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Old 03-27-2012, 11:22 AM
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I am thinking about going back to aluminum arrows. I never had any trouble with them and as soon as I switched to carbon I lost 3 out of 5 deer. They always say stick with what works. Oh, they are a lot cheaper as well. Anyone else still shooting aluminum arrows?
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:27 PM
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What's your set-up ? ( Bow / draw weight )
What carbon arrows were you using ?
What do the arrows weigh ?

I have lost a deer with aluminum arrows, but never with carbons.

Losing a deer is always a possibility no matter what you use.

Need more information to say yes it's the arrows.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:56 PM
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Don't blame the arrow its shot placement that counts
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:09 PM
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Besides the $$$$ , I see no reason to shoot Alum over carbon. Carbon hands down better than Alum.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:07 AM
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I shoot a 60 pound bow. I don't know the arrow size right off. I know all of the shot placement as I have killed over 50 deer with a bow but I like my aluminum arrows. I will head to my archery shop in the next week or so to talk about it with them.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:10 AM
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Aluminum arrows, perhaps they're called alloy today, and four inch plastic vanes. (Have an old supply of vanes)
Once I get a system down, I rarely switch. Besides, as long as the arrow continues to hit a deer, I find little reason to change. With me, the arrow is only in competition with the deer.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:34 PM
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I am thinking about going back to aluminum arrows. I never had any trouble with them and as soon as I switched to carbon I lost 3 out of 5 deer.
Shoot what ever you want to but loosing those deer sure as hell wasn't the fault of the arrow.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:23 AM
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I know I don't get as much penetration with the carbon as I do aluminum.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:45 AM
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I never left aluminum, still shoot fingers, feathers and 125 Thunderheads guess I'm an old [email protected]@t...
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rupypug View Post
I know I don't get as much penetration with the carbon as I do aluminum.
Weight/mass + fps = penetration.

A heavier arrow will not fly as flat.

They is nothing wrong with aluminum arrows.
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