Gold Tip XT Hunter, Carbon Express PileDriver Hunter, or Easton FMJ?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Great White, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Great White

    Great White Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Posts:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    For pigs/hogs and buffalo.

    The GT has a better straightness than the piledriver at .003, but it is lighter.

    The Eastons are the most expensive, but are they the best?

    The only real concern I have with the Easton FMJ is can you cut them with a Weston Arrow Saw and the standard wheel/blade?
     
  2. Woody5519

    Woody5519 Newb

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Posts:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    We have the Easton FMJ at our shop and sell a lot of them, the other tech and myself that work here both shoot them and they are great. We also do cut them on a regular electric arrow cutter with no problem
     
  3. KillerC

    KillerC Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Posts:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    N. Ontario
    i shoot the piledrivers and they are super tough. I don't shoot much passed 40 yards and at that range the straightness isn't an issue for me.
     
  4. soccerdan90

    soccerdan90 Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Posts:
    5,605
    Likes Received:
    1,116
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Oskaloosa Iowa
    Fmjs rock! I love mine. Hit hard and are very tough. I highly recommend them

    Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk
     
  5. Great White

    Great White Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Posts:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    I can get the piledrivers for about $90AU a dozen (inc shipping), so will go with them.
     
  6. scarps23

    scarps23 Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2011
    Posts:
    1,886
    Likes Received:
    256
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NE Iowa
    Gold tips and fmj are both good arrows. Used both on deer. If you want more weight I would use the fmj's. More weight is why they hit hard as others have said. More kinetic energy.

    I also think the fmj's pull easier for practice.

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Tapatalk
     
  7. tlrfshr

    tlrfshr Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2013
    Posts:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NC
    I have heard great things about Easton FMJ's. A great heavy arrow that packs some punch for game bigger than deer. I use Gold Tip arrows now and they are great for deer but I haven't hunted anything else with them either.
     

Share This Page