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I have a pile of arrows thrown in the corner. Everytime one gets bent or dented, thats where it goes.
After an arrow is damaged, is it worth fixing. Considering strenght of the arrow after its been bent once before.
08-22-2001, 10:33 AM
I toss em. I used to take them to the archery shop and let the guy straighten them, but they never seemed right afterward. Now I shoot carbons and don't have to worry about it. They're either straight or broken. ### ###Scott
08-22-2001, 10:52 AM
Patience and practice is what you need to straighten aluminum, and a good arrow straightener(?).
Carbons are either broken or straight, but you can shoot the spine out of them.
08-22-2001, 12:36 PM
I straighten them the best I can and then use them for throw away arrows. ###The ones you use to shoot at a varmit and know it's going to get bent on the rocks or lost is some thick stuff you don't want to get into. ###I always have one in my quiver for that purpose. ###When we use to hunt Catalina Island there were some terrible hillsides with wall to wall cactus that nobody went into after arrows. ###Always had a throw away arrow for these shots.
08-22-2001, 05:22 PM
###Pitch them,always use good arrows so you know you done your best to insure a humane kill on any game
08-22-2001, 09:38 PM
I had a couple bent ones from last season, I took to the archery shop with me. I told the guy I needed to get them straightened. He points over to the arrow straightener and says "play with it all ya want I gave up on that" So I tossed them.
04-19-2003, 05:36 PM
don't waste your time.
04-20-2003, 01:22 PM
Pitch em and get some carbons. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif
04-20-2003, 03:09 PM
They are DEFINATELY worth straightning. If anyone has checked their shafts before fletching them odds are very good that they are slightly bent to some degree or another.I worked at a pro shop for many years and straightned almost all aluminum shafts that came in.Some were VERY bent.I am sure that Easton does not send them out that way but they (shafts)go through ALOT of other hands that really don't care if they are straight or not.(ups,fedex,can-par,etc...).I would check every arrow/shaft that you are shooting to make sure that they are straight.I don't believe that they shoot different after you straighten them,how do you think that easton gets them straight before they leave the factory...?They straighten them.That's the reason that xx75's used to cost a little more than ggII's.The xx75's were straighter than ggII's and gg's.
As far as carbon's being straight or not able to be shot,you have never put an all carbon arrow on a straightner HUH? Most are poor to terrible.I would rather use top end aluminums (xx78"s) than most carbons.
Now before you go and beat me up for picking on carbons(i am not really picking on them) go grab some(shafts or arrows)and put them on a straightner,you will see.
If some of you don't have a straightner i would invest in one,its amazing how bent and dinged up they can get at a 3-d shoot,especially if some else is pulling your arrows.
Sorry for the long post . Footed Shaft
04-23-2003, 08:52 AM
I keep them around for small game and such. I shoot carbon aluminums and they will bend a little at the tip if you nail a tree or a rock pretty good. but I always go into the field on the hunt with perfect arrows and equipment so if I miss, I have no excuses and no one to blame but myself. Out of all my misses, with the exception of the occasional tree limb you don't see, I can only narrow it down to myself not paying attention and screwing it up. Sometimes it is also fun to go out in the desert and shoot a crooked arrow into the sky, AT AN ANGLE OF COURSE, and see how far it goes. That is about all they are worth once they bend. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-hitting-self.gif
04-23-2003, 08:56 AM
Not to say that Footed shaft doesn't have a point. I have had my shop pro straighten out slightly bent carbon aluminums and they worked, but I never took them to the field for show time. That is just my personal feeling about them like I said above, no excuses. I have also purchased the same that were a little bent if you rolled them on the roller. So do check all your arrows before the shop pro starts cutting and getting them ready for you. I always pick out my own shafts.
04-24-2003, 07:15 PM
I shoot X-7's and have always made an attempt to straighten them. You would be surprised at how they can be rebent back into shape. If I end up kinking the shaft then I will disgard it.
04-25-2003, 04:20 PM
Maybe I missed something in my years of bowhunting but I don't think you can strighten carbons. Any way the tolerance on carbons are so low that you probally won't notice. they are either straight or broke. No in between.
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