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    I was shooting the Sportsmans labeled Vital Impact arrow for 6 years, at $40 for 6 arrows. I was talked into going to a spendy arrow to improve my performance, which already was expensive due to breaking arrows from tight groups.

    I honestly had no visible group change at ranges from 10-60 yards, but I cried more when I broke an arrow as they cost me $90 for 6 of the Blue Streak "Select" by Easton.

    I am not falling for that again.... If the less expensive arrows group tight...they are what I will stick with.
    The only difference at first is cheaper arrows are boxed bad and fletching vanes are often bent....but easy to change so it does not matter much there.
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    I've been hearing great things about the VAP shafts too. I might give them a go this fall myself.
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    I switched to VAPs last year, with the 39grn outsert and slick trick mags. Passed through a decent muley quartering hard away went in behind the last rib and came out in front of the off shoulder. IMO you cannot beat that.

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    If you can afford the VAPS go with them. A guy I was shooting with at the bow shop had a full pass through at 70 yds on an elk last season. All I've heard about them is how incredible they are.

    I went with CE maxima hunters and they fly incredibly true out of my bowtech D340. I haven't released one on a critter yet, but as far as accuracy goes I've been extremely pleased.


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    I really like the Easton Axis arrows. Been really tough.


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    Do you guys buy the shafts and fletch your own arrows? What jig do you use?

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    I do. I bought the Bitzenburger jig. I haven't had any problems with it and its easy to use and customize. You can literally fletch any way you can think of. I still have my shafts cut to length, but I square them, prep them, put inserts, wraps, and fletchings on mine now.
    Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
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    What arrows are you using now and why are you looking to "upgrade"? Just curious.

    As stated above like bows these days they all shoot good. Just wondering what your using and what you looking for in a arrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicknick View Post
    Been shooting Easton axis. They seem to be very good arrows as we'll.
    I second this opinion. I haven't switched since I started using them for a reason. I have tried around 20 different arrows over the years but these have performed the best for me. I have taken a gob of whitetails, 4 wild boar, and my last bull elk with them. I feel they get better penetration than any of the other arrows I have used in the past. The only animal that I didn't get a complete pass through on was the elk. I hit the off side shoulder so my arrow stopped but I was buried fletching deep.

    I am sure that all the new arrows on the market are great. Technology is advancing and products will keep getting more refined. I however won't switch unless someone make a comparable arrow for a much lower price.

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    I love VAPS. I used them all last season and plan to use them this year as well. Penetration is second to none. With a good cut-on-contact broadhead, they are an awesome elk killer.

 

 

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