jpcarlsonMemberDecember 5, 2013 at 5:10 amPost count: 218
I don’t use them, but here are my two cents. Sticks are good arrows. They are tapered carbon shafts with thicker walls; the fore end of the shaft having a larger diameter than the back end. I have heard they fly like darts. They require a substantial initial investment but may be worth it.
Due to having thicker walls you gain strength, but you will lose FOC to more overall shaft weight. I believe they will make up for it in durability. What good is a light shaft with very high FOC that you have taken the time to properly tune and set up if it shatters on a hard impact?:) They will have less shaft drag upon entry/exit due to being tapered too.
I think a set of these tuned up with a nice heavy single bevel Tuffhead broadhead and a solid brass insert/adaptor would make a deadly accurate and durable hunting arrow when properly tuned. They would also benefit from some internal footings if the bow weight you are shooting is high enough to fling that much weight. If their fore end diameter allows, I would definitely make an external footing for durability as long as the diameter wouldn’t end up larger than the rear diameter of the broadhead I was using. Unstoppable Deer Spears!
I think you would end up with a total arrow weight around 700gr and up quite quickly with the setup I described. Speaking from my experience with a high FOC setups, once you use one you won’t go back.
Troy WarnerDecember 23, 2013 at 4:02 pmPost count: 239
I’ve used a set for elk hunting a few years ago and they are nearly indestructible. My set up had 100grn muzzy insert 100 grn adaptor and 145 grn single bevel eclipse broad head. My arrows came out around 690-705 grns total weight. They flew great out of my 62# @ 28 bow, and the only ways I have broken one was hitting a rock wall behind a grouse at 9 yards, and hitting an arrow with another while practicing.
I did have to tune each arrow by itself so the tuning process was longer than usual.
The only reason I don’t shoot them any more is I dropped poundage in bows and the cost for just a half dozen is outrageous.
If you have the money they are in my opinion the strongest arrow available in carbons.
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