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Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32"

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Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32"
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (16)
  • Consistent (14)
  • Very straight (14)
  • Accurate (13)
  • Easy to use (11)

Cons

  • Not durable (5)
  • Not straight (3)

Best Uses

  • Hunting (18)
  • Target practice (15)
  • 3D targets (11)
  • Stump shooting (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (14), Expert archer (5), Competitive archer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Shafts

I just finished up fletching a dozen arrows out of these shafts. I picked them up because I was looking for some a bit heavier than Port Orford cedar and something that would stay...Read complete review

I just finished up fletching a dozen arrows out of these shafts. I picked them up because I was looking for some a bit heavier than Port Orford cedar and something that would stay a bit straighter than the ash shafts I have been shooting. I was quite pleased when I pulled them out of the box, all were very straight with one exception and it straightened up pretty easily. Upon weighing the shafts out there was about a 30 grain difference between the heaviest and lightest so I was pretty happy with that (for a bit of recreational shooting it won't matter to me). After shooting them all a few times they group pretty consistently. As for durability I did miss the target bag with one and bounced it off the apple tree a couple yards beyond the bag with no apparent damage to the shaft. I like them well enough that I just ordered another dozen shafts to make up into a new set of hunting arrows.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a solid choice for shafts

Long time POC (Port Ordford Cedar) user and bought Douglas Fir, Ash, and Birch shafts to run some tests against each other, weight, penetration (gel block), flight, strength,...Read complete review

Long time POC (Port Ordford Cedar) user and bought Douglas Fir, Ash, and Birch shafts to run some tests against each other, weight, penetration (gel block), flight, strength, etc... Mainly to see if there was anything better than POC for my particular setup.

Disclaimer* the tests run were based on my current *individual* setup and in no way based off of industry standards for testing. However, scientific methods were used across each of the types of wood. All shafts were spined the same and were shot multiple times from the same bow and recorded.

The douglas fir shafts look amazing. The grain pattern on the particular dozen that I got was absolutely gorgeous. I use the Apple power arrow saw and Woodchuck Power Taper Tool for most of my arrow making, and the wood was mainly easy to work, although a bit more difficult on the tools then POC. They are slightly heavier for a POC arrow with a similar spine and grain pattern.

It took alcohol stain very well as well as water based crowning paint, and the normal fletching glue that I use all worked. Hand straitening the shafts was a bit tougher than POC, but with a little heat the kinks worked out just fine.

The flight of the shafts was paper tuned to my setup and eventually flew straight at 5-15 yards, but the particular dozen I got would not fly straight at anything further than that. The arrows did eventually straighten out, but always seemed to "flop" to the other side despite my efforts in tuning them.

The brittleness of the wood really surprised me though. There were several slight glancing blows with arrows already in the target that caused a shaft to almost explode. Scratches that my POC arrows would have shrugged off were suddenly death sentences to this set of dozen Douglas Fir shafts. Of the dozen, 5 were lost in this way, 3 were lost simply by hitting a bail of hay, with no other arrows, they simply could not take the impact on a soft surface. The 4 that I have left have taken several knocks and fly semi straight, but considering how many I had to "weed out" before getting to the stronger shafts, its not a good ratio.

I went back and thought about how/if I could have done anything better to help prevent the breaking, but the two conclusions I came to were:
-I was sold a bum dozen (which I personally do not think is the case)
-The brittleness of the wood is always this high

The test on the gel block was indeed a promising sign though as they do offer a great combination of penetration and ease of use/tooling. But considering I'd have to make a new set whether I hit my target or not, every 12 shots, its not worth the financial investment to keep my quiver full of these shafts.

While this may be just a bum set of Douglas Fir shafts, I will be buying a second set to confirm my findings and post back once I have the information.

I'll be writing my other reviews on Ash and Birch as soon as I'm done going through the data.

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5.0

Nice Arrow Shafts

By 

from Louisiana

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Consistent
  • Durable
  • Well Crafted

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting
    • Target Practice

    Comments about Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32":

    Love the fir shafts.Easliy straightened and easy to tune.Will only make wood arrows out of douglas fir from now on.Great for hunting and target practice

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not a solid choice for shafts

    By 

    from NoVA

    About Me Expert Archer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Penetration

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Inconsistent
    • Not Straight

    Best Uses

      Comments about Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32":

      Long time POC (Port Ordford Cedar) user and bought Douglas Fir, Ash, and Birch shafts to run some tests against each other, weight, penetration (gel block), flight, strength, etc... Mainly to see if there was anything better than POC for my particular setup.

      Disclaimer* the tests run were based on my current *individual* setup and in no way based off of industry standards for testing. However, scientific methods were used across each of the types of wood. All shafts were spined the same and were shot multiple times from the same bow and recorded.

      The douglas fir shafts look amazing. The grain pattern on the particular dozen that I got was absolutely gorgeous. I use the Apple power arrow saw and Woodchuck Power Taper Tool for most of my arrow making, and the wood was mainly easy to work, although a bit more difficult on the tools then POC. They are slightly heavier for a POC arrow with a similar spine and grain pattern.

      It took alcohol stain very well as well as water based crowning paint, and the normal fletching glue that I use all worked. Hand straitening the shafts was a bit tougher than POC, but with a little heat the kinks worked out just fine.

      The flight of the shafts was paper tuned to my setup and eventually flew straight at 5-15 yards, but the particular dozen I got would not fly straight at anything further than that. The arrows did eventually straighten out, but always seemed to "flop" to the other side despite my efforts in tuning them.

      The brittleness of the wood really surprised me though. There were several slight glancing blows with arrows already in the target that caused a shaft to almost explode. Scratches that my POC arrows would have shrugged off were suddenly death sentences to this set of dozen Douglas Fir shafts. Of the dozen, 5 were lost in this way, 3 were lost simply by hitting a bail of hay, with no other arrows, they simply could not take the impact on a soft surface. The 4 that I have left have taken several knocks and fly semi straight, but considering how many I had to "weed out" before getting to the stronger shafts, its not a good ratio.

      I went back and thought about how/if I could have done anything better to help prevent the breaking, but the two conclusions I came to were:
      -I was sold a bum dozen (which I personally do not think is the case)
      -The brittleness of the wood is always this high

      The test on the gel block was indeed a promising sign though as they do offer a great combination of penetration and ease of use/tooling. But considering I'd have to make a new set whether I hit my target or not, every 12 shots, its not worth the financial investment to keep my quiver full of these shafts.

      While this may be just a bum set of Douglas Fir shafts, I will be buying a second set to confirm my findings and post back once I have the information.

      I'll be writing my other reviews on Ash and Birch as soon as I'm done going through the data.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Value

      By 

      from Virginia

      About Me Competitive Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Very pleased

      Cons

      • Very Little Straightening

      Best Uses

      • 3D Targets
      • Hunting
      • Target Practice

      Comments about Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32":

      Takes stain readily, some straightening but, generally not bad for out of the box. Have not had to re-straighten so far after weeks of shooting, not to mention weather extremes. Will purchase more of these.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Go to

      By 

      from southwest AZ

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Penetration
      • Very Straight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hunting

        Comments about Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32":

        These are my go-to shafts now, when I am out of raw materials locally. They are consistent enough, and tough enough to take the beatings I give them. They may or may not measure up to some others standards, insofar as the consistency of the weight variance, but I have ordered several dozen, and get the best, most consistent shots out of my sinew backed ash bow with these shafts. The only kind of shaft that performs better, for me, is bamboo, and they are a LOT more work. I will run these until/unless someone can prove to me there is something better off my bows.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        So far no problems

        By 

        from SD

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Very Straight
        • Well Crafted

        Cons

        • Inconsistentor Is It Me

        Best Uses

        • Target Practice

        Comments about Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32":

        No problems with the shafts. They're sturdy. I have shot 8 arrows maybe 500x in the past 3 weeks. I have not had one break yet. I do have inconsistent shots, but I'm a begginer so it could be me and not the shafts. I probably need to try some different shafts to make sure.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Nice wood grain

        By 

        from Michigan

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

        • 3D Targets
        • Hunting
        • Target Practice

        Comments about Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32":

        very nice looking grain. Much nicer looking then the P.O.C. shafts. They take stain well. My only complaint, they seem to break when trying to straighten them. I haven't had this problem with P.O.C. shafts.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        wonderful wood!

        By 

        from rocky mountains

        About Me Expert Archer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting
          • Target Practice

          Comments about Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32":

          great quality shafting..very easy to straighten...(when neccesary) and a bit stronger than Port Orford. I like them also because Douglas Fir trees are abundant where I bowhunt for Elk and Mule Deer...somehow this is a really cool connection for me .

          I have been using these both parallel and tapered for thirty years...11/32 & 23/64" ...great hunting and target arrows...many harvests with them...I have some that have lasted 25 years...I shoot the old ones every once in a while just for fun.

          they take stain & finish well ...my favorite shaft wood for sure.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          the whole dozen was straight !!!

          By 

          from Southeast Indiana

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Very Straight
          • Well Crafted

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Target Practice

            Comments about Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32":

            Upon arrival the first thing I did was check for straightness. Perfect!!!. Can't wait to see how they fly! Packaging could have been a little more protective, but they arrived just fine.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great shafts at a great price

            By 

            from Australia

            About Me Expert Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Durable
            • Very Straight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • 3D Targets
              • Hunting
              • Stump Shooting
              • Target Practice

              Comments about Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32":

              Used these shafts for a 3d comp, worked great i am very happy with them. It is very hard to find consistant shafts in heavy spines.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              2.0

              Concerned about durability

              By 

              from Alaska

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Penetration
              • Very Straight

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily

              Best Uses

                Comments about Douglas Fir Wood Shafts 11/32":

                I am finding, compared to cedar, I have significantly more Douglas Fir arrows blow apart on impact when stump or target shooting.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was fast and all items arrived in great shape.

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                • No

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