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Your Arrows.. $50.00 or $100.00

Postby shadow » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:20 am

I would like to see what your thoughts are on carbon arrows. Since switching from aluminum to carbon I have been using the inexpensive Cabelas carbon hunter arrows, 55/70's,  straightness factor of plus or minus .006, 4" vanes with a 4 degree offset.
These are the least expensive arrows I was able to find, and I have been shooting pretty well with them. However if I were to upgrade to a different shaft with lets say the 2" blazer vanes and a better straightness factor, or a quick spin vane etc..  will I be able to shoot tighter groups? I mean I see carbon arrows ranging in price from 50.00 to 200.00 per dozen what will I get by paing more?

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Postby Goose » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:38 am

A name and straighter arrows.LOL
 
You'll get a wide variety of opinions on this one.
When you start getting up there in price the only people that are gonna notice a difference in flight are the pro's who have to have everything perfect. In real world hunting I don't think you need the top notch arrow to shoot well.
I prefer the middle, I know Ill be getting a good arrow with decent tolerances in weight and straightness.
Make sure you get the right spine stiffness because that can make a difference in your tuning.
You can find charts to figure that out at easton and carbon express.
Good luck with your choice!
 
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Postby Highlander Archery » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:47 am

The differences in price ultimately are no match for failures in your form. If you suck with 50.00 arrows chances are you are going to suck more with 200.00 arrows.

Various engineering aspects cause the prices to vary widely, but straightness and grains per inch tolerances are probably the easiest factors to understand. The more consistent in spine,straightness and grain weight the easier to match arrows and shoot virtually the same way every time.

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Postby fasteddie » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:02 pm

I would also think that you would shoot tighter groups with the more expensive arrows . They should be spined the same , GPI should be closer and they should pretty much be a closer match to each other . But ................ you have to do your part !
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Postby shadow » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:56 pm

Well thanks so far,  I think i'm fine with what I have.??  But I just didn't know that if I spend money on an arrow with smaller vanes, etc.. I would then be able to make longer tighter shots.

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Postby Highlander Archery » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:10 pm

Longer shots definitely, tighter will depend more on you than on the arrow. Overall, you do get what you pay for just expect a learning curve with high end arrows.

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Postby mag30079 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:07 pm

Shadow,
 
I also started with thoses Cabela's arrows you mentioned. From there I tryed CX, goldtip, parker, and easton. I also bought some of the Cabela's stalker extemes http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/horizontal-pod.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/pod-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat21424-cat20061_TGP&rid=&indexId=cat20061&navAction=push&masterpathid=&navCount=1&parentType=index&parentId=cat20061&id=0004537
 
The straighter the arrow the better it should fly in theory. For the money I'd pick up a set of these and give them a try. When it comes down to it, do you want to a pie plate at 30-50 yards or a coffee cup.
 
Also IMO I've shot 320 grain up to 600 grain and haven't noticed to much of a difference in fight. Like others have mentioned your form is the main thing.
 
 

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Postby mag30079 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:19 pm

one more thing, Cabela's stalker extemes are the quietest arrow I've ever shot thru a biscuit. .003 straightness

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Postby Demoderby4 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:34 pm

I shoot Gold Tips now. But i still have 2 remaining Carbon Express Maxima Hunter's left, and although i cannot stand the weakness of the carbon express arrows they shoot A LOT better for me than the gold tips. I am almost considering buying the Carbon Express again because of that factor, and thats not an easy thing for me to say with how frustrated i got with them breaking on me this last fall, i'll just have to be more careful with them if i buy em again i guess :/ The Gold tips have the 4" vanes and are a lil heavier, the carbon express are lighter and have the 2" vanes. Anyways what i am trying to say is the gold tips were $44 for 6 and the carbon express were close to $100 some for 6 and if the the carbon express shoot that much better for me they are worth it in my mind.

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Postby Highlander Archery » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:54 pm

ORIGINAL: Demoderby4

I shoot Gold Tips now. But i still have 2 remaining Carbon Express Maxima Hunter's left, and although i cannot stand the weakness of the carbon express arrows they shoot A LOT better for me than the gold tips. I am almost considering buying the Carbon Express again because of that factor, and thats not an easy thing for me to say with how frustrated i got with them breaking on me this last fall, i'll just have to be more careful with them if i buy em again i guess :/ The Gold tips have the 4" vanes and are a lil heavier, the carbon express are lighter and have the 2" vanes. Anyways what i am trying to say is the gold tips were $44 for 6 and the carbon express were close to $100 some for 6 and if the the carbon express shoot that much better for me they are worth it in my mind.


You are probably shooting too heavy a spine, which size are your GT in relation to your draw weight? 3555, 5575? are they cut to a short length like 26 or 27 inches?

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