Is anyone out there using WOOD ARROWS ?

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Is anyone out there using WOOD ARROWS ?

Post by Johnny One Shot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:22 pm

Been using wood arrows for the last 3 years with great results. A lot of work, but 6 deer down, all pass thru's. Average distance to recovery 30 yards. Distance of shots 12 to 30 yards, all from natural ground hideouts.

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Post by foofoo » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:32 pm

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Post by Johnny One Shot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:44 pm

Been building custom wood arrows for over 30 years. Years ago i tested them on Barnett Wild Cats, Jennings Devestator, early X-Cals, Exo-mag and in the last three years, Micro 335. Have done more testing then probably anyone else for strength. My Picture to the right showing 4 arrows in the 2 1/2" circle from 30 yards, sitting in my chair, resting on my knee.

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Post by xcaliber » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:03 pm

Nice shooting. I'm into carbon arrows for many reasons, but the wooden arrows have proven to be do well when made correctly. My neighbor uses cedar arrows that he makes for his old long bow. I'm leery about their strength for crossbows however. Glad they work for you.
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Post by Johnny One Shot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:38 pm

I want to make this clear; I do not use cedar or any North American woods because they would not be strong enough or high enough spine. Do not use wood if you do not know what you are doing. The woods I use are high spine, high strength, with an interlocking grain, and also have physical weight, which makes it easier on my bow limbs.

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Post by Johnny One Shot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:38 pm

I want to make this clear; I do not use cedar or any North American woods because they would not be strong enough or high enough spine. Do not use wood if you do not know what you are doing. The woods I use are high spine, high strength, with an interlocking grain, and also have physical weight, which makes it easier on my bow limbs.

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Post by xcaliber » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:45 pm

So what real advantage do you get from these?
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Post by longbow joe » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:13 pm

Ive shot easton xx75 fake woodgrain 2216s out of my longbow for 30 years l never had time for real wood . Ive shot footed shafts ones that had epoxy drawn thru them you name it nothing but unnecessary agrivation lm sure as hell not gonna shoot them out of my crossbow at this point. !
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Post by SEW » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:29 pm

longbow joe wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Ive shot easton xx75 fake woodgrain 2216s out of my longbow for 30 years l never had time for real wood . Ive shot footed shafts ones that had epoxy drawn thru them you name it nothing but unnecessary agrivation lm sure as hell not gonna shoot them out of my crossbow at this point. !
I could have written this post myself. Even the 2216s. I "cheated" even further and uni nocks. I shoot carbon out of my vrecurve now.

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Post by wabi » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:06 am

What wood(s) do you use?

I used to shoot ash shafts when I used a longbow.
Almost indestructible, but a PITA to try to straighten & keep straight. :lol:
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Post by GrassyKnoll » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:35 am

This guy on Youtube uses wood out of his Micro 335


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOarogfou64
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Post by paulaboutform » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:36 am

Okay, I'm just going to say it and not dance around the truth. Shooting wooden shafts from our modern crossbows is foolish. Period! You can't test the structural integrity of the wooden arrows and you're playing Russian roulette by using them. I have no understanding why you would even consider and I don't support even planting this seed in someone's mind. Anyone reading this, DON'T DO IT!

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Post by SEW » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:11 am

paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:36 am
Okay, I'm just going to say it and not dance around the truth. Shooting wooden shafts from our modern crossbows is foolish. Period! You can't test the structural integrity of the wooden arrows and you're playing Russian roulette by using them. I have no understanding why you would even consider and I don't support even planting this seed in someone's mind. Anyone reading this, DON'T DO IT!

Paul
Agree totally!

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Post by papabear1 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:33 am

SEW wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:11 am
paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:36 am
Okay, I'm just going to say it and not dance around the truth. Shooting wooden shafts from our modern crossbows is foolish. Period! You can't test the structural integrity of the wooden arrows and you're playing Russian roulette by using them. I have no understanding why you would even consider and I don't support even planting this seed in someone's mind. Anyone reading this, DON'T DO IT!

Paul
Agree totally!
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Re: Is anyone out there using WOOD ARROWS ?

Post by Johnny One Shot » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:35 pm

foofoo wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:32 pm
very dangerous in a modern bow. is this that joe guy :P
What was your experience with shooting wood with a crossbow? What is your basis for this statement? What kind of wood was used?

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