I've used Beman carbon 15/64 arrows (Hawk and Hunter) with glue-on components for a long time. But my stock of arrows and broadheads was raided by my son, so I purchased some Beman ICS camo hunter arrows. Using the same target, I discovered that the penetration of the ICS Camo arrows is half that of the older 15/64 carbons.
I was kindof dissapointed. One of the reasons I don't use Aluminium is that I loved the penetration of the older, skinny carbons (My son put an skinny carbon arrow diagonally stem to stern through an Elk - that's penetration!). So I'm wondering now just how much penetration I've given up. Any views on this?
Is it a mass difference? The shaft itself should not make that much difference, there is not that much friction. The big thing is the energy in the arrow. E=1/2M(VV) vsquared=(VV). the energy is mainly in the speed of the arrow but the mass also plays an important role. what are the main differences? What are the different speeds?