I have been shooting maxima hunter 350’s the last few years with great results out of my xtreme and heliM, this year when I ordered my creed I decided that I would try another arrow and went with easton fmj 340’s. I was always shooting just under a 400 gr arrow with the maximas, can someone tell me what I can expect out of the fmj’s compared to the maximas. I have not yet shot the fmj’s out of the creed, and my numbers are 29″ draw shooting 72-73 lbs thanksI shot FMJs for years. They are a good arrow with good penetration, but they can bend. At $149 a dozen I wanted to try something that could not bend but would hit just as hard. I had shot the CE maxima hunters years ago and liked their flight but they were a little on the lite side. CE answered the lightness issue with the Pile Driver, these arrows in the 350 weight as much as the FMJ will not bend and fly great best of all they are only around $90 a dozen. I have killed 3 does with the same arrow this year, all I did was wash it off replace the blades in the BH and back in the quiver it went.
Joined: 1/17/2013I started out with Gold Tip arrows and then went to the FMJ’s and then back to Gold Tip. I couldn’t get the FOC I wanted out of the FMJ’s without creating to weak of a spine. I also had issues with the tip of the FMJ’s mushrooming on hard impact. I found using the Easton BAR’s where helpful for this and would suggest using them.
I loved how hard the arrows impacted and how easily the weight pushed them through deer. They just didn’t work with my setup.
Hope this helps.I shot them for years and have NEVER had one bend. The only thing with them is to get your FOC up you have to add weight to the front and then your going to be shooting a heavy weight arrow and kill any type of speed
Joined: 1/12/2013Shot them one season, pretty good but expensive. I am shooting beman ics 400 now. I still have them and had them re fletched with 2″ Blazers a while back. Might try them again with my ZXT .Mark
Joined: 1/7/2013I used to shoot them but switched to the maxima.. very impressed with them..I found a couple that were bent so researched the max.. glad i switched
Joined: 1/4/2012I’ve been using FMJ’s for my hunting arrow for the past year. They hit hard, but as others have mentioned they’re a heavy arrow and you need to really add weight at the front if you’re concerned about FOC. I’m keeping mine for my Heli, but I’m moving over to Black Eagle Rampage’s for the new Chill.
I did run your numbers through OT2 as well and I would suggest that you might want to get the .300 spine. .340 is an underspined arrow for a 72-73lb DW at 29″ according to the program.
Joined: 12/15/2011I have shot Maxima’s and Mutiny’s for the past couple of years with good results with the same D/L and weight as you indicated. This year I want to build a harder hitting arrow too, but am going the Victory VAP route. If you haven’t already, you might look into these.Thanks for the feedback, I already have the bare shafts and got a good deal on them from my dealer, if the 340’s are a little under spined for that poundage would it help if I backed it down to 68-70lbs? I loved my maxima hunters but just wanted to try something different, I guess if they don’t perform how I like I will just go back to them…
Joined: 6/28/2010I shoot the 340’s out of my 29.5dl 65.28# Z7 and they fly just fine. I had to cut them a little shorter than I normally would to get the spine just right and like others have said the FOC is a little low at 9.97%. I like them because they hit hard. Oh and I have never had one bend in the 3+ years of shooting them.Thanks guys, I will line them up with my maximas and let the bow decide on which it prefers
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