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Old 12-19-2016, 02:25 AM
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Any of you folks use Aluminium bolts with your X-bow?
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:58 AM
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Used to use them but did not like how the would bend when hitting the ground or something rigid like bone. Got to be expensive having bent arrows, even on pass through shots so I switched to carbons arrows and never looked back. Consistent accuracy, more consistent arrow weight, and more durable.

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Old 12-19-2016, 04:03 PM
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Years ago but not anymore,carbon bolts are the way to go...
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:24 PM
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I prefer al.by far.These new carbon arrows are garbage.
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by GOOD OLE BOY View Post
I prefer al.by far.These new carbon arrows are garbage.

I guess that means thousands and thousands of crossbow shooter are wrong??
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:40 AM
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I shoot carbon or aluminum ARROWS!!! Bolts were used in crossbows during the middle ages. They were made of solid melt. Today we shoot arrows from our crossbows. Sounds cool to some, but correct!
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:07 AM
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Gold tip carbon----had too many aluminum bolts bend, crush, break, get sliced,
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Hatfield Hunter View Post
Gold tip carbon----had too many aluminum bolts bend, crush, break, get sliced,
All my arrows for hunting are carbon. Agree on the metal arrows getting bent dinged and crushed!!!
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:32 PM
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I have been using both aluminum and carbon they both work quit well for me as long as I don't try to shoot more than one in the same bull, neither one with stand up to being hit by another arrow. I tear up a few every year of both.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:37 AM
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Some people refer to the crossbow projectile as a bolt, while others call it an arrow. Both definitions are correct, however the word “bolt” can only be used in conjunction with a crossbow (never with a regular bow https://hunthacks.com/best-crossbow/). Technically speaking, a bolt has no stabilizing vanes near the back, while an arrow always does. Linguistically speaking, however, whenever someone talks about crossbow bolts or arrows, they are usually speaking of the same thing. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll refer to it as a arrow in this article.

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