What is the best type of bolt should I shoot from my crossbow, aluminum crossbow arrows
or carbon bolts? This answer might surprise you! …Whatever you prefer! Some choose because of the cost other like the way one perform in the field than the other and others just don’t care.
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The reality is you can shoot whatever arrow you want as long as it meets the manufactures minimum recommended weight
. Some crossbow shooters prefer aluminum while others prefer carbon. This is likely due to the fact that aluminum arrows are a far less expensive than their carbon fiber counterparts. They also tend to be more consistent in spine than carbon arrows which mean they are truer, straighter. Aluminum also weighs more per inch than carbon arrows. While using the same components an aluminum crossbow arrow will weigh more. Aluminum arrows have a tendency to bend or crease easier than carbon crossbow arrows
when shooting tight groups. Carbon, compared to aluminum, tends to hold up to wear and tear longer, especially with the beating they receive from modern day crossbows. Due to this, today manufacturers lean more towards producing carbon arrows than aluminum arrows with the split being 10 to 1.
Remember, whichever arrows you decide to shoot, the most important thing to remember is never shoot an arrow from a crossbow that is rated lighter than what the crossbow manufacture recommends. Yes, I know I already this has already been stated but this is very important. Shooting an arrow rated lighter than recommended for a crossbow can lead to possible damage to your bow or even worse, potentially cause injury to yourself.