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    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      There’s a thread going that diverted toward heads for stumping. I was championing judos and carbons for durability. I neglected a thing fore and aft. I’d been putting alum nock collars behind the points and they work well. I rarely put a collar in front of the nock and that has lately been the weak point. When I first started building stumpers I did not have appropriate respect for the momentum of that little plastic thing. The last two arrows lost to impact were due to the shaft splitting, ever so slightly, in front of the nock. I’m going to put collars on a few and see how that improves things. Best, dwc

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Agreed. I’ve gone to using collars on all my carbon stumping arrows – they’ve paid for themselves many times over. Haven’t used them on the nock end before, but I’ve had a few shafts that have split there in the past.

      All it takes is seeing a few pics of the effects of an arrow that has blown up on release and embedded itself in someone’s bow hand to know that it’s definitely good to inspect your arrows regularly, esp. after taking a good hit. I also put the shafts up to my ear as I bend them to listen for any cracking/creaking.

    • RalphRalph
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      So will putting collars on the rear of the arrow add weight back there to enhance performance like was discussed on April 1st? 🙄

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      R2 wrote: So will putting collars on the rear of the arrow add weight back there to enhance performance like was discussed on April 1st? 🙄

      EAOC LIVES! 😯

    • RalphRalph
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      Just wonderin’

    • David Becker
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      I’ve used some of those little collars that you can buy from 3rivers for both the nock end and point end. the point end collars have saved me some arrows but I still broke one or two.

      My arrows are .305″ OD. I found some aluminum tubing with a .305″ ID on Amazon Prime for about $4. I cut some pieces about an inch long, used mill file on them until they weighed more or less the same, then glued them on.

      I haven’t mamaged to break either arrow yet.

      Im on vacation and it has taken me 15 minuted to type this out on this Mildly Intelligent phone of mine, so Im not going to attempt pictures. I can post some when I get back though.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      R2 won’t ever forget that one. Wose, good idea, although one pack of those collars goes a long way. A cheap guy like me keeps heating them up and pulling them off broken shafts to reuse. Dwc

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