View Full Version : DCA arrows any Input

03-14-2014, 09:04 AM
Wich of u guys r shooting Deer Crossing Arrows just wonderin how u like them? Ive been shootn Carbon Express Terminator light Hunter for years and they dont make them any more renamed them the mayhems and have shot them to. I have some gold tip ted nugent arrows 75/95 Ive been shootn lately but Ive been thinkin of tryin the DCA arrows they look easy on the pocket and been hearin good things.

Don B
03-14-2014, 09:38 AM
I shoot their Target shafts.
I have gotten alot of my friends shooting DCA shafts, one guy shoots the SD Hunters and the Target shafts. Another shoots the Hunters and other friends shoot the Targets.
No prblems with any on them.

03-14-2014, 11:40 AM
Haven't tried them yet as they didn't make a 600 spine, but now that I'm shooting a 500 out of recurve I might take another look. As you said, they are a lot easier on the wallet, although a dozen arrows would probably last me at least 5 years.

03-14-2014, 01:45 PM
I been shooting DCAs for over a year, and so has my son. Can't say enough about them. Shoot the 300 spine at 28" and Blazer with a 4 " wrap .003. They are right at 400g, use them for both 3D and hunting. Tough and shoot straight, yes and price is right. My dealers say they are a gold tip nock off, other say they are from overseas but the price is right and they shoot great. Once you order they are at your door step in a couple of days. 9105

03-14-2014, 08:05 PM
I got 2 dozen but haven't did them up yet couple friend have them and like them

03-15-2014, 10:21 AM
Checked out their website, but couldn't fine a discernable spine chart.

03-15-2014, 11:24 AM
Checked out their website, but couldn't fine a discernable spine chart.

Spine chart comes up when you select an arrow to look at. It will have spine, weight plus nock insert and van weights.

03-16-2014, 07:29 PM

03-16-2014, 07:29 PM
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Sonny Thomas
03-16-2014, 10:07 PM
Haven't shot them, but shot Bart's Harvest Time Archery arrows and shot them under Muddy Outdoors. Bart says he's going to keep this company. Hope so. He and I were working on a dealership for me...Just has to put a dollar amount for me to think over......

03-17-2014, 09:14 AM
I ordered a dozen Hunter DCA 350 spine arrows excited to see how these r if there good will probaly make the switch to them cant beat the price does anyone know about how long they take for shippin as they offer free shippn and thats what i went with really no hurry just curious.

03-19-2014, 07:49 PM
Fast had them in a few days. I shoot them better than my maxima hunters for $164 Dollars a dozen.

03-20-2014, 08:41 PM
got them in the mail today look nice fletched a few up and gonna shoot some tomorrow

03-21-2014, 06:50 PM
got out and did some shootin with the dca arrows they shoot nice and I gained some speed over the gold tips but they r 2 grains per inch lighter but overall Im impressed with this arrow especially with its price and performance I m sure these will find a spot in the quiver this fall.

03-21-2014, 10:38 PM
Haven't shot them, but shot Bart's Harvest Time Archery arrows and shot them under Muddy Outdoors. Bart says he's going to keep this company. Hope so. He and I were working on a dealership for me...Just has to put a dollar amount for me to think over......

I shot the HT-2's myself. A very good arrow

03-31-2014, 07:26 PM
Got out and did some shootin today top is first shots from 30 yards and bottom is from 50 yards likn these DCA arrows so far.

03-31-2014, 07:36 PM

03-31-2014, 10:29 PM
Nice shooting! Man I need a 3D target for my yard.... ;)

04-01-2014, 08:19 AM
I love my 3d target its a little more wore than it should be I had it in my garage and had an old block target in front of it and shot all winter the block would slow it down and then the 3d stopped em so it took a little abuse this winter good thing I can buy just the vitals. I ll tell ya what I shoot better at a block with a definite aim point than my 3d but the 3d is more like hunting.

Don B
04-01-2014, 09:25 AM
It's good to see you are happy with your DCA arrows.
Drop the guys at DCA a line with some feedback, they would love to hear it.

04-01-2014, 11:04 AM
when I bought my arrows, they were marked down at walley world. CE terminators I believe.

problem is, the only had 5 left in the 55-70. and 5 left in the 45-60. and then i still had my 5 blackhawk vapor 65-80. and 5 easton carbon storm 60-75.

notice a trend. 4 different types of arrows, 5 of each.

now that i'm shooting well, and getting great groups. i'm really noticing how different each group flies.

i dialed my bow in, using the terminator 55-70's. and get a nice tight 2-3" group at 20 yards. and a 4-5" group at 38 yards.

matter of fact, i get the same type of grouping with all the arrows. difference being.... the terminator 55-70 will be dead center.
the terminator 45-60 will be about 2" high and 2" right.
the eastons will be about 2" high and 2" left.
and the vapors will be about 2" left and center.

so, no big deal if I only use the 55-70. but then I'm walking back and forth every 5 arrows.

it'd be nice to have a dozen arrows that all fly relatively the same.

that said, I'm looking at these DCA hunters. bare shaft with insert and nock. I have my field points, and I fletch my own now too.

at under 60 bucks, it would seem I can't go wrong..

but.... which ones to choose.


my martin, which has become my bow of choice, is 45-60 and I currently have it at about 55lbs.
my bowtech, which rarely gets used now, and i may or may not keep as a backup, or just sell it, is 60-70 and currently set at 60.

my shafts are 25.5" carbon to carbon.

right now, all i shoot is bag target in the back yard or range. HOPING to get out and shoot some deer, but obviously that isn't until september.

04-01-2014, 03:25 PM
Im shootin the 300 spine at 60lbs and 28.5 shafts shootin good

04-01-2014, 07:31 PM
Without looking up the charts specifically, I would guess that they would direct you to the 400 spines... at your max of 60# and your shorter draw they would be just fine. You could go with the 350's if you wanted, but spine-wise they'd be a little stiff. Of course, if you're gonna hunt with them, the 350's are also heavier and would add some to your overall kinetic energy... but not really needed. Remember Uncle Ted (and many other hunters) hunt with only 50# and kill lots of animals, many times with clean pass throughs... ;)

Oh, and a shorter arrow is also stiffer than a longer arrow of the same spine, just FYI...

04-01-2014, 08:50 PM
I meant Im shootin 350 spines 7.9 grains per inch at 60lbs I would say with your setup go with the 400 or 350 spine.

04-11-2014, 10:46 AM
there free shipping is coming to an end here soon so if you are going to buy some better act now

04-14-2014, 10:34 AM

After today, shipping rates beginning at $10 will be applied.

04-14-2014, 08:09 PM
I shoot the 300 as I pull 70 lbs and really wanted the weight. Best fit for me is 28" with insert and blazers with a 4" wrap they weight in at 400g. Hitting 288-294 with all my bow and the DCAs . I think 400g is a good fit for big game here in AZ as I have the speed and not giving up penetration. I do also shoot CX Max Hunter also as the weight the same with a small diameter shaft . Big difference between $70 and $160 per dozen. I do shoot the .003.

04-15-2014, 02:56 PM
Ive been shootin the 350 spines at mid 50 to 60 lb range flyin like darts and seem to be the same speed as my goldtip 75/95 at 70lbs need a chrono to tell for sure I have dropped my draw weight 10lbs or so and Ive been shootn better groups I think my 70lb days r over just cant shoot as consistent as I can at 60lbs.

04-15-2014, 04:19 PM
So I decided to put some carbon 1m limbs on my snow cougar should be around 50 to 52 lbs and was shoot in at 30 yards in a 10 to 15 mph cross wind and got a robin hood the first with the DCA arrows have a few more think this is about my tenth since I started archery