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Skylar McMahon View Drop Down

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I pm'd this to Brandon(BigDaddy)

But trying to see if anyone else has any insight.
I'm having some issues.
I was losing some of the Carbon Expresses and decided to switch to Easton for pigs.
The tips are the same weight. But the splines and fletching are different.
The Easton's are XX75 400's and are very heavy and noisy.

The Carbon Express are 350's and very light and fast.

Easton's(wish you could here how noisy they are.

Carbon Express.

They request,

My son loves that target. He's teaching me while I'm teaching him. (Patience)

But is it me?
Or is it the arrows?
I plan to hunt deer with CE and only bought the Easton's for pigs and pigs only.
The CE have mechanical Grim Reapers on them and the Easton's I put Thunderhead fixed BH's on.

Thanks guys.
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That's an easy fix... just turn the audio off...
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/01/2011 at 23:42
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    Fletching size difference.  More "woosh" with longer ones. 
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Assuming both sets of arrows are the correct spine (not "spline") for your bow, then the heavier arrows should NOT be louder.  Slower yes, but not louder.   This would be the first place I would focus.  You cannot rely on a chart here.  Charts are good for finding starting points but, your set up needs to be tested on its own to be sure.  You need to do bare-shaft testing to get a true indication of whether the shafts are the proper spine for your bow.  I won't go into the process of doing this as it would take too long to type, but instead will defer to the many published sources available online, at book stores, and at archery shops and outdoor stores.
300S&W brings up an interesting possibility with his observation of the difference in fletching sizes but, I think this would be more of a factor if one of your sets of arrows was fletched with actual feathers.  Whereas both are fletched with plastic vanes, albeit of different sizes, I'm not so sure any difference would be readily noticeable.
The real question is if the arrows are proper for and shooting well from your bow. If they are, then stop worrying, go forth, and slay some wild beasts.

Edited by lucznik - October/02/2011 at 18:51
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Some fletchings are much louder than others, less durable as well. There are different materials used by different manufacturers. 4" Bohning vanes are much quieter(the quietest of all IMO) than 4" Easton vanes (at least the older ones). The older Eastons were rough feeling to the touch and tore real easy. They were a tad lighter and faster but not worth the noise trade off IMO. Aluminum arrows are generally heavier and will quieten your shot down as long as they are spined correctly for your bow.  I would have to know all of your spec's and look up those arrows on a chart to figure out if they are spined correctly for your set up. But like mentioned before .........bare shaft tuning or even some basic paper tuning can be done, to see how your arrow flight is going. You can do some paper tuning with any simple frame and some newspaper (if nothing else).
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