ICS CROSSBOW HUNTER combines super-strong, multilaminate carbon with proven component systems for Beman's most advanced crossbow arrow ever. Fully equipped with RPS inserts for deadly stealth, hard-hitting performance and unsurpassed accuracy. Flat shooting, hard-hitting, and totally lethal - that's high performance. That's ICS CROSSBOW HUNTER.
- High-strength C2 carbon construction
- Black, micro-smooth finish
|RPS Point (inch)||11/32||11/32|
|Aluminum Bolt Inserts (grains)||43||43|
Assembly and Preparation
Shaft PreparationCut 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.
For C2 Carbon ShaftsEaston 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.
Carbon Shafts UNI Bushing InstallationAAE 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.
HIT Insert ComponentsSee shaft preparation and assembly instructions packaged with HIT equipped models. Use Easton brand HIT 24-hour epoxy.
WARNING - Follow These Instructions To Avoid Personal Injury
Arrow BreakageAn 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:
- Grasp the shaft above the point and below the fletching and flex the arrow in an arc (bending it away from you and others) with a deflection of 1 to 2 inches, and listen for cracking noises. Perform this test four to six times, rotating the arrow slightly between each flex until you have gone around the entire arrow. If you hear or feel cracking, the carbon has been damaged.
- While still holding the point and fletching ends, twist the shaft in opposing directions. If the arrow "relaxes" or twists easily, the carbon has been damaged.
Bowhunting PrecautionsPractice 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:
- Use extreme caution when removing broken segments of the carbon arrow shaft.
- When field dressing game animals, use care to avoid splinters of carbon fiber.
- Carefully remove the flesh in the area of the wounds. It may contain carbon fiber, particularly at the entry and exit points.
- Thoroughly clean the surrounding area of the wound and inspect for the presence of carbon fragments.
- Carefully dispose of any meat that might contain carbon splinters. Do not leave for scavengers to eat