Also, any perspective on Aluminum or carbon? The bow came with 3 AL arrows and seems to shoot fine. Has anyone used a Luminoc or something similar? I am color blind and have an issue seeing blood. So normally I try to find my arrow after a shot, determine the blood and call for assistance then. Seeing where the deer has been hit quickly helps me determine my next steps and helps me find my arrow.
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Another note if guys go fixed blade...be sure to practice shoot and tune your gear. Come to find out those Trocar are very nice, but they are designed and tested specifically for a right helical fletching pattern. Put them on an arrow that is, and they are spot on. Put them on some other fletching pattern and they are all over. It's not always the head....it's the whole combination that affects accuracy.
Those that shoot fixed, it's great if you get a flight you like, I could not get a accurate enough flight with fixed out of my Barnett.
PS You will be accurate out to 50 plus yards. That doesn't mean that the deer will be there when your arrow gets there. I am sure you have noticed that your crossbow is not as quiet as your compound. The deer notice that too! At 310 ftps you should probably limit your shots to about 30 yards. Especially if you have to stop the deer by making a sound. If they are wired, all bets are off after 30 yards. Been there an done it.
I leaning towards a fixed blade.
And to the fellow hunter that are color blind, Oh how I feel for ya as so is my Son also, I use to think it was kind of funny but come to realize if he hits 1 I have to help. (but don't mind at all)
And 1 more thing,I bought a Stryker(Bowtech)and have shot 3 diff.carbon arrows and the Red Hot shoot/pattern better out of my set up