Successful harvest after an arrow failure.

hadjii

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They are very prone to bending. Especially with a hard impact. Also, Easton's HIT insert system does not do well with impact either. When the insert system fails it drives the head and insert back into the shaft blowing the end out and killing the penetration. Structural integrity is very important for arrow lethality.
If you're shooting cement walls or logs, yeah, you're gonna have arrow failure. Not a dang thing wrong with the HIT system. I've shot fmj's ever since they came out, and the only time I've ruined one was when I hit something like a rock or cement wall, or something else really hard. Never had an arrow failure when shooting any animals. You're blowing smoke up a dead horse's butt.
 

hawg chaser

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If you're shooting cement walls or logs, yeah, you're gonna have arrow failure. Not a dang thing wrong with the HIT system. I've shot fmj's ever since they came out, and the only time I've ruined one was when I hit something like a rock or cement wall, or something else really hard. Never had an arrow failure when shooting any animals. You're blowing smoke up a dead horse's butt.
Nope, I'm not shooting cement walls or logs only targets and animals. You can go to any archery forum and find scores of other people who have had the same experience with fmj's as I have. Facts are facts whether you like it or not.
 

hadjii

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Nope, I'm not shooting cement walls or logs only targets and animals. You can go to any archery forum and find scores of other people who have had the same experience with fmj's as I have. Facts are facts whether you like it or not.
I've never had one fail when shot at a game animal. Never. No wait. I did. I shot a doe in the hip as she stepped forward, and she reached around and crunched the arrow with her teeth. I submit that any carbon arrow would suffer the same demise. Perhaps you should use the right spines arrow for the poundage and game your shooting at. More than likely, any fmj that was damaged, was damaged by operator headspace out of adjustment. Heck, I've been shooting a bow for 50 years, I dont need to go to a forum and read about what wrong with the arrows I shoot when I've never had one fail unless I fail as the shooter.
 

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Hawg Chaser, I use ACC,very similar and son uses as well as many friends FMJ's.Ive shot right threw large B&C bear shoulder blade,and son threw elk shoulder blade right on the rib up of blade.Dead animals.Any smart archer watches and spins his arrows .My friend Dyrk Eddie took I think all of his super slam with ACC.
 

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As all who shoot carbon arrows should know, it is a advised from most manufacturers I know of as a must do to slightly test bend your carbon arrows before and after every shot once they are retrieved from the target especially if it is a hard foam target to check if any cracks have developed that may cause a failure in the arrow either once it hits the target or FAR worse during the release sequence and a length ends up in your hand, wrist or arm.
As a rule when it comes to choosing spine of a carbon arrow ALWAYS go stiffer spined if near the max for any class of arrow.
 
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MZmoose

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If you're shooting cement walls or logs, yeah, you're gonna have arrow failure. Not a dang thing wrong with the HIT system. I've shot fmj's ever since they came out, and the only time I've ruined one was when I hit something like a rock or cement wall, or something else really hard. Never had an arrow failure when shooting any animals. You're blowing smoke up a dead horse's butt.
I would say you haven't shot the hit inserts enough then. It's a weak system that I have had fail with bone strikes on game. There are better systems out there.
 

MZmoose

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To the OP I have no personal experience with the Maxima's but if they are the ones with the dual spine technology, I have heard they tend to fail where the spine changes. I hear they shoot great but when they break it's at the spine changes. Glad you're not hurt.
 
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