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Cabela's Carbon Hunter Arrows

Author: Michael D. Faw

As the 10-point white-tailed buck turned and started moving uphill and behind my stand, I slowly tugged a Cabela's Carbon Hunter arrow across the bow rest, drew a deep breath and steadied myself for the release. The moment of truth had arrived.

Cabela's Carbon Hunter arrows in a 3-D target on the range.
The hunting action had been fast and furious in a brief period prior to this moment. The huge bodied Illinois white-tailed buck came charging in to a combination of bleats and grunts that I played on my Woods Wise calls. This was the third buck that came to my stand within a 10-minute period and the smaller ones quickly moved through, not wanting to have to face this dominant deer. The larger buck briefly paused to my left at about 35 yards and shredded a small sapling with his antlers. This pause permitted me to quickly reexamine tines and points with my binocular. I spotted 10 sharp tines and knew this was a shooter under the outfitter's local quality deer management program. Then the deer turned toward me and began walking on a path that would place him in position for a clean archery shot.

As the buck paused broadside and presented a clear boiler room shot at 25 yards, I released. The Cabela's Carbon Hunter arrow zipped through the air and delivered the Thunderhead broadhead with pinpoint accuracy. A short time later I wrapped my hands-and the Illinois buck tag in my pocket-around the buck's antlers. It was my biggest archery killed deer and a trophy in any region of North America.

Using the Carbon Hunter arrows to take a cottontail rabbit.
If you are looking for an affordable carbon arrow for target practice and hunting applications, then Cabela's Carbon Hunter arrows are for you. They provide speed, performance and strength at a fraction of the cost of similar arrows. Unlike some carbon arrows I have shot in the past that came across as flimsy, limp sticks and fragile shafts that easily snapped under pressure while hunting or being pulled from uncooperative archery targets, the Carbon Hunter shafts are sturdy and strong. After hundreds of releases, these five-layer shafts still fly like and look like new arrows. The only one I have that is damaged was broken in half by the buck when he wheeled around and dashed through the brush after my release. That's an acceptable arrow shaft casualty in any hunter's eyes.

The Carbon Hunter shafts provide plus/minus .006 tolerances to provide consistency and smooth across-the-rest releases. The five-layer carbon construction adds to their strength and consistency. Adjustable nocks and aluminum inserts add to their performance factor and the 4-inch vanes control arrow flight with missile-like precision guidance. The full-length 32-inch carbon shafts can be cut to your desired length before the aluminum inserts are secured in place by epoxy. The shafts are available in 55-70 lbs. and 65-80 lbs. weights and are also sold by the half-dozen should you want to test release a few before committing to the full dozen. One of the top factors for purchasing these arrows could the affordable price per dozen that is half what you'd pay for similar carbon arrows-a real bargain for any arrow hunter.

Cabela's Carbon Hunter arrows in a foam block archery target during backyard practice.
The flat-black non-glare finish of the shafts blend well with the shadows of the forest to prevent the game spooking glare and glitter you'll encounter with some finished carbon shafts. This is a plus for all hunters when a weary game animal is within range and on high alert. I like to think the finish compares to the one used on an Air Force Stealth Fighter jet, and these arrows handle your hunting missions with unequaled accuracy just like the famed fighter jet. The Carbon Hunter shafts are slick enough to permit silent draws across the arms of any arrow rest. The green and white vanes do not call attention to you as you hunt, but do aid in the recovery of arrows after you release. The adjustable nocks are another great feature that increases the value factor in these arrows.

I have experienced consistent arrow flight with all of the shafts on targets that are in close range and on targets beyond 40 yards. The aluminum shaft inserts are the same diameter as the shaft's exterior at the forward lip so removal from 3-D targets and foam blocks is easy with any point or broadhead. No bulky over-the-shaft parts to act as a brake when you attempt to pull the arrow from a target and no lost field or practice points in tight-gripping archery targets.

Michael D. Faw with a 10-point white-tailed buck that was bagged with a Cabela's Carbon Hunter arrow in 65-80 weight. The deer was taken at 25 yards and came to Woods Wise calls.
I have also used these arrows to hunt small game with judo points. My pass through shots on thin skinned and small-bodied critters like rabbits have yielded arrows that are in great shape. I just wipe them clean and continue hunting. This type of hunting and arrow use is demanding on any shaft but these shafts have performed in grand style. The vanes are still firmly attached and the shafts are flying as true as they did when first removed from the box. The shafts also continue to have that like-new appearance-they're tough and durable!

The gold lettering along the shafts adds a touch of class and stands out prominently on the archery range. The Cabela's name ensures quality and your complete satisfaction.

While no arrows and shafts can guarantee a trophy buck-you have to do the leg work followed by smooth shooting when the buck appears-you do need arrows that you can depend upon and feel confident will deliver your broadheads at the point you select. As the popularity of carbon arrows surpasses that of aluminum shafts in use by bowhunters everywhere, you can now try carbon yourself thanks to Cabela's carbon Hunter arrows. These arrows are easy on your wallet, but deadly on game when your release is on target. Pick up a dozen today and let your hunt begin!

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