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    The dilemma; I got two dozen arrows with my compound bow when I bought it - a dozen nice easton carbon/aluminum ones that are actually about the perfect weight and length a dozen beman carbons that are a little lite but perfect for target practicing, the bad thing is - they are pushing it for being too short for my bows draw length, actually uncomfortable to shoot with because of that reason, never had a problem but still I don't want the worry as the base of the tips are actually resting too close or maybe even a little in the arrow holder,

    I could move the holder back - plenty of travel on it to do so but like to keep it right at the pivot point for the hand that's holding the bows grip - this ensures better accuracy when the shot goes off... plus I do have it back just a little - don't want to compromise anymore,,,

    The thought occurred to me to just sell the arrows and purchase some others but wanted to avoid the hassle --- I looked around for special extended 100 grain field points or maybe even slightly extended nock ends of combination of the two - just a little extra length is all I need - could not find anything and im new to this so maybe there's a simple solution that I missed - but no big whoop cuz I got all 12 taken care of for about 8 bucks,

    I bought some x-long 125 grain field points --- the arrows F.O.C. weight would have been too heavy with them but figured out a way of keeping the arrows at the ideal overall weight along with F.O.C. (front of center) AND of course having the security of the extra length, I hollowed the points out, a .141" endmill running almost the entire length of the main beef - then a .187" @ .125" deep - install a hardened stainless plugs press fit with loctite and grind to match the point,

    pumped out about 120 shot's yesterday and it's the best iv ever done... I think most of that is just not having the worry anymore...


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    Move over all conventional thinking - AKB's getting into archery and it will never be the same again lol


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    • #3
      You could call them "silvertips" but Winchester beat ya to it!
      I cut it off twice; it's still too short
      Oregon, USA

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      • #4
        I could load them with a charge and have a primer in the base - maybe half power and half rock salt - plus the point coming out at some extra velocity --- ain't nobody getting to my beans and rice supply,,, nobody...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
          I could load them with a charge and have a primer in the base - maybe half power and half rock salt - plus the point coming out at some extra velocity --- ain't nobody getting to my beans and rice supply,,, nobody...
          Isn’t that a Duke family tradition?
          Cayuga, Ontario, Canada

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          • #6
            Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
            I could load them with a charge and have a primer in the base - maybe half power and half rock salt - plus the point coming out at some extra velocity --- ain't nobody getting to my beans and rice supply,,, nobody...
            Been watching Rambo again? 🤣
            I just need one more tool,just one!

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            • #7
              Can't you just get your arms shortened?

              Don't let the rednecks see you are weighing things in grammes.
              Last edited by old mart; 04-26-2020, 12:57 PM.

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              • #8
                You guys can poke all the fun you want (get it lol ok i'll stop) but word out is this stuff could mutate - to maybe covid 20 or god forbid covid 21,,, that's where people turn into zombie like creatures and actually crave eating human flesh,,, this is way way more than just about beans and rice supplies...

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                • #9
                  You will need smaller arrows if you're going to shoot virus particles.

                  Gluing used carbide inserts in the hollow arrowheads will make them armour piercing.
                  Last edited by old mart; 04-26-2020, 01:22 PM.

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                  • #10
                    That's some clever work on lightening up the heads. A LOT of work mind you but clever. Especially since it worked well.

                    Chilliwack BC, Canada

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