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Old 11-03-2009, 10:03 AM
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SwampCollie, that is great, but unless you use the exact same level of QC on your nocks, fletches, inserts, and tips, that ever-so-slight difference in tolerences might as well be thrown out the window.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Gundeck View Post
SwampCollie, that is great, but unless you use the exact same level of QC on your nocks, fletches, inserts, and tips, that ever-so-slight difference in tolerences might as well be thrown out the window.

You are absolutely correct sir. Same goes for whomever is cutting said shafts... and whomever is selecting the spine of said shaft for a particular bow.

You take any model bow... with any model arrow.... and as long as the system is the same every time.... the result will be the same every time... It can be a Hoyt Vantage X8 or Pro Elite with X-10 Pro Tours.... or it can be a Miles Keller XI with a 5" over draw with sawed off 2213s.... the weakest point in the entire system is right where the hand meets the grip and what lies directly between the ears and just aft of the nose (read: the shooter).

When I was in college and poor as dirt... I shot wal-mart arrows to the exclusion of everything else. What I didn't have was any advice on which arrow to shoot.... and I ended up shooting Thunderstorm 30-50s off an UltraTec at 29" and 73#s.... I've got one upstairs still that I killed 6 deer, two hogs and several different species of trees with... still servicable... though I realize in hindsight the danger of the situation... but like I wrote before... you don't go to wal-mart for great advice on highly technical goods and products. Fortunately... we have sites like this one where someone can read up on what they should be looking for.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:08 AM
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Very well said.
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Gundeck View Post
Yes, what he is saying is if you can't drive a Ferrari, you shouldn't be on the road. Guess he doesn't drive, because I am sure he can't afford those arrows AND a Ferrari.

yep after them arrows i now own a geo lol
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:03 PM
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My buddy just bought a bow, a Matthews Reezen, and the most expensive accessories he could find. He payed 120 / 12 for arrows, but spent so much he only bought half a dozen. He proceeded to lose 3 arrows, and another one had the carbon split. He went back to the bowshop, and bought the same arrows I am shooting, Carbon force radial x weave hunters, at 80 /dozen He got a dozen this time. He is still shooting the same groups as with the more expensive arrows, had he not asked for something a little less expensive they would have kept selling the pricier ones
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:19 PM
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Jim would you please let me know how to email or pm you!
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:46 PM
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Ive used walmart arrows since i was 4 they have never failed...
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bowkiller95 View Post
Ive used walmart arrows since i was 4 they have never failed...
thats because there is nothing wrong with them, for what ever reason people think that you have to spend crazy money to be successful, i have friends taht think they cant go backpacking with out northface gear, and others that cant shoot pistols that cost less $1k, it drives me crazy that people think the price tag is all that matters. when most of the time they dont give the time of day to a cheaper product just because its not a "name brand" that runs the price up 2-3x
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:13 AM
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thats because there is nothing wrong with them, for what ever reason people think that you have to spend crazy money to be successful, i have friends taht think they cant go backpacking with out northface gear, and others that cant shoot pistols that cost less $1k, it drives me crazy that people think the price tag is all that matters. when most of the time they dont give the time of day to a cheaper product just because its not a "name brand" that runs the price up 2-3x
Well, it depends on what you want. If you just to hit 2" groups at 20 yards, then any arrow will do that. Even the wood arrows I make on a router table for trad shooting can do that.

But if you after more, then it can cost you. If you after troublesome fliers, or wanting to be able to pull off 3" groups at 50 yards, then you got to pay to play.
 
Old 12-31-2009, 06:26 AM
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Why is it that there are so many, archery equipment manufactures? If we all liked to drive the same make of car or truck would there be so many different brands? no!!!! THE REASON IS EVERYBODY HAS DIFFERANT LIKES,NEEDS and OPINIONS! And I don't care if you have the most expensive bow,arrows and equipment,that alone WILL not make you a better shooter! I have shot $150 bows and $800 bows and the extra price didn't make me shoot any better!, shoot smoother,faster,with less vibration YES.But not any better only practice does that! I have seen alot of guys with high dollar equipment get there a#$ kicked on the range and in the field by guys with rigs that cost less then there arrows cost!! My point is if it works for you by all MEENS use it,BUT don't look down on someone because for what ever reason,don't want to, or can't afford the best of everything! As long as they are enjoying themselves and helping to keep our passion alive that is all that really matters!! RIGHT! I also have my opinion on arrows I look at straightness +/-.003 or better and best price! And if Wally world has them for a great price I'll see you there!
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