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Arrows & Broadheads ATA Show 2013 NAW+

10 New Arrows for 2013

by Bowhunting Online Staff   |  January 10th, 2013 5

One of the most exciting areas of change within the bowhunting world has been in arrow technology, where companies like Easton have really drilled down on reduced diameter shafts. With higher speeds, deeper penetration and less wind disruption, the super slim arrows appear to be the wave of the future.

The other cool thing we saw at the 2013 Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show in Louisville, Ky., was the new Maxima Red hunting arrow from Carbon Express, which is made from material with three different levels of stiffness along the shaft to control dynamic spine. The result is a deadly accurate arrow that figures to be a big player in 2013.

With the latest exclusive coverage from the 2013 ATA Show, we at Petersen’s Bowhunting bring you 10 new arrows for 2013.

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  • youhuntandfish

    Very nice! They are on the wish list.

  • Iklwa

    All of the focus on small diameter shafts is nice.

    Theoretically, if one were shooting game at extended ranges (i.e. 70 yards of more) with a brisk cross wind, there would be some lessening of drift.

    Theoretically the smaller shaft diameter will produce less drag when passing though a game animal…but a pass-through is a pass-through even using old, fat cedar shafts.

    Realistically we are dealing with a good measure of advertising hype as the actual diameter of the “standard” carbon composite shaft is 6.50mm and this new breed is 5.00mm.

    That is approximately a 15.3% reduction in diameter.

    Since the introduction of carbon composite shafts there certainly has been continued improvement in over all quality in concentricity, spine and coatings; however, calling any of these improvements radical or game changing hardly is proper usage of the adjectives.

    Once again, we see thinly masked advertising pap pawned off as objective reporting in order to promote the new year’s product line.

    There are now magazines that emulate Consumer’s Reports objectively covering firearms.

    When will we see a journal following the same criteria covering archery products?

    Make no mistake; I am a died-in-the-wool Easton Technical Sports Products consumer.

    I just get tired of reading theirs and other manufactures’ advertising in magazine “reports”. What is the purpose of buying a bowhunting magazine with “The Latest Hot Bows” emblazoned on the cover only to find limp, manufacturer biased drivel in between the pages other than to look at the pretty pictures?

    I would like them to remember that I could be spending my pretty picture money on Playboy or Wildlife Art magazine.

    • David

      Practically, I’ve tryed both standard carbon such as Goldtip XT Hunters and I’ve used and will continue to use Victory VAP Shafts (Yes the skinny ones).

      Believe me it isn’t just a theory, there is a majoy difference in all aspects and I’m not talking about just at Targets I mean the real test (on Animals in the field). Don’t get me wrong, some standard size shaft like the GT XT Hunters are good but for penetration on animals where it is needed (Large Boar Hogs) those skinny VAP shafts win hands down. This is from practical experience not just theory!

      • William


    • William

      I am agree.

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