The 5mm Easton Axis carbon arrows are designed to provide hunters with a smaller dimension heavy hitting arrow that will be incredibly tough and reliable. At the same time they feature a slim profile while carrying enough weight to provide the kind of momentum required for hunting big game.
Axis Arrow Features
- Pre-installed X Nock
- X HIT 8-32 inserts
- Straightness: +/- .003”
- High strength composite carbon fibers
The Axis arrows are small diameter arrows with an outside diameter advertised as 5mm. This varies slightly depending on the spine of the arrow that you are using with the most flexible 700 spine measuring 0.245” and the stiffest 260 spine measuring 0.280”.
For its narrow profile, though, the Axis is also a heavy arrow with both the 300 and 260 spine arrows weighing in at over 10 GPI.
Its smaller size means that it flies faster and it is less affected by crosswinds so it will remain on track to the target. The smaller size gives it 24% more Kinetic Energy Density so there is greater stopping power when it hits its target.
The Axis is provided with the X HIT 8-32 inserts as well as an X nock.
Broadhead Adapter Rings (BAR)
These rings have been created to provide a larger mounting surface when using broadheads with O-ring and other compression-based blade retention systems.
They also reinforce the end of the arrows so they are protected from hard impacts and blade expansion in the case of mechanical broadheads.
These rings add an extra 5 grain to the front of the arrow but help enormously in their ability to hit and maintain momentum through the target. Matching the BAR to the arrow spine has been provided in the table below. Click for more details
Deep Six Steel Field Points
These points are available in either 125 grain or 100 grain versions. They can be used in conjunction with the Deep Six X inserts. Click for more details
Easton Multi Points
These points are available in 125, 100, 85 or 75 grains and you can choose a point size from 11/32, 5/16, 17/64 and 9/32. Click for more details
Easton RPS Nickel-plated Hardened Steel Points
As the name suggests this is a hardened steel point that has been given a nickel-plated exterior. It is available in the following range of sizes: 17/64 to 9/32 and grain weights: 125, 110, 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50. They are solid screw-in points. Click for more details
Easton 5mm Deep Six Steel X RPS Inserts
These Deep Six inserts are to be installed so that the Deep Six Field Points can be used on the Axis arrows. They come in packs of 1 dozen. Click for more details
Easton Axis Arrow Specifications
Customer reaction to the Axis arrows is consistently positive with many people claiming them as their go-to arrows for all types of hunting but especially big game.
The recommendation is that the BAR be added to the end of the arrow to give it greater reinforcement which will extend the life of the arrow and also provide greater stopping power.
Find out more about the company by visiting the Easton Archery website.