Small diameter arrow questions

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by arrowslinger, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. arrowslinger

    arrowslinger Watch'em fly

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    I was out looking at new arrows and seen some Easton nano fused arrows but, the inserts are to small to use any of my tips or broadheads. So I was wondering are small diameter arrows just for target shooting? Is it possible to get differant inserts or something to be able to use like 9/32 tips? Any help in this area would be great. Also what type do you shoot if you do!?
     
  2. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    I am not familiar with the Nano's...sorry

    I shoot Carbon Express Linejammers and CX200's
     

  3. arrowslinger

    arrowslinger Watch'em fly

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    Are the CX LJ's small diameter? I have been shooting cheap arrows for a long time and am just tring to learn more about newer arrows. I've been shooting $42 per dozen Bemans.
     
  4. archerykid12

    archerykid12 New Member

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    you use 9/32 tips with axis arrows
     
  5. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    If you do just a little more research you'll find that most of the small diameter shafts such as you mention, along with the Easton ST Axis are just about 17/64" in diameter. Therefore you can use 17/64 points---if you can find them in the stores. A better point that fits very nice is the Easton RPS points used in the ACC 3-18 and 3-28.

    As for the inserts? They are designed to fit completely within the shafts. Your points will screw into them. They are not too small. The threads are the same 8x32 on all inserts with the exception being a few in the ACC's that are 6x32.
     
  6. arrowslinger

    arrowslinger Watch'em fly

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    I wasn't really sure of the tread on the tips, I just guessed at the 9/32.
     
  7. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    9/32 has nothing to do with thread size. It's a diameter in 32nds of an inch.
    The two most common diameter for carbon arrows is 9/32 or 5/16". The arrows usually measure 19/64" so they are right between these two point diameters. Whish you use doesn't matter. Personal choice.

    The threads are common and are 8X32 except in some special applications which are 6X32. YOu won't find these in any stores unless they have a lot of specialty items. So in effect, all inserts and all points/broadheads have the same thread size.

    One other thing. Most broadhead ferrules have a diameter that is closer to 5/16" so are larger than the diameter of the smaller diameter carbon arrows (ST Axis and such). Don't let it bother you. They can be a pain removing from some targets when practicing, but are really designed to be shot through an animal, not pulled back out in reverse fashion. There are reverse taper washers you can get, but why bother. How much do you shoot broadheads during the off season. For that matter how many shots do you take during a season.

    I might shoot 5000 shots a year (I've cut back). 20 of those with broadheads. I shoot them to check their flight, tune if necessary and then use them for hunting. They aren't designed to be shot all year long. That's what the little field points are for.
     
  8. arrowslinger

    arrowslinger Watch'em fly

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    Ok, I have read threw everything and I guess I worded my stuff wrong or it came out wrong. I was wondering what tips do I have to get so they fit in the small diameter arrows inserts. Also where do I find them?
     
  9. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    field points are easy you can just get the same size point as the arrow shaft. They make an adapter ring for broadheads that is basically a beveled washer that fits between the broadhead and the shaft to make up the difference in diameter. :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
     
  10. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    The easiest to find is the Easton RPS 17/64". Another is the EZ Pull .246 field point. You can get them from Lancaster Archery Supply and view the points in the upper right hand column, page 78 of their catalog. They can answer any questions when you place the order. They're good.
     
  11. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Saunders also makes 17/64" bulge points, which work good to protect the shaft and makes it fairly easy to pull from a 3D target.

    You really don't need anything special for the Axis arrows. The inserts, epoxy, nocks, insert tool and chamfering stone come with them as well, even if you just buy shafts instead of fletched arrows. You just need the shop to cut them down to the correct length before you glue in the inserts.

    That's also good advice about Lancaster. They are good...

    Ron