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Old 01-24-2014, 04:18 PM
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Do you guys prefer hunting with aluminum or carbon arrows with your recurves?
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:34 AM
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seems like most people use aluminum or wood arrows with recurves and longbows.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:13 AM
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Carbons are great for durability but hard to find heavy enough to use with recurves in my opinion so I shoot aluminum. You could find a heavier carbon and install brass inserts to make it heavy enough. I like at least 10 grains of arrow weight per pound of draw weight.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:12 PM
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Carbon only. I shoot 50 to 54lbs - blow thru deer with 425 gr arrows.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:57 PM
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I use aluminum now when I use a recurve but of 38 animals in the past majority were taken with Wood shafts, a few Micro-Flite #8 fiberglass & then a few Aluminum (mid 50s to around 72).
Whitetail, Black Bear & Elk shot with them.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ahunter55 View Post
I use aluminum now when I use a recurve but of 38 animals in the past majority were taken with Wood shafts, a few Micro-Flite #8 fiberglass & then a few Aluminum (mid 50s to around 72).
Whitetail, Black Bear & Elk shot with them.
Very cool pictures, thanks for sharing them!
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:04 PM
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good cedars are hard to find. Well, not hard, but expensive. I use cedars with my selfbows and backed bows. I use alums for my fiberglass backed recurves and longbows.

Most selfbows, you have to go down to 1816s and are fragile to say the least for a 50lbs selfbow with a 1/8 inch or more offset. Cedars are dead quiet.

I went down the carbon road, they are tough, and work great for heavier longbows, but so much work to get good weight and proper spine. After messing with all the inserts, and getting an arrow combo that works, it got to the point that I could buy alums and be done with it.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:12 AM
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I mostly shoot aluminum but I do have some wood and carbons
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:18 AM
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aluminum works better for me
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:17 AM
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For the durability factor alone, carbon would be the way to go.
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