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beHop
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
That looks like a pretty solid setup. How have you liked the FMJ's? The ones I ran a couple years ago got beat up pretty easily.

ETA: I've got some Black Eagle 250s on the way and some 200 grain Cutthroats that came in yesterday. Looking forward to that setup. I love sharpening stuff, so taking the CT from basically a raw edge to shaving sharp will be fun.
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stein_burgundy
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
Bought two six packs(different colors) before 2018 season. Found them dirt cheap at Cabelas bc it was the limited autumn color and only one box of each left. Still have 6 from that original dozen. Broke 1 in a pig, 1 ran off with a pig that I didn’t recover, lost 1 after a pass through on a deer, lost three after pass throughs shooting at multiple pigs at ground level next to a pond( killed the sow and one smaller pig). That was a action filled morning.

Bought a fresh dozen before this past season and haven’t hunted with them yet. If they weren’t already built, I may have tried a heavy insert and less heavy broadhead but I’m intrigued by this 225 helix head. I was worried they’d be underspined for a heavier head but 225 and below seem to be okay.


beHop
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Those Autumn Oranges are sexy. Those are the ones I had. I just kept having issues with them peeling back on solid hits. I’ve seen some folks running sleeves on them that look like they work pretty well too.


stein_burgundy
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
Yea Ive seen the complaints about bending or peeling back. I've had similar issues with regular carbon on a really hard hit where its splintered. Just have to make sure and check your equipment before hunt scenarios regardless of arrow type. In the past I'd practice with them then swap to broadheads, check accuracy, then run them on the spinner before putting in my quiver. Plan to do similar with these new heads.


Uncle Brady
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Yea Ive seen the complaints about bending or peeling back. I've had similar issues with regular carbon on a really hard hit where its splintered. Just have to make sure and check your equipment before hunt scenarios regardless of arrow type. In the past I'd practice with them then swap to broadheads, check accuracy, then run them on the spinner before putting in my quiver. Plan to do similar with these new heads.


I’m not an FMJ guy. They get too heavy too fast with not much FOC and are expensive. HIT inserts stink in my opinion, the front of the arrow is super weak unless you use a sleeve or Ethics inserts with sleeves,

I like to start builds with a 9 grain per inch arrow with a 100 grain inserts then play with broad head weights.

Let us know how those FMJ work out for you.


beHop
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
I just got some BE Rampages cut to length. May try to nick tune them tonight. They’re 10.7 GPI but I’m not too concerned with that.


beHop
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Got my Cutthroats in and sharpened with KME and stropped. Shaving hairs now.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/coMXMzD.jpg


Uncle Brady
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Got my Cutthroats in and sharpened with KME and stropped. Shaving hairs now


Nioceeee. That’s what I’m talking about.

Rampages are awesome. I’m going back to standard diameter with the Spartans.


beHop
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
Any reason for that? Tired of digging broadheads out of trees?


Uncle Brady
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Any reason for that? Tired of digging broadheads out of trees?



Components and cost are higher on smaller diameter arrows. Regular diameter arrows use an insert that sits inside the arrow, where smaller diameters utilize an outsert system and the arrows are thicker walled leading to higher cost. My personal option is all outsert systems need a sleeve to strengthen the outsert/arrow assembly, so leading to more cost for components.

Digging them out of trees are a testament to the momentum and will be an issue with most heavy/high FOC arrows. Not neccessary due to smaller diameter arrows.


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Uncle Brady
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
Sirius Arrows Ranch Fairy Test Kit

Check this out, think I may try out the 200/250 set. They are heavier GPI than some of the other arrows I have been looking at but see that as a thicker arrow


beHop
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
I built up a 656 grain with 22% FOC today with the Rampage/Cutthroat combo. Not sure how fast it is, but it’s fast. And my goodness it hits hard. The cutthroats were hitting with bareshafts at 20 yards. Really excited about this setup.


Uncle Brady
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
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I built up a 656 grain with 22% FOC today with the Rampage/Cutthroat combo. Not sure how fast it is, but it’s fast. And my goodness it hits hard. The cutthroats were hitting with bareshafts at 20 yards. Really excited about this setup.



You should run with that set up for at least a few kills. Sounds great.


beHop
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Think I will. Only thing I’ll likely change is adding a lighted nock.


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beHop
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Finally had time to setup the chrono last night and got some speeds. This is out of a Bowtech Realm X-29”@71 lbs.







That’s pretty efficient only losing 3 FPS when adding ~15 grains.


stein_burgundy
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Need to borrow my buddy’s chrono to check my speeds.
I’ve been able to get a few of my FMJ’s bareshaft tuned with the 225 field points. Only cut the fletchings off two to try bareshaft tuning so far. Shooting bullets at 30 yds. I will say that shooting bareshafts at distance is a little nerve wracking at first. I’ve always just paper tuned with fletched arrows in the past. Now on to nock tuning.
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beHop
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
I’m assuming you spin test yours. What do you consider acceptable? I had a few last night that had some wobble that was only noticeable when videoed in slow-mo. Haven’t shot any of them at distance though.


stein_burgundy
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
Yea I just look for any noticeable wobble looking at the very top of the head. I haven’t had any issues to date, not saying it couldn’t happen if I hit something hard with em.


beHop
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
I’ll see if I can post a link to a video I took...


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beHop
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re: Hunting arrow setup info
Your opinion?? I think it’s fine but I have a couple that are absolutely perfect. I doubt I shoot well enough for it to matter. Just trying to get them as tight as possible.

Wobble vid


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