What’s your arrow setup this year and why?

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  1. camo75

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    I bought some hexx shafts to try with a V3. Sadly haven’t had time to get them fletched but good to hear your set up and like them. Gives me the push to get going on them.
     
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    Vector HMR 300 with 105 g ethics insert. 125 g qad exodus fixed blade arrows. Nocturnal lighted knocks. Total arrow weight around 600.
    switched from lighter arrow with mechanicals because I’ve had too much bad luck with either no penetration on a shoulder hit or deflection from the mechanicals opening. Hoping to get an early season opportunity to test this setup up. Really looking forward to seeing what it can do.
     
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    Easton Axis 5mm - 340 spine
    75 grain brass HIT insert
    BHOD wrap w/AAE Max Stealth vanes
    Lumenok HD lighted nock
    100 grain NAP Spitfire XXX
    Total arrow weight just a tick under 500 grains
    No idea what my FOC% is
     
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    Black Eagle Outlaw - 350/.005
    Montec G5 and Spitfire XXX (both 100 gr)
    Lumenok (Green)
    Not changing much, just trying a mechanical this yr.
     
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    For my Traverse - 300 spine .003 Victory V Force, 3 2" standard Blazer vanes, Launchpad lighted nocks, 100 grain brass insert and 100 grain NAP Shockwaves at 518 grains total weight

    For my Elite - 350 spine .003 Deer Crossing Hunters, 3 2" standard Blazer vanes with 5" wrap, Bohning Blazer nocks, standard 13 grain inserts and 100 grain NAP Shockwaves at 376 grains total weight
     
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    You can use this to get a pretty good estimate: https://www.goldtip.com/Resources/Calculators/FOC-Calculator.aspx
     
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    Gold Tip Valkyrie XT 50 grain insert, 100gr Rage NC, I think their about 425grains total. 30" draw out of my VXR at 65 pounds they pack a wallop!
     
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    Gold tip XT,340 spine, 29 inches. Standard insert, 20gr weight, standard nock, 3 inch vanes and 125 grn fixed head.


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    Black Eagle Deep Impact .300 spine cut to 27”

    100 gr Tooth of the Arrow 1 3/16” broadhead.

    White Water arrow wrap

    Nocturnal lighted nock

    Arrow weight: 474 grains

    This is an incredibly accurate, deep penetrating, and silent arrow setup. I tinkered some the last couple of years and this seems to be the best combination of accuracy/speed for my bow setup: VXR @ 28 inch dl and 75lbs dw.


    Black Eagle Arrows
    60X Custom Strings
    Tooth of the Arrow Broadheads
     
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    Liking the Easton Hexx’s and shooting well with them out of the V3

    -75 brass insert
    -glory nock
    -wrap with blazers
    -125 grain head
    Comes in at 480
     
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    Finally got mine built today.
    GT Velocity 300
    100gr brass insert
    50gr fac weight
    125gr NAP KillZone
    Razr Feathers
    LumiNoc
    553gr
    22% foc
    267fps
    57# Full Throttle
     
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    I have been using J.D. Nock-on vinyl and AAE Max Hunter Veins.
     
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    Arrow setup / White Tail Hunting
    Arrow: Carbon Express Maxima Blue Streak Express Select 250 / 28.5” | stock
    inserts: Stock C/E
    Nocks: I really don't know... they came with the arrow.
    Wrap: Nock On 6mm skull Wrap - White
    Vane(s): AAE Max Hunter | From nock on | 0.58H x 2.10L | Colors: Orange & Blue | I use 4 Vanes
    Fixed Broadhead: Magnus Stinger Broadheads / 4 Blade 100g
    Fletching tool: Bitzenburger™ Customized Fletching Jig | set up by John Dudley (Nock on™) 4 vanes
    https://shop.nockonarchery.com/products/jig

    My excuses;
    Arrows: Carbon Express
    Over the summer I shot at least a dozen different arrows. Easton, Beams, Carbon Express, Gold tip, Blackout, Victory etc. In the end, the arrow I felt the most confidence in shooting up to 30yd...was Carbon Express. At 15-20yds the impact and penetration into and thru my target with the field tip...Carbon Express, just delivered.
    Last season, which was very short for us...I shot the Carbon Express Maxima Red. Each model is from the previous season or two back. Part of my reasoning was $$$. Hunting is expensive; and more so, when you have been out of it for a decade, and jumping back in, head first. Inserts are C/E stock inserts. I'm sure that will change over time too...Nocks...I'm learning, there is more to them than just a nock

    Wraps and vanes: Max Hunter / Nock on Skull 6mm
    From my research. Plus all the questions Nock On™ answered, it seemed fair to toss him my business for the free advice. I haven’t ruled out Blazer Vanes. I’ve fletched one arrow with them. But, for our lack of skill; stabilizing and grouping AAE Max Hunter was the choice for me.
    Wraps, Strictly vanity, that was because I thought they looked good..

    Broadhead: Magnus Stinger Broadheads / 4 Blade 100g
    My excuse; Because I had nothing but issues with G5 broadheads. A friend gave me a few of his Stinger Stash...no issues. I’m not looking back
     
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    Easton Axis 5 mm 300 spine
    75 grain HIT insert
    2 inch blazer vanes
    Nocturnal nocks
    125 gr. Grim Reaper Micro Hybrids
    Total arrow weight around 550 gr. (per my cheap amazon scale)
     
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    Running black eagle zombie slayer 300 spine 100 grain brass insert cut 28 inch carbon to carbon. There factory crested with fusion vanes. Tipped with 100 grain g5 montecs. Weight somewhere around the 480 grains. These are the first arrows i somewhat put together. Had the arrows precut and I squared them and put inserts in.
     
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    Black Eagle Carnivore 300/.001 @ 29.5" stock inserts, stock nocks, 100g G5 Montec's . Switching to 150g Wasp SharpShooter Trad's next week as I've dropped my buck and looking to fill the freezer with a couple of doe's. I may try the SharpShooter's on my Mule hunt... but I might fall back to the trustworthy Montec's and just keep the SharpShooters for the Whitetail doe shots. Of course, all of this depends on my arrow flight with the 150's.
     
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    Just figured I would share in this thread as it fits the discussion. Anyone care to take a guess what I impacted on entrance side of this shot this year? Cropped and inserted just a slow-mo clip of the shot.



    Overkill arrow build, yes - many would say so. FTR that single bevel head that did that shot is set to be attempted to sharpened back to at minimum target practice if not back in a hunting quiver. The bone and the stone in the ground did a number on the one side especially, but should easily sharpen right back up.

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