Arrow staightness

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  1. Ironside

    Ironside Newb

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    I'm getting ready for new arrows. I noticed the arrows I've been shooting which are the Easton Aftermath have a straightness of .005. I notice other more expensive Easton arrows show a straightness of .002-003. I have a hard time believing I will be able to see the difference when that translates to arrow group. Anyone agree or disagree? I've been happy with my Aftermaths over the last few years and don't consider myself a tack driver, but just want to make sure my thinking is correct?
     
  2. trial153

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    If all things were equal then I think your are correct. Most shooters would have hard time seeing a difference between .003 and .006 However all things are not equal.

    Straightness is usually tied to other arrow qualities. They, the higher grade shafts tend to have a more consistent spine tolerances to go along with straightness as well a more consist weight tolerances.

    So the a higher quality shaft will only not be straighter they will weight closer to the each other and the spine deflection will be more consistent. Add them all together and there some shooters that see a difference.
     
  3. rick-florida

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    just checked my arrows and they are .005" straightness and +/- 2 grains. have not shot "premium" arrows so can't say there wouldn't be a difference. But have been very satisfied with the current arrows' performance and choose to spend the extra hunting dollars on something else.
     
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    Trial i think hit th3 nail on the head. I shot beman ics hunters for 2 years and never had a problem and the killed deer and flew well for me. That being said there was probably 2 out of a dozen that flew funny and the weight varied up to 12grains. I tried having them re-fletched to see if that was th3 problem but no luck. I recently invested in a dozen easton da torches. The weight is much more consistent in the finished arrows only about +-2 grains. Personally i think they fly better as well especially out at 60 yds and beyond
     

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