Has anyone played with the new Easton RX7 yet? With big feathers?

Hello again everyone!
My better half says I am allowed some arrows for indoors. I noticed that there's a new ally now, the RX7. Has anyone tried them?
I'm a recurve archerer and currently have 46lbs otf. According to the new Easton chart that means I need the 420 spine but that seems very stiff compared to the arrows I have now. Also, I would like to put some big feathers on. Because big feathers look cool and because I'm curious about how they would behave.
Does anyone have any real world experience with the RX7s yet? What do you have on your fingers and how did you find them? What point weight did you go for? Did you choose big feathers or spinny vanes? If you went with feathers what size? etc etc
 


JamesP

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I've been shooting the RX7s since November (22-475, 125grn point + RPS insert, shooting 40lbs OTF, at just over 30", 1 degree helically fletched with 4" Bohning x-vanes as a bit of an experiment). They're a little bit on the stiff side but not untunable, and they weigh a metaphorical tonne (mine weigh in at about 500grn total, there's a noticable sight difference between these and my old X7s).

That said, because of the (so extreme that it's visible to the naked eye) rear taper, they're very forgiving on the release and the physical weight of the arrow really makes the limbs work and the follow-through smooth. They take a little bit of getting used to, but I wouldn't go back. I'd also add that the manufacturing consistency is (from my experience) better than Easton's usual (which I've always found to be pretty good), to the extent where I've Robin Hooded bareshafts whilst tuning multiple times.
 


Iaincope

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I've been shooting the RX7s since November (22-475, 125grn point + RPS insert, shooting 40lbs OTF, at just over 30", 1 degree helically fletched with 4" Bohning x-vanes as a bit of an experiment). They're a little bit on the stiff side but not untunable, and they weigh a metaphorical tonne (mine weigh in at about 500grn total, there's a noticable sight difference between these and my old X7s).

That said, because of the (so extreme that it's visible to the naked eye) rear taper, they're very forgiving on the release and the physical weight of the arrow really makes the limbs work and the follow-through smooth. They take a little bit of getting used to, but I wouldn't go back. I'd also add that the manufacturing consistency is (from my experience) better than Easton's usual (which I've always found to be pretty good), to the extent where I've Robin Hooded bareshafts whilst tuning multiple times.
I must have been sold a dodgy pack, I had to put mine on a micrometer and found that from front to rear the taper was 0.19mm, seriously felt like I had been miss-sold :(
 


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