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Time For Some New Arrows

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Hey all, what are some of you shooting now? Last night

I tore up another fletching, which leaves me down to

four practice and three set up with broad heads. Without

breaking the bank, what would some of you recommend I

look at. I shoot an older PSE Typhon with a factory rest.

It is pretty consistant with the PSE carbons that I

bought with the set-up. I like the all weather,

rubberized vanes that are on them. Is there anyone

here shooting something similar? I plan on stopping

in to a Cabela's or Gander this weekend perhaps.

Any help or insight is much appreciated..Thanks

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I have shot carbon express cx-300's for 4 years now. Last year I went from 4 inch feathers to 2 inch blazers and I love them...

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I shoot Beaman ICS camo hunter shafts. I have been very happy with these arrows. One might also think of just re fletching your other arrows to save a little money if you have enough to get through the season. If you are in the metro area, you might wait and attend the Cabin fever archery day to look at many different arrow choices and talk to some of the pro's. The time and date is on the first post on this forum.

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I am way more salted with firearm knowlage and only recently

taken up the bow. I started with PSE's Nova and now have

a Typhoon.

Technology makes things difficult in what you

"really" need and what is "nice" to have. I shot aluminums

with the Nova, and then made the switch to carbons with

the Typhoon. These carbons really fly, and combined with

the all-weather vanes, seem to be the choice for any

situations afield. I don't know what the Blazers are?

I have seen a bunch of styles out on the ranges. I just

don't know the trade offs or benifits of one style over another?

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I am shoot CX maxima hunters 350's. so far the best that i have shot to date.

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Refletching your current arrows would be the cheapest route to take. I've shot the Beaman ICS Hunters, the Carbon Express 300s and I recently purchased some Gold Tip XT Hunters. They are all good arrows. I've even got my kids shooting some of the cheaper off brand carbons and they all have performed very well.

I'd just keep my eyes open for sales and don't be afraid to ask if they have any clearenced or discontiniued arrows.

A pro shop is a nice option if your on a tight budget, because you usually have the option to purchase only the number of arrows you need or can afford. You may be able to find a cheaper "per arrow" cost at Cabela's or Gander, but then you have to buy at least a half dozen.

What are you shooting now? You may want to consider getting the same brand and model just to be consistent.

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I agree with the re-fletching route; if I bought a new arrow every time that I damaged a vane I would have to get a third job. If I damage a vane this afternoon, I will just put it in the fletching tool tonight and be as good as new tomorrow. Don’t be intimidated by the process; if you can walk and chew gum at the same time, you can fletch an arrow.

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I am shoot CX maxima hunters 350's. so far the best that i have shot to date.


I shoto the maximas as well.. been a very good arrow for me.. But I NEVER retire an d arrow till its toast... buy a fletching jig and get to work.. its fun, you make your own custom arrows and its really quite easy!

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I like the Arizona EZ Fletching tool for ease of use.

I also have the blitzenburger and use it more now, but to get started the EZ(easy) is the way to go.

I shoot Gold Tip now and think they are more durable when it comes to cutting off the old vanes, but I only tried carbon express arrows before.

Blazers are the 2" vanes and work great with a whisker buscuit or when your vanes are "warping" from many shots.

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I second the Arizona EZ, have used one for years. (I also just switched from Carbon Express to Gold Tip; shot the GT’s the first time yesterday… very nice).

Have any of you whisker biscuit boys tried shooting feathers? I shoot a recurve and was getting some fish tailing from the plastic vanes deflecting off of the rest. Feathers solved the problem because they lay down when they contact the rest as opposed to bounce off… I wonder if they would function the same way with the biscuit.

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I'm shooting the Easton Axis ST slim profiles this year. Just started shooting them this week, but they seem real nice. Really solid penetration.

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I shoot feathers with a WB and it shoots fine, you go through feathers fairly quickly but if you know someone who fletches its not a big deal.

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