Easton is now breaking their arrows up into 4 mm, 5 mm and 6 mm sizes. Micro Axis arrows come in 5MM diameter and the new 6MM Under Armour ®. H fits arrows with ID of .233. Lots of testing by myself and many others. Lancaster Archery Supply “Leading the World in 3D & Target Archery”. is for archery and bowhunting, in terms of building arrows. I am sure the 4 mm would penetrate better and perform better in the wind, but I have not made that jump yet. What SPECIFIC size insert would you use FOR a 5 MM INSIDE DIAMETER SHAFT EASTON PRODUCT OR ANY PRODUCT. X fits arrows with ID of .204. Have you ever considered going to 4mm FMJ’s to get maximum penetration? Thanks Mike, That is the outside diameter of the shaft. He then draped a deer hide across the target to make sure that all mechanicals opened on impact moved the aim point around the target to make sure he never hit close to an existing hole. I am going to look for some rampage shafts this winter and have been shooting Easton axis up until now. Lancaster Archery can custom cut your arrow shafts for you. I recently switched from carbon to XX75 aluminums to get better consistency in spine and like a heavier arrow. For most people, the regular aluminum insert is the way to go. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. The hands-down proven small diameter all carbon arrows. It presses right down inside the shaft using a tool that comes with the inserts. They have the full range of stiffnesses within each diameter. In all cases, and at all ranges, the smaller diamter arrows out-penetrated the larger diameter sizes of the same weight (we were careful to assure that). I witnessed a test done by Geoff Hepding at the AFC Carbon Arrows plant in Chatfield, MN (AFC was later purchased by another arrow company) back in the early 90s. Micro Axis arrows come in 5MM diameter and the new 6MM Under Armour®. Good luck. To see Easton’s complete line of small-diameter hunting arrows, visit Easton Archery’s website.. If you leave this field blank, your shafts will be shipped uncut at full length. Super strong, micro-diameter carbon arrow that's a great choice for hunting, 3-D and outdoor target shooting. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. © 2020 Lancaster Archery Supply, Inc. All Rights Reserved. We supply Lumenok solutions for most commercially available arrows, based on that shaft but cannot list every named model for all companies (arrow manufacturers do not share with us their arrow name schemes). Faster, Deeper, Deadlier. That means broadheads will find the aim-point more often in the field. Easton is now breaking their arrows up into 4 mm, 5 mm and 6 mm sizes. But I may give smaller diameter FMJ’s a try. Please contact the manufacturer directly with any questions or concerns about the change. I use the 5 mm FMJ shafts just because I like their simplicity with the HIT insert and the ability to accept any size broadhead. Since their introduction in 2004, Axis arrows have emerged as the go-to for bowhunters looking to increase penetration to take down big game. Also, I can prove with similar testing that smaller diameter arrows drift less in a crosswind and carry more of their initial energy to the target than larger shafts. If you want an insert that weighs more to move arrow’s balance point farther forward you can use their Brass X HIT insert (https://eastonarchery.com/product/5mm-brass-x-hit-break-off-8-32-insert/). The Axis Pro now features Match Grade .001 straightness. The Axis micro profile focuses the kinetic energy into an ultra-small frontal area for less friction and thus greater penetration. Could you explain this. If you would like Lancaster Archery to install factory included components for you, please check the box above. Doug, yes I have, but the only thing I don’t like about them is the fact that you either have to use an outsert for regular broadheads or have to use the specially made heads from a few manufacturers (Wasp is one of them) that fit these smaller inserts. I use the 5 mm FMJ shafts just because I like their simplicity with the HIT insert and the ability to accept any size broadhead. It is just a matter of surface area. November Specials - Save on Select Products | Free Shipping on Orders of $149 or More! ANSWER WOULD BE APPRECIATED. GT fits arrows with an ID of .246. The small diameter also means that Axis arrows fly much better in crosswinds than regular carbon arrows. The hands-down proven small diameter all-carbon arrow. 5MM micro (X) diameter Perfect blend of deep penetration and speed High-strength nanotube N-FUSED carbon composite fibers Straightness: ± .003" Easton 5mm AXIS Arrow Shaft JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. AFC made small diameter pultruded carbon arrows and they brought me in to verify that their tesing was scientifically accurate. S fits arrows an ID of .244. To see Easton’s complete line of small-diameter hunting arrows, visit Easton Archery’s website.. Easton Introduces 6MM™ Full Metal Jacket™ Arrows, High Penetration 5mm Easton Axis SPT for Shorter Draw or Lower Poundage Bows, High-Penetration 5mm AXIS SPT for Shorter Draw and Lower Poundage, Easton Axis Traditional —The Original Micro Stick-Bow Arrow. Good luck. (8/25/19). Jared Day 9: Big Buck On A New Property, Fooled By Trail Cam Pics, Outreach Outdoors | Two Shooter Bucks In Range, Buck Breeds Doe, Mike’s Blog | November Has Arrived, Mature Bucks On The Move, Josh’s Blog | November Action, Beam Buck Found, https://eastonarchery.com/product/hit-inserts-insert-tool-stone-and-epoxy-dozen-bag/, https://eastonarchery.com/product/5mm-brass-x-hit-break-off-8-32-insert/. Thanks for your thorough reply. Although these arrows utilize state-of-the-art carbon for increased durability and speed, most of the hunting-camp talk centers on their ability to out penetrate regular arrows. He had one brand (Satellite mechanicals, which are now out of business) that literally fell apart when they hit the target! The 5 mm on the side of the arrows I shoot (Easton FMJ arrows) designates the outside diameter of the shaft. Dad had to cool the blocks in a big refrigerator to get them solid. “It penetrates deeper as the shaft passes through with less friction behind the broadhead channel” said Gary Cornum, Marketing Manager for Easton. It is easier to push something with a small diameter through a target than something with a large diameter. For example, you can get a 400 stiffness in a 4, 5 or 6 mm shaft. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Micro diameter focuses energy into a small frontal area for less friction and greater penetration. Oct 10, 2016 #5 Trial153 Senior Member. That means broadheads will find the aim-point more often in the field. In in foam targets? This is not a bad thing, (the 4 mm shafts will pentrate really well) but I just have settled in the 5 mm size. Have a great day. Also, it just makes sense. Bill, I shoot Easton Axis NANO 400. PRODUCT UPDATE: This product is part of an in-line change by the manufacturer. Hey Bill, There is also nothing wrong with the 6 mm size, they just won’t penetrate quite as well as the 5 or 4 mm sizes, but are generally less expensive. So how do they do it? I will take the small diameter arrow every time. For example, you can get a 400 stiffness in a 4, 5 or 6 mm shaft. G fits arrows with ID of .165. This is an article explaining what F.O.C. Lumenok fitment relies primarily on the Shaft inside diameter. Then, a couple years later, I helped my dad set up a test that was very similar where we used a shooting machine and shot a wide variety of arrows and broadheads (again, all of the same weight) into targets made of a combination of lard and crisco (to assure uniformity and the lubricity you speak of). If you go with the 4 mm shafts you need a different insert that only uses Deep 6 broadheads or you have to use an outsert (adapter) to use regular broadheads. Geoff used a shooting machine and shot AFC arrows versus larger shafts of all sizes into everything imaginable including a large refrigerator sized cardboard box filled with beef livers (in plastic bags)! Roger, Easton does make a special insert for those arrows called the HIT System Insert (https://eastonarchery.com/product/hit-inserts-insert-tool-stone-and-epoxy-dozen-bag/). I’m looking at new shafts but do not understand the 5mm that is on most all of the axis shafts now . “Millions of successful hunts testify to the awesome effectiveness of a simple concept that equates to more downed big game—it’s like magnum ammunition for your bow” Cornum said. The small diameter also means that Axis arrows fly much better in crosswinds than regular carbon arrows. • 5MM micro (X) diameter • Perfect blend of deep penetration and speed • High-strength nanotube N-FUSED carbon composite fibers • Straightness: Match Grade ± .001" • Pre-installed X Nock • X HIT conventional inserts included • … Joined Oct 28, 2014 Messages 6,556 Location NY. November Specials - Save on Select Products, Lumenok-X Lighted Arrow Nock (Single Pack), Perfect blend of deep penetration and speed, High-strength nanotube N-FUSED carbon composite fibers, Available sizes: 260 (11.5 gpi), 300 (10.7 gpi), 340 (9.5 gpi), 400 (9.0 gpi), 500 (8.1 gpi), 600 (7.2 gpi), 700 (6.1 gpi). They have the full range of stiffnesses within each diameter. It was interesting to see how various broadheads fared. That category are called “Deep Six” broadheads, I think. Again, I won’t argue that there may not be a big difference in pentration on soft tissue hits (I said that already) but when you get into muscle, bone, cartilage, etc. Skip to the beginning of the images gallery. Images are displayed of products before and after the change. Enter your precise shaft length as measured from end to end of the shaft, excluding any hardware (nocks, bushings, inserts and points). If the Install Components box is checked and the Custom Cut Length field is left blank, your shafts will be shipped uncut with inserts/points installed at full length. Any broadhead is much larger than any arrow diameter and the animal body fluids act as a lubricant. What kind of testing did you and others do? It is not quite as clear how this translates into animals, especially with a soft tissue hit, but I would definitely want a small diameter arrow (and a small diameter head) if I was going to hit one in the shoulder. 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