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The Pros and Cons of Different Arrows

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Arrows used in archery can be classified according to the material used. Currently, there are four types of arrows: wood arrows, carbon arrows, aluminum arrows and fiberglass arrows. Each type has its own beneficial features and some disadvantages.

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									The Pros and Cons of Different
           Arrows
•       Arrows used in archery can be classified according to the
    material used. Currently, there are four types of arrows: wood
    arrows, carbon arrows, aluminum arrows and fiberglass
    arrows. Each type has its own beneficial features and some
    disadvantages.



    Barnett 20" Headhunter Carbon Crossbow Arrows
    with Field Point and Moon Nock - 5/Pack



       Features:
       - Length: 20 in
       - Material: Carbon Shafts
       - Weight: 400.6 Grains
       - Nock: Half Moon
•        A wood arrow is commonly used by beginners and
    archers who use longbows and bows with lower re-curve
    strength. Wood is the oldest material used in making arrows
    and it is also the cheapest. Although wood arrows were used
    since the beginning of the sport, it has some unfavorable
    features making it difficult to use. First, each wood have
    different structures; there is probably no wood arrows alike
    whether based on straightness or flexibility. Wood arrows,
    therefore, have varying trajectories and are seldom used in
    competitions. Second, wood is easy to break, especially if you
    use bows with high power re-curve or compound bows; the
    material is not strong enough to withstand the force exerted
    by these heavy bows.
•         The next type of arrow is the fiberglass arrow and it is
     popular because it is more durable than wood. Manufacturers
     can also easily adjust the size of these arrows so archers of
     any level can pick the right arrows. It is also made with
     precision; therefore, it has consistent flexibility and
     straightness. Fiberglass arrows are a bit heavy and they are
     typically used by hunters for fishing. The most obvious
     disadvantage of a fiberglass arrow; although it is tougher than
     wood, its rigid structure makes it brittle.

      Parker 20-Inch Red Hot High Velocity Carbon
      Arrows - 6/Pack


    Features:
    - Length: 20 in
    - Material: Carbon
    - Weight: 310 grains (no point)
    - Nock: Red Hot Capture Nock
•        The aluminum arrow is probably the most popular type,
    especially for advanced archers. It can be made from different
    aluminum alloys so weight, lengths and structure can be
    varied, but they are manufactured with impeccable precision.
    Archers use this arrow for tournaments and it can be used
    several times; you just need to replace the tips or have an
    expert straighten it out. Its versatility is its greatest asset but
    aluminum arrows also come with disadvantages. It is one of
    the most expensive types of arrows and because it is
    malleable, it can be bent easily.
    Barnett 22" Headhunter Carbon Fiber Arrows
    with Field Point and Moon Nock - 5/Pack

    Features:
    - Length: 22 in
    - Material: Carbon Shafts
    - Weight: 428 Grains
    - Nock: Half Moon
•         The most expensive arrows to date are the carbon
    arrows. The arrows are made of carbon fiber, which is known
    for lightness and durability. These arrows are used during
    tournaments and archers rely on its optimum consistency. It is
    considered the fastest and lightest competitive arrows
    because of its ability to quickly return to its straight form.
    Because carbon fiber can be manufactured to any
    specification, it is used for custom arrows as well. The
    downfall, however, is the price. It is pretty expensive and if
    you are not going to compete in some serious tournament,
    you could choose aluminum over it. But for a competitive
    match, a carbon arrow hits the spot.
     PSE TAC 15 Shafts 1/2 DZ - 6/Pack

    Features:
    - Length: 26.25 in
    - Material: Carbon
    - Weight: 425 Grains
    - Nock: Half Moon

								
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