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aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by otisbrazwell » Thu May 21, 2015 2:29 pm

hey folks any one shooting aluminum arrows out of a 405 ? do they use blazers ?
id like to shoot a 400 grain arrow with a ramcat tip. what speeds ? :idea:

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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by DaveShooter » Thu May 21, 2015 3:04 pm

I shoot 20" xx75-2219's out of my 380 all the time as long as you have a 350-min grain weight you should be good to go :D

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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by racking up points » Thu May 21, 2015 5:52 pm

A stiffer arrow is going to be more accurate, especially at longer ranges. Just curious, why aluminum?
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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by otisbrazwell » Thu May 21, 2015 7:43 pm

im bored with carbon and I figured the 405 could push some weight and still shoot some what flat :idea:

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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by Riflemanz » Thu May 21, 2015 8:48 pm

I've shot the 2219 xx75 arrows out of my 355 with great results. Arrow blows thru the deer!
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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by Squatch » Fri May 22, 2015 7:36 am

otisbrazwell wrote:im bored with carbon and I figured the 405 could push some weight and still shoot some what flat :idea:
My carbon arrows have a total weight of 433gr....and they are spinal Taps...I wouldn't shoot aluminum out of the 405 because in the long run it may cost you more than the carbons as you try to remove them from targets...etc.

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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by Limbs and Sticks » Fri May 22, 2015 7:56 am

I shoot EASTON 2020 Alum, there's not a carbon arrow made any stronger.


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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by otisbrazwell » Fri May 22, 2015 3:55 pm

wes is Easton 2020 same as xx75 ? cant seen to find 2020.

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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by Normous » Fri May 22, 2015 4:16 pm

I never heard of Easton 2020 arrows, are they currently available?
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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by yooper_man » Sat May 23, 2015 12:05 am

I switched to aluminum from carbon because of the cost alone. I've actually never shot a carbon arrow out of my Matrix 355.

I shoot 18" Easton 2219 XX75 aluminum arrows with 2" Bohning Blazer vanes out of my Matrix 355. My total arrow weight is 470 grains with 170 grain NAP Thunderhead broadheads.

I estimate my arrow speed is around 300 FPS, plenty fast at 30 yards which is my maximum live game range. Double lung losses the arrow in the grass every time. I consider every arrow shot at game sacrificial.

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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by Limbs and Sticks » Sat May 23, 2015 10:12 am

Sorry took so long to get back to you folks, 2020's are on e-bay and yes like xx75 or legacy's, used them for all other bows and worked out best for me with the xcals also.


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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by SEW » Sat May 23, 2015 10:39 pm

2020 - 20/64" diameter, 0.020" thick. Often used with long bows, sometimes recurves. Moderately heavy, moderate spine at best.

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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by Limbs and Sticks » Tue May 26, 2015 3:42 pm

SEW wrote:2020 - 20/64" diameter, 0.020" thick. Often used with long bows, sometimes recurves. Moderately heavy, moderate spine at best.

These aren't moderate spine arrows, cut down 18in or shorter I haven't found any arrow stiffer than these.... I've got a quick bow and these shoot best for me up to date.


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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by otisbrazwell » Tue May 26, 2015 8:07 pm

sticks would you have a picture of the arrow set up for hunting?

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Re: aluminum arrows for a 405

Post by Limbs and Sticks » Wed May 27, 2015 11:47 am

otisbrazwell wrote:sticks would you have a picture of the arrow set up for hunting?

They look like any other arrow, alum insert both ends fletch with what you like, happy hunting. I've never used brass inserts don't think they make for 2020's

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