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#5602202 - 02/16/15 12:17 PM Correct arrows to get
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I need to get some new arrows for hunting and target practice. I do not want to spend a lot of money on it. If you need to know I pull 45lb and draw 25.5''. Are there any at academy that would work?

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#5602282 - 02/16/15 12:46 PM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Chances are yes. But chances are they will come in full lengths and you will have to cut them down. I have seen some that are shorter for lower weight draws at some of the Walmarts in rural areas so maybe Academy has some that way as well. However understand that their prices are lower and so is the quality of the arrow. It may affect group size and toughness of the arrows. Individual arrows may not fly well and have to be used for practice only and only shooting them will help you to identify any with issues. I personally don't shoot store brand arrows anymore because I can afford a little better but I don't shoot top of the line arrows either because I like to shoot pigs and they tend to destroy arrows.
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#5602300 - 02/16/15 12:52 PM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Forgot to ask, is your bow capable of adjusting higher in weight and draw length?
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#5602473 - 02/16/15 02:14 PM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Yes it is a diamond infinite edge

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#5602607 - 02/16/15 03:08 PM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Well depending on your age, point of growth, etc you may want to get some a little longer and stiffer spined to allow for growth.
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#5602639 - 02/16/15 03:20 PM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
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The best solution is go to an archery shop in your area. If not then cabelas or bass pro and you can get the store brand arrows inexpensively.

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#5603735 - 02/17/15 12:36 AM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Look at the spine charts made by the arrow companies. Then you will know what to look for at the store, or you can order some arrows from somewhere like FS Discount.
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#5603759 - 02/17/15 02:26 AM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
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500 spine should be good for your setup and work if you up the poundage to 50 lbs as well. Go above 50 and move to a 400 spine.

Can order them cut for your length, inserts installed includes field points for less than 50 plus shipping. beamon bowhunter are not high end but pretty good quality arrows that get rebranded to store brands often.

http://www.huntersfriend.com/carbon_arrows/beman_bowhunter_carbon_arrows.htm
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#5603978 - 02/17/15 08:18 AM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Spend the money and get some decent arrows. I shoot Maxima Reds they are a little pricey but my bow shoots the setup well. I have a arrow that is on #5 animal and still going.
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#5606087 - 02/18/15 10:09 AM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
MEG Offline
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easton epics 500, beeman 500 or goldtip hunters 35-55 will all be in Academy.
Your looking at $45-$55 for 1/2 doz. if you buy them there.
Shop online and you'll find a much better deal.

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#5606150 - 02/18/15 10:34 AM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
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I shoot Epics. Have for many years. I can make claims (honest ones) of killing multiple animals with the same arrow and broadhead. Quality doesn't always mean great expense. It depends on what you use the arrows for. If I were shooting competition as a pro shooter I wouldn't shoot the Epics. For my regular practice, deer, pigs and the occasional exotic they have served me well.
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#5607494 - 02/18/15 09:03 PM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
MEG Offline
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Registered: 12/29/09
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Im with passthru.
I used epics back when I shot a compound and I can say some of my arrows where probably thru 4-5 different animals.
They can take a beating.

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#5622677 - 02/26/15 06:54 PM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
outdoorsman916 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/15
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Thank you so much guys I will look into it and will try those places.

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#5630479 - 03/02/15 01:31 PM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
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500 spine GoldTip hunters will do you just fine.

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#5661808 - 03/21/15 10:57 AM Re: Correct arrows to get [Re: outdoorsman916]
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When shooting arrows you may not want to go simple depending on what your targets are. Make sure they fit your draw length and not too long. If you shoot an over weighted arrow through a 45 pound bow your not going to like the performance. Going to a small pro shop isn't necessarily going to be more expensive than going to a store and buying some fixed sized arrows in a box that may not suit you and your bow. The knowledge you can learn while your there is worth the ride. Don't cheat yourself with cheap archery equipment. Get it right the first time and when you miss you know its you and not the bow or arrow. I worked at an archery shop for a while. I leaned a lot that I couldn't learn by just being a hunter. I shoot easton acc 360s They make a 500 that may be a little more suited for a 45 pounder. They aint cheap. You may want to go just carbon. I don't like them because they can shatter on impact when they hit bone. You may not have that problem with 45 pounds though. Ive killed animals with the same acc over and over again theyre tuff. grill
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