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  1. Kernowlad @ Kernowlad:
    Just ordered an air rifle (AA S400); I fear that may be even worse than being a compound archer...
  2. bimble @ bimble:
    that's what you get when the patron saint of archers has their feast day on Jan 20th!
  3. Rabid Hamster @ Rabid Hamster:
    the weather gods and the archery gods have never been on talking terms
  4. Timid Toad @ Timid Toad:
    *sigh* why is is work days are sunny, shooting days are tipping it down?
  5. bkupris @ bkupris:
    Glad its back :)
  6. dvd8n @ dvd8n:
    A month or two. I'd missed it ...
  7. bkupris @ bkupris:
    I have been very absent lately, when did the shoutbox come back?
  8. dvd8n @ dvd8n:
    Hi Brian
  9. bkupris @ bkupris:
    howdy :)
  10. Rabid Hamster @ Rabid Hamster:
    was a good weekend ... we had 15 different archers shooting over the 7 hours we had field timegot at the weekend
  11. AndyW @ AndyW:
    Good for you RH.
  12. Rabid Hamster @ Rabid Hamster:
    winter archery outdoors ... we had everything going on on the field yesterday ... from 20yrds to 70m. 252's .. club awards .. indoor classifications(?!) .. noobs .. recurve/bare/trad.
  13. Kernowlad @ Kernowlad:
    Stiff doesn’t always mean tough (oooh ever); possibly more brittle?
  14. dvd8n @ dvd8n:
    There's so many versions of FMJs these days, I'm never sure when I order them whether I'm ordering the right ones.
  15. jerryRTD @ jerryRTD:
    It does depend on which 'FJM' you are talking about . An axis fmj is a very tough arrow I had a set of 400's they were as tough as old boots
  16. dvd8n @ dvd8n:
    Or it's all in my imagination....
  17. dvd8n @ dvd8n:
    Unless the ali is a different thickness I suppose.
  18. dvd8n @ dvd8n:
    That sounds plausible but it doesn't explain why 500s seem tougher than 400s though.
  19. Kernowlad @ Kernowlad:
    That’s pretty thin. I’d say that the arrows flex every time you shoot them. This produces tiny stress fractures which are exacerbated by very mild exposure to air (a type of corrosion); whereas carbon is inert on exposure to the elements. Yep it does fracture but it depends on how it’s laid. Meanwhile the aluminium core is protected. Why don’t full aluminium arrows do the same? They are thick enough that very mild surface fractures don’t run deep enough.
  20. dvd8n @ dvd8n:
    I just went and measured one and the ali is 0.005" or 0.13mm thick.
  21. dvd8n @ dvd8n:
    One advantage of having the ali on the outside is that the arrows are much easier to pull. Another is that they don't splinter like carbons and conventional ACs do (or at least the splinters are contained). I see what you mean about the ali probably being thin though.
  22. Kernowlad @ Kernowlad:
    A carbon outer over an aluminium core does seem more logical to me. I suspect the 7075 (a decent grade) aluminium on the FMJs is thin and possibly gets brittle over time. I’ve had two aluminium bike frames fail on me in the past; stress fractures.
  23. Rabid Hamster @ Rabid Hamster:
    oddly I've never thought of FMJ as the same as AGC even though technically they are the same components just in a different order. perhaps call one CACs and the other ACA ... etc ... ;)
  24. dvd8n @ dvd8n:
    Watched it. Interesting that he was talking about vibrations on the tail of the arrow. That was definitely the failure mode that I had on Saturday. I twanged it biggly.
  25. dvd8n @ dvd8n:
    I'll have to track down the video that he was talking about.

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