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bob cooly
01-11-2013, 08:50 PM
Started using Cabela's Carbon Extreme's 400 and I find nothing wrong with them, buy bare shaft and fletch Blazer vanes on a Arizona Mini Fletch tool. Gold tip XT Hunters 400, nocks fail too often, replaced with Easton nocks. Easton axis 340, have had no problems. The best fletching glue I found is the Locktite Blue Ultra Gel. Use the Gorilla Impact Blue for inserts, I've not had an insert pullout in K's of shots. Silk Tip field tips are pricey but really easyier to pull out of my Block Target. Broadhead is the Magnus Buzzcut 4 blade 100 grain. 29" draw, cut my arrows at 29". The 400 spine arrows weight 390 grains, the 340's 415-425 depending on the tip. Don't have a chrono so I don't know what kind of speed I am seeing. My 400 spine arrows are starting to run low and I am looking at Cabela's Predatech 250's to replace them with, I believe they are the Carbon Express Crush arrow buy all the spects. I take all my damaged but salvable arrows and cut them down for the club after refletching.

Lab Rat
01-11-2013, 10:01 PM
I like the Cabelas Stalker Extremes for hunting the 340's are $55 per dozen and are Easton arrows with super nocks. They have straightness of 0.003", and weight of 2 grains. They are very durable and I fletch blazers with the EZ-fletch mini. I have used a couple different models of Carbon Express arrows like the Mutiny, and some of the other cheaper ones for my 12 yr olds bow. I prefer the Easton super nocks and have had for less issues with the Stalker Extreme arrows. The EZ fletch does a great job and I can do one arrow in about 3 minutes, and the fletching does not come off. I have shot arrows through the fletching with the radical helical. My arrows are 30 inches long weigh around 425 and the last time I shot on the Technohunt they were traveling 280 fps. I wouldn't mind trying another arrow such as VAPs, or the FMJs but it will be some time before these things wear out.

Mike G
01-12-2013, 06:24 AM
I have been shooting Gold Tip arrows since the late 90's. Gold Tip has added arrow models over the years but I've mainly used the Hunter XT's and the 22 series arrows. I've had just great results with Gold Tips that I just can't see trying another. Alot of the arrows in my quiver, if not all of them, have been through the boiler room of at least one deer. I always use feather fletching. A big chunk of the fletching can be missing and the arrows will still fly nice and true. I've tried different plastic vanes but if the vane gets a nick in it or rips the arrow flight is greatly affected. Shooting league my arrows take a beating with groups of arrows all touching each other and bumping. I like the push in nocks because they get pounded during league.

I like to shoot in a hunter's league during the winter to keep me shooting through the winter. I shoot my complete hunting rig and it kind of gets me when people show up with a bow that I know was set up just for league. Come on ... you don't really shoot an X-Cutter arrow hunting.... especially on a bright red bow with a 42 inch axle to axle measurment and a three foot stabilizer!

elkslayer4x5
01-12-2013, 09:19 AM
I have been shooting Gold Tip arrows since the late 90's. Gold Tip has added arrow models over the years but I've mainly used the Hunter XT's and the 22 series arrows. I've had just great results with Gold Tips that I just can't see trying another. Alot of the arrows in my quiver, if not all of them, have been through the boiler room of at least one deer. I always use feather fletching. A big chunk of the fletching can be missing and the arrows will still fly nice and true. I've tried different plastic vanes but if the vane gets a nick in it or rips the arrow flight is greatly affected. Shooting league my arrows take a beating with groups of arrows all touching each other and bumping. I like the push in nocks because they get pounded during league.

I like to shoot in a hunter's league during the winter to keep me shooting through the winter. I shoot my complete hunting rig and it kind of gets me when people show up with a bow that I know was set up just for league. Come on ... you don't really shoot an X-Cutter arrow hunting.... especially on a bright red bow with a 42 inch axle to axle measurment and a three foot stabilizer!

No, but you do get to use that rig to shoot in winter leagues. :)

wscywabbit
01-12-2013, 11:58 AM
Right now I use Easton Axis Nanos. I like the small diameter shaft and they seem pretty tough. Cut to 27", with 100 gr tips and 2" feathers from Gateway. They weigh right at 385 grns total. I've had the greatest luck with with Muzzy 3 blades as they fly great leave good blood trails.

Although I have had to replace a couple of shafts after driving the tip into them after hitting something hard... (squirrels and grouse are hard on arrows). I used to shoot the Trophy Ridge Wraths which had the collar on the tip. I ditched those because although they protected the shaft they made it harder than heck to pull out of my bag targets.

Mike G
01-12-2013, 01:07 PM
No, but you do get to use that rig to shoot in winter leagues. :)

Yeah, but the archery shop calls it a "Hunter's League". Actually I don't care what they shoot for a bow I guess. They still don't out shoot me.

elkslayer4x5
01-13-2013, 10:20 AM
Yeah, but the archery shop calls it a "Hunter's League". Actually I don't care what they shoot for a bow I guess. They still don't out shoot me.

Some guys just have to have all the "edge " they can get away with, others just shoot! :D

TEN RING
01-13-2013, 10:56 AM
I shot blackhawk vapor pro's up until last year I still have about 3 dozen left , I have been shooting the victory vforce and the hv this last year just to try something differant

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-13-2013, 11:40 AM
I shot blackhawk vapor pro's up until last year I still have about 3 dozen left , I have been shooting the victory vforce and the hv this last year just to try something differant

I still have my blackhawk vapor pro's as my back up arrows. Very good arrows. Shooting goldtip devastators now. Think its about time to go victory.



Hutch:cool:

droppixel
01-13-2013, 10:38 PM
Been shooting Gold Tip Velocity for the past 2 seasons. My Cheetah is set up with 400s weight around 342gr and my Bengal 300s weighting 384gr. When I was setting up the Bengal, I found that it tended to favor stiffer shafts. Shot the Velocity 300s much better than the XT Hunter 55/75s I had at the time.

Thinking for next season I might pick up some BEA in a .350 to try to shave a little weight and bringing it down to about 350ish - will let me pick up a little more speed, but still be plenty for the bow to put the hurt on the deer. Had no problems with the 342 out of the Cheetah and I know the Bengal packs a bit more of a punch.

I'll be picking up a chrono after the season closes so I can do some solid testing going forward, but so far the arrow swap for next season is something I'm probably going to look into.

Durandal
01-14-2013, 10:48 AM
I'm privy to my Victory HV arrows, lightweight and tough enough for my budget. The 350 spine cut at 30 inch work wonders on y scepter and at 110$ for a dozen I'm happy. :D