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What r u guy's shooting at that is making them do it?
Ive been shooting axis and fmj's since they came out and have never had a single problem. 1000's of shots and 100's of arrows.
Not calling ya out just want to know how they r doing it.
Thats one of the problems with HITs, if the glue isn't perfect or you dont use the chamfer stone they do Dat.
I think the traditional collar inserts are better.
I did em all myself to perfection. From cutting the arrows, to glueing the inserts, to ASD'ing, and stoning the inside to perfection...I even rolled the arrows every 15min/or so while the glue was drying.
If you look back through my posts, about 400-500posts ago I predicted problems with these inserts. And I agree about trad inserts...in the same post I expressed a wish for reg ole inserts.
...but in a tiny defense of FMJs/HIT, I will say that I didnt have any shaft tears on targets...they all happened on deer. I think when the arrow sticks in the ground after a passthru, some of the arrow is still in the deer(tiny doe) and the thing gets yanked to one side when the deer splits. ...and I did have one FMJ survived three deer before tearing.
I did leave atleast a 1/4" of play in the length...im wondering if I can remove the HITs, cut the arrow again, and pop in some reg ole inserts that fit proper.
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This is why people came out with that retro aluminum shaft collar. HIT arrows are 2 faced, one face is a super tough well spec'd arrow thats thin for great penatration and performance, the other face is the weak spot the insert creates.
This is why I think Epics are the best arrow $ for $. Same specs and quality with a better insert for less $.
And made in the USA.
I had one do something like that once when I forgot to adjust my sight to 20yds after a longer shot(I have a bad habit of that). I hit my cousins steel clothes line pole. The feild tip actually broke and did that to the arrow though, the insert was still firmly glued in place.