I haven't really shot in several years, but I always used carbon arrows for tournaments and aluminum for hunting. Aluminum is cheaper, and like someone said, easier to build at home. You shouldn't be target practicing with your hunting arrows anyway, after you've sighted in. Aluminum works just as well as carbon for hunting in my opinion. Really, the only advantage I ever saw to carbon was the smaller diameter made it shoot a tad bit flatter due to less drag, and they're a bit tougher. But, if you're shooting in competitions, the smaller diameter can hurt you in line-cutting ability.
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