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Do the original FMJ arrows exist anymore
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Contributors to this thread:
Apache5 25-Oct-19
fubar racin 25-Oct-19
JTreeman 25-Oct-19
Brotsky 25-Oct-19
JTreeman 25-Oct-19
Franklin 25-Oct-19
Buglmin 25-Oct-19
Apache5 25-Oct-19
Matt 26-Oct-19
fubar racin 26-Oct-19
Apache5 26-Oct-19
Domrpm360 26-Oct-19
Will 26-Oct-19
fubar racin 26-Oct-19
Ambush 26-Oct-19
Matt 26-Oct-19
Bow Bullet 26-Oct-19
Ambush 27-Oct-19
Surfbow 27-Oct-19
Matt 27-Oct-19
Ambush 27-Oct-19
AZ8 27-Oct-19
From: Apache5
25-Oct-19
I’ve been a member for awhile but this is my first question that I’m hoping to get some help with. For about the past 10 yrs roughly (since I owned a Hoyt Maxxis which I think was 2010) I’ve been using Easton fmj’s with a 300 spine for both my compounds and recurve (with different point weights, inserts, and arrow lengths for each set-up obviously). I’ve been looking to buy more fmj shafts but it seems my choices are either 6mm, 5mm, or tapered. I’m a creature of old habits, does anyone know where or if I can still get the original shafts, thanks in advance. Hunt safe.

From: fubar racin
25-Oct-19
I thought 6mm was the original?

From: JTreeman
25-Oct-19
I actually thought the 5mm were the original shaft. LOL, looks like we aren’t much help yet...

—Jim

From: Brotsky
25-Oct-19
The 5mm is the original and can still be had in 300 spine.

From: JTreeman
25-Oct-19
Brotsky for the tie break!

—jim

From: Franklin
25-Oct-19
I was curious about this also....I just picked 2 dozen FMJ`s that are marked "Axis FMJ"....I have other FMJ`s that don`t have the big "Axis" on them.?!?

From: Buglmin
25-Oct-19
Check eBay. Lots of the early 2008 to 2014 fmj's for sale there.

From: Apache5
25-Oct-19
Hey Funar... aren’t the 6mm the “deep six” ones that came after the originals or I’m missing something??? And Brotsky; i think the 5mm came after the the 6mm if not mistaken. I’m assuming that the smaller the diameter, the more deer it can kill, lol...7mm should just probably bounce off of most deer.

From: Matt
26-Oct-19
Deep 6 ar 4mm.

From: fubar racin
26-Oct-19
Yup the 4mm are the deep 6 if you use the inserts can buy outserts for standard thread.

From: Apache5
26-Oct-19
Ooohh. Thanks boys for clearing that up for me.

From: Domrpm360
26-Oct-19
5mm is the original arrows, 6mm are thinner dia, 6mm doesn’t mean deep 6. Know you stuff son. Cam taught me that

From: Will
26-Oct-19
Holly smokes, I'm confused. (that's really not that hard to do though... getting me confused).

I thought the 5-6-7mm thing was basically a modern version of 400, 340, 300? You can actually buy them with different dia's and different spines? My head is spinning!

From: fubar racin
26-Oct-19
6mm is NOT the thinner dia cam should have taught you better I spose. 320 spine 6mm is .287 inches no 300 spine offered in 6mm 300 spine 5mm is .273 inches. But I do agree that I was wrong pretty sure 5mm is the original arrow.

From: Ambush
26-Oct-19
"5mm is the original arrows, 6mm are thinner dia, 6mm doesn’t mean deep 6. Know you stuff son. Cam taught me that".

Now that is funny stuff right there!!! 6mm is thinner than 5mm!??!

Maybe you should listen harder when Cam talks.

From: Matt
26-Oct-19
"I thought the 5-6-7mm thing was basically a modern version of 400, 340, 300?"

Nope, it refers to the OD which doesn't directly correlate to spine. Folks could spend 2 minutes on Easton.com to educate themselves....................or we could just talk about it for the next two weeks.

From: Bow Bullet
26-Oct-19

Bow Bullet's Link
Let's keep talking. The millimeters refer to the inside diameter.

From: Ambush
27-Oct-19
^^^^ Nope. Better quit talking.

From: Surfbow
27-Oct-19
This thread is funny!

From: Matt
27-Oct-19
"Let's keep talking. The millimeters refer to the inside diameter."

That is correct, good catch.

From: Ambush
27-Oct-19
OK, silliness aside and I'm guilty.

The inside of my 5mm Axis shaft measures 5mm or .200".

The 6mm is bigger, the 4mm is smaller.

And nothing to do with spine.

From: AZ8
27-Oct-19
This thread is too funny. All I know is I can still buy the original 5mm N-Fused Axis .400 on eBay! :)

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