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11 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
I shoot a 2010 Bear Strike set at 61# with a 29 1/2 draw. These arrows are straight shooters, very tight groups. I had been shooting Beman Ics Hunters 400 and these arrows out perform those by leaps and bounds. I spoke directly to Carbon Express about these arrows and they told me they are making these exclusively for Walmart. They are precut at 30" so make sure they will fit your draw length and they are also 8.9 gpi. CE told me they have a 335 spine. So they are definitely stiffer than what I was shooting which I beleive helps with the accuracy. Very good arrows for the price.
I bought these in a pickle being out in the country and many miles from my archery shop. I bent almost all of my arrows in a accident and needed something quick. I bought these at the local Walmart store, turned the knocks, and put a touch of superglue to keep them from turning and went to sighting them in. I was VERY impressed at how consistent they shot over my Easton aluminum arrows. I was keeping a pattern of about a 2-3" circle at 30yards. Not my normal consistency I'll say that much! Anyway, for the $ and availability...they were great. See pic.
Admittedly I was skeptical before making this purchase being that it was right off the shelf in a pre-packaged box in Walmart and not a bow pro-shop. However, the price seemed right for the name brand on the box and I figured with a name like Carbon Express that they couldn't really be a bad choice. I don't regret the purchase, but if I could do it again I might be apt to look at something else. The price tag of $40 really isn't all that much of a deal when compared to other good brands and quality that's out there when matched up to a comparable arrow. The shaft is straight and true, the Blazer vanes are the name brand ones, not knock offs and the knocks are adjustable and are snug enough in the shaft that they don't slide in and out on their own. The semi-disappointing thing that sticks out for me with this setup is the general sloppy glue job on the vanes. The vanes don't look like they had much TLC when they were glued on because it literally looks like the glue was painted on with a popsicle stick, and I've already had one vane come clean off in a styrofoam target.
All in all it's not a bad arrow, however if you have your own fletching tool and glue I would highly recommend you strip off the vanes and redo it yourself before you even take a shot. The materials are quality, just doesn't seem the craftsmanship on the assembly line is. If someone asked me if they should get them I would first recommend looking around at all their options, but over all I wouldn't steer them away from Speed Freaks. If it wasn't for the poor glue on the vanes this would be a 5 star Overall rating instead of my 4 stars, and if the price was closer to $30 - $35 the Value would be a bit better, and more appropriate.
My expectations were pretty low when I purchased these arrows. I planned on using them to transition myself from aluminum to carbon-sighting in (from a shoot-thru rest to containment rest) and other adjustments.
After shooting them a bit I put my 115 grain broads heads on and they flew AWESOME!!
YES these are low budget arrows but not low quality!! Been hunting with them ever since!
I DO WISH they would make the spine specs available!!
I bought these arrows thinking the price was right. Had them down side and inch and a half at a archery store to fit my draw length. Shot them at home and loved them. I went and bought six more. Great arrow for the money.
I have been using this arrows for close to 2 month have shoot them out to 50 yards with field tips and with the carbon express torrid ss broad heads and they fly just as accurate. I shoot a 62.5 pound bow and 29 inch draw and shoot these arrows for hunting, 3D shoots with these arrows you can't go wrong with arrows
I have bought corbon express arrow before from Wal-mart and liked them , and with the arrow market these days you can spend up to $85.00 easy for a half dozen that would be no better than the carbon express speed freaks . So I figure , if they fly straight and accurate why spend more and get the same results !
I bought these arrows today. I have shot Easton Hexx, Redhead X5, X3 and X1, Goldentip, Easton Bloodline. I can group about 6 arrows in a 2" group at 50 yards. I bought these today because they were carbon express and at walmart by my work. We recently moved away from cabelas or bass pro and I thought these would work fine. These arrows shot out of the same bow I always use at about a 8" group at 20 yards into my target. I shot all six three times. On the third time one of the arrows blew up either before it hit the target or upon impact. These are the worst arrows I have ever used. Please do not waste your money. By any other arrow but these. Also, this was my first time shooting carbon express and I will say that after shooting these I do not know if I want to try any of their other arrows out.
I'm buying all that I can find. Switched to these last year and if you don't mind confused fletching they are a great product.
I actually bought these for a buddy of mine that is just starting out bow hunting....his bow is not top of line but with these arrows....it is much better.He is holding better groups...and so far seems as if they are faster too.Overall durability is good!