Sitka Mountain Gear
New FMJs look awesome!
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
ELKMAN 16-Jan-19
Scoot 16-Jan-19
Glunker 16-Jan-19
olebuck 16-Jan-19
Korey Wolfe 16-Jan-19
PECO 16-Jan-19
GF 16-Jan-19
md5252 16-Jan-19
Dale06 16-Jan-19
12yards 16-Jan-19
GF 16-Jan-19
ELKMAN 16-Jan-19
x-man 16-Jan-19
tradmt 16-Jan-19
Mr. Whitetail 16-Jan-19
wildwilderness 16-Jan-19
md5252 17-Jan-19
ELKMAN 17-Jan-19
12yards 17-Jan-19
smarba 17-Jan-19
Z Barebow 17-Jan-19
PECO 17-Jan-19
Bou'bound 26-Jan-19
ohiohunter 26-Jan-19
Trial153 26-Jan-19
Franklin 27-Jan-19
From: ELKMAN
16-Jan-19

ELKMAN's Link
New taper design allows you to essentially cut to what ever spine you want depending on where you cut from. Also the smaller diameter at the rear for less drag, both in the wind and in penetration. All using normal hardware/inserts up front. This could be a real game changer.

From: Scoot
16-Jan-19
$300 for a dozen- yikes. The practical implications of the larger diameter up front will be nice (normal hardware/inserts). The impact of the smaller diameter in the back portion of the arrow regarding drag and penetration will be negligible.

I'd be curious how much FOC I'd get with my setup. It'd be a dang expensive option, but the FOC benefits might be considerable. Very interesting idea.

From: Glunker
16-Jan-19
OK except drag is better at the back of the arrow rather than at the front. That is one reason the fletching is at the back vs the front of the arrow. It is the drag on the vanes/feathers that steer and stabilize the arrow in flight. What am I missing?

From: olebuck
16-Jan-19
i'd go broke. i shoot alot of arrows. and usually about 12 animals a year with a bow. no way i could afford to shoot these...

From: Korey Wolfe
16-Jan-19
I broke three or four FMJ's this week shooting them into deer. That would be some super expensive meat for sure.

From: PECO
16-Jan-19
Yawn

From: GF
16-Jan-19
Nothing I can’t do with wood.

I also have some ArrowDynamics tapered carbons that are just amazingly tough - as long as you use a glued-in nock adapter. But it never would have occurred to me to cut them down at the rear. Internal diameter seems like it’d be variable, so you cut off the wrong amount and you’re hosed.

So whaddyaknow? All that’s old is new again... Again.

From: md5252
16-Jan-19
Basically the same as Grizzly Stiks but less durable in my opinion. I’ve bent/broke several FMJ’s pretty easily.

From: Dale06
16-Jan-19
Glad you like them. I bought many dozen Beeman Nightfall shafts about four years ago. Paid well under $100 per dozen, cut with inserts installed. They were being discontinued They have killed a boatload of animals from brown bear to turkeys. I’ll be passing on $300 per dozen arrows.

From: 12yards
16-Jan-19
Agree with Scoot on the negligible/insignificant benefits, but definitely believe a whole bunch of guys will buy into the latest and greatest!

From: GF
16-Jan-19
I don’t know which comment is sillier - “negligible benefits” or “latest & greatest”!

Tapered shafts are a proven concept that go back to the dawn of Archery. Literally the very first arrows, which were tapered..... because that’s how shoots and river cane GROW.

And the benefits to flight are well documented. JMO, they likely penetrate better as well.

But for $325, I could be into a HUNDRED spined & tapered woodies...

From: ELKMAN
16-Jan-19
Spendy for sure, but could come down if more competitors follow.

From: x-man
16-Jan-19
I hunt with Carbon Tech Panthers, which are the same thing without the aluminum sleeve.

They do tune very easy.

From: tradmt
16-Jan-19
This shit is just too funny.

16-Jan-19
Listen closer men, $299 for 6 not a dozen!

16-Jan-19
I guess all you complaining about price missed the other thread on the Bishop Archery FAD arrows, at $499 for 1shaft! Or the handcrafted DG CRYO FOC King that you have to shoot at 35” length for $799 for ONE shaft! (Discounted at $1,899.99 for 3 shafts)

These new FMJ are cheap compared to those!

From: md5252
17-Jan-19
Old Easton aluminum looking better and better...Lol

From: ELKMAN
17-Jan-19
Yeah the price is insane.

From: 12yards
17-Jan-19
At what range do these "advantage" features begin to be realized where penetration, arrow flight, and accuracy are significantly better than my Neanderthal XT Hunters and Beman ICS Hunters?

From: smarba
17-Jan-19
"Game Changer" methinks not. Top notch arrow, probably so. But as x-man pointed out modern tapered shafts have been around for a long time. It's still an arrow, nothing major changing in the game except the prices keep marching upwards.

Thx for sharing

From: Z Barebow
17-Jan-19
I remember when I bought Gamegetters because XX75's were too expensive.

From: PECO
17-Jan-19
He said $300 for 6 but text flashed saying correction $300 for a dozen.

From: Bou'bound
26-Jan-19
What is the advantage of a dual material vs single material arrow

From: ohiohunter
26-Jan-19
Usually the price tag

From: Trial153
26-Jan-19
So glad I have about 8 dozen raw ACCs prohunters left. About another 2 dozen cut and fletched. I wont need these till the price comes down to a more reasonable 200 a dozen

From: Franklin
27-Jan-19
I am still working on my last few boxes of XX78s....I do like carbons for practice though....cheap ones though.

  • Sitka Gear