I am trying to switch from aluminum to carbon. I elected to make Carbon Express my first carbon experience. I have just purchased 8 arrows from Walmart. They are Carbon Express Terminator Hunter 6075. I've cut them off to fit my bow and reglued the inserts. I am target shooting into a Glendel Buck - a layered foam target. Every time I've missed the layers and penetrated the foam part of the target, my arrow has mushroomed. I could understand if I was totally missing the deer and hitting something hard, but I am still in the foam of the target!!! Out of the 8 arrows I purchased, 3 of them are now unusable and the only thing I did wrong was miss by 3 inches on my foam target.
Needless to say, my confidence in using these arrows on an actual deer with dense bone and skin is very low. Anyone have any ideas, or is this just normal for carbon arrows? I can't take the chance of equipment failure. My first carbon arrow experience has definitely not been worth it.