The 2012 introduction of Injexion arrows and Deep Six broadheads made for a pivotal change in state-of-the-art arrows designed and built for serious bowhunting. Prior to last year, only Olympic and high-level competitive shooters had access to ultra-micro arrows because manufacturers were limited by the larger diameter of the 8-32 standard broadheads that have been in use for decades. Then all that changed in January of last year when Deep Six broadheads came on the scene and their reduced shank size allowed for a corresponding reduction in arrow diameter.
Deep Six is the new, smaller size insert and broadhead thread standard that enables higher performance ultra-micro diameter arrow shafts previously the exclusive territory of tournament archers. World-class competitors shoot the smallest diameter arrow that technology can afford because such arrows are less affected by the wind, and carry more kinetic energy downrange. With more accuracy and penetration now available to the archery hunter, Deep Six arrows and broadheads are proving their worth in the field and from the tree stand. The results have proven so effective that more and more companies have expanded into Deep Six arrows and broadheads designed for the new standard. The January ATA Trade Show floor was filled with companies showing off Deep Six compatible broadheads and arrow shafts.
Ultra-micro diameter Easton Injexion arrows are a prime example of the Deep Six technology in action. “It’s exciting that the level of performance used by Olympians is now available for bowhunting,” said Christian Berg, Editor of Petersen’s Bowhunting Magazine. For the hunting archer, Deep Six tipped Injexion arrows provide more penetration by concentrating the mass of the arrow into a smaller column. Bowhunters using Deep Six technology are regularly reporting complete pass-throughs, improved blood trails, and quicker game recovery. “I’ve found Injexion arrows group tighter, and penetrate deeper,” Berg continued, “Deep Six shafts and broadheads go beyond anything I’ve ever used, it’s making me more confident every time I draw back to take a shot.”
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