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Reusing Hunting Arrows and Points

  Today’s carbon shafts and mechanical points may commonly be

Although some of these points are too far gone, some may be rebuilt and reused.
Although some of these points are too far gone, some may be rebuilt and reused.

cleaned and successfully reused, in comparison with aluminum shafts which could be slightly bent when passing through a deer or or wooden shafts which often broke.  

Grim Reaper point after cutting through 200 lb. hog.
Grim Reaper point after cutting through 200 lb. hog.

 

 

 

Resharpening the limbs on a Grim Reaper point.
Resharpening the limbs on a Grim Reaper point.
 I frequently use vise grips to hold the cutting limbs on these heads when I resharpen them, and these grips and some spare parts always go in my “away from home” hunting kit. With points and shafts sometimes costing tens of dollars, it is a considerable savings to salvage and re-use what you can. 

 
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   It is possible to take a good thing too far. These points are

Replaceing the damaged components in the bottom of the picture enables this point and arrow to be returned to service.
Replaceing the damaged components in the bottom of the picture enables this point and arrow to be returned to service.

carefully balanced. If a component is nicked or bent replace it. Always take care that the stem of the point remains true and that the cutting edges open easily. Be frugal, but not foolish in an attempt to save every possible penny.
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