July 20, 2015
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Top manufacturers hit the drawing board with the goal of serving you arrows that contact the target with more power, deeper penetration, truer flight paths and tighter tolerances. You'll find that some of your favorite brands have fine-tuned their banner products while others set out to introduce enterprising accessories that give the bowhunter exciting new options afield.
From more durable lighted nocks to micro-diameter, long-range shafts to aerospace-grade aluminum bowfishing arrows, you'll find that 2015 has new products to compliment and improve every archer's system.
Following are the best new arrows for the upcoming season:
Beman | White Box
Some archers want equipment that's ready to go right from the store. For them, Beman introduces its White Box
arrows. These 350-grain carbon shafts not only have been precut to 29.5 ', they're already fletched, have inserts and nocks in place and even are fitted with field points. They're sold in 4-packs in . . . yes, white boxes.
Black Eagle | Outlaw
You don't always have to choose between price and performance. This affordable carbon arrow features .010 or less spine deviation within each dozen shafts and .006 or better straightness tolerance through each shaft's full length. The Outlaw
is built to handle tough hunting conditions.
Bloodsport | Pro Series
This carbon shaft has .001 straightness tolerances, is made with super-tough weaved carbon fiber and comes with lighted flare nocks and a white blood ring in the middle of the shaft to indicate how well a deer has been hit. The Pro Hunter Series
also is available in a crossbow bolt, FPS Hunter Series and Impact series.
Carbon Express | BLU RZ
Red Zone technology found in the Maxima Red arrow has been married to a new diamond-weave carbon. Like the Maxima Red, the BLU RZ
was designed with stiffer ends that isolate flex in the middle of the shaft, making the arrow extremely accurate — even with fixed-blade broadheads. Spine choices include: 150, 250 and 350.
Easton | Deep Six XD
The Deep Six XD
carbon arrow is extra thin, and that's a plus; its lower profile gives it superior flight characteristics in windy conditions and/or at longer ranges. The XD has RPS steel inserts, which are stronger and heavier than traditional inserts and enhance FOC properties. Included X-nocks provide more consistent accuracy.
Gold Tip | Kaos
Many bowhunters now want arrows that deliver high kinetic energy. This one does, and it flies great even in high winds. The Kaos
comes with the GTO nock bushing, which is said to provide perfect nock alignment, resulting in more consistent shooting results. The arrow's new ballistic collar further helps with broadhead alignment.
Starting at $
Grizzly Stik | Momentum
The Grizzly Stik Momentum U-FOC Nano
is extra heavy. In fact, many arrows in the line top 600 grains. The shaft is made of stiff Nano carbon. This tapered shaft yields an abundance of FOC weighting, which helps the arrow fly great and provides ample penetration.
149 per 6
PSE | Carbon Force Desperado
Youth arrows often cost as much as adult arrows, which makes breaking one especially painful. But these sell for an attractive price and come fletched and ready for the field. The Desperado
is a quality carbon shaft designed for draw weights of under 50 pounds. Field points are factory installed.
Victory | RIP Elite
The small-diameter RIP Elite
shaft shoots well in part because extra weight in its front means more stability in flight and greater downrange accuracy. The Nano Ceramic 'Ice ' coating finish also enhances penetration and makes the shaft easy to pull from a target. Available options include custom nocks and inserts to further shrink groups.