RedHead Carbon Furies are probably the best deal out there as far as arrows are concerned. At about $60 per dozen from Bass Pro Shops, the price is hard to beat. I ended up going with a dozen of the 60-75's with the 2" blazer vanes to match up with a Bear Charge that is set up at 30" draw length and 70 lb. draw weight.
- Straightness: +/- 0.005"
- Weight: 10.6 grain/in (6065), 9.9 grain/in (4560)
- Spine Deflection: 0.412" (6075), 0.362" (4560)
- Matched Weight: +/- 2 grains
I finally got a chance to shoot a set of Carbon Furies last weekend in some pretty windy conditions. It was definitely gusty, probably topping out at 20 knots or so, so it was a good chance for me to get a feel for how they would perform in less than ideal conditions.
I was very impressed with how level and straight they flew out of my bow, even at 40 yards. For the most part, they could hold a 7-8" group at 40 yards, even with the gusty winds. I was only rotating through 5 arrows, and I didn't notice any consistent outliers in the grouping. Because of that, I am assuming that all of the arrows that didn't hit their mark were because of me and my poor form. Since I'm using these to hopefully take an elk this fall, a 7-8" group should get me in the right ballpark. Of course, a little more practice to tighten it up will be in order.
I did notice some side-to-side wobble in flight, but I haven't had a chance to determine the cause. I was able to shoot some older, heavier arrows out of the bow that same day, and I didn't notice any wobble at all. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know by adding a comment.
Some people have been having issues with the arrows splitting at the nock. I haven't run into this yet, but I will let you know if I run into this same problem.
While the Carbon Furies aren't the straightest arrows (+/- 0.005") by today's standards, chances are you won't know the difference unless you are that good and do a lot more shooting that most of us. All in all, they are definitely an awesome deal, especially for those of us that don't have deep pockets.