I've had carbon arrows break inside of deer. What's the big deal? Any meat nearby is bloodied anyways, it gets trimmed away. I've never, ever, seen any carbon slivers in the meat, they break pretty clean and only an excuse that someone who's never used carbon would come up with. I've butchered a lot of deer too and am more worried about broad head blades and sharp bones than carbon slivers. Aluminum arrows break too. You may buy 2-3 aluminum arrow for the cost of 1 carbon but that 1 carbon arrow will last longer than a dozen aluminum arrows. I've got several carbons that have killed several deer each and will kill several more. You're BSing yourself if you think aluminum is better than carbon. You choose aluminum because that's what you are familiar with, what you've been successful with so you don't want to change. There's nothing wrong with that but don't tell me that aluminum is better or cheaper. I've used both, I doubt you have. I build my own arrows too, am an Easton fan, and I went through 2 dozen xx75's in a years time. My 1st dozen of Easton Axis ST's I got 4 years ago, I still have 6 left. Broke 2, lost 4. I got a dozen more last fall, fletched, within +-1grain, ready to go, group tested and put away. How much was 2 dozen xx75's? Times 4 years =8 dozen xx75's? Compared to 6 arrows in 4 years. $60. Can you make 96 aluminum arrows fly as identical as you could make 18 carbon arrows? You're mass making disposable arrows. The only foot aluminum fans have left to stand on is the heavier arrows carry more KE. I'm getting around 72 on the KE calculator with my set up. What more could I ask for? Try to get 1 aluminum arrow shot from my bow out of a normal archery target. Block, Yellow Jacket, what ever and try to get the aluminum out with out bending it. My small diameter carbons not only go in farther, they're also easier to get out and you don't need to be careful about bending them. Cool thing is aluminum is 65 cents a pound at the scrap yard, now's a good time to recycle. lol
American by birth, hunter by choice.