Getting back to the original subject, I can think of one good reason to shoot aluminum. Have any of you guys ever tried to pull a carbon arrow from a McKenzie target? Probably the answer is yes. Now, have you ever tried to pull a carbon arrow from a McKenzie target when it's about 20 degrees Farenheit? This is where aluminum really really shines.
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PADI AOW Diver
that is a good point..they sure do pull easy.. carbon is even hard to pull from the cedar chip butts my club uses...forced me to buy a arrow grip tool... but with the carbon being lighter.. I over looked this fact when I got the vapors for the target bow...good thing i already had that puller
A myth.. years ago I was worried about carbon splinters getting into game meat...
any one ever see it /have it happen.. its always a friend of a friends girlfrends brothers buddy.
A few years ago.. I sadly shot high and put one threw the spine. that deer was flat knocked over my alum 2315 was dented and sligtly bent...not sure a carbon would have come out intact..gladly all back strap was saved.
I still shoot into a couple McKenzie targets I have from time to time. I've found a half quart of motor oil poured over the side of them really improves arrow pull. And it lasts for months. Works better than arrow lube. Finally thought of trying that after bending several aluminum, and breaking several carbon arrows trying to get them out. I can live with my deer or bear target having a dark stain on it. lol