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Old 11-30-2003, 04:11 PM
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I currently shoot carbon shafts but have been thinkin real hard about switching to aluminuns but cant make up my mind. I have a daw length of 29in and pullin back 65lbs. I was just wanting your opinions on the two shafts and what u prefer.
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Old 11-30-2003, 04:18 PM
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I switched from alum to carbon this year and I prefer the carbon by far, faster,
more durable. I also switched from vanes to feathers, another good change
in my opinion.
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Old 11-30-2003, 08:59 PM
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hey, i asked the same question last week here are the posts.
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Old 12-01-2003, 10:22 AM
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Carbon is much more durable and faster. They are faster because they are lighter in relation to the spine in what we can use. But, they need to find a way to keep making carbons heavier for bowhunting and they are it seems every year. Until they do, I will not be totally satisfied with carbons. I am going back to heavier aluminums or the Easton A/C Kinetics(too expensive at this time for me).

What I want is the durability of carbons, but with the weight of aluminums!

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Old 12-04-2003, 11:25 AM
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Carbons- I like the heavier spined sizes. Sometimes you might have to cut them longer, but generally the charts are off showing a weaker spine than you really need. I use 125 grain heads for added forward of center which seems to help accuracy with fixed blade heads. I shoot a Mathews LX at 29.5" & 67 pounds and shoot 28.5" 75/95 camo Goldtips or 3-71 ACCs.
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Old 12-04-2003, 11:29 AM
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I like aluminum. XX75 camo hunters.
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Old 12-04-2003, 12:16 PM
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Get beman matrixs and get the best of both worlds , or acc's if you can afford them , You will save around 100 grains over the 2314's or 2315's you would shoot . Lots of guys are useing the beman ics shafts allso with great results . These shafts have smaller diamaters than the alluminum and penitrate better , but with your spec's you should not have a problem with that even with alluminum , If you are on a budget I'd stay with alluminum as cheep carbons are just that cheap and inconsistant .
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I just ordered some Gold Tip XT arrows, the guy said if I wanted more KE, then I could add weights that go between the tip and insert!
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