The Best Hunting Arrows – 14 Arrows Put to the Test

Big Game Bow Hunting

Field & Stream launched an article placing 14 arrows to the take a look at to decide which of them deserved to be topped the finest searching arrows.

The Test:

They first had to decide what made a searching arrow superior to others. Keeping it easy, they had been searching for the most effective arrow shafts, permitting bows to maximize the power they will ship downrange, no matter draw weight at a 40 yard distance.

The arrows had been damaged into weight courses (Lightweight, Middleweight, and Heavyweight). After three days of arrows brawling it out between one another, there may solely be one champion in every class. So which arrows earned the proper to put on the championship belt? The outcomes are in…

Lightweight Champion (<420 grains)


The Stats:

Weight: 8.5 grains per inch, 394 whole grains, as examined

Velocity at Launch: 332.69 fps

Retained Kinetic Energy: 85.97 %

Retained Momentum: 92.72 %

The Gold Tip Velocity XT was mentioned to have “grain-for-grain the strongest punch out of any other arrow in the test” – F&S. This turned out to be the most effective pace arrow they examined and is completely suited to archers in want of a flat trajectory for longer pictures.

Middleweight Champion (425-450 grains)


The Stats:

Weight: 8.9 grains per inch, 428 whole grains, as examined

Velocity at Launch: 321.29 fps

Retained Kinetic Energy: 87.12 %

Retained Momentum: 93.34 %

Even although these arrows had been the quickest in the middleweight class, they actually outperformed of their downrange efficiency hitting like shafts weighing 10-20 lbs. heavier. For most bowhunters, the VAP V1s reigned champion in the candy-spot weight class.

Heavyweight Champion (>450 grains)

Carbon Express Pile Driver Pass Thru Extreme

The Stats:

Weight: 11.three grains per inch, 476 whole grains, as examined

Velocity at Launch: 307.38 fps

Retained Kinetic Energy: 88.13 %

Retained Momentum: 93.88 %

The heavyweight bouts got here down to the final spherical, decided in the finish by a cut up choice. It got here down to the arrows by Carbon Express and Easton Full Metal Jacket. Carbon barely edged out Easton by supplied the identical punch whereas weighing in at 25 grains lighter.

I would like to thank Field and Stream for offering us with this wonderful take a look at to decide which arrow deserves the title of Champion of the Hunting arrows. For extra in depth details about the assessments go to their web site at

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