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Eaton Axis 5mm or Victory RIP TKO 204

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  1. Jerome Casey

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    Hi all
    I’m new to this forum/site and just getting back into archery hunting after 8 years and looking for new hunting arrows. My bow is a Mathew’s Switchback XT set at 70 lbs with a 28 DL. It is currently being given a new set of cables and string at Lancaster Archery and per the staff there they stated that the bow is in great shape so no new bow for me yet.

    I am looking at the Easton Axis 340 cut to 27.5” with the HIT insert and a 100 Grain G5 Megameast BH for a TAW of 405 with a FOC of 10.9 as per Archery Advantage software. I am also looking at the Victory RIP TKO with the 60 grain SS Halfout and the same BH given me a TAW of 418 with a FOC of 16.8 also per AA.

    As I’m just getting back into the game I would appreciate any and all advice on these two
    Choices or even a third I have not thought of yet as I would hate to spend this much money only to not like, want, or just can’t use them for this coming fall hunting season.
     
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    With a 2" expandable on the end of them, that is going to rob some penetration.
    I think either arrow is a fine arrow, but I'd be looking to add a bit more overall arrow weight to help with penetration of that big expandable. I personally would advise adding a heavier insert to either setup and try to get overall arrow weight more around 450 grains to help with penetration, especially if you accidently smack bone. You'd have to run it in a spine calculator, but adding more tip weight may result in needing to bump to a 300 spine arrow.

    If you are set on one of the two you mentioned, then I like the bit higher total arrow weight and FOC of the TKO. That higher FOC will help with steering a fixed BH if you decide to use one too.
     
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    Welcome aboard! I agree with Mod that a slightly heavier total arrow weight would be ideal to help push that Megameat through whatever you're shooting at. A 50-grain brass HIT on the front of that Axis would be ideal and put you up into the mid-400s for total arrow weight. At that length, you don't need to worry about going to a 300-spine spine quite yet. I shoot almost the same setup at 29" draw length with a 28.5" Axis 340 without any spine issues.

    You can also add the new Easton Match Grade 5mm impact collar that will help protect the front of your arrow and add another 17 grains.
     
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    Thank you both
     
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    I really like the performance that I am getting from my Easton 5mm FMJ autumn orange 340s with a 100 grain Nap SPitfire titanium head. Blows through most of the deer Ive killed the last 2 years with this set up. 75 lbs out of the Mathews as well. Good luck and safe hunting.
     
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    I shoot the Victory TKOs with a the 60 grain insert. I also have a 50 grain screw-in weight behind the insert and shoot 125 heads fixed blade heads. My arrows are cut to 26.5" and weigh 530 grains at 18% FOC. The performance of this set up is fantastic. I shot Easton Axis several years ago and found them to be fragile and would often splinter behind the HIT insert.
     
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    Hey what’s up, I shoot the axis and there great arrows. Like other mentioned a little more weight would be good, I’d use the HIT brass insert and break off the 25gr so you have a extra 50 gr up front and get the impact collar either from Easton match grade of you can get a lot of .204 arrow diameter components from ethics, iron will and and other companies. That would get you above 450gr taw which I think is the sweet starting spot for a whitetail arrow without sacrificing too much in speed and your draw. Good luck !
     
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