I am currently shooting Easton Axis arrows out of my Z7 and I’m going to need to change my cam to a 26.5″ and I have a 25″ cam on it now. The thing is I may have to but new arrows because mine are cut to 25.25″ and they may not be long enough especially with broadheads. I am highly considering getting some Axis FMJ’s since I love my Axis arrows but I am somewhat interested into getting a heavier arrow since I shoot as far as 50 yards at deer and hog with expandables (bloodrunner 3 blade) so I though a sloghtly heavier arrow would do alot better especially if I start to elk hunt some since this will be my first year hunting elk and I’m doing it with my Z7. I don’t care for speed and when I calculate the differences in weight into it all, I would actually gain 5fps to what my bow is shooting now instead of gaining maybe 15 fps so I’m only losing somewhere close to 10 fpsicompared to my Z7 shooting regular Axis arrows at a 26.5″ draw. So my question is, if you were me in this situation and you shoot what I shoot and as far as I shoot, what would you do and I’m not into speed because if I was I would have gotten a Monster or something in that means.
Thanks and God Bless,
Clintkeep in mind guys I mainly bowhunt, I don’t shoot alot of competition but I bowhunt ALOT!
Joined: 4/10/2010I shoot a 26.5″ 70# Z7 and use 340 FMJ with 125 grain heads at 490 grains. The extra eweight will yield a quieter shot, more stable arrow and without a doubt better penetrating ability. As long as spine stays consistent-you will be better off, IMO, going a bit heavier for what you are asking. A good rangefinder will always trump a fast arrow IMO and I have played the speed game. I feel I am a bit more accurate with a heavier arrow but again, thats just me
Joined: 1/29/2008have you looked at the carbon express maxima hunters?a lot of guys i know use them and have very good results.I’ve looked at them but I really like the Axis arrows, my dad and I have shot axis for many years and they have been very good for us and I have yet to be dissappointed in them but I’m wanting to get a heavier arrow than what I have now so I can have more pass-through shots at further distances such as 40-50 yards with expandables. If I bought Maxima Hunters I wouldn’t really be gaining anything at all because they both weight almost the same and I actually think the Maxima Hunters are a tad lighter than the regular Axis arrows.
have you looked at the carbon express maxima hunters?a lot of guys i know use them and have very good results.
heavier arrow than what I have now so I can have more pass-through shots at further distances such as 40-50 yards with expandables.
AT 26.5″ and 60# I doubt you will see pass thrus at 50 yards with mechanicals especially the bloodrunner 3 blade. Nothing at all wrong with a heavier arrow, just don’t get your hopes too high.
If you want to maximize your penetration potential then the FMJ is a good choice, BUT the the disign and cutting diameter of that 3 blade bloodrunner is gonna severely limit penetration IMO. I would look at a head like the Magnus Stinger, Steelforce Phathead, or G5 Montec. One of those 3 will serve you well and yeild a lot better penetration potential that the mechanical.
Joined: 1/29/2008I would stick with the axis,full metal jackets are ok if you have some speed your willing to sacrifice but at your specs you will be giving up a lot,with them
Joined: 6/18/2009Ya i use the FMJ’s and really like them. I would also reccomend the 50 grain brass inserts.
Joined: 1/23/2009IMHO if i was confident in shooting out to 50yds with a broadhead at an animal, id want it to get there. i only shoot out to 40yds with my setup and im sure ill have no issues gettin a pass thru with 65# @ 28″dl but i shoot muzzy 100gr. could i hit a deer at 50 or 60 even 70. yes if its made out of foam and wont move when it hears the woosh of the arrow coming at it. especially with those 3blade blood runners the furrrel on them is really loud, have you ever stood back and let an arrow go by u with a broadhead on it? it changed my mind real fast about shooting extened distances…
if it was me with that setup id be looking for a mix of speed and KE… alot of FOC. and maybe a maxima hunter or easton flatline. but if i was to choose one of your suggestions id go with the axis not the fmj…
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