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So, there are a number of different types of barbs that companies use on their bowfishing arrow tips. Which one(s) do you prefer and why?
 

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Didnt understand what you meant at first but the pics help.

I use the bent wire most because of the simplicity, but I have used the hinged barb style with no holding complaints. But if I'm shooting in clay bottom areas the tips get packed with clay and keep the barbs from filing all the way in which hurts the penetration power.
 

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Bent wire for me cause one you can smash the barbs in and make for a smaller entry hole on soft body fish and less pull out and plus you can replace them by using a stainless tig welding rod.

Hinged bards shootem in the dirt and leave them they make to big of hole in soft body fish.

MUZZY all the way.

Zollie
 

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i make mine. knock off of a gene davis or stinger point. i use spring wire 2 real short and 2 regular length. nothing against the chisel type points or hinged type. but seems for me anyway if the lake is super clear and you got a 3 foot or deeper shot the chisel point and hinged type have a mind of there own after 2 feet. they may veer right, left, up or down. that's just me now i could have carp fever at that depth i don't know. not trying to start any arguments.
 

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If I am going out for just huge carp I have a AMS Whaler point. Its about as large as and tip gets. But I only use it in deep water. Defiantly NOT what you want stuck in cattail roots. My standard every day tip is the String A Ree tip. Here is the Whaler point
 

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