Carbon Exacta(Wally's special)vs HTA HT-2's
side by side,the difference in length and the(assumed) heavier weight of the shaft are the contributing factors in the results of my test,which was very quick and informal.lol.
i shot the two Exacta's w 100gr field tips at 15yds just to be sure there was no major impact change. same point of aim(POA) and same point of impact(POI). 2 shot group,5 times resulted in arrows hitting slightly less than 1/4" apart all 5 times. potential to destroy arrows is definately there. compared to the HT-2's,which i have learned to not shoot at the same spot. I'm down to 2 HT-2's so i didn't do the group shots because i know better not too.
next was one of each w FP's at 25yds. HT-2's impacted POA,Exacta's impacted 1" low. considering the extra length of the Exacta's @ 29" vs. the HT-2's at 26.75", i expected that. i recently weighed the HT-2's tipped w 100gr Slick Trick Standards at 336.5 grains. I'll have to weigh the Exacta's later when i can borrow a friends grain scale again.
next test was one of each arrow tipped with 100gr ST's at 25yds with the same results as the FP test. Exacta's POI 1" lower than the HT-2's. shooting at 30yds on the ground may result in an even lower POI for the Exacta's. I'll be doing more tests at ranges out to 45yds with both arrows in the near future.
but for now,based on the results above,i would have no problem screwing on BH's and hunting with these arrows right now. they fly good and spin true. I'm impressed enough that I'm considering going back to get the last 1/2dz. for anyone one looking for a decent set of arrows at a good price,I'd definately recommend them. 1dz fletched arrows w nocks and inserts for $48+tax is a pretty good deal.
These are the same arrows in Hutch's thread,"Walmart $4 arrows!". the pic may be a bit better in his thread. he may also have listed a weight in gpi,also. i don't remember.
'07 HCA Iron Mace
'08 Martin Bengal
'11 Martin Exile