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I remember the mythbuster lackeys (the squeamish helpers, not jamie & adam) tried to split an arrow for like 5 hours and they couldn't even split one stick in a bundle, guess they didn't want it bad enough.

& splitting a piece of string with an arrow is def insane. the only exciting thing I've shot with a bow was a bunch of rotten oranges.
 

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splitting an arrow is not hard. I have done 4 since I started shooting about 4 months ago

This was at 20yard using a compound bow with release

 

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well hold the phone here guys. the myth was you could not split an arrow from fletching to head with a single strike. and i have yet to see any proof that it CAN be done. i have seen plenty of pictures like the one above. and saw many instances of the picture above on mythbusters. hitting one arrow with another is not miraculious. but to get an even split the whole way down like Costner did in Robin Hood is damn neer imposible. unless (like in mythbusters) the shaft being hit is already split.

in the video i posted though he isent 'splitting' jack shit. hes shooting one wood/aluminum arrow into a larger hollow aluminum arrow. what i find amazing is he shoots it so straight that his arrow disapears entierly. it even shaves the fletching off the ass end. amazing.
 

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Splitting the arrow to the head would take a bow will alot of strength

To get an arrow to go inside a larger arrow... I don't see that any more difficult than getting a robin hood. The nock is smaller than the shaft diameter. so if you off just alittle, then the arrow head will deflect off the nock.
 

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Ducman said:
Splitting the arrow to the head would take a bow will alot of strength
i dont know man. they had some snazzy compounds on that mythbusters show. every time the shot arrow simply diverted after impact. almost every time.

To get an arrow to go inside a larger arrow... I don't see that any more difficult than getting a robin hood. The nock is smaller than the shaft diameter. so if you off just alittle, then the arrow head will deflect off the nock.
thats how i see it. just as hard and amazing, but it looks way cooler.
 

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Mine are shot with a 52lb compound. I can't imagine a 70lbs bow is going to penetrate much further, but this is with carbon arrow shafts. wood would split easier.
 

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I keep saying this over and over, the tools on MythBusters make everythig seem as though it's unpossible.
I don't know what their problem is but I can't believe they even have a show.

Arrow splitting i not unheard of even as the MythBuster guys just couldn't make it happen.

- Janq
 
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