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Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts
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Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts

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Item Number: 6779X
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($52.95 plus any option surcharges)
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts
 
4.2

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (39)
  • Accurate (37)
  • Very straight (37)
  • Well crafted (34)
  • Durable (32)

Cons

  • Not durable (9)

Best Uses

  • 3D targets (38)
  • Hunting (38)
  • Target practice (37)
  • Stump shooting (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (30), Competitive archer (11), Expert archer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nicest shafts I've seen

These are the nicest shafts I've seen. I easily bare shaft tuned 3 different weights for perfect arrow flight just by adjusting the shaft length and tip weight. (81/2, 9, and...Read complete review

These are the nicest shafts I've seen. I easily bare shaft tuned 3 different weights for perfect arrow flight just by adjusting the shaft length and tip weight. (81/2, 9, and 91/2 grains per pound of bow weight) This actually gives me a choice of which arrow weight I want to use.

They are tough shafts, they look good, I like the smooth finish and I love the fact that they say "Made in USA". The price is right too.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

What you need to know is.....

Heres the skinny on these shafts. I used the 500 and 600 shafts and have bought several dozen of each. Yes, they seem a bit more brittle than most carbon shafts, however load...Read complete review

Heres the skinny on these shafts. I used the 500 and 600 shafts and have bought several dozen of each. Yes, they seem a bit more brittle than most carbon shafts, however load up the tip with heavy FOC and hit something hard, they will break, as will any carbon arrow. For the shaft manufacturer to produce a carbon shaft, keep the weight and straightness tolerance with in specific parameters, the shaft must be made a little harder (brittle), and tend to fall on the lighter side of the weight scale (grains per inch). Good luck finding a wood grain carbon shaft at exactly 7gpi or 8gpi.
The inserts have me confused. The 600 insert have an interesting flare on them. Why? all I can figure is that it makes the 9/32" shaft work with a 5/16" field tip. There are inserts available for this shaft without the funky flare, and we all know we can get 9/32" tips as well, GO FIGURE!!!!

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4.0

As yet to be proven

By Dave

from Paoli, PA

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 3D Targets
    • Target Practice

    Comments about Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts:

    I have been building wood arrows for a long time using POC shafts. This is my first experience with carbon arrows. When I have a chance to use them, I will have a better way of writing an objective review. I shoot only recurve bows and I'm anxious to try them on some Three D targets.

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    • No

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    5.0

    SUPERB!

    By SOLRAC

    from Cambridge, New Zealand

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Penetration
    • Great looking
    • Very Straight
    • Well Crafted

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts:

      Really like the wood finish look & consistency of the carbon shaft.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      i would buy this product again

      By Daði

      from iceland

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Cons At All

      Best Uses

      • 3D Targets
      • Stump Shooting
      • Target Practice

      Comments about Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts:

      I am very very happy whit the arrows,,,my groops have never bean thigter,,,im shooting on 20-25 yards often in a windy wether her in iceland,,,but my arrows always fly very well,,thanks alot 3rivers,,,ps. excuse my bad english...

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      5.0

      Perfection

      By Snowhawke

      from Hollis, Maine

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Penetration
      • Very Straight
      • Well Crafted

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts:

        I shoot a While Wolf Stillhunter longbow made by Tony Semenuk. It is 66 inches, 45# at 28" draw length, which is my draw length. I shoot with a fast flight string. This is an amazing bow.

        These shafts shoot great and just work with my bow unlike anything else I have tried. The finished is beautiful. I couldn't believe they were not real wood when I opened the box. I cut mine to 30 3/4" and bare shaft tested. They fly like darts. I shoot the 90s at 8.0 GPI. I fletched with three 5" feathers. I didn't use arrow wraps.

        I cannot say enough about how great these shafts are. The nocks are consistent and clip onto the string with the same tension from arrow to arrow. They all fly perfectly and fly really fast off from the bow. I shoot off the shelf.

        I tried to the Carbon Express Heritage arrows as I wanted a heavier hunting arrow. After a few weeks of shooting about 70 - 100 shots every other day, they started to fly crazy. I started missing the target even at 15 yards. Finally three shafts broke and I had my brother (30 years of dedicated bowhunting experience) look at them. He noticed stress spots up and down the shaft. He had never seen anything like it. Check out my review of them :>(

        So I am going back to the Tradition Only 90s. I believe the 8.0 GPI with 125 grain G5 Strikers will be perfectly fine for whitetail hunting. These shafts just fly so perfectly, are completely consistent, and look great, I will not shoot anything else with this bow. They just seem to group and I trust them. And when shooting at a deer, that trust goes a long long way. These just work as well as I think an arrow can work. Well done Three Rivers! These are a great product.

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By Big Bird

        from Southwest, WA

        About Me Expert Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Consistent
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Penetration
        • Very Straight
        • Well Crafted

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts:

          These arrows look great, have a consistent spine and are very easy to tune. I have noticed that arrows with inconsistent spine will cause some arrows to fishtail when they leave the bow while others fly straight. Not so with Traditional Only. Every arrow flew like a dart. I look forward to a great year of hunting and target/stump shooting with them.

          Service and delivery comments:

          My order showed up correct and ahead of schedule. Thank you 3Rivers Archery.

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          5.0

          I expect the best between this arrow AC

          By wazu02

          from lehighton,pa

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Penetration
          • Very Straight
          • Well Crafted

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts:

            Highly reccomend if your looking for best. I've tried them all. Very good arrow for the money. I usually don't worry about the money on shafts and beleive that there is no better shaft I can buy.

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            4.0

            a nice arrow

            By yukonzo

            from monroe ny.

            About Me Expert Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily

            Best Uses

            • 3D Targets
            • Hunting
            • Target Practice

            Comments about Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts:

            a nice arrow for all around use. because of thier lighter weight i can finally get a full lenght with 225 grns. up front 20 percent weight forward and less than 500 grns total. i think they are a little weak compared to the carbon express i used. these fly great. i will buy again. jim

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great and tough arrows

            By bilbowbone

            from cheney, wa

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Durable
            • Very Straight
            • Well Crafted

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts:

              I have shot these for two weeks now shooting them through the process of acclimating to my first longbow (which includes some wild shots into one bolt and a wood frame twice). These arrows have held up without so much as a scratch. I am grouping well now on the longbow and they have well survived my longbow training period!

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not sure about these, yet

              By Chief Bob

              from Berry KY

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily

              Best Uses

                Comments about Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts:

                Because everyone seems to be going to carbon, I thought I'd give them a try. I bought 600s to shoot with my 38# reflex/dflex. One arrow hit my 2x4 target frame at 20 yards. the next time I shot the arrow it broke upon release- scared the bejeebers out of me! Fortunately, I only got a scratch on my bow hand. I'm not sure if this was a fluke or if these arrows are not very strong. Maybe the spine was to weak for the bow. Either way, I'm leery about these, in 600 weight, anyway.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great shafts

                By Gurn

                from SE Michigan.

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Consistent
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Penetration
                • Very Straight
                • Well Crafted

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Traditional Only® Carbon Shafts:

                  These are the only shafts I buy now, They have a very durable finish are MADE IN USA, and have worked great for me. Some complained of the breaking when hitting hard objects. All carbon wood and alum can be and most times are damaged from hitting hard objects, IMO. That is not a valid complaint. Knocks and inserst will often also come out from hitting hard objects with shafts of any material. They are as all shafts made for shooting animals not trees, plywood, traget post, metal, or rock. If you must do that. Put some bunny busters on the end and problem solved. I dont like to see a great proudct held to ah standard that they were not made for then rated as such. Again Five stars for me. Great job Easton and 3Rivers.

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