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    Gold Tip Prohunter 7595's have passed through everything they've hit for me. Years of proven performance. My theory is that the stiffer spine aids in penetration. They are great arrows, with a proven history in the field and in tournaments.

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    Just found your post, I'm with you I'd rather lose or break a 6 dallor arrow than a 15 or 20 , I shoot the st epic or excels that shoot great from my bow, and I get them on camofire or eBay for no more than 57.00 a dozen but I have to make them up, but to me that is part of the enjoyment of this sport. And Eastman is made in America and I am doing everything I can to keep our money and our jobs in the good ole USA.I hope every sportsman will do the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samabell View Post
    Does anyone have any recommendations for a new carbon arrow? I'm looking to upgrade for next season. Thanks!
    Injections!!!!! Not cheap at all. But the kinetic energy at impact is unmatched. If you can grab them I'd pick those. But the FMJ's are slick too. Both amazing. I shoot FMJ's due to the cost. I'd rather spend my leftover $$ on gear.

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    Axis, Axis FMJs, Injections, VAPs.....all great shafts. I've shot both the Axis and FMJs for years. I currently shoot the ACC Pro Hunters and they are fantastic as well. There is a rather new company I am going to try out this summer, DCA (Deer Crossing Archery). Their "lead" guy was a founder or co-founder of Victory Archery years ago I am pretty certain. For then price of DCA SD Hunter Shafts, its worth a try ($70). In case you haven't noticed from all of the above posts, small diameter is hard to beat in penetration test.

    One thing I'll add....spine is as important as anything with whatever shaft or brand you choose. Always err towards the stiff side rather than weak. My Invasion @ 29" draw @ 74lbs shoots a 300 spine shaft like a dream. Its so quiet its hard to believe.....until you hear that unmistakeable thud at the target impact lol!! And for what its worth, I'm only shooting about 282 fps, but nearly 90lbs of KE. I feel that is a good balance for me.

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    I use the goldtip pro hunters for hunting and their cheaper cousins for practice. Any of the nicer shafts on the market today is going to get the job done. I've had almost all pass throughs on elk with the pro hunters/slick trick combo

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    I've shot a variety of Carbon Express (Maxima Hunters, Aramid Kevlar, Blue Streak Selects (not by Easton)) and Gold Tip XT Hunters.

    Really depends on what you want from an arrow in terms of overall weight and kintic energy.

    Heard good things about VAP and a buddy of mine is considering them. I still have Blue Streak Selects and Aramid Kevlar. The Aramid are heavier arrows that I tend to use when hunting tight cover from tree stand or blind because the shots aren't usually longer than 20-30 yards. Use the Blue Streaks where I think I'll have longer shots opportunities like out here in AZ.

    One thing I like about the Blue Streak Selects and would likely carry over to other CE arrows and maybe other brands, I have two setups for shooting Nocturnal lighted nocks or going with Bohning Double Lock Nocks and the weight is within +/- 2 grains.

    For my normal everyday shooting, my Blue Streaks are wrapped with 4" blazer wraps, the bulldog nock protector, and bohning double nock. With 100g tip, they weigh 380g on a 28" arrow. For my low light or if I want to shoot a lighted nock, I have the same arrows without wrap, without bulldog collar, and with a Nocturnal nock. They weigh 380-382 grain.

    I robin hooded an arrow with a lighted nock at 40 yards shooting one of the non-lit arrows. As stated earlier, $ lost on lost/damaged arrows and in this case a little more on a more expensive nock.

    What I didn't like about the models I considered from Easton or Behman etc... was weight comparison. I try to get as flat of a shooting arrow as I can without cranking up the weight. Carbon Express has always provided me with those options.

    As for models, I could never see a noticeable difference betw/arrows that were .003 vs .001 etc... Just about any arrow you pick today is made by a reputable company with a following of loyal fans/customers and will get the job done.

    The arrows I own may appear expensive, but I'm an opportunist when it comes to purchasing and when I find an arrow or any equipment with a solid reputation, and I have a need, I grab it.

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    Spot Hogg-It 7 Pin / Spot Hogg Hunter 3 or 5 pin
    B-Stinger Hunter Extreme Lost / Black
    QAD XD Lost / Black
    Carbon Express Aramid KV 350 / Blue Streak Select 350

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    I guess I may be old school but I'm still shooting the first carbon arrows I started with since 2006, the Beman ICS. I can get a dozen shafts for $60 and I fletch my own. I'm not worried about weight because if pulling 65#+, have all the kenetic energy needed for big game animals. So I'll have to make a new decision very soon as I'm ordering a Bowtech Experience. Do I keep with what has worked or switch to a newer more expensive arrow? A big benefit to the ICS is cost compared to my friends that shoot the $120/dozen arrows. When they break one its painful. When I do its just on to the next one.

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    have shot acc's as long as I can remember.they are a very good arrow.
    when I bought my experience last year they were out of accs so I bought a dozen of the blue streak selects.i have been very pleased so far.haven't had a chance to put threw an animal yet.

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    Personally I would go with an arrow that is priced right in the middle.... Not to cheap and not to expensive....... With that Being Said; Carbon Express, Easton, Gold Tip, and Beaman Put out Good Arrows....... And to the Best of my Knowledge Red Head Arrows are made by Carbon Express abd wrapped with the Red. Head Name.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.Y.ArcheryMadMan View Post
    Personally I would go with an arrow that is priced right in the middle.... Not to cheap and not to expensive....... With that Being Said; Carbon Express, Easton, Gold Tip, and Beaman Put out Good Arrows....... And to the Best of my Knowledge Red Head Arrows are made by Carbon Express abd wrapped with the Red. Head Name.....
    As much $ as I give BPS over the years, I wouldn't shoot Redhead arrows if they gave them to me. Not durable at all and the tolerances I've experienced for weight out of the package was nearly double advertised. Had buddies bring me some to fletch for them and on a spin checker, arrows wobbled. Straightness not as good as CE brand. May have been a few bad batches and again, just my experience.

    When I said I was an opportunist with purchases, that's based on finding them on sale, in a clearance bucket etc... You can normally get some really good deals on ArcheryTalk.com from folks selling used arrows. Granted, they need to be cut to your length but I've been pretty lucky to find them and have never had an issue.

    Mountain archery used to have precut arrows on the cheap across all brands based on folks changing mind or backing out or some other reason (maybe design, pattern transition). I would watch them until I saw some of the brand I wanted. The past few years, they haven't seemed to have as much available.

    My local archery shop has a bucket of arrows on sale to include a couple dozen Maxima Hunter Lost Camo which I'd buy today but they're 250s and I shoot 350s.
    Heli M Lost / Heli M Tactical
    Spot Hogg-It 7 Pin / Spot Hogg Hunter 3 or 5 pin
    B-Stinger Hunter Extreme Lost / Black
    QAD XD Lost / Black
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