Should I switch to Carbon arrows.

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by derbycitycatman, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Always wanted to try them, that and that fancy whisker bisquit.
    I shoot a bear compound with mechanical release.
    Thanks, Brian
     
  2. SSG Johnson

    SSG Johnson New Member

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    carbons are great because you can shoot and shoot and shoot them. They are not like aluminum arrows in that they do not bend or get out of shape. I have never had a problem since i switched to carbons. The only thing I have heard is the carbon fibers getting into the meat I usually get a double lung shot and don't eat the ribs so it doesn't make any difference to me. I love shooting carbons.
     

  3. hannajoh

    hannajoh New Member

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    Switched to carbon arrows years ago when my brother showed me what they could do. They are faster and shoot flatter I only use 2 pins of my sights now.
    Buy a half dozen and u won't believe the difference.
     
  4. center12

    center12 New Member

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    As an added bonus you'll get better penetration from the carbons. Generally they are smaller in diameter than aluminums causing less drag and they don't flex nearly as much as aluminums on impact with the target(need to see slow mo film on this one). Since the carbons don't flex as much they maintain more of the arrows energy directly behind the broadhead and the arrow doesn't rub the sides of the wound channel as it passes into the animal.

    Best penetrating arrows I ever shot were the old "skinny" beamans, harder than heck to get a helical flecth on and a bear to tune but lord did they bury!!
     
  5. Calvin

    Calvin New Member

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    I started out with those skinny Beamans too Charlie. I still have a few left I'll give you if you want them. The only problem I ever had with carbons was with one of those arrows. I shot a buck at close range and it went through him. When I retrieved my arrow it was split lenghtwise into about six or seven sections. The arrow stayed together but was like an accordian. I'm using Carbon Express now. Carbons are flatter and faster and seem to penetrate better.
     
  6. VerotiK

    VerotiK New Member

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    I shoot carbon arrows as well. If you've ever seen a slow-mo video of an aluminum arrow being shot (they had an episode of mythbusters recently where they did) you would see how much the arrow flexes while traveling through the air. It warps up and alot through its flight. I suspect that carbon arrows dont do this. They are pretty rigid.
     
  7. coalminer78

    coalminer78 New Member

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    I think I will switch to carbon in 2006 (after read all the comment). I have my bow ready for season with Alum, but next spring I will set it up for carbon.
     
  8. blackpowder

    blackpowder New Member

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    I make my own cedar arrows.
     
  9. center12

    center12 New Member

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    Nothing like the smell of Port Oxford!!

    Calvin, thanks for the offer but their just too much work and I never really like that whole "outsert" thingy.
     
  10. FastenalFishing

    FastenalFishing New Member

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    Changing over to carbon was the best thing I ever did. They shoot better and faster. And when you kill a deer, you just put it back in your quiver. It lives to hunt again. I've taken three now in two years with my carbons. I'm impressed.
     
  11. hookeye

    hookeye New Member

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    Fell in love with carbons first time I shot them. They beat the aluminum shafts hands down.