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Joe Hulburt
03-15-2011, 01:36 PM
I've been shooting Gold Tip XT Hunters for several years. I can't say I have any complaints about them but my supply is running low so I figure I should look around at what other options are out there in the carbon arrow world before I stock back up. Is there a better option worth switching to? What do you all think?

Firearrow
03-15-2011, 04:05 PM
Love my Full Metal Jackets.

hoytnut
03-15-2011, 04:52 PM
Last three years I've shot Carbon Express KV Aramid 250s and 350s with good success. Looking at trying some CE Maximas this year.

twp1224
03-15-2011, 05:36 PM
I tried Beman ICS Hunters, then Goldtip XT Hunters and I'm now shooting and staying with my Easton Axis Nano's. They seem to fly the best out of my bow. I thought about trying the Full Metal Jackets, just haven't yet.
Firearrow - What grain arrow are you shooting with your FMJ's?

IL Hntr
03-15-2011, 06:08 PM
I was shooting the Carbon Express Maxima Hunters through my Switchback. Got a new Z7 this year and went with the regular Carbon Express Maximas (without the camo). I like them and they have been a good tough arrow.

Elkcrazedfrk
03-15-2011, 07:42 PM
Gold tips and Eastons are two of the best hunting arrows for the money. You cant go wrong with either as long as your properly spined..

Whitetail101
03-15-2011, 08:37 PM
I'm shooting Carbon Express Maxima Hot Pursuit 150 from my Bow Madness for turkey hunting, PSE Radial Xweave 300 from both the 2011 PSE Omen and my backup bow the 2009 PSE X-force GX for big game hunting

miller1
03-16-2011, 10:12 AM
This year i am going to shoot Harvest Time arrows, new company, very nice arrows.
http://www.harvesttimearchery.com/

rezavoirdog
03-16-2011, 07:28 PM
GoldTip!!!!

pat_estvold
03-16-2011, 09:18 PM
Axis FMJ 340

Roboz
03-17-2011, 09:07 PM
Full Metal Jacket for me this year, but i love my Gold Tips also.

walleyed
03-18-2011, 05:31 AM
Carbon Express 3-D selects now called something different. I love the arrows but hate the price. Im on my last dozen so will be tryin some other arrows.

BOHNTR
03-18-2011, 06:57 AM
Radial X-Weave Pros here.......

BADbuckfever
03-18-2011, 11:20 AM
Does everybody shoot carbon arrows? I use the Easton "game getter" aluminum alloy arrows.

MT backcountry hunter
03-18-2011, 04:17 PM
easton axis. love the arrows

Joe Hulburt
03-18-2011, 08:16 PM
Does everybody shoot carbon arrows? I use the Easton "game getter" aluminum alloy arrows.

I had a friend that knew a guy that ran into somebody shooting aluminum arrows last year. It was probably you! :D Just kidding you. I still know a couple people shooting aluminum but not many. I fought it for a long time but carbon holds up so much better it's amazing. Much less expensive in the long run...at least for me.

walleyed
03-19-2011, 06:47 AM
Anybody shoot Victory arrows? I have been wondering about these.

Chubby Tuna
03-19-2011, 10:01 AM
CE Maximas 350
125 gr slicktricks
Arrow wraps with blazer vanes.
Total weight 425 gr.
Great setup for my Vectrix

RUTTIN
03-19-2011, 01:16 PM
I just made up a dozen Axis Full Metal Jackets, and got to shoot them last night in the basement. WOW! can't wait to get outside and do some longer shooting. And for Badbuckfever, they have an aluminum outer with carbon inner, does that count? Ha Ha

Doe Nob
03-21-2011, 08:39 AM
Carbon Express Maxima Hunters for me. They are like $170 a dozen at my local archery shop though, stings when u robin hood one!

BADbuckfever
03-21-2011, 10:17 AM
If everyone is using carbon arrows, I'll never use carbon.

twp1224
03-21-2011, 01:13 PM
If everyone is using carbon arrows, I'll never use carbon.

Just trying to be different or did you have a bad experience with Carbon arrows?

BADbuckfever
03-21-2011, 01:21 PM
Ive never used them, but don't understand what is the big draw.

Joe Hulburt
03-21-2011, 06:31 PM
Ive never used them, but don't understand what is the big draw.

The thing I like the most about carbons is that you can't bend them. I used to have a great selection of slightly bent aluminum arrows around just from hitting the target wrong or touching another arrow in the group and that never happens now.

nv-hunter
03-21-2011, 09:11 PM
cx mayhems but just bought some fmj to try

YellowDog
03-21-2011, 11:05 PM
CX Maxima Hunter 350. Before CX I shot Gold Tip XT Hunters and Pro Hunters. All three are have been good to me.

arrowslinger21
03-23-2011, 12:58 AM
I shoot the easton axis shafts. I used to shoot carbon express but the eastons have blown them out of the water in my mind. And as mentioned earlier about aluminum shafts, my dad still shoots them and has killed some monster bulls with his bow and his 2375 aluminum shafts. They may not be as trendy or advanced, but he is just as effective as anybody out there, and probably more so than many guys who shoot carbon. They definitely still get the job done.

BADbuckfever
03-23-2011, 11:25 AM
The thing I like the most about carbons is that you can't bend them. I used to have a great selection of slightly bent aluminum arrows around just from hitting the target wrong or touching another arrow in the group and that never happens now.

You know I really don't get that many bent arrows unless I miss the target and hit the brick wall beyond it. Normal target shooting doesn't bend my arrows.

twp1224
03-23-2011, 11:47 AM
I shot alum. arrows back when I first started archery hunting. I took my first deer with them. I had a few bend shafts from time to time, but if you take care of them they are just as accurate and durable. My choice for shooting carbons is that when I hunt I'm back in about 7-10 miles sometimes. If I slip and fall on alum. Shafts, and they get bent, my hunt would be over. If the same occurred with carbons I could still hunt. I choose all my gear on how durable it is first and then how light it is. Just my 2 cents though.

Fetch
03-29-2011, 09:50 PM
Love my FMJ's !!! 468g / 260fps at 70# / kenetic energy = 70

I can hunt everything I want to hunt with this set up....and I have yet to bend one in probably 1000 shots.
The lettering on the shaft gets a bit sticky, the shafts penetrate my target so far they're rubbing the lettering off...I can live with that.

Fetch

Howahunter
03-29-2011, 09:56 PM
Victory V1 350's
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! Pass through on every animal so far!

Drew
03-31-2011, 08:37 AM
shooting the Gold Tips and really like them

T43
03-31-2011, 08:54 AM
I just ordered my first bow and figured I would pick up some arrows to start practicing with as soon as it shows up. I asked the guy at Cabela's about the Cabela's Carbon Hunters that were on sale. He said they were good arrows and at $50 for a dozen I didn't figure it would be bad to start cheap while I get used to the bow. Then he said they were made by Easton and as good as many of the arrows double the price. I did notice the inserts that came in the box were in an Easton bag so there must be some truth to it. Anyone have any info on this? is there an Easton that is the same product or are these a cheap alternative that Easton makes but wouldn't put their name on?

Maxhunter
04-11-2011, 05:51 AM
Easton FMJ 400's cut to 26.5. Total arrow weight is 416 grains. I use 3.5 wrap, 2" AAE Maxhunter vanes, and 100 grain 2-blade Magnus Stinger Buzzcut.

macker
04-20-2011, 08:52 AM
shot 2 deer with axis fmj 300's last fall.....great arrow! i like to tinker and try different arrows, so this year i have some arrow dynamics nitro stinger orange.....they are the tapered shaft design. similar to the grizzly stiks by alaska bowhunting supply, but WAY cheaper. mine weigh 488 and they fly really well. very high foc... 21%, makes a huge difference in accuracy. now if i could only get out west to chase elk one of these years!!!!

sjsmallfield
05-02-2011, 12:30 AM
Easton ST Epic 400

hubba20
05-03-2011, 04:24 PM
can't go wrong with the goldtip's.... they typically aren't too expensive and they're great arrows... that's most likely all i'm gonna shoot in the future

MT.MAN
05-04-2011, 02:35 PM
For Hunting = Carbon Express Mayhem Hunter 350's. Tough, Tough, Tough!
For 3-D = Carbon Express CXL PRO 250's. Light, Fast and Large diameter for line cutting!
For Carp = Custom made white fiberglass shafts glued inside an Aluminum 2213 shaft. Straight and heavy for deep shooting.

spotnstalk1
05-04-2011, 04:12 PM
Beman ICS Camo Hunters. No complaints.

T43
05-05-2011, 08:30 AM
In an answer to my own question and in case anyone else is wondering, the Cabela's carbon hunter arrows are made by Easton and appear to be the same as the Easton Carbon Storm. The reviews aren't the best but they seem to be ok practice arrows for the price which is what I was looking for. I plan on trying something better once I get good enough with my bow that I don't go through arrows as quickly.

HuntinFool
05-05-2011, 10:13 PM
Once you want to upgrade, I would recomend the gold tip xt hunters. I got mine from sportsmans for about $100 a dozen. So they aren't cheap, but they definately aren't as expensive as some of the others out there, and from what I can tell so far they work great and they are high quality.

Rob
05-07-2011, 07:01 AM
Easton Axis 300's. They've been a very good arrow for me.

chuffness
05-09-2011, 05:11 PM
I just ordered my first bow and figured I would pick up some arrows to start practicing with as soon as it shows up. I asked the guy at Cabela's about the Cabela's Carbon Hunters that were on sale. He said they were good arrows and at $50 for a dozen I didn't figure it would be bad to start cheap while I get used to the bow. Then he said they were made by Easton and as good as many of the arrows double the price. I did notice the inserts that came in the box were in an Easton bag so there must be some truth to it. Anyone have any info on this? is there an Easton that is the same product or are these a cheap alternative that Easton makes but wouldn't put their name on?

Those are made by Easton.

They make them for Cab.

chuffness
05-09-2011, 05:12 PM
Cabelas Carbon Hunters

and

BEAMAN HUNTER ELITE

Got some FMJ's I need to cut down and Fletch up.

elivingston
08-22-2011, 09:01 PM
Easton Full Metal Jacket 400's. I think they rock as a hunting arrow, and they're very accurate. Did I mention they were tough, too?

cali_hornhunter
08-22-2011, 09:09 PM
Easton axis 400

Jon Boy
08-28-2011, 11:19 AM
Beaman camo hunters 400

xtreme
08-29-2011, 01:08 PM
Gold Tip Hunter 5575. 100 grain Rage 2 blade

GameSlayer
11-03-2011, 01:42 PM
BEMAN Bone Collectors with Blazers, used to shoot the ICS hunters. Like them both.

westernwannabe
11-03-2011, 04:59 PM
Easton axis 400 with blazer wraps and blazer vanes fletched with the helix fletching jig. Top it off with the hell razor 100. Shoots exactly the same as a field point. Best combo I've shot. I don't shoot the wraps just because they look good, you can peal them off to refletch your arrow. That way your not scraping carbon off the arrow when your getting the glue off the shaft.

schoff
11-06-2011, 04:32 PM
GoldTip Pro Hunters, Blazer Vanes and 100gr Slick Tricks for me.

sethkuhl
11-07-2011, 01:17 PM
Easton Axis 340's with 125 grain shuttle T's Blazer vanes.

beav906
11-07-2011, 05:13 PM
Easton Axis 300. Duravanes

henkesean
11-23-2011, 09:44 AM
Gold Tips are the way to go. ultra strong and always straight as an arrow.

Maxhunter
11-23-2011, 07:42 PM
Easton FMJ 400's with AAE Maxhunter vanes and 2-blade 100 grain Magnus Buzzcut.

I'm thinking of trying the new Easton Injexion arrows. There kind of pricey $180 for carbon and $250 for A/C but I've heard there great arrows. Once my shop gets some in I'll have to check them out.

http://www.eastonarchery.com/products/product/77

nvarcher
11-25-2011, 07:31 PM
Carbon Express Maxima 350's

huntnfool62
12-08-2011, 05:07 PM
I've used most on the market . but currently use victory H3 for my alpha burner . They're lighter than most of the same spine so the generate good speed for out west flat shooting . I use cx maxima hunters for my Alphamax 35 they are mid weight and provide good pass- thru shots out to 40 yds on white tails ( I shoot 70 lbs ) aluminum arrows are historically straighter or can be made straighter to .oo1. most carbons are straght to .oo3 which is more than adequate for hunting . you can get straighter carbons but you pay a premium for them and they are usually only in target spines.the main diff between carbon and alum is the weight but also in longevity you can refletch both and you can straighten alum but everytime you straighten one it loses some of its strength and will bend easier the next time .
I pesonally prefer Carbon express arrows and it doesn't hurt that they are made right here in Michigan

Fire Hawk
12-22-2011, 07:00 PM
Easton Axis N-Fused this past year. The previous years were Easton Axis and Easton FMJ. All in a 400 spine. I use a wrap and 2" AAE Max Hunter Vanes for this past year's arrows. Mostly because of color availability. Have had good luck with Blazers too.

FH

pronghorn
12-23-2011, 03:35 PM
Gold Tips have served me well for more than a decade! This year I hunted with the 7595 Prohunters and they were great. Last year I hunted with the Velocity's, they were surprisingly strong for a light weight arrow.

buckbull
12-23-2011, 03:37 PM
gold tips!!

High Country
12-28-2011, 02:30 AM
Easton FMJs 340s.. No complaints...

HuntWYODon
12-29-2011, 04:10 PM
Easton Epic 340. Priced right and have had no complaints for last 6 yrs. Oh, and I don't get mad if I lose or break one !

feathercast
12-29-2011, 06:23 PM
I shoot wood, Port Orford Cedar.

brandenbowhunter
12-29-2011, 07:00 PM
Gold tip Kinetic 300 XT....great arrow...heavy strong...love them!

8750
01-06-2012, 07:16 AM
do the Easton FMJ's bend?

nvarcher
01-06-2012, 12:20 PM
Nope they have a carbon core

OR Archer
01-06-2012, 06:21 PM
Yes they can still bend even with the carbon core.

ontarget7
01-14-2012, 09:18 PM
I have shot them all and the most important thing is getting your spine correct for your specs. The arrow is your foundation that your tuning process begins with. When it is off everything else will be out of whack and more than likely not perform like it should.

jimmyk
01-19-2012, 05:41 PM
I shoot Gold Tip XT's with the Easton CB unibushing and G nock. Very good combo in my opion!

mav_7mm
01-20-2012, 05:59 PM
I use the Carbon Express Maxima Hunters. They are a little harder to pull out of target than the non-hunters but they are tough and shoot very well.

H3Dad
01-21-2012, 09:42 PM
I shoot Gold tip arrows and love them. When you say stocking up on arrows, does that mean 1 dozen or 5 dozen? IF it's 5 dozen I would suggest talk to some one personally when ordering your arrows and making sure every dozen comes from the same lot number. If you don't you could be purchasing arrows that can have as much as 15-20 grain weight differences between each dozen of arrows.

BobT
01-21-2012, 10:13 PM
Easton Epic 340 when I shoot my wheel bow, the stick bows get either Easton aluminum or wood. I have tried the carbons with my stick bows but don't care for them.

Bob