Summit Treestands
Make me a dozen
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
Bou'bound 21-Jul-18
grubby 21-Jul-18
LBshooter 21-Jul-18
grubby 21-Jul-18
WV Mountaineer 21-Jul-18
Charlie Rehor 21-Jul-18
grubby 21-Jul-18
Pigsticker 21-Jul-18
Shawn 21-Jul-18
carcus 21-Jul-18
x-man 21-Jul-18
Julius Koenig 21-Jul-18
Chemop 21-Jul-18
EmbryOklahoma 21-Jul-18
JusPassin 21-Jul-18
shb 21-Jul-18
jdee 21-Jul-18
Dale06 21-Jul-18
grubby 21-Jul-18
Ambush 21-Jul-18
Rickm 21-Jul-18
Bowfreak 21-Jul-18
Charlie Rehor 21-Jul-18
Beendare 21-Jul-18
bowbender77 21-Jul-18
Bou'bound 21-Jul-18
elkmtngear 21-Jul-18
bowbender77 21-Jul-18
BIG BEAR 21-Jul-18
splitlimb13 21-Jul-18
Bou'bound 21-Jul-18
Bou'bound 21-Jul-18
Old School 21-Jul-18
JTreeman 21-Jul-18
Ole Coyote 21-Jul-18
Beendare 22-Jul-18
elkstabber 23-Jul-18
APauls 23-Jul-18
Bou'bound 25-Jul-18
loprofile 26-Jul-18
PECO 26-Jul-18
ryanrc 26-Jul-18
From: Bou'bound
21-Jul-18
I was thinking for some irrelevant reason what is the most one could spend on a dozen arrows and came up with the Alaska Bowhunting Supply components. Top end shafts $140 half /dz and Silver Flame broadheads at $110 for 3.

Total cost $880 / dozen (though they offer a package price at 10% off so it would be $800).

What other combinations could one arrive at to have an even more costly set of matching arrows?

From: grubby
21-Jul-18
I recently listened to a podcast with the owner of Valkyrie archery....... wow, some pretty cool stuff but when a dozen arrows cost more than the bow shooting them I think that's a little crazy. shafts- $150 per 6, broadheads- $220 per 6, add $70 for 6 firenocks

$880 per dozen.

From: LBshooter
21-Jul-18
$880 for arrows? Wow, P.T had it right.

From: grubby
21-Jul-18
I cringe when I loose a $12 arrow.....

21-Jul-18
SMH.

21-Jul-18
Different strokes for different folks.

The flight of the arrow is magic for me and the arrow/broadhead are the most important piece of my hunting equipment.

From: grubby
21-Jul-18
One might argue that they are a better value than a more middle of the road option.... The Valkyrie guy actually did make that argument. Components should be able to be used seemingly forever... unless you loose them.

definitely some well made products out there and the price really isn't out of line for what you get, the machine work on some of these new broadheads is amazing.

From: Pigsticker
21-Jul-18
I am perfectly happy with $250 to $300 for a a dozen. This gives maximum reds, blazers, and tipped with B Stingers.

From: Shawn
21-Jul-18
I bet no one on here could tell the difference between a 25 dollar arrow in flight and a 75 dollar arrow in flight!! I also believe my 20 dollar arrow give or take will kill anything just as dead as someone elses 75 dollar arrow will. Shawn

From: carcus
21-Jul-18
My fmj/exodus are as much as I would spend, I only by 6 at a time so it hurts less!

From: x-man
21-Jul-18
"If you build it....they will come"

When I shot competitive outdoor target archery 15 years ago, most of us on the line in the top flights had $400 a dozen Easton X-10's or $300 a dozen ACE's. And we didn't get to eat anything that we shot. ;)

21-Jul-18
They are targeting a different group. The people who are buying the majority of their products are shelling out a lot of coin to hunt Africa and the likes. The arrows are propbably an insignificant purchase to them.

From: Chemop
21-Jul-18
That’s just a drop in a bucket compared to that lion hunt huh Bou

21-Jul-18
$880 worth of arrows I shoot would last me 10 years or longer.

From: JusPassin
21-Jul-18
Reminds me of the old adage, "a fool and his money are soon parted".

From: shb
21-Jul-18

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I remember mowing lawns to get the $36 needed for new dozen xx75 autumn orange 2216's. And you couldn't do any better than that.

And a dozen satellites. Cant remember what those cost though.

From: jdee
21-Jul-18
That reminds me, there is a $800 jacket on sale today for $750 I need to get one because I think it will improve the odds on my whitetail tree stand hunt this year. lol... That’s like the $100 bh give away on here I could care less about those over priced things!! Been killing and grilling a long time just fine with out all the gimmmic stuff that is showing up. Younger gen is going to have to work 2 jobs just to bow hunt soon or have daddy buy it all for them.

From: Dale06
21-Jul-18
I shot some supposed high end Alaska Bowhunting Grizzly Stix on Safari four years ago. They were totally over priced, over hyped and performed very poorly. Any run of the mill conventional carbon shaft would have performed better at a fraction of the cost. High cost does not always mean high value.

From: grubby
21-Jul-18
Oh boy, that satellite pic brings back memories! Bad ones!

From: Ambush
21-Jul-18
I don't need a $75,000 truck to get around or pull my boat a couple times a year.

But enough people do that they pump them out by the hundreds of thousands.

From: Rickm
21-Jul-18
Dale,

A buddy bought them a few years ago. I watched him snap 2 of them hitting the top of the target. Long range goofing around. My "cheap" Axis did just fine.

Hope they improved the quality since then, especially at that price!

From: Bowfreak
21-Jul-18
Bottom line.... I don't need a $1400 bow to kill animals with but I wanted one so I bought it.

21-Jul-18
God bless America and our freedom to decide!

Just ordered some footings for arrows to increase my arrow cost a bit more! Ha!

From: Beendare
21-Jul-18
Yeah lots of complaints about those Grizz sticks.....but they sure hype them at the shows....and a lot in the forums.

I suppose a guy could find a $100 BH to go on those Grizz stick arrows and be up over $1300.

From: bowbender77
21-Jul-18
HEY, why screw around with the cheap stuff when you can go straight to the top of the pile with the Mammoth 4 core arrow shafts with a lifetime guarantee. You can see them at Bishop Archery website. They sell for $3,899.99 for a full dozen shafts. Go BIG or go home. not.

From: Bou'bound
21-Jul-18
But the bishop shafts are made in America so it’s worth it

Boy didn't they and their $100 each Broadheads disappear fast.

From: elkmtngear
21-Jul-18
Charlie's right...different strokes...I still shoot Eastman Aluminums...I buy shafts and fletch them up for about 65 dollars per dozen :^)

Broadheads are the killer...can't find decent heads for less than 100 dollars per dozen!

From: bowbender77
21-Jul-18
Bou'bound…….disappear NOT. Bishop Archery is alive and well with there top end broadhead for a mere $199.99 ea.

From: BIG BEAR
21-Jul-18
This is kind of a pointless discussion......To each his own. Most guys don’t have $15 grand to spend on a hunt or $800 to spend on a dozen arrows..... If you do....more power to you !!

From: splitlimb13
21-Jul-18
Daaammmnn! That's ridiculous... Having the money or not ! I'll drop coin on a good bow, but that much for arrows WOW! Ya this is going to be a long pointless thread for sure.

From: Bou'bound
21-Jul-18
I stand corrected bowbender.

And looking at bishops site demand it through th roof for $100 heads! who'd a thunk it?

bettor order now at they have a 10 week wait for IN STOCK PROCUCTS!

"Please be advised that we are experiencing a high volume of demand and are doing our best to keep up with orders. Please allow 10 WEEKS for order processing and delivery of all in stock products as we continue to work on fulfilling the orders that we already have. Thank you for your overwhelming grassroots orders and for your patience as we do our best to keep up with demand."

From: Bou'bound
21-Jul-18
We have anew high water mark.

the $560 / dz grizzly sticks with $100 /each bishop heads it's a cool $1,760.

Throw in 12 fire nocks............... because who wouldn't want to see a $150 arrow in flight.......... and you are sitting on a cool $1,825 for a dozen

From: Old School
21-Jul-18
It doesn't bother me how others spend their money - life is about individual choices here in the USA and I'm thankful to be privileged to live here. Last year I bought my arrows (Carbon Express Mutiny 350's) for less than $3 each and my broadheads - Slick Tricks for $3 each. At those prices I cannot afford to shoot anything else and I bought enough to last me the next 10+ years.

--Mitch

From: JTreeman
21-Jul-18
But the good news Bou is that for the low price of $199 they will skip you to the front of the line and expedite your order to arrive in only 2 weeks! Apparently $199 can buy you 8 weeks...

—Jim

From: Ole Coyote
21-Jul-18
WTF forget this I am going fishing, lol!!

From: Beendare
22-Jul-18
Its the old saying

...if you have to ask....then you probably can't afford it.

That Bishop is pretty funny; 10 weeks....High demand....what a crock.

From: elkstabber
23-Jul-18
I shot Grizzlystick shafts and used one of their single bevel heads with my recurve around 2008-2010. They were overpriced but I wanted to see what the difference was. They were different all right. Every shaft was different from the other shafts. The quality control on the spine was the worst that I'd ever seen. The single bevel broadhead had an aluminum ferrule that bent when I shot a groundhog.

I killed a decent buck with the setup but switched midseason back to cedar shafts because they were so much more dependable. Midseason was a terrible time to switch but I felt that I had no choice.

I am glad that we have all of the choices that we have. The quality from Valkyrie and Iron Will are pushing the envelope and I'm glad to see it. I am honestly surprised that Alaska Bowhunting/Grizzlystick is still in business.

From: APauls
23-Jul-18
Hey fishing is no cheaper, hard to find a flippin' crankbait for under $10 anymore. So you need to make sure you've got $40 line one your reel so you don't snap them off on every reef.

As others have said, to each their own. For some things I spend high dollar and for some I don't. Other people will do the exact opposite as me and that's cool. I'd like to say I get to spend my money the way I want, but in reality the government spends 1/3 of mine for me...

From: Bou'bound
25-Jul-18

From: loprofile
26-Jul-18
Grizzly Sticks work for me.

From: PECO
26-Jul-18
I looked at Grazzlysticks after one of the guys on Masters of the Barebow endorsed them. Too expensive and too many bad reviews for me.

From: ryanrc
26-Jul-18
There are countless squirrels alive today simply because I am too cheap to burn a broad head and arrow on one. So many times I have drawn on squirrels bow hunting and thought, it ain't worth the arrow.

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