Which arrow?

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  1. mississippi hoyt shooter

    mississippi hoyt shooter Weekend Warrior

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    I'm undecided on rather to go with the 400 spine Easton fmj or carbon express piledriver hunter. The set up I'm going to use with these is a 58 pound 27 inch draw and at 265 fps. Want weight and penatration


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    Planopurist Weekend Warrior

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    Is 265 your bow's IBO speed or the speed you're aiming to get out of these particular arrow selections.

    Have you selected broadheads? Their design has a lot to do with penetration.

    I was shooting 61/27.5 but I ran 400 spine Gold Tip Hunter XTs. I was getting 290+ fps out of that setup from my bow. Zipped through 2 deer last season.


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    Planopurist Weekend Warrior

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    I'll sale you my arrows if your interested. I increased my DL and had to increase my arrow spine and length.


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    Whitetail Die Hard Bowhunter

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    FMJ over CX every time.

    FMJ Made in USA. CX not.

    I would consider Axis (made in USA) with 50 or 75 gr insert and go with the 340. My bow don't care if arrows are over-spined but do if they are under-spined.
     
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    kennys40acres Weekend Warrior

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    I loved my piledrivers for years! Used them with 125 grain Montecs & had great penetration, even at very steep angles, But my new bow with higher IBO liked the softer spine with those broadheads & I switched to Easton 400's...Shooting great out to 40 yards with my Montecs & no loss of penetration.
     
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    kennys40acres Weekend Warrior

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    I live 10 miles from the factory in Flushing Michigan where the CX are made...They get sheets of carbon fiber shipped in, but make the arrows themselves. I imagine most have similar process...But American made is best.
     
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    I switched from Gold Tip hunter to the FMJ and never looked back. Great arrow!


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    I shoot the 400 FMJs and VAPs and love them. IMG_3845.JPG
     
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    FMJ!!!!!!! All the way!!!!!!
    They are amazing and pack a serious punch. I have a 27.5 DL and shoot 65lbs with 100 grain NAP killzones, best setup ever. Even out to 60 yards it blew through a doe. I practice regularly at 60-80yards and they are accurate as can be.


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    I shoot Easton Axis. Haven't shot the FMJs but they are a step up from the Axis. You should be happy with those. I prefer the Eastons my old arrows from Carbon Express.


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    Heavy FMJs 400s are probally the best choice for Low poundage bows.
     
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    I'd be from the Axis camp and I would go with 340's.

    I shoot 60#'s @ 28.5" draw and shoot either the Easton Axis or ACC's both in 340 and have had great success with them using 100 grain fixed blade heads.
     
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    I have some fmj and just picked up some pildriver extreme small diameter and will be doing some testing but they look roughly the same in diameter
     

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