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How many arrows do you have and use?
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Contributors to this thread:
VogieMN 12-Aug-14
Fuzzy 12-Aug-14
rooster 12-Aug-14
N5J 12-Aug-14
IdyllwildArcher 12-Aug-14
WapitiBob 12-Aug-14
earlyriser 12-Aug-14
Emmaasher119 12-Aug-14
Ziek 12-Aug-14
VogieMN 12-Aug-14
Medicinemann 12-Aug-14
Venison Junky 12-Aug-14
happygolucky 12-Aug-14
Brotsky 12-Aug-14
Bigdan 12-Aug-14
R. Hale 12-Aug-14
bowbeck 12-Aug-14
TD 12-Aug-14
Bou'bound 12-Aug-14
[email protected] 12-Aug-14
drycreek 12-Aug-14
Bowboy 12-Aug-14
fubar racin 12-Aug-14
Wisconsinnate 12-Aug-14
Rut Nut 14-Aug-14
JimPic 14-Aug-14
CTCrow 14-Aug-14
Buck Watcher 14-Aug-14
Outdoorsdude 14-Aug-14
Jared 14-Aug-14
Will 14-Aug-14
ahunter55wife 14-Aug-14
Bou'bound 18-Mar-22
Whatthefoc 18-Mar-22
LINK 18-Mar-22
greenmountain 18-Mar-22
Rock 18-Mar-22
DRR324 18-Mar-22
Jaquomo 18-Mar-22
12yards 18-Mar-22
Basil 18-Mar-22
Shug 18-Mar-22
Banjo 18-Mar-22
wyobullshooter 18-Mar-22
groundhunter50 18-Mar-22
Bou'bound 19-Mar-22
Banjo 19-Mar-22
Glunker 19-Mar-22
Beendare 19-Mar-22
Corax_latrans 19-Mar-22
Huntskifishcook 19-Mar-22
Ironbow 19-Mar-22
Cornpone 22-Mar-22
Northstickhunter 31-Mar-22
Northstickhunter 31-Mar-22
Juancho 31-Mar-22
Swampbuck 01-Apr-22
From: VogieMN
12-Aug-14
How many arrows does everyone keep on a regular basis? I have 10 (broke 2) and I keep 5 in my quiver loaded with broadheads and 1 Judo point and the rest are in field tips that I regularly shoot with.

I have shot all of my arrows at one point, so I know the one's in my quiver are accurate, but I really only keep those for deer hunting. Does anyone else do the same? Or is it better to continually shoot through all of them so you know they are good.

I've often thought it might not be a bad idea to have another dozen all done up to shoot with. But that's a lot of money in arrows. I'm shooting Maxima Hunter 350s with blazer vanes and white wraps.

From: Fuzzy
12-Aug-14
Q#1: about 60

Q#2: about 15

From: rooster
12-Aug-14
I own about 40 or 50 and regularly shoot maybe 5 and keep 3 or 4 in the quiver with my broadheads attached.

From: N5J
12-Aug-14
Q#1: About 70 Arrows on hand 2 dz Goldtip, 2dz Carbon Express, and 2 dz of Easton. I like trying different arrows. :)

Q#2: I have 6 in my quiver with broadheads ready to go and I use another 4 arrows with field tips for practice. If I break an arrow during target practice I'll call up one from the reserves (depending on the brand of arrows I'm shooting that year).

12-Aug-14
Including broken shafts, 1/2 broken nocks, mangled fletchings, etc.... Dozens.

Shootable arrows, a couple dozen.

I carry 3 arrows when deer hunting and 3+ a 4th tipped with a judo when elk hunting, along with a 4th BH in the bag.

From: WapitiBob
12-Aug-14
Hundreds and I've given hundreds to the local shop. For hunting, I usually take 1/2 dozen.

From: earlyriser
12-Aug-14
What's wrong with you guys? I only use/need 1:)

From: Emmaasher119
12-Aug-14
I usually have a couple dozen and will use every one of them if needed as long as I've checked broad head flight before hunting.

From: Ziek
12-Aug-14
I have 10 -12 hunting arrows set up at the start of the season. 2 practice BH tipped arrows in my practice quiver, and 6 - 10 field points at all times. Plus up to 12 shafts ready for fletching. I have dozens of many different shaft sizes from years past.

Depending on the camping situation, I may have all prepared arrows with us, or just my 4 arrow quiver full of hunting arrows.

From: VogieMN
12-Aug-14
Wow, guess I should add to my quota of arrows!

From: Medicinemann
12-Aug-14
10 dozen.

5 arrow quiver

12-Aug-14
dozen ready for what ever arrows I am shooting. 5-6 go in quiver. I have several dozen arrows because I like to try new arrows also .

From: happygolucky
12-Aug-14
I carry 3 arrows in the quiver with broad heads and use another 6 practice arrows. I own dozens and dozens going back in time.

From: Brotsky
12-Aug-14
I have 4 that I feel are perfectly matched to my broadheads from a flight and spin perspective that ride in my quiver. Then I have dozens of like weight, spine, and fletched models that I practice with. All in total I have maybe 4-5 dozen sitting around at any given time.

From: Bigdan
12-Aug-14
I shoot 5 and have about 20 new ones waiting for there turn. I have 5 in both my quivers on my bows.

From: R. Hale
12-Aug-14
I have about two dozen. I give away any more than that and move forward. I also give away all bows except my go to and back up. When I get a new one, one goes. Never have more than two. I also keep two Carter releases.

I have been to some archers houses that had many hundreds of arrows. Guess they just can't bear to be rid of them. I like simplification.

From: bowbeck
12-Aug-14
Right now about 12 that are shootable and half a dozen or so that need new vanes. 4 arrow quiver.

From: TD
12-Aug-14
Couple or 3 dozen depending. Maybe a dozen or so of my best primo A#1 shafts, another half dozen or so goat and pig arrows and another half dozen or so cat/varmint arrows.

Depends on the hunt. Some hunts all primo arrows in the 5 arrow quiver. Some local hunts 2 or 3 primo arrows and a mix of "others" in the quiver.

Have to start a new thread addressing both questions WRT broadheads.... =D

From: Bou'bound
12-Aug-14
4 dozen

4 arrow quiver

12-Aug-14
I probably have around ten dozen arrows. I shoot wood arrows from two recurves and two longbows. I shoot different spined arrows from each bow. I keep at least one dozen ready to shoot for each bow. I carry at least four with sharp broadheads in my quiver when hunting plus at least one with a dull broadhead for practice shots or perhaps a pesky squirrel.

From: drycreek
12-Aug-14
Just over two dozen , all but six identically fletched and ready. The other six..... Well at least one rides in my quiver each time I deer hunt, in case of swine. They were bought used and are not my go-to fletching, and hogs usually break the arrows, so......

From: Bowboy
12-Aug-14
I usually have four in my quiver and another dozen ready to go! On big flay in hunts I only take a dozen with me.

From: fubar racin
12-Aug-14
I think i have 4 arrows for my compounds and a 3 arrow quiver that i swap between bows and 2 arrows for the recurve.

12-Aug-14
A dozen. Then I usually break some, so once I get to 10, I buy some more. 5 in the quiver with new broadheads, and the rest have practice heads or field points.

From: Rut Nut
14-Aug-14
For years I would get a dozen and keep 4 for hunting and the rest practice. When I got down to 5 would buy another dozen. Last year I went down to 4 before buying new ones. I got a dozen at a great price and then bought another 1/2 dozen after Christmas. I refletched the 4 old ones and the other 18 to match with custom wraps and green blazers. So now I have 22 matching arrows. Will keep 4 in the quiver with BH's.

From: JimPic
14-Aug-14

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A few

From: CTCrow
14-Aug-14
I only have 6 with field points, 6 with broadheads and 18 in reserve.

I buy about 18 a year.

From: Buck Watcher
14-Aug-14
I have way to many, yet not enough. I have 150-175, but I have been at this game for over 35 years. I shoot 3 bows regularly each with 10-15 matching arrows. I shoot 3 BH and 3 FP tips when shooting. I usually carry 4-5 in the quiver. I have 1 old aluminum with a BH in each stand in case I see something like a coyote or porcupine.

From: Outdoorsdude
14-Aug-14
Five total right now, practise with all of them. I hunt with four broadheads and a judo.

From: Jared
14-Aug-14
Have 14 total, 8 red head carbon fury's and just bought 6 carbon express maxima blue streaks. I practice with all and will take 6 out hunting with me.

From: Will
14-Aug-14
I have a bunch in the basement... Maybe 1.5 doz of mine and 1-2 doz for the wife.

I only hunt with 4.

14-Aug-14

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All Aluminum. 24 #1913s for 3-D & tournament shooting. 6, #1913s with broadheads, 1 dz. 2216s for hunting, 1 dz. #2213s raw shafts, 12, #2117s with feathers for hunting. I had 2ds. carbons I gave to my son (didn't like the way the grouped, used 2 seasons).

From: Bou'bound
18-Mar-22

From: Whatthefoc
18-Mar-22

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I’m down to four arrows. I started with 6 but I lost a couple. They have been refletched 3-4 times. Hunting - I carry all 4. Arrow/bh #1 has killed an elk, two bears, two moose and 3 deer. Pass thru shots are easy on arrows. Just pick ‘em up, wipe em off and sharpen. Rinse and repeat.

Just bought a dozen new shafts. They will last me 3-5 years.

From: LINK
18-Mar-22
Counting old I don’t shoot I have 2-3 dozen. I have 12 of the arrows I shoot. My quiver holds 6. Elk hunting I carry six, deer hunting I usually just throw 3 in. One of those either has a practice tip or an old broadhead for trash: raccoons, possums, porcupine, coyote, maybe a quail if I’m bored.

18-Mar-22
I don't dare to count how many arrows I have. I I have three in my quiver during hunting season. I knock one when settled in my stand leaving two in the quiver.

From: Rock
18-Mar-22
Close to if not over 500 and 5 with Broadheads and 1 Judo in my quiver on my main bow.

From: DRR324
18-Mar-22
3 dozen for my hunting bow, each dozen is weighted different because I like to tinker... 625 total w/150 head, 565 total w/125 head, 500 total w/100 head.

Carry 4 when hunting

From: Jaquomo
18-Mar-22
Looks like Bou has been exhuming graves again!

From: 12yards
18-Mar-22
I probably have about 2.5 dozen. Three different kinds. I need to get half dozen more Victory VForce Elite 350s. Can't get them at my pro shop yet though. I could get a dozen shafts though. Even though I don't really want that many, I might do it anyways.

From: Basil
18-Mar-22
I bought 7 dozen shafts cheap when a buddy closed his shop. I try to keep a dozen ready for hunting that are weighed, spun and test shot with broad heads. I must have around 2 dozen needing some fletching repairs. Also a couple dozen wooden and aluminum arrows for my recurve that seldom get shot any more. I have 18 new unfletched shafts remaining of that 7 dozen. Might have to switch brands if I ever shoot theses up.

From: Shug
18-Mar-22
I have about 5 dozen fletched and another 4 or 5 dozen shafts cut and ready to fletch for when needed

From: Banjo
18-Mar-22

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I have a few…..lol

18-Mar-22
Same now as I did back when this thread was first born. I generally have a dozen or so never used arrows going into the season. I carry 4 in my quiver when hunting. I also have 3 older arrows with rubber blunts I carry on my atv for grouse medicine.

18-Mar-22
Like my ammo, its alot,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I bet from compound to trad, probably about 100. I trade and sell trad arrows all the time, since the Trad shoots are the most fun,,,,, Compound 3D shoots I also like, but the guys at Trad shoots, sell and trade,,,,

From: Bou'bound
19-Mar-22
Lou there is not much new in the world Lou we can just recycle every 8-10 years.

Need to do that to dilute the ratio of political threads ti hunting threads around here.

From: Banjo
19-Mar-22
I have a few…..lol

From: Glunker
19-Mar-22
I am down to 8 tested hunting arrows as my shaft was discontinued and I dislike switching as it is an all or nothing move. The carbon express pile driver pass thrus in 350 are a great hunting shaft, thin but hi section density. Guess some thought otherwise. With an elk hunt looming that is not a big enough arsenal. Maybe bust one turkey hunting, likely wreck a couple of my practice broadhead arrows during summer practice then I am out of luck.

From: Beendare
19-Mar-22
Recurves are so spine sensitive, I have piles of arrows.

Heck, I missed a 25y Grouse in a tree 4 times last fall with my recurve and-had-to-restrain-myself from shooting my last good hunting arrow. Grin

I like to shoot on these hunts, it keeps me sharp. My one hunt buddy is the opposite. He will go all season and not unleash an arrow.

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19-Mar-22
Damn. Right now I must have at least a dozen and a half in the back quiver. Several hundred, to be sure.

At least 5 dozen brand new, raw carbons & at least 2 dozen raw aluminum plus a dozen brand new fletched 2217s…. Dozen fletched woodies for me and about 6 dozen raw cedars for kids’ arrows…. Then I have a dozen NIB 400s, fletched; an arrow box full of assorted 400s - 4-5 dozen there, anyway - at least 2 dozen 500s and 600s in varying states of disrepair in the “hospital box” and a few dozen more that are busted down too short to be good for anything but kids’ flu-flus. Some flu-flus for me and a Homer bucket full of organ-donor shafts . And a half-dozen ACCs somewhere around here….

And I probably have fewer dollars wrapped up in all of those than most guys have plowed into sights, stabs, rangefinders, releases and rests. LOL

19-Mar-22
I own many dozens, because I've switched arrow type a handful of times over the years. I feel comfortable going into a season with 6 setup and ready to rock specifically for hunting. For years I have had a 3 arrow quiver. My new quiver has room for either 5 or 6 arrows.

Glunker, are the pile driver pass thrus different than standard pile drivers? I think what I have been using are the standard variety, which are not what I would call a thin arrow, but they have performed great for me.

From: Ironbow
19-Mar-22
Hundreds of all sizes and materials. Been doing this for 56 years. Shoot compounds and recurves LH and RH with fingers and release. Depending on the bow and draw weight I might need a different arrow. Everything from light carbon to 1200 grain aluminum "elephant" arrows.

From: Cornpone
22-Mar-22
I'm primarily a WT hunter. I feel comfortable entering a season if I have three arrows for every deer I intend to shoot. If I need to have eight or ten arrows for every intended deer I better start practicing more or give up hunting.

31-Mar-22
Probably a couple thousand ,60 years of shooting and collecting they sort of piled up .What arrows I use for hunting depends what bow I’m using about 60 of them.

31-Mar-22

From: Juancho
31-Mar-22
About 100+. All my bows have at least 3 broadheads in the bow quiver and two small game points. And I have quite a few unopened packs of shafts to replace as I break them. Out of those many about 4 dozens are Grizzly Sticks , which I like their flight , and how tough they are. I also have over 100 broadheads just in case .LOL..

From: Swampbuck
01-Apr-22
Way to many and 4-5, but I figure it’s like ammo

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