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    Question If you have to shoot straw bosses........

    Some interesting reading in the X10's thread . Next year when i venture out with my carbons i think i'll be trying to shoot foam bosses at practice as much as possible , but realistically there are going to be plenty of times when i'm going to have to shoot at straw, i.e. competitions etc.

    Bearing this in mind which arrows stand up to the straw bosses better? I can't see myself improving enough by April to warrant expensive kit like Pro tours , i think something in the Navigator price range would be as much as i'd wish to spend.

    Are the full metal jacket versions better or are you better off sticking to the standard arrows and use water/towel/ lubes etc. to help with the straw deposit/scraping /cleaning/ problems.

    I'll be shooting 55 to 60 pounds with 28" arrows , using an allegiance which looks like I'd need T9 group arrows according to the Easton charts.

    ( I need to buy new arrows for next year as my present ACC's were spined for my old recurve and while acceptable used with my old soft cam 40-50 pound compound won't cut it with the bow i have now)

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    In the Red I've taken part in an AIUK Ironman Shoot. moley101's Avatar
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    I shoot nav FMJs out of my compound, no problems with straw bosses so far and an awful lot easierto extract than my old acc's were.
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    It's an X I've taken part in an AIUK Ironman Shoot. simon m's Avatar
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    On brand new straw at my club I shoot my axis FMJ's once they soften up a bit I shoot either them or my acc's dependant on what mood I'm in etc....
    Hunting Custard........

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    FMJ's are the way to go. I will be getting a set of FMJ Navs towards the end of the indoor season.

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    I use Axis FMJ's same construction as the navs FMJ's but I got these before the Nav FMJ's came out. they are Much better than carbon out side arrows when it comes to straw bosses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Tee View Post
    I use Axis FMJ's same construction as the navs FMJ's
    Same here and at nearly half the price of the Nav Versions I will be sticking with them for a while yet.
    Paul - Experience > Something you gain when things do not go as you expected.

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