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Full metal jacket

Postby tjdeerslayer37 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:48 am

Anybody shoot the easton fmj arrows? Any opinions? I usually shoot cheap carbons like the cabelas brand or whatever cause I break a lot :oops: but ive got some cabelas cash saved up and need some arrows and id like to bump my arrow weight up a bit.
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Re: Full metal jacket

Postby Fuzzy Dog » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:35 pm

I know a guy here who shot GT for a long time and then got hold of some FMJ's. Shot them for a couple of days and couldn't get rid of the GT's fast enough. He says the FMJ's not only measure more consistently on a spine tester, but they shoot more consistently and more accurately. His 3D scores are usually in the 250-275 range depending on whether he's having a good day or a better one.
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Re: Full metal jacket

Postby BEN MAHER » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:57 am

Really good shafts .
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Re: Full metal jacket

Postby AHC » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:45 am

I've never tried them out of a stick bow. Out of a compound...it's about how far you want to stick in the dirt on the other side of your deer. Smaller diameter, heavier weight = awesome penetration.
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Re: Full metal jacket

Postby tjdeerslayer37 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:24 am

Im liking what I'm hearing and seeing elsewhere except for some peoples' concerns with the hit inserts, seems to be a lot of guys that push them in when hitting something hard and mushrooming the shaft pretty easy.
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Re: Full metal jacket

Postby MOUNTER » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:07 pm

Buddy of mine(compound shooter) used to love them. The 2 things he didn't like... The price and If you ding they outer surface they are no longer straight. That's the best thing about regular carbons, they're straight or they're broke.


I've shot GT for years and really have no problem with them, but want to try these tapered Carbons.
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Re: Full metal jacket

Postby Tom in San Diego » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:46 am

I foot my Axis shafts which also use the Hit inserts. I have hit rocks, metal re-bar and other hard surfaces and have not splinter a shafts yet. I use 1916 alum shaft material about 1 1/2 inches long. I use a slow cure epoxy that is used to assemble golf shafts to the heads. The glue is made to take schock.
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Re: Full metal jacket

Postby Marcb » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:38 pm

The Axis shafts are some darn good shafts. I shot them in tournaments for a while until upgrading to X10s. Tough as nails. The resin has carbon nanotubes in it. Should be at least 20% stronger.
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Re: Full metal jacket

Postby Gino Bruno » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:01 pm

TJ I've used the FMJs for years and love them. Great penetration on critters, really tough and most importantly, they are ultra quiet on any rest material when drawing.
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