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Old 05-06-2007, 07:07 PM
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I have Easton Axis 400's and I've decided to put on wraps and blazers. To get my arrow's "perfect" I would like to cut a 1/2 inch off the total length. They are 28.5 inches long now and I'd like to have them 28. You can't really "pull" out the old inserts on Axis arrows so my question is since I'm going to refletch anyway can you cut off the back of the arrow?

Or should I just leave it alone and be happy.. lol
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:28 PM
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The arrows should be uniform the whole way. Therefore, I'm pretty sure you can cut off the back end. Some guys one here state that they cut a little off of both ends when sizing new arrows.
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:31 PM
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On the AXIS you should be able to cut off of either end with no Problem.
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:56 PM
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I've cut off the nock end of arrows several times for the same reason with no problems. The only thing I do recommend is to use an arrow saw instead of my first attempt of an arrow chucked in a cordless drill and a Dremel...no matter how steady you are, you just can't compare to the arrow saw! Lesson learned!!!
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:04 PM
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Some of the serious target shooters like to cut some off of each end anyway, so I'm sure you will be fine with cutting it off the nock end. Also, if you know someone with a precision machine lathe, this is a pretty accurate way to cut arrows. Use a Dremel tool with a cutoff blade - mount the dremel in the tool post - cut with the lathe running and the shaft held in a live center.
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