Types of Archery Arrows By Materials
- Wood Arrows: the traditional material. Easy to bend.
- Fiberglass Arrows: more durable than wood and cheaper than aluminum and
- Aluminum Arrows: more durable than fiberglass and is cheaper than
- Carbon Arrows: most durable and expensive
Factors to Consider When Choosing An Arrow:
straightness tolerance usually lies between .001" and .006". The smaller the
- Length: it should be at least 1" over arrow rest at full draw
- Weight: lighter means faster but easier to get propelled.
An important factor when considering which archery arrows to get should be the size. If you get an arrow that is too short then you run the risk of messing up your very expensive set-up (this is similar to a dry-fire). Like-wise, if your arrow is too long, you will have a shorter trajectory and will substantially decrease you speed and performance. Keep in mind that not every arrow is going to fit every bow. You have to get arrows that are specific to your set up. Once you order the arrow
shafts, and decide to cut them to a certain length, remember that there is no going back once you've shortened an arrow. Make your choices wisely and take a look at your manufacturers guide to see what their recommended
archery arrows are.