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Old 07-28-2010, 11:53 AM
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Default Carbon or Aluminum arrows

So which do you use and why?
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:08 PM
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All of these above plus cedar.

Everything has a different pro and con.

I use alum's for trad shooting because I want the wieght of 10gpp for reliable penetration. Also, they are straighter and more consistent spined than carbon.

I use carbon and Carbon/Alum for wheel bows. The ACC have the best of both worlds with straightness/consistent spine. I want at least 6gpp for wheel bows.

I like cedar arrow for selfbows and ones I make because they are forgiving. Good cedars are expensive.
Old 07-28-2010, 01:06 PM
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Aluminum - Easton Gamegetters in 2315, because they are good enough for all my hunting and cost only 5.50 per arrow.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by UncleNorby View Post
Aluminum - Easton Gamegetters in 2315, because they are good enough for all my hunting and cost only 5.50 per arrow.
+1 - ditto for me
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:47 PM
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as bc said they all have their ups and downs. i prefer carbon but then again i shoot 63 pounds at 312fps so i dont need the extra weight.
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:31 AM
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Rare indeed is the modern archer who shoots aluminium. Most stats have the carbon shafts eating up 90% or more of the arrow market.

However, it's extremely hard to find an arrow as straight as a top shelf aluminium shaft like a XX78

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Old 07-30-2010, 02:52 PM
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You can't beat a quality alum arrow for economy and they are plenty accurate. I always used aluminum and was meticulous about keeping them straight. I would tinker in my "man's room" as the wife calls it for hours playing with my arrow straightener until I had them perfect. I'd do that a couple times a month. Now I buy good quality carbons. Yes they are more costly but you can't argue their toughness and durability. Just last night after having trouble with a rest and swapping it out and getting it set up, I went right out to 20 yds and forgot all about the major sight adjustments I had made. The carbon arrow flew just left of the target slamming into a concrete block wall taking out a sizable chunk of concrete. The FT was bent at about a 20 degree angle and the nock was laying in the grass. I figured the arrow was a goner but when I checked it out on the nock end there was no crack and the nock fit snuggly. I bent and twisted the arrow in every direction and detected no defects. If this was an alum arrow it would have been trash.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:33 PM
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Carbon Easten Axis for me.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:47 AM
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Aluminum's for me. 1916,2014,2114,2016,& 2018's depending on what bow I'm shooting
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:05 AM
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Easton XX-78's Confidence with this quality arrow and no chance of surprise breakage or contamination from a broken carbon in game.
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