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Grizzlystik vs Easton FMJ dangerous game
Have an 85lb Hoyt nitrum turbo 27.5in draw. Should I use grizzlystik momentum or Easton FMJ dangerous game. Most likely will be using 150 grain or 200 grain Broadhead/field point.
I shot Grizzlystiks out of my recurve for half of a season. I was very disappointed in their quality control, especially on the wide variance of spine. It was so bad that I switched arrows halfway through the season. That was about 5-6 years ago so maybe they have improved but I would still trust any Easton shaft before a Grizzlystik shaft.
FMJ. I haven't seen a Grizzlystick in quite a while, but the last ones I ordered years ago, not one out of a dozen were even close to being straight. FMJs are so good, I don't see any reason to even look at anything else. Full disclosure; I shoot the FMJ 300, my wife the 500, and don't have any experience with the dangerous game.
I went with the FMJ's based on reviews and several conversation I had with different people.
FMJ-DG Stick with the benchmark of shaft manufacturers
Does anyone know how thick the aluminum is on a FMJ DG?
I also work at a archery pro shop so I get 30% off retail and we sell Easton. Not grizzlystik of course. Anyone ever shot anything from Africa and which do they use id like input ok success with the Easton FMJ dangerous game or grizzlystik.
used FMJ DG for lots of stuff - still do. The one single complaint - is they bend (soemtimes just a tiny bit)- so you need to check them often! Heavy Arrow - mine reach 550 gr at 28 inches + broadhead. Quiet, heavy hitting, and expensive!
used FMJ DG for lots of stuff - still do. The one single complaint - is they bend (sometimes just a tiny bit)- so you need to check them often! Heavy Arrow - mine reach 550 gr at 28 inches + broadhead. Quiet, heavy hitting, and expensive!
Beautiful zebra how much something like that cost?
Team FMJ for everyone in my family. I would not consider another arrow.
I use a 5mm FMJ out of my Hoyt hyperforce but I see all these people using grizzlystik and getting pass throughs on cape buffalo
There was a guy on her a couple years ago who had both. His group size with the FMJ's was half that of the GS arrows. Both are tough and heavy.
I too had very poor results with the Grizzlysticks. I currently shoot FMJ's and would not hesitate to use them for dangerous game. A very tough arrow, and I think the aluminum outside might increase the penetration (but that's just my opinion).
How many people have bent a FMJ? From shooting an animal or some other way? Falling perhaps? I’ve always liked the idea of them but have heard stories of people falling and bending a quiver full. Wives tale?
I've been using them since they came out on the market. I've fallen on steep slopes and they've never bent. Also shot numerous animals with same arrow with no bending. A lot of them were elk and I have no complaints. IMO there pretty tough.
Are the newer Grizzly Sticks still a very large diameter like the older ones?
I've had FMJ's bend when animals fell on them- but then again, what was their purpose?
Used both. Toss the Griz Sticks. Customer service was hideous with GS too. FMJs by far.
I never had FMJs bend. I had them break thou. I’ve found all carbon shafts to be tougher thou
I tried the GrizzlyStik’s several years ago and hated them. Never hunted with them. When I tested them, the spine variance between arrows was wild, and every arrow seemed to have a very stiff and very weak spot. Tried the Ashby heads from Alaska Bowhunting Supply as well and found them to be garbage. Bent easily and the blades and tip would chip easily. Broke a couple while just shooting targets and broke one completely in half while shooting at a groundhog. Granted, I hit a rock but I’ve hit rocks with other broadheads never had them bend or break. I called ABS and they said they had a couple of bad batches of broadheads. Couldn’t get my money back because I’d shot them already. I’d hate to be on a Cape Buffalo or Hippo hunt and find out the broadheads I just paid $30 a piece for were from a “bad batch”.
I currently shoot Carbon Express Piledriver 450’s with a 100 grain brass insert and 150 grain Vantage Point Archery Broadhead. Have since 2012 and have killed a pile of stuff with them with no failures.
Depending on what you’re hunting, you may want to go heavier in the point that 150-200 grains total with the broadhead and insert. My bow setup is very similar to yours.
I have used Grizzly Sticks for years and absolutely love everything about them except the prices. However, I shoot recurves and longbows.
For my Buff Hunt, I used a very heavy carbon arrow from an Australian company called Widowmaker arrows... toughest arrows I've used!
After watching Masters of the Barebow, I looked into Grizzly Sticks. The price and the negative reviews quickly turned me away.
I think pile driver extremes might solve the spine inconsistencies of the grizzystisks and the bending of the fmj.
My personal opinion is that arrows are like vodka. Many people think they can taste the difference in brands.
I've bent a couple fmjs. They went through both shoulders blades of the deer i shot with them. Pass throughs and stuck in the dirt. They bent, but not till after they did their job.
I traded for a dozen GS's 5 or so years ago. Shot them for about 4 days and traded them. I couldn't get the wobble out of about half of them. Junk as far as I'm concerned. So, for me it'd be the FMJ DG's.
FMJ's, I've been using them since they came out, also never had one bend, had a few break tho, all hanging out of animals, far side leg busts them in half
So what good product does Alaska Bowhunters sell?
Reports they bought the Silver Flames and had them made from cheap steel.....lots of reports the Aboyer heads are brittle...and their shafts are poor [hopefully improved now that Victory is making them]
Holy smokes...Alaska Bowhunters Supply has some work to do.
If I was going back to a tapered shaft, I'd use the Arrow Dynamics Nitro Strings. A lot better quality then the Grizzly Stiks, even now that Victory is making them for Grizzly Stik. The Grizzly Stiks of yesteryear left a lot of folks with a bad outlook on them. Because of how stiff they are, they require a lot of weight up front to weaken the spine, and that's the reason they preach hfoc arrows!! Try spinning them out of a lite 52# recurve!! AD's are a lot better shaft, and half the money...
I don't know why AD doesn't sell more arrows than they do. I found they shot fixed heads better than most shafts, back when...I still have some, but don't have a bow dedicated to them currently.
Decided to go with a Easton FMJ dangerous game for my 2019 safari. total arrow weight is 715 out of my hoyt nitrum turbo 80lb. Now you may wonder why I need to shoot 80 lb to kill a wildebeest, zebra, impala, warthog and blesbok. Simple answer, because I can. I have a 27” draw length 26.5 in some bows!
I have had FMJ's bend after hard impacts. With that in mind I think they are quality, more repeatably durable carbon arrows for light game like deer (I'm shooting Gold Tip Kinetics now) but if I was worried about one-shot durability than I would definitely shoot the FMJ's.