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Old 05-31-2011, 04:35 PM
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are they ok to shoot with a high speed bow? i plan on getting a much faster bow someday and i wanted to know if i would need to shoot aluminum shafted arrows, or will carbon ok? i have gold tip carbon arrows if that helps.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:37 PM
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There should be some carbon arrows out there that are made to handle the higher speeds of newer bows so if you find the right arrows you should be fine IMO
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:22 AM
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Generally the newer faster +310 fps will require you to go one spine stiffer. For instance if you shoot an Easton 340 you may have to go with a Easton 300. The best way to find out is calc the arrow to the bow and then see what it does. When I purchased my Limbsaver DZ-32 it calc'd out to a 340 arrow, but anything past 20 yards and you couldn't hit the broadside of a barn. After several attempts of adjusting the bow, I switched to a 300 shaft and WOW it was right on. I called Easton Arrows and Limbsaver and they confirmed my finding. Easton is supposably writing new software for their shaft selector software to take into consideration of the super fast speeds of the modern compound bow. Good Luck.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:05 AM
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I think Mofire is right. As cams get more agressive a stiffer arrow may be called for. However, there are lots of carbon arrows that can work well with any bow made just so long as they are spined right for the bow setup. There are carbon arrows that are light and there are some that are quite heavy in weight. You just have to look at such things when searching for the right arrow.

Actually todays bows would not have the speed ratings they do if they were rated shooting aluminum arrows. It's pretty hard to get properly spined aluminum arrows down to a weight of 5gr per pound of bow weight, unless shooting an overdraw, which nobody does anymore. That's one of the reasons carbon arrows are so popular in the first place. That, and they are just more durable over a longer period of time. Many times they'll survive some nasty hit that would bend an aluminum arrow. Plus they are FIT a larger variance of bow weight for a given spine rating whereas aluminum can be touchy if changing a bow just a few pounds.

That doesn't mean aluminum can't be good. They've stood the test of time. Just that properly spined carbons a more versatile.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:21 AM
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thanks guys.
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