Because of a recent shoulder injury I purchased a set of ultra-light 14 pound “rehab” limbs, which at my draw translates to 16 pounds on the fingers. I tend to be fussy about my arrows being well tuned to the bow, so I went in search of arrows that would work with such a light setup.
There were some challenges, one finding a high enough spine and two finding a long enough arrow, for my 29 1/4 draw. The only arrow I was able to find that would fit both these parameters was the versatile Medallion XR made by Carbon Express. Not only did they have a 2.000″ spine arrow, they had it in a 29 inch length which fit the bill perfectly.
The Medallion XR is an ideal target arrow for light weight draw bow setups or youth looking for a quality carbon arrow in a spine that fits them.
I’ve posted the arrow specs below:
- Spine selection tolerance: ± 0.0025″ max.
- Weight tolerance: ± 1.0 grains
- Straightness: ± 0.003″
Carbon Express has also updated their arrow charts and added a Light Recurve Target Arrow Chart which is a good starting point in figuring out the right shaft for your setup.
A few things to keep in mind about these arrows are the accessories. These arrows take glue in points, pin nock adapters and pin nocks. The pin nocks adapters come with the shafts. Depending on the size shafts you purchase there are different points. All of them allow you to adjust the weight of the tip. See Carbon Express’ Component chart below:
|Medallion™-XR Pin Nock Adapter||50410||500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100||8||12 pack|
|Nano-Pro™ Pin Nock Adapter #2||50123||1300, 1500, 1800, 2000||6.9||12 pack|
|Soma Nock #1 (14-18 Strand Strings) Small Green||50136||Fits all standard pin nock adapters||3.4||12 pack|
|Soma Nock #2 (20-24 Strand Strings) Large Green||50137||Fits all standard pin nock adapters||3.4||12 pack|
|Soma Nock #1 (14-18 Strand Strings) Small Yellow||50138||Fits all standard pin nock adapters||3.4||12 pack|
|Soma Nock #2 (20-24 Strand Strings) Large Yellow||50139||Fits all standard pin nock adapters||3.4||12 pack|
|Soma Nock #2 (20-24 Stand Strings) Large Lime Green||50231||Fits all standard pin nock adapters||3.4||12 pack|
|Soma Nock #2 (20-24 Strand Strings) Large Pink||50232||Fits all standard pin nock adapters||3.4||12 pack|
|Medallion™ XR Target Point||50411||500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100||110-60 adjustable||12 pack|
|Medallion™-XR Stainless Steel Target Point||50412||1300, 1500, 1800, 2000||60-40 adjustable||12 pack|
On the money end I paid about $12.25 for a complete arrow to include vanes.
In summary, I would say that these are sweet, well made, shafts, they come in a great range of spine offerings and in long enough lengths to accommodate not only youth archers but also older blokes like me who for one reason or another are shooting lightweight bows.