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Old 07-06-2002, 11:34 PM
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I was just wondering if I should go carbon or aluminum on my next set of hunting arrows and which I should get. Right now I have xx75s and they're gettin worn out. Could someone steer me in the right direction?
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Old 07-07-2002, 01:09 AM
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I used to use XX75 2314's but like you they got worn out, especially dings and dents when shooting groups. I got tired of buying new arrows all of the time. Carbons, in my opinion, are alot tougher and are either straight or broke. Depending on what you like to shoot, you can get as light or heavy an arrow as you want ( PSE about 8.5 gpi - Carbon Tech Rhino about 10.5 gpi ) For my money the carbons are worth it.
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Old 07-07-2002, 09:36 PM
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I got tired of bending, and breaking alums on the 3D's courses. I shoot alot of them this time of year. I went to carbons, and I'm glad I did. Bigbulls is right they're either straight or broke. They will not bend, and it takes alot to shatter a carbon. I've put them into metal, tree's, and the only thing thats shatter them is solid rock. They are well worth the money, and there are several good brands to choose from. With most now offering inserts, and uni-nocks how can you go wrong!
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Old 07-08-2002, 09:40 PM
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Now that I know to go to carbons, which ones are the best for the money?
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Old 07-09-2002, 09:04 AM
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Default RE: Carbon or Aluminum?

If you have not,you might want to take the time to read JeffB's comments in this post

Then ask yourself; for (your) purposes is the cost for carbons vs 7178 (XX78) alloy justified. Sounds like the jury is still out on carbon vs high quality alloy.

I do not shoot carbon, but isn't an ACC a carbon-wrapped 7075 alloy(aluminum) shaft?
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Old 07-09-2002, 01:02 PM
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Some of the best carbons for the money are Gold Tip XT and Carbon Express. The GT XT is far more popular.
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Old 07-10-2002, 08:19 AM
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You can get good quality carbons for the same, if not less, than aluminums.

Gold Tips, Beman's (AKA Easton Carbon Evolutions), and Carbon Tech are all good choices.

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Old 07-10-2002, 10:13 AM
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i have bean trying to decide which carbons to get and i have talk to alot of people and i think the best carbons are the carbon express terminators. i think they are probably the tuffest from what i have heard........

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