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Can someone explain

So I have been doing some reading and since I am new to archery was wondering.. What are the advantages to using carbon vs aluminum shafts. Also is there that big of an advantage to using the various tips, or can you pretty much just stick with one style and it works for everything?

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Cartbon is gonna be more

Cartbon is gonna be more duraable than aluminum, I shot and antelope with a aluminum arrow and had a pass thru and it bent.  My carbons have hit many a thing and still are good, just be sure to check carbons arrows after shooting them.  As for a tip I choose a good quakity tip that I can use for all game and stick with it, unless you have accuracy problems with a certain broadhead then you may want to consider something different.

 

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I have switched to carbon

I have switched to carbon shafts for their durability. I have a hunting buddy who shot a deer with a carbon arrow and when we recovered the deer it was lying on the shaft bending it into a U shape. When we rolled the deer over, the shaft snapped back to straight. He killed four more deer with that same arrow before he lost it. Try that with an aluminum shaft!  Carbon shafts are either straight or broken, never bent! I even shoot carbon arrows with my longbow, although its heresy to some traditional archers.

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I started out shooting cedar

I started out shooting cedar shafts out of a recurved in the 60's then switched to the aluminum shafts when I bought my first compound in 80.  I then switched to carbon in 96 when I bought myself a new bow.  I just try and keep up with the times and the carbon seamed like the way to go.  I have noticed that they do fly a little flater than the aluminum ones.  As far as points or broadheads you need to find ones that you like and work with your setup.  My first compound bow was a short one and I had to go to a real stiff spine on the arrows along with 4 fletchings with 4 bladed broad heads to get every thing to work.  I tried arrows with only 3 fletchings but they wobbled way too much to even think of shooting them at an animal. 

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Some good responses here

Some good responses here already.  I will add that the carbon shafts transfer energy more efficiently than aluminum.  They have the ability to flex rather than aluminum that wobble until the fletching have time to control the arrow's flight.  This will give you better arrow flight and make for easier tuning from todays fast shooting bows.

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CARBON OVER ALUMINUM BECAUSE

CARBON OVER ALUMINUM BECAUSE THEY ARE CHEAPER, 10 TIMES MORE DURABLE AND YOU WILL NEVER SHOOT A CROOKED ONE.  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ARROWS OR A NEW BOW I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT.  CHECK OUT AMERICANARCHERYSUPPLY.COM

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Just always be sure to flex

Just always be sure to flex check your carbons arrows before shooting them....trust me on this!

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Just always be sure to flex

Just always be sure to flex and twist check your carbons arrows before shooting....trust me on this!

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