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Easton inspire shafts

Messages posted to thread:
Brian waters 16-Apr-18
arrowchucker 16-Apr-18
mahantango 17-Apr-18
Kent Alan 17-Apr-18
Zildjian51 17-Apr-18
Therifleman 17-Apr-18
Brian waters 17-Apr-18
Clydebow 17-Apr-18
Brian waters 17-Apr-18
Floxter 17-Apr-18
arrowchucker 17-Apr-18
Brian waters 17-Apr-18
From: Brian waters
Date: 16-Apr-18




Shopping for a new lightweight target arrow for my 31lb recurve. Anyone shooting the inspires? Im currently shooting 27" 1716 with a 85 grain tip and easton st epic 600's. These arrows come in right @ 240 grains. Im thinking if i set up right i can go to 3d shoots with a dozen arrows in my quiver and the whole family can shoot the same arrows. I know, im dreaming right?

From: arrowchucker
Date: 16-Apr-18




Haven’t shot Inspires but I have had really good luck with Easton Vectors. They come ready to shoot, feathers, point 1000 spine. 27” long. May be right on the edge for 31# but Lancaster sells singles so you can try a couple. Only $5 each. Arrowchucker out

From: mahantango
Date: 17-Apr-18




I tried some in .750 for my 30# target recurve and was not impressed. Least straight - I mean noticable - carbon shaft I have ever seen and only points available are 85 gr. Nibbs. Would look at CX Predators.

From: Kent Alan
Date: 17-Apr-18




You could try Gold Tip Warrior shafts. They come spined as low as .700 BUT---they don't use glue in points, so you can have leeway with point weight. Kinda cheap too. God and Christ Bless!

From: Zildjian51
Date: 17-Apr-18




I've been shooting the Easton Vectors from my 33# Black Hawk. I only draw 26". Tried both the 1000 and 1400. They fly ok but I still think they're both too stiff. Maybe heavier points but they are glued in and I'm told I can't get heavier tips for them. Been thinking about cutting one off and ordering heavier points. Need to measure the I.D. of the shaft and see what's out there that I can get. Draw back is that the nock end is forming little hairline fractures not having inserts at that end.

From: Therifleman
Date: 17-Apr-18




My go to arrow for my 36# longbow is the carbon express predator ii in .800 spine. I find i bend aluminum too much. These carbons have proven fairly tough and tune very well for my set up.

From: Brian waters
Date: 17-Apr-18




I tried an inspire .900 and a cx predator 800, full length with nibbs @ the kytradfest. They didnt fly well for me. Thinking they needed more weight/cut to length. Just wanted others opinions/experiences. I also thought about a 1616 trimmed to 27" and see how they fly. Zildjian, have you thought about using pin nocks? They require a bushing, but ive been shooting them for the last 6 months or so and love them. Plus if youre a tight group shooter they will save you major bucks in the long run.

From: Clydebow
Date: 17-Apr-18




Brian, be aware that some shoots don't allow nibs. Don't know why, but that's the way it is.

From: Brian waters
Date: 17-Apr-18




Thanks clydebow, most shoots dont allow elevated rests either. I say screw those rules and shoot my equipment for fun. When i outshoot someone, its not normally due to my equipment. Therefore i dont limit myself based on rules. Anyway, with a 30lb bow i need all the advantage i can get just to reach some of those targets,lol.

From: Floxter
Date: 17-Apr-18




Ive shot full length Inspire 900s with their 50gr nibbs out of a 33# Maddog longbow & 33# 21st Century. I have shot full length Inspire 750s with their 50gr nibbs out of a 36# Toelke Whip and a 35# Wagstaff Pinyon. I've also shot full length Carbon Express Predators in 900 spine with 70gr nibb and full length 800 spine with 70gr nibb out of the same respective bows. I can't tell any difference between the two brands. All of them paper tune to bullet holes. And all of them offer low cost solutions to shaft selection. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either brand.

From: arrowchucker
Date: 17-Apr-18




The original question was a “ lightweight arrow the whole family can shoot”. Vectors 1000 are light and I’ve found with my archery classes cover a wide range of bows, draw lengths, and poundage.. they are cheap, reasonably tough, and come ready to shoot. Still my go to arrow. Arrowchucker out

From: Brian waters
Date: 17-Apr-18




Thanks kyle, i have some vectors on the way for us to try out.





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