I bought some ash shafts from Alleganey Arrow Woods. The shafts weighed 560-580 gns. They were fairly straight from the beginning, and not hard to get straight with hand straightening. I checked them all through the build process, and they have remained straight.They took a stain nicely.
Ash makes a really nice, heavy arrow. I made them for moose hunting, but I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet. Maybe next year.
It seems like some folks won’t use them because they can’t get an appreciable amount of FOC with them. FOC is icing on the cake for getting max. penetration. Tuned up properly, you’ll get plenty of penetration with all the momentum of a heavy ash shaft