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Easton Axis Traditional's discontinued?

Messages posted to thread:
Mike Walker 09-May-22
cblasey 09-May-22
Jamie 10-May-22
BigJim 10-May-22
cacciatore 10-May-22
CMF_3 10-May-22
Brian waters 10-May-22
Mike Walker 10-May-22
tradmt 10-May-22
Wudstix 10-May-22
Jamie 10-May-22
aromakr 10-May-22
Yellah Nocks 10-May-22
George D. Stout 10-May-22
tradmt 10-May-22
M60gunner 10-May-22
tzolk 10-May-22
felipe 10-May-22
felipe 10-May-22
Beendare 10-May-22
Jamie 10-May-22
felipe 10-May-22
Jegs.mi 10-May-22
Stuart 10-May-22
Dave Lay 10-May-22
Jamie 10-May-22
Corax_latrans 10-May-22
Snow Crow 10-May-22
Flinger1 10-May-22
Tedd 11-May-22
Tedd 11-May-22
SJP51 11-May-22
Shawn 11-May-22
Babysaph 11-May-22
Babysaph 11-May-22
Flinger1 12-May-22
Flinger1 12-May-22
George D. Stout 12-May-22
Full Draw John 12-May-22
Babysaph 12-May-22
Jack Whitmrie jr 13-May-22
Riverwolf 13-May-22
bluebird 13-May-22
BigJim 13-May-22
bluebird 13-May-22
HEXX 13-May-22
Boker 14-May-22
From: Mike Walker
Date: 09-May-22




I heard today these were being discontinued...........anyone else heard this?

From: cblasey
Date: 09-May-22




I have not, there are still a lot available at different sites.

From: Jamie
Date: 10-May-22




Say it isn’t so. These are my favourite arrow shafts

From: BigJim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-May-22
BigJim is a Stickbow.com Sponsor - Website




Yes, they have been discontinued..

I just found out myself last week. Contacted my rep and he said.."yeah, they did so in March"

I doubt there are a lot available anywhere since most of the spine sizes have been on backorder for the better part of six months. We have a few dozen 700 spine left, but I believe that is it.

BigJim

From: cacciatore Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-May-22




Damn Easton. Lol

From: CMF_3
Date: 10-May-22




Try the skinny Black Eagle arrows with outserts.

From: Brian waters
Date: 10-May-22




Between easton discontinuing and victory's supply issues, my wife and i have switched to black eagle.

From: Mike Walker
Date: 10-May-22




Thanks for the confirmation BigJim.............I'm surprised as I thought these were a big seller, guess not.

From: tradmt
Date: 10-May-22




They should have never discontinued the Beman Classics, their replacement wasn’t as heavy or durable and is now also being discontinued.

We traditional shooters just aren’t a a big enough slice in the pie and carbons last us so damn long, we just aren’t buying enough arrows either I suppose. Maybe they will come out with something better or similar.

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-May-22




I buy even less!!!

From: Jamie
Date: 10-May-22




Just got the last 340 spine from canadaarcheryonline. Thanks for the heads up

From: aromakr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 10-May-22




Its understandable! To Easton archery items are a very minuite part of there business, even though archery is what made them what they are today. It would not surprise me if they quite making anything for archery.

Bob

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 10-May-22




Not shooting Eastons. But saw this thread and the direction it turned reminded me that I need to tuck away a new dozen of my particular brand and size/model. And another dozen inserts I like.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 10-May-22




Considering they are the world leader in arrow shafts, not just USA, it's unlikely they would give up billions of dollars from the sport of archery. Yes they are diversified very well, but the archery business is what they built their name and reputation on, they aren't going anywhere soon, nor are their arrow shafts.

""EASTON ARCHERY Since its beginnings in 1922, Easton has focused on offering innovative, high-quality products that enhance the end-user’s sporting experience. Easton revolutionized the sport of archery by introducing straight, consistent aluminum arrows in the 1940s, and has been the world’s leading archery innovator since that time. As the world leader, Easton shafts are used by more bowhunters, crossbowmen, 3D competitors, target shooters and Olympic target archery competitors than all other brands combined.""

From: tradmt
Date: 10-May-22




Agreed, they ain’t going anywhere.

From: M60gunner
Date: 10-May-22




Sorry to hear this. Another “choice” gone like so many others. Me? Still waiting for an answer from Victory about what shaft is equivalent to ones I have now. Been a month.

From: tzolk
Date: 10-May-22




UGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

From: felipe
Date: 10-May-22




The Easton Axis blacks are a nice shaft, slightly lighter so it may allow you to push the weight up front. I shoot the two together and see no difference (except looks). I’ve dedicated myself to cedar lately so my Axis are collecting dust.

From: felipe
Date: 10-May-22




Just a thought why they are discontinued; the “wood” coating layer can splinter off with wear. I’ve had some long sharp splinters off very used shafts.

From: Beendare
Date: 10-May-22




Actually, that ????Is incorrect. The outer coating is a plastic wrap. Yes it can wear especially in tough targets but if you use soap, wax or the arrow snot they hold their finish for a long time.

From: Jamie
Date: 10-May-22




I found since I’ve added a collar or a footing I haven’t had any mushroom or splinter

From: felipe
Date: 10-May-22

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Yeah, footing or a collar would help. These shafts are tough, luckily I probably have enough to last my shooting days.

From: Jegs.mi Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-May-22




What are you guys footing your axis shafts with?

From: Stuart
Date: 10-May-22




I use Easton 75 grain insert/outserts or Ethic Archery’s in various weights. Both have performed well for me.

From: Dave Lay Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-May-22




Dang Mike, I’m pretty bummed about what you told me today about them dropping the legacy’s and other aluminums as well as some of the carbons. Thanks for the heads up man

From: Jamie
Date: 10-May-22




Jegs

I use the carbon collars from three rivers.

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 10-May-22




“What are you guys footing your axis shafts with?”

What’s the diameter on those?

A lot of the “woodgrain” carbons foot very nicely with 2117 aluminum, but the smaller diameter shafts… Let’s just say I haven’t had great luck with those. And I think a 20XX shaft is just not big enough, regardless of the wall thickness. Maybe if they are skinny enough…

From: Snow Crow
Date: 10-May-22




It takes less than 5 minutes to custom fit a "slightly too tight" footing from an aluminum shaft section. Mr. rattail file is your friend.

Many 300-400 spine standard carbons can be footed with 2117 aluminums; extra graphics might push you to a 2219. 500 standards run the gamut from 2117 to ratted out 2016. The few 600's I've worked up have required significant rattail work for 2016's to fit.

If you can find softer (non Easton) aluminum donor shafts for footings, they are much easier to trim, bevel, and ream out.

From: Flinger1
Date: 10-May-22




Sorry too hear this about the disco’s. My local shop has many of the shafts/arrows mentioned that guys are having an issue getting. Not sure if he’ll ship them, but worth a shot. Shoot me a pm if you’d like to call and ask him.

From: Tedd
Date: 11-May-22




The Three Rivers shaft is the same thing. In white. I like the white ones. But I'm using cedar these days. Tedd

From: Tedd
Date: 11-May-22




The Three Rivers shaft is the same thing. In white. I like the white ones. But I'm using cedar these days. Tedd

From: SJP51
Date: 11-May-22




Easton bought Beman and stopped making 6mm Centershots. Then stopped making the 6mm Axis shafts and then 6mm Aftermath shafts. I'm worn on them and will be shooting something besides Easton when I exhaust my existing stash. I'm sure they don't care. Irritating you customers is bad for business.

From: Shawn
Date: 11-May-22




The entire arrow industry is going more towards microdiameter shafts. There will alway be a selection but the new trend is .166 shafts. Shawn

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-May-22




I shoot the black 6 mm Easton axis shafts. I have about 4 dozen. I usual go through one arrow a year. They are durable and shoot through most of the game from my bow

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-May-22




Are the black eagles the same diameter as the Easton axis

From: Flinger1
Date: 12-May-22




No

From: Flinger1
Date: 12-May-22




No

From: George D. Stout
Date: 12-May-22




Footing size is just a math thing. Find the outside diameter of your carbon shaft, and the inside diameter of the aluminum needs to closely correspond. Inside diameter of aluminum is a math procedure easily done. If you have a 2117 then it's a 21/64 shaft, so divide 21 by 64. Then subtract twice the .017 from that (.034), and you have the inside diameter.

From: Full Draw John
Date: 12-May-22




Is Easton still going to make the Traditional only white shafts?

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-May-22




Who makes a shaft the same diameter or smaller than the Easton Axis?

From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 13-May-22




Like my old buddy Charlie said in 1984 " if you find something you like buy dozens of them,because they are going to quit making them"

From: Riverwolf
Date: 13-May-22




Long as they are still making trees , we have options ;)

From: bluebird
Date: 13-May-22




I'm sorry but my curmudgeon old man comes out on this. I'm going over the Black Eagle arrow choices and it's confusing as heck and besides that I have an arrow that is great for my set up and it's been discontinued and I was able to get some from Big Jim, thanks Jim, but what a pain to need to pivot. Sorry for the rant!!

From: BigJim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-May-22
BigJim is a Stickbow.com Sponsor - Website




I can assure you that no company would discontinue a profitable item unless they had sourcing issues..

We have sold a bunch of Easton products, but the axis is not one that has made us much. They are very expensive and even though the small diameter shaft has it's place and purpose, I have found that most trad shooters are irritated by small diameter shafts and won't spend the money.

I have sold far more of the Easton carbon legacy shafts than I ever thought I would have. They will be here to stay. I still have 400 doz of the beman centershot shafts. They will be gone this year though.

Sometime this summer, I should be receiving 1500 doz Dark Timbers. I expect to have to order more in the first month!

BigJim

From: bluebird
Date: 13-May-22




Thanks Jim for keeping up!

From: HEXX
Date: 13-May-22




I had the same problem with Easton HEXX shafts. They still make them but not in 480 spine that I shoot. I bought a dozen from Lancaster that should last me till they come up

with a good replacement.

From: Boker
Date: 14-May-22




I love the color of the dark Timbers not sure why more trad arrows aren’t available in that color.





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