Have a friend new to bow hunting and he asked me about what arrows he should buy which in turn got me thinking about the arrows I use and why?
When I first started hunting I used the arrows that came with the Bow-tech I bought used off Craigslist. They were Gold Tip somethings maybe 7.4 gpi and standard diameter. I shot a Texas Hill country doe so basically a big dog using a Toxic 100 grain broad head and shooting 70 lbs. I was surprised that I didn't get much penetration(got in to the second lung) so I started looking for a new arrow. I found the small diameter carbon express pile driver pass through extreme at 10.7 gpi.
I have had great success with these small diameter and heavy arrows and was just curious what everyone else thought.
Same thing small diameter heavy arrow works better for sure I shoot victory decimators with a 1" broadhead and it works great
Loved My Easton Deep Six Injections! Also around 10.7GPI I believe, but prefer the Easton inserts.
The penetration difference on hard target faces were clearly superior using the Injections. 3 pass through's this last season. Zero issues.
Choice in broadheads will naturally have an impact on penetration too
G5 CMAX Drop-Away rest
Tight Spot 5-Arrow Quiver
HHA Optimizer-lite Ultra Single Pin
Apex Carbon Core Stabilizer
Easton Axis 300's
Nockturnal Lighted Nocks
Rage Hypodermic 100g
I love the standard CX piledrivers at 11.3 gpi. Have not had a penetration issue with my barnesdale BT 340 destroyer at 72# DW and 29" draw.
Pope And Young do not consider does as deer or crossbows as archery equipment.
Not to try and highjack the thread here, but I've been looking at getting some new heavier arrows for next year and really like the piledrivers. Are those small diameter only, or can they be found in the standard size as well?
Spot Hogg 5 pin sight
Orange QAD Ultra Rest HDX
Carbon Express Maxima Hunter 350s
G5 Montec 100 grain broadheads
G5 Head-Loc quiver
Varpor Trail String Orange
I've been very happy with Easton Axis for deer and Easton ACC's for elk.
You don't quit hunting because you get old.
You get old because you quit hunting.
I only use 5mm arrows for hunting because of how much more penetration they get.
If your interested is a great small diameter arrow you guys need to check out Black Eagles Rampages. .0001 straightness even.
Rampage Fletched 100% Carbon Arrows
Kilboars Hunt Club & FAA/QUE Archery Team
Prime Centergy Hybrid & 2 Rivals, Black Gold Revenge, Hamskee Rest
Black Eagle Revenge Arrows, Scott Sabertooth NCS Release for hunting.
I also shoot Easton Axis arrows at 425 grains from my set up in the signature. I have yet to not get a passthrough on a deer.
Hoyt Charger #70 26.5"
Easton Axis 340s
Slick Trick Magnums 100 grain
Black Gold Ambush Ascent
True Fire 360
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