Not necessarily true. Several....several years ago I swapped from a scrap metal bow as ragsdaj spoke of to a newer bow, same draw weight/length and tried to use the same aluminum arrows. The new bow flexed them so bad I near shot myself in the top of the foot. But Hobbs is most likely right you should be fine.If your new bow is the same draw weight and draw length as the old one, you should have no problem using your old arrows.
It depends on the arrows and the bow you're shooting it from. Aluminum shafts are more finicky than carbons (i.e. carbons work for a broad range of draw lengths and draw weights, where as aluminums are much more specific). Use the Easton Shaft Selector to find out if the arrows you have will shoot well from the bow you buy. I still prefer aluminums as I feel like I get more consistency out of them.Ok,
Old bow is scrap metal. If I purchase new bow do you throw out old easton aluminum arrows or have refleched and continue to use?
All of that is highly debatable.Definately go with carbon arrows. They are alot better than aluminum shafts... and way more consistantly accurate. They allow a smaller diameter without giving up weight and penetration is much better.
+1I shot Aluminums up until last year when I switched to Gold Tips. If you don't want to spent $60 on a dozen carbons just refletch them..........if the are still straight. I now several people that choose to shoot Alum. It is just like everything else, shoot what ever you perfer.
That sounds like a heck of an idea. If you already got 'em, I'd try the old arrows first.appreciate the commentary. Think I will have to get at least a couple of these aluminums refletched and do some shooting.
:up: Same here. Aluminum gave me more consistent shots than carbon and in my opinion, feathers are the ONLY way to go. When I tried vanes the arrows did not fly straight and true like they do with feathers.I prefer aluminum but shoot carbon also. Two of my bows are rigged with "other than aluminum" arrows. The rest aluminum. I've found that the Easton and GoldTips I shoot in late summer and early fall just don't fly the same when when the mercury falls below freezing. My aluminums fly the same. I sure expected the fancy arrows to outperform the aluminums with such a change in temperature, it just didn't happen.
So... the result is I'll shoot carbons through my two Mathews and Aluminum through everything else. My Martin Cougar Magnum (nitrous cams) is the fastest and most accurate bow I have and I will only shoot aluminum through it. Isn't that something...Same broadhead and aluminum, rather than carbon, and it's still faster than my Switchback and LX.
I do my own arrow building and there's nothing in my opinion like feathers on aluminum...maybe feathers on ceder...but I still love to shoot aluminum. One of the Mathews may find aluminum resting in it's quiver this year.