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    Hi, I'm new to the whole archery deal, I bought a bow and a target a while ago, now I need to find arrows. I have a very limited budget and need something cheap and fairly durable. Also I wanted to know if adding some fluorescent paint to the shaft to help find lost arrows will affect the flight of the arrows. The nearest archery range to me is about an hour drive away so I have to practice in the woods behind my apartment complex so the paint is the best way I can think of to find shafts. Thank you.

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    hello.... im new in these forum...

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    You can get you some ICS beman bowhunter arrows or easton aluminums. they are cheap. The aluminums are cheaper but they do bend. As for the paint. That would probly help. But i put 6 inch white wraps on mine. I have a vinyl cutter for signs and decals. So i make my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jicand View Post
    Hi, I'm new to the whole archery deal, I bought a bow and a target a while ago, now I need to find arrows. I have a very limited budget and need something cheap and fairly durable. Also I wanted to know if adding some fluorescent paint to the shaft to help find lost arrows will affect the flight of the arrows. The nearest archery range to me is about an hour drive away so I have to practice in the woods behind my apartment complex so the paint is the best way I can think of to find shafts. Thank you.
    what arrow you shoot really depends on the setup you have. by that i mean what type bow you have and the draw weight and draw length. go to eastons arrow guide chart. i think its on their website. hope that helps
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    Beeman ics hunters is what i would shoot, i have bothe the hunters and bowhunters the the ics hunters are a better sooting arrow than the bowhunters, they are a little bit more expensive but they are worth the price, i shot a doe at 40 yards with the bowhunters and had a coplete pass through the arrrow went another 20 yards before landing in the dirt

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    I started with easton aluminum arrows and they worked out to start. I have since tried several others and am now shooting Gold Tip ultralight x cutters but they are more expensive arrows. The aluminum's will bend but if you have enough length with them you can still salvage them sometimes where a carbon arrow is less salvageable.
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    avoid aluminum they are outdated and gold tip x cutters are 3d arrows not meeant for anything else

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    Well, he was looking for something inexpensive and I don't know what he wanted to use them for or what the set up is. I know the x cutters are mainly 3D arrows but I use them for indoor and they work fine for that too. My hubby is shooting warriors as his hunting arrows and they are an inexpensive arrow that work out fine. It really depends on you, your set up and how involved you want to be.
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    beemen ics hunters are a great arrow to start with, they will work for anything. they are very affordable, they are a tough arrow, they shoot good as weel they have a .003 straightness,i used to shoot aluminums, and also gold tips, and some victory arrows. but for the price and performance i am sticking with the ics hunters. Im in college so my budget is very limited so i always keep that in mind.

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    Hello, and welcome to this site, post often.

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