot at an angle.

You can never be too careful with carbons.
I used to shoot cx's but they always seemed to break and crack too easily. I switched to eastons and they seem to be a lot tougher.
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