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aluminum or carbon

Can I have your opinion about ‘’ with wich arrow do you hunt’’ Because my question is : carbon or aluminum.

For me I think aluminum is better because carbon is too expensive and too rough. Yes

 

When I hunt with arrow in alluminium my arrow destroy the animal because the arrow background because of the acidity of blood and this weakened more fast than the carbon. The carbon is more as a cancer.

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If you are shooting aluminum

If you are shooting aluminum arrows now and getting good results there is no reason to switch to a carbon shaft.  I went to a carbon arrow just because I got a good deal on a dozen of them.  When I think of it even back when I was shooting a cedar shaft I didn't have any problem but it is just the evolution of an arrow.  From cedar to aluminum to carbon and in a few years they might come out with another material for the shafts. 

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thanks critter to have show me your opinion i'm happy Big smile . I will continue to use aluminum arrows because i thinks is so better. Thanks an other time critter. Applause Have a good days Thumbs up

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When I started bow hunting I

When I started bow hunting I started out using carbon, then had one one explode upon release.  I then switched to alimunin for 2 years and then when I got my new bow I switched back to a carbon/aluminum arrow.  I know shoot the Easton Full Metal Jackets.  They are a very tough durable arrow and I get plenty of weight out of them at 11.3 grain per inch.  So in opinon they are a great durable arrow to use.

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thanks goosehunter I will take your opinion in consequence Thumbs up

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I've only ever used carbon

I've only ever used carbon arrows. I've never thought about trying aluminum.

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Cedar Arrows

numbnutz wrote:

I've only ever used carbon arrows. I've never thought about trying aluminum.

If you have never tried aluminum arrows then you need to go back to old school and get yourself a recurve and some cedar arrows with a Bear broad head.  Now that was hunting when you had to hold that 60 pound draw bow for a couple of seconds while you are waiting for the shot.  It was nothing like a compound where you can hold it for a couple of minutes.  That is unless you are a very big man. 

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Thats the next step in my archery endevoures.lol. I want to take a few animals with my compound first. When I was youger and first shot and owned a bow it was a recurve(youth set, not for hunting). One of my very good friends shoots both long bows and recurves. I have shot his set ups several times, but he also uses carbons. back in the day he used cedar and made his own broadheads out of old saws. his set set ups are at 55lbs and to bad to draw a hold. i dont know if i would consider me a big guy, I'm only 6'1" and 235lbs.

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Carbon for me

Back 15 years ago or so I used aluminum and I was target shooting with a buddy who was using the old Beman carbon arrows they were so small they had the outserts on the end where the practice tips and broad heads would screw into. The arrow was about the diameter of a pencil.

He was shooting a couple of arrows with no fletching and still hitting the target with great speed and accuracy Shock! that sold me every since then.

I shot ASA for a while and some local leagues, I also did alot of 3D walk through ranges and if you happen to shoot a tree you can cut out and re use the carbon arrows. The aluminum would be done..., bent and won't fly right, yes with the carbon you should always look them over good the main trouble or should i say the weak link I feel with the carbon is lay one down step on it and it will probably crack and break, but the light weight and the kinetic energy and the strength at the bussiness end is well worth it. You need to make sure you have the right weight of arrow for your set up so you can get the proper kinetic Energy other wise it can be dangerous to your health.

    

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Back about 30 years ago I

Back about 30 years ago I used aluminum with a recurve. But now I shoot a compound and I use carbon. Aluminum will bend if you hit them when you practice. Carbon you can hit them a lot and won't bend. Just check them once in a while to make sure they have no cracks before you shoot. As for noise it depends on what type of rest you use and arrow shaft. If you shoot with a WB I know the PSE arrows are noisy. I went to a Quick Tune 1000 and don't have any noise issues.

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