I would say that the only advantage to shooting aluminum arrows is up-front cost. If you shoot alot, especially in situations where you are at risk of bending arrows, you may find that carbon arrows would be cheaper in the end. Carbon arrows arrow don’t bend and are about as indestructable as an arrow can get.
Maybe I’m wrong (I’m sure this will shock everyone, but I really have been wrong before…no kidding), but I don’t know of anyone who shoots aluminum for its “traditional” appeal.
To me, it’s either wood or carbon, UNLESS most of your arrow loses are due to loss. If that’s the case, the aluminum arrow and metal detector combo can’t be beat! 😆