If your going to change to save money, its going to be a lot cheaper in the long run to go with carbon. Good wood shafts are going to run you at least $40 per dozen. They will not hold up nearly as well as carbon. On a dozen carbon, 12 out of 12 will shoot the same. Not so with wood. I love wood arrows, but the consistency and durability of carbon are far better than wood.
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quote:Originally posted by Brian Bishop: If your going to change to save money, its going to be a lot cheaper in the long run to go with carbon. Good wood shafts are going to run you at least $40 per dozen. They will not hold up nearly as well as carbon. On a dozen carbon, 12 out of 12 will shoot the same. Not so with wood. I love wood arrows, but the consistency and durability of carbon are far better than wood.
That's why I started with carbon. Problem is, I don't have any way to cut them, and dropping $90-$100 for a dozen arrows that may break on the first shot is a bit much for me right now. That and my back yard has a hunger for arrows. I swear that it'll reach up and eat any arrow that touches it. Since I like ground targets that gets expensive.
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"You can learn more about deer hunting with a bow and arrow in a week, than a gun hunter might learn all his life." ----- Fred Bear Posts: 7359 | From: Zoo City, NC | Registered: Aug 2010
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"I'm running out of arrows and carbons are too expensive"....we need to chat...
"Break on the 1st shot"...what horribly made carbons are you shooting????
Carbons are NOT that expensive....You MUST take into consideration of the fact that they are more durable and will last longer. I'm not here to argue about it cause this if fact to me as I am a living example...I have judo arrows I"ve had for year...no telling how many shots some have had.
I might break one or two a YEAR stumping.....
So, for me carbons are CHEAP.
Not trying to talk you out of wood...just making sure you know more about carbons and money. That old 'to expensive' claim went out a decade ago ...especially when some carbons became radial wrapped, thicker walled, and yes, even heavier. AND MUCH MORE DURABLE.
The old claim 'carbons are too light' went out about the same time. My carbons weigh about 85 grain more than my aluminums I used early 80s with the same broadhead.
Now...good wood arrows are still available....a lot of the old growth woods are gone to its a bit more difficult....BUT!...we have some Sponsors here that DO have quality stuff. Check out the Sponsors list if you still want to go with wood...any of them can help you out.
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When considering long term wear and tear things tend to balance out. There are certainly aspects of any shaft that fit certain situations better or worse. Arrow loss when small game or bird hunting is a big one with me. I do not feel as guilty when I leave a basic wood arrow behind as when I leave an aluminum or carbon or fiberglass arrow behind. On one farm I hunted, the farmer got an arrow in his combine tire and was not happy. Thankfully, it was not one my woodies that I had used for rabbits and pheasants in the same area, because he demanded to inspect the arrows of the hunters that were using his land. It was a plastic fletched carbon.
I've been using GT Traditional blems. I broke one first shot into a bag target. Probably just a QC slip. Not something I'm worried about. I've lost two this year. One my yard ate, the other I broke on a rock I didn't see. I'm on an extremely limited budget due to massive medical bills and loss of work. I'm not giving up on carbons, but I can get 2-3 times as many woods for the same price. I also picked up some 125gr glue-on field points at a yard sale a while back. That's one of the main reasons I'm looking at wood. I'd like them for practice so that I can save my carbons for hunting once I get proficient enough for that. I'd sooner loose a basic wood arrow than a carbon.