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#7134877 - 12/02/12 Arrow Advice
TwoSixtyFourWins Offline
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I'm new to archery and just took my first deer with a bow in September. I would like to buy more arrows. I bought victory arrows when i bought the bow to save some money but now I would like some advice on other brands. Im shooting a Martin Prowler 28" draw, arrows are 350 spine 29". I used 85 grain muzzy 2 blade heads and was very happy with the performance so i will probably keep using them. I would like an arrow in the 350 range preferably made in the USA. I looked at the Carbon Express Pile-driver but they are foreign made.
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#7135652 - 12/02/12 Re: Arrow Advice [Re: TwoSixtyFourWins]
Huntingnut Offline
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Easton Axis. 350 seems a fuzz stiff with that light of a BH. What is your draw weight? I'd think 400's would work better unless you're drawing 70+ lbs.

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#7135910 - 12/02/12 Re: Arrow Advice [Re: Huntingnut]
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Draw is about 60# and yeah i have heard that 400 would be a better spine for my setup. the 350s shot so well i was reluctant to change too much at once but perhaps I will give 400s a go.
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#7138323 - 12/03/12 Re: Arrow Advice [Re: TwoSixtyFourWins]
AH64guy Offline
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Carbon Express are South Korean made, but they are a great arrow. So are many of the broadheads on the market, the Slick Tricks that many of us like are imported German steel for their blades. Great to shop USA only, but you may be limited on selection. If you check the label on the major camo lines, they are nearly all made overseas, and imported by the label (Sitka, Scent Blocker, Cabelas, Dick's, etc).

If the product is on the shelf in your local store, the "overseas" sale has already been made. Just a thought...

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#7138885 - 12/03/12 Re: Arrow Advice [Re: TwoSixtyFourWins]
AkMtnHntr Offline
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Registered: 08/15/06
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Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: TwoSixtyFourWins
I'm new to archery and just took my first deer with a bow in September. I would like to buy more arrows. I bought victory arrows when i bought the bow to save some money but now I would like some advice on other brands. Im shooting a Martin Prowler 28" draw, arrows are 350 spine 29". I used 85 grain muzzy 2 blade heads and was very happy with the performance so i will probably keep using them. I would like an arrow in the 350 range preferably made in the USA. I looked at the Carbon Express Pile-driver but they are foreign made.


What's wrong with sticking with the Victory arrows? A good friend of mine turned me into them several years ago and I like the way they perform and so does he. We are currently shooting the V-1's.
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#7147935 - 12/05/12 Re: Arrow Advice [Re: AkMtnHntr]
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As far as the camo clothing goes I'm painfully aware of most of it being made overseas. I prefer to support US companies when I can. I grew up shooting eastman aluminums but that was way before carbon arrows were popular. I don't know much about their arrows now but I saw some that were labeled Made in USA but kno nothing about them. I can't recall what model they were.
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#7149794 - 12/06/12 Re: Arrow Advice [Re: TwoSixtyFourWins]
AH64guy Offline
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Loc: North VA
Don't disagree, it's a good plan to follow.

Easton-Beman are good shafts as well, I've used the FMJs and the AAC, both are good arrows. My Pro Shop sells Carbon Express as their main line, so I prefer to support them.

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#7151517 - 12/06/12 Re: Arrow Advice [Re: AH64guy]
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Registered: 08/02/05
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Loc: Southern Idaho
I'd have to think the 400's may even be a bit on the stiff side - I like the ICS Bowhunters for a quality, budget arrow.

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#7153572 - 12/07/12 Re: Arrow Advice [Re: centershot]
Cruiser1 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/10
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Loc: Down South
I have had great results with Gold Tip Velocity XT 400's.

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#7153574 - 12/07/12 Re: Arrow Advice [Re: centershot]
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Registered: 12/12/10
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I have had great results with Gold Tip Velocity XT 400's.

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#7153644 - 12/07/12 Re: Arrow Advice [Re: Cruiser1]
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#7196129 - 12/18/12 Re: Arrow Advice [Re: BrentD]
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Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 2020
Loc: Alberta,Canada
I've shot various Carbon Express,Easton,Harvest Time,PSE,Beman and probably a few others I forgot. Truth be told,I can't tell much difference in any of them. SOmetimes I broke a couple and thought maybe they were a bit weaker than others,and then I'd put a couple more through hell and they held up fine. I shoot gophers quite a bit,which is very hard on arrows,what with all the rocks in the pasture out here.

I'm not a target shooter,so having arrows at .001 straightness vs .003 isn't going to show up in my shooting. Nowdays when it's time for a new dozen arrows,I start looking for sales. The best deal is what I come home with,most times. I did see some Carbon Impacts for cheap yesterday,but they are made in China so I didn't buy them. Maybe they are ok, but I haven't read much about them.

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