STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK THEIR BONES, BUT CARBON BLASTS RIGHT THROUGH THEM.
The great look of traditional cedar paired with technically-advanced microlaminate carbon gives this reduceddiameter hunting shaft lethal strength and more kinetic storage — capable of taking the toughest game.
The proven RPS insert system and accurate H nocks combine for total hunting performance.
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Cut shafts to length using only a high-speed abrasive wheel cut-off tool designated for arrow shafts. Never use rotary tube cutters, a hacksaw or methods that can damage the shaft and leave a rough cut.
Lightly chamfer the inside of the shaft, just enough to remove any burrs.
Thoroughly clean the inside of the shaft with a cotton swab wetted with 91% to 99% isopropyl alcohol (not rubbing alcohol, which can contain oil).
CAUTION: Always wear a NIOSH approved dust mask and safety glasses when cutting any arrow shafts. Be sure to use a dust collector to vacuum up all of the dust when cutting arrow shafts.
Easton or AAE brand epoxy or 3M DP390 24-hour cure flexible two-part epoxies are recommended.
Apply a small ring of adhesive, just inside the end of the shaft and a generous coating on the entire shank of the point or insert.
Slowly twist the point or insert into shaft and seat it against end of shaft.
Wipe off any excess adhesive with a cloth or paper towel. Stand the shaft vertically on the point or insert to cure. Be sure epoxy does not flow into insert threads.
This is a permanent installation, and inserts cannot be removed without damaging the shaft.
AAE Fastset or other gel-type cyanoacrylate cements are recommended.
Apply a thin ring of adhesive completely around the inside diameter of the shaft within 1⁄16” from the open end.
Insert UNI Bushing and quickly seat completely against end of shaft.
Stand shaft with UNI Bushing upright.
See shaft preparation and assembly instructions packaged with HIT equipped models. Use Easton brand HIT 24-hour epoxy.
An arrow shaft can become damaged from impacts with hard objects or other arrows, or after being shot into a game animal. A damaged arrow could break upon release and injure you or a bystander. You must carefully inspect each arrow shaft, nock and other components before each shot to ensure that they have not been damaged. Before shooting, look closely for nicks, cracks, splits, dents or other marks that could indicate damage to the arrow.
When checking carbon arrows, perform the following additional tests:
If an arrow has been damaged, or if you believe it has been damaged, do not shoot it again, as it could break on release, and sharp arrow pieces could strike and injure you or someone nearby.
Practice Safe ShootingCarbon arrows may be used for hunting if special precautions are taken. Carbon arrow shafts used in bowhunting could break after being shot into a big game animal. This arrow breakage may be caused by the angle in which the arrow impacts the animal, or by the reaction of the animal itself such as rolling on the shaft or rubbing against a tree. The break may be inside the animal and may not be immediately obvious after recovery of the animal.
Unlike aluminum arrows, when a carbon arrow breaks, it tends to shatter with the resulting creation of many sharp, splinter-like fragments. These fragments can be harmful to humans if ingested; therefore, when game is recovered, the hunter should always carefully determine whether the arrow has broken inside the animal. If the arrow has broken, follow the instructions below:
The Beman arrow shaft limited warranty covers any defects in material and/or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. It does not cover damage caused by impact from another arrow, impact with hard objects, improper cleaning or fletching, or from normal wear. Warranty does not apply if damage results from any non-compliance of printed instructions. Arrow shafts that are defective will be replaced by your local dealer or by Beman.