New for 2012 from industry leader Easton Archery are the Carbon Injexion and A/C Injexion arrows. These arrows, which were designed specifically for hunting, feature an ultra-micro diameter for the ultimate in performance. With this new ultra-thin shaft comes a new standard in arrow components called Deep Six.
The new Carbon Injexion arrow from Easton is an ultra micro-diameter hunting arrow designed for the ultimate in penetration. This arrow is even thinner than the wildly popular Easton Axis.
What’s so great about having a micro diameter arrows? First off, they penetrate better. A smaller diameter arrow shaft means less surface area and less friction when passing through a target, or an animal. This in turn helps to generate the maximum amount of penetration possible. As most bowhunters know, having both an extrance and exit wound dramatically impacts the ease of tracking and recovering your animal. According to Easton’s website, in testing scenarios the Injexion shafts have penetrated up to 31% deeper than conventional arrow shafts.
Next, the smaller diameter arrow shafts provide increased resistance to crosswinds, which make them more accurate at longer distances. Once again the small surface area of the shaft plays a big roll in this. For bowhunters who like to take longer shots, especially those hunting big game out West, this is of the utmost importance.
Easton is currently producing two of these micro-diameter hunting arrows, the Carbon Injexion and the A/C Injexion. The Carbon Injexion comes in three spine sizes (330, 400, 480) and has a straightness tolerance of +/-.002 inch. The A/C Injexion, which features an aluminum core surrounded by high-strength carbon is also available in three spines (330, 390, 450) and features straightness of +/-.002 inch. Both arrows come with deep red G-nocks and steel Deep Six inserts.
This cutaway view of the Injexion shows the steel Deep Six insert.
Carbon Injexion shafts in 330 spine weigh in at 10.1 grains per inch where the comparable A/C Injexion 330 weighs in at 10.5 gpi. Over the span of a typical 28 inch arrow that’s an increase of roughly 11 grains, which is good news for those archers who prefer a slightly heavier arrow for their bowhunting needs.
The Deep Six insert was developed to be compatible with these new micro-diameter shafts but is also available in an RPS insert to fit Axis and Full Metal Jacket shafts as well. With 40 threads per inch versus the standard 32 thread per inch of most components, the Deep Six inserts allow for greater thread engagement which creates a stronger, more consistant connection between your arrow shaft and your point. The only downside to Deep Six is that not only will you have to purchase all new field points and broadheads if you want to try them out, but there is a very limited selection of products available that are Deep Six compatible.
Want to learn more about Easton Carbon Injexion and A/C Injexion arrows? Click here to watch our exclusive video on the first look of these hot new arrows.
Currently the only broadheads available to fit Deep Six inserts are from New Archery Products. Five different Deep Six broadheads are being released for 2012 including the Spitfire Maxx, Thunderhead Razor, Bloodrunner 2 blade and the all-new Big Nasty & Killzone. If you want to learn more about NAP’s Deep Six line of broadheads you can check them out at www.newarchery.com.
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