One needs to consider how the arrow as a whole unit, broadhead, spine, nock, fletchings and inserts are going to perform. All of them should be set up the same way and the same weights. You want consistency in your arrows so that each one will fly nearly identical to the next. With all the variables involved in making a consistent flying set of arrows, the shaft is likely the most important. One can get fixed blade and expandable broad heads to fly consistent with field points through proper tuning. Only so much can be done in the bow set up and tuning for consistent accuracy a lot comes from the arrow.
First off you need to determine to correct spine for your draw length and weight you shoot. Having the correct spine weight for your arrows goes a long ways in being accurate but I think purchasing arrows that have consistently built by the manufacture with good materials takes your arrows to the next step and aids in even better accuracy. This is where Carbon Express becomes my arrow of choice.
Carbon Express continues to be one of the leaders in the arrow industry with firm tolerances for arrow straightness, spine strength and consistent even weight throughout the length of the shaft. This becomes very important when desiring the most accurate arrows. They changed the game with the Maxima Red arrows.
Once an arrow is released the sudden transfer of energy causes that arrow to oscillate or bend back and forth. Adding a broadhead to the end of the shaft will magnify the effects of oscillation. In the Maxima Red arrow by Carbon Express, they came up with a way to confine spine flexing to the middle of the shaft rather than the ends like most areas. They refer to this area as the red zone. This allows the arrow to recover from oscillaton and stabilize quicker resulting in improved accuracy especially with a broadhead. This will also make tuning your bow easier with fixed blades.
I have shot Carbon Express arrows for over 10 years now and have always loved them. Over the summer I have been shooting these arrows and I have to say I am very impressed. Especially with the broadhead flight is where I noticed the biggest difference, particularly at longer distances. Practicing at longer ranges of 60, 70 and 80 yards with fixed blade heads these arrows are flying incredible and are very accurate. I have also noticed that I am getting a much greater amount of penetration with these arrows than other arrows I have used in the past. Some of that has to do with the arrow weight and bow set up but I think some of it may be due to how quickly the arrow is stabilizing. I cannot wait to get the chance to get after deer, elk and antelope this season with the current set up.
So if you are looking to improve your hunting accuracy I highly recommend you take a look at these arrows. Remember to practice, practice, practice to prepare for that moment you have waited for all season. Don’t just shoot your field points and screw your broadheads on the day you head to the tree. Practice with them and get your equipment finely tuned so you too can have the most confidence in your equipment.
Being confident is key to great success!