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Old 08-15-2006, 09:07 AM   #1
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I just bought the new Easton Axis 400 slims. They seemed like a good idea until I went to put my field points on. The shaft is so narrow that you have to get special field points which is not a problem, but what do I do about broad heads? Any stadard head is going to be a lot bigger diameter then my arrow. Anybody have any suggestions????
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:09 AM   #2
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I just bought the new Easton Axis 400 slims. They seemed like a good idea until I went to put my field points on. The shaft is so narrow that you have to get special field points which is not a problem, but what do I do about broad heads? Any stadard head is going to be a lot bigger diameter then my arrow. Anybody have any suggestions????
TO be honest... I dunno Most broadhead manufacturers don't put the sizes on there... Call Easton maybe?
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:10 AM   #3
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ridgewalker will u let us know the solution u come up with i was gonna buy some axis arrows but if the points are to big then i wont
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:22 AM   #4
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actually I just tried to call easton customer service cause now I'm curious as hell and got no anwser...

so I went to my old standby and the best broadhead manufacturer out there... of course I'm talking about Muzzy

According to the Muzzy tech the ferule doesn't have to taper down to the arrow, it won't make any difference at all in flight. So you should be able to use a 8/32 ferule broadhead and put it on a 17/64 arrow and there will be no degradation in performance and it will shoot great.

I would like to see this tested of course but Muzzy has never steered me wrong before and if it made a difference I can almost gurantee that they would make a broadhead that fit it.

So go shoot some Muzzy's and let us know
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:08 PM   #5
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Well I just happens that I use muzzy broadheads so I guess I will just have to try it my self and I will let you guys know. It just looks wrong with the major dia. diffrence.

Thanks for the input!!!!!
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Well I just happens that I use muzzy broadheads so I guess I will just have to try it my self and I will let you guys know. It just looks wrong with the major dia. diffrence.

Thanks for the input!!!!!
If they don't work call Muzzy and complain! I bet they'll do everything they can to help you tune the arrow and get your using the right heads.
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:45 PM   #7
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Easton makes broadhead adaptor rings that will solve this, i ran into it last year with my acc 3-39 arrows, they were to small to hold the blades tight, its basicly a small washer that is milled out to fit round your arrow, then bevels out to a close match of the diamiter on broadheads. any good archery store that has a good stock of easton stuff should have them.
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Old 08-16-2006, 12:05 AM   #8
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something else to keep in mind is what kind of insert is in the arrow, and how tough the arrow is, if it has the goofy style inserts that go all the way into the arrow and dont have the lip of the insert on the outer end of the arrow, you must use the broadhead rings, if you dont their might be a chance of splitting the arrow on hard impact. What happens is when the arrow hits, it creates a great force on the tip and pushes it back, if the insert gives, the carbon will split and allow the head to push back into the arrow. My buddy shot a elk last year, looked like the arrow bounced off it, i was like what the heck???? we went and got his arrow, and the broadhead was gone and the arrow was split, first we thought the arrow broke, but after looking at one of the other arrows, this was not the case. I cant remember what kind of arrows they were, but this is something to think about maybee, i dont know anything about the arrows you bought, if they have a really thick wall, they might be fine, just some food for thought!!!! Let us know what you find!! Looked like he might have hit a rib, made a good crack when it hit, their was a tiny bit of blood on the arrow, none on the ground, and we didnt get the elk.
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wasp boss bullet fit and fly great with these arrows!
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The BROADHEAD ADAPTER RINGS work great and take away the size difference!!
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Since you are not using expandables and as long as the broadhead fits, do not worry that the broadhead is bigger than the shaft. This is a good thing actually.

When easton designed the axis they were looking for maximum penetration. The key was the smaller shaft diameter. With the shaft being smaller than the broadhead, you have nearly zero drag as the arrow goes through behind it.

The only time you need the broadhead adapter ring is if you are using an exapandable that will allow the blades to fold open and hit the shaft.
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