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Do the original FMJ arrows exist anymore
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.
I thought 6mm was the original?
I actually thought the 5mm were the original shaft. LOL, looks like we aren’t much help yet...
The 5mm is the original and can still be had in 300 spine.
Brotsky for the tie break!
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.?!?
Check eBay. Lots of the early 2008 to 2014 fmj's for sale there.
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.
Yup the 4mm are the deep 6 if you use the inserts can buy outserts for standard thread.
Ooohh. Thanks boys for clearing that up for me.
5mm is the original arrows, 6mm are thinner dia, 6mm doesn’t mean deep 6. Know you stuff son. Cam taught me that
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!
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.
"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.
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"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.
Let's keep talking. The millimeters refer to the inside diameter.
^^^^ Nope. Better quit talking.
"Let's keep talking. The millimeters refer to the inside diameter."
That is correct, good catch.
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.
This thread is too funny. All I know is I can still buy the original 5mm N-Fused Axis .400 on eBay! :)