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The board had suggested that for beginner affordable hunting arrows/bolts they liked either

the Victor Decimators
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Bloodsport arrows were the best entry level bolts that 6 for 29$.

The question is which Bloodsport is the one recommended as AP has multiple bolts listed?

Which one do you feel it the best for you?
 

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The board had suggested that for beginner affordable hunting arrows/bolts they liked either

the Victor Decimators
or the
Bloodsport arrows were the best entry level bolts that 6 for 29$.

The question is which Bloodsport is the one recommended as AP has multiple bolts listed?

Which one do you feel it the best for you?
The Bloodsport Witness would be my choice of the two. It's straighter and has a good 20" arrow weight at 325 gn.
 
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Bloodsport Witness with 110gn inserts would be my pic between the 2. $10 more will get you Black Eagle Executioners arrows. Also know as "Bee's" which would be worth it imo.

I'd also recommend Easton XX75 2219 aluminum arrows as well for about the same price. They are a little heavier though and you'd probably want to use a 125gn heads with them.
 

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I dont own any but some folks that are advertising that $29 price is for the 20" Bloodsport Hunter arrows. From what I read about them theyre.003 straightness with 70 grain inserts and are factory fletched. Total weight is 300 grains without point or broadhead. I do shoot BEE's that come factory fletched. Theyre also .003 straightness and come with brass insertsand they run somewhere @ $35-$39 on Ebay. I believe with 100 grain broadheads mine weigh in around 425 grains. I also own some Decimators which shoot good enough for me out to @ 45 yards from my recurve crossbow. I believe theyre built about the same as the others Ive mentioned. For me these shoot good enough out to 45 yards or so which is my limit on shots. If I wanted to tighten my groups up an inch or so out at 60 yards and beyond I'd look at custom arrows. There's a lot to choose from. Just make sure youre getting something with those heavier inserts if you want what I call decent arrows that groups together.

Without buying custom arrows there is always a possibility of getting some "flyers". What Ive seen is maybe an arrow or three out of a doz might shoots 2"-3" away from the group. You can always tighten them back up into the group by rotating to another fletching for the cock vane. Lately, on the last doz I bought (I bought 6 at a time, twice) I didn't have any flyers. Good luck.:)
 

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Victory has the Archery X 20" bolts

not the Victory Decimator bolts.

What is the difference in the two arrows? No detail specs on either Victory product

Bloodsport hunter has good info.
 

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Victory has the Archery X 20" bolts

not the Victory Decimator bolts.

What is the difference in the two arrows? No detail specs on either Victory product

Bloodsport hunter has good info.
Mossy oak,decimator and xbolts are the same arrows Just with different wraps for who is selling them. Mossy oak is walmart,decimator is Dicks, I have some from local shop called Buck addiction. Same arrows.
 

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Victory has the Archery X 20" bolts

not the Victory Decimator bolts.

What is the difference in the two arrows? No detail specs on either Victory product

Bloodsport hunter has good info.
Decimater discontinued. Not listed on the victory site. Just the X bolts. Same .003 as bloodsport. Spine not listed.
 

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NOTICED ON THE DECIMATOR THAT Dick's has a sale today only 19.95 per 6 bolts either pickup or by mail and also popped up on a search.

I want to thank all of you for this help. "What bolt/arrow" is very confusing with all the "branding" what is cr-- and what is a good basic bolt for the average hunter.
 

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The board had suggested that for beginner affordable hunting arrows/bolts they liked either

the Victor Decimators
or the
Bloodsport arrows were the best entry level bolts that 6 for 29$.

The question is which Bloodsport is the one recommended as AP has multiple bolts listed?

Which one do you feel it the best for you?
They make arrows for verticals also. The only xbow arrows are hunters and witness. The only difference is 95gn insert and white bloodring on witness ,70 gn insert and black shaft on Hunter. You can buy either in 22 0r 20 inch.
 

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NOTICED ON THE DECIMATOR THAT Dick's has a sale today only 19.95 per 6 bolts either pickup or by mail and also popped up on a search.

I want to thank all of you for this help. "What bolt/arrow" is very confusing with all the "branding" what is cr-- and what is a good basic bolt for the average hunter.
Thats the deal I got on the Decimators in this video I made.3 of them were off a little.Changing one nock and identifying the other 2 that were off I managed to get them all in the red.

These videos are of some Bloodsport Witness arrows I custom built.

I have several other video's of different brand arrows. They are not right off the shelf however. Imo store bought arrows are a toss up. You can buy 6 with no flyers. The next 6 you buy(same brand) you my have 3 fliers. I'm pretty picky about what I call a flyer compared to some. I have also found that rotating a nock 180 degrees can change the poi a lot in some cases depending on how concentric the nocks are. You wouldn't think being off a hair would make that much difference but it can. Here's a example with these Easton XX75 2219 aluminum arrows I built
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Thats the deal I got on the Decimators in this video I made.3 of them were off a little.Changing one nock and identifying the other 2 that were off I managed to get them all in the red.

These videos are of some Bloodsport Witness arrows I custom built.

I have several other video's of different brand arrows. They are not right off the shelf however. Imo store bought arrows are a toss up. You can buy 6 with no flyers. The next 6 you buy(same brand) you my have 3 fliers. I'm pretty picky about what I call a flyer compared to some. I have also found that rotating a nock 180 degrees can change the poi a lot in some cases depending on how concentric the nocks are. You wouldn't think being off a hair would make that much difference but it can. Here's a example with these Easton XX75 2219 aluminum arrows I built
Good luck!
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BloodSports hands down for me. Decimators I've bought not nearly accurate out of the box.

Both Witness and Hunters are extremely accurate out to 50 yards. Accuracy is a wash after shooting both extensively at the range. Pick the one the suits your hunting needs.

Good luck!
 

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Question for the experts.
Did a little looking at the three recommended for beginners or thrifty people.
Fro 20 inch bolts:
Blood sport hunter at 300 grains
Blood sport witness at 325
Decimators at 325

What is the quality difference between the BS Hunter and the other two? ( other than 25 grains)

Other than weight they all appear to have about the same specks.
 

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Question for the experts.
Did a little looking at the three recommended for beginners or thrifty people.
Fro 20 inch bolts:
Blood sport hunter at 300 grains
Blood sport witness at 325
Decimators at 325

What is the quality difference between the BS Hunter and the other two? ( other than 25 grains)

Other than weight they all appear to have about the same specks.
Hunters and witness are same except for insert weight. The witness do have a 5 inch white band towards the front of the arrow to help you identify where your deer was hit. Kinda cool . $5.00 more than the hunters on amazon right now.
 

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The Witness shafts have a stiffer spine than the Decimators which I think is better. As far as the white on the shaft goes. Its a gimmick imo. I shot a buck with one last season and didn't see hardly anything on it. And yes it was a good shot. The white area on the ones I have is 2.5" not 5" Results may vary I guess. From what I was told by another member here. The spine on the hunters is the same as the Witness shafts but I dont know that to be a fact. The Witness shafts did test stiffer than the Decimator shafts for me. Also stiffer than Bee's but not as stiff as Zombies or Spynal Tapps. I have not tested the hunter shafts.
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The Witness shafts have a stiffer spine than the Decimators which I think is better. As far as the white on the shaft goes. Its a gimmick imo. I shot a buck with one last season and didn't see hardly anything on it. And yes it was a good shot. The white area on the ones I have is 2.5" not 5" Results may vary I guess. From what I was told by another member here. The spine on the hunters is the same as the Witness shafts but I dont know that to be a fact. The Witness shafts did test stiffer than the Decimator shafts for me. Also stiffer than Bee's but not as stiff as Zombies or Spynal Tapps. I have not tested the hunter shafts. View attachment 162396 View attachment 162398 View attachment 162400
The blood ring is a gimmick to me. I check the shaft and the fletching. This is no nock on BS Witness. Damn good arrow. To me this gets down to what you want to accomplish. If you want more FOC Witness gives you more options. If you think in that 20 yard to 40 yard range it's a non factor because you are shooting a faster Xbow go with the hunters. To me personal preference because both are equally accurate.
 
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