Victory VAP Target arrows

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Kerf

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Greetings archers. I’m doing some research for a newbie barebow archer at the Club regarding his first set of arrows.
He’ll be shooting 32lb limbs with a 29 inch draw and is fairly budget minded.
I might have steered him towards some Easton ACCs before they discontinued them and can’t find anywhere in the net at the moment.
The Easton Procomp seem to be comparable but at just a few quid short of £200 they might be a bit much for him.
So, do you guys know anything about the Victory VAP Target family of arrows? The VAP Target Sport run at about £90 for a dozen and the Victory website says they’re good for beginners and intermediate archers. I’ve always shot Easton so know nothing about Victory.
He’ll be pulling about 33lbs with his draw length. On the Victory shaft selector I’ve selected 36lbs for his bow weight to future proof him for a couple of seasons. The shaft selector recommends a .700 spine for a full length 31 inch shaft. Does this seem right?
For comparison the Easton chart recommends a 30” Procomp spine of .570. That seems a way off the Victory chart.
The other option for him price wise might be the Easton Avance but I can’t find a spine chart for them, even on Easton’s own website..
Your help would be much appreciated.
 

tabashir

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The main reason that they are less commonly seen is that are that they are full carbon (I think) rather than alum/carbon/composite.

Whilst this likely produces a great arrow, there are a lot of clubs that cannot use them due to them being less detectable when buried in the grass. If you don't have this issue at your field then he may be fine, but could still hit the issue when he starts to shoot any comps at other clubs.

.700 for 31" shaft @33lbs seems a little weak. I would have guessed somewhere around the .600 for that (based on Easton calcs) but then the charts are only a guide and the only real way to tell is to test them. That's another reason to stick with Easton, so many folks use them that it's often possible to borrow some to try before you buy.

Would be interested in how you get on if you do go with them though.
 

BrianM

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As already posted, they are full carbon arrows and maybe that's why you've not seen so many being used. I don't know if it's a genuine advantage or just marketing but they claim batches are spine aligned with a neat line on the shaft. I've tried to fletch mine identically and whether it's the alignment or just luck, I feel that any poor grouping is down to me rather than the arrow.

I tried them coming from Carbon One (550) and quite like them although I've not tried the Target Sport. I've used the VAP Gamer & Elite with point weights from 100-120 & 500-600 spines. Personally I like them and tend to get slightly better sight marks with them than the C1 550's.

I've attached the arrow chart I've used, I can't remember where I got it but it's worked fine at my arrow length (just under 30"). I think you'd need 600 at 36lbs OTF. victory-vap-arrow-guide-vap.jpg
 

Kerf

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The main reason that they are less commonly seen is that are that they are full carbon (I think) rather than alum/carbon/composite.

Whilst this likely produces a great arrow, there are a lot of clubs that cannot use them due to them being less detectable when buried in the grass. If you don't have this issue at your field then he may be fine, but could still hit the issue when he starts to shoot any comps at other clubs.

.700 for 31" shaft @33lbs seems a little weak. I would have guessed somewhere around the .600 for that (based on Easton calcs) but then the charts are only a guide and the only real way to tell is to test them. That's another reason to stick with Easton, so many folks use them that it's often possible to borrow some to try before you buy.

Would be interested in how you get on if you do go with them though.
If he gets them I’ll let you know for sure. Thanks for the advice. And the fact that they’re all carbon hadn’t registered with me - no problem on our field but perhaps at another club’s as you say.
 

Kerf

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As already posted, they are full carbon arrows and maybe that's why you've not seen so many being used. I don't know if it's a genuine advantage or just marketing but they claim batches are spine aligned with a neat line on the shaft. I've tried to fletch mine identically and whether it's the alignment or just luck, I feel that any poor grouping is down to me rather than the arrow.

I tried them coming from Carbon One (550) and quite like them although I've not tried the Target Sport. I've used the VAP Gamer & Elite with point weights from 100-120 & 500-600 spines. Personally I like them and tend to get slightly better sight marks with them than the C1 550's.

I've attached the arrow chart I've used, I can't remember where I got it but it's worked fine at my arrow length (just under 30"). I think you'd need 600 at 36lbs OTF. View attachment 8843
Thanks for the help. The chart is very helpful. All I could find was the spine selection tool on Victory’s website which does the calculations for you and I’m too much of a Luddite to completely trust computer automation 😱
 
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