Match Grade Custom Bolts

(9 customer reviews)


True custom bolts have at least four important components: Static spine selection, spine indexing, extreme front-of-center (FOC) , and hand crafted with the most precise fletching available today. You will find all of these processes done with Borkholder Archery Custom Bolts

“Thanks for the
awesome bolts,
they’re top notch!”
– Lisa H


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New Pro Version

In an effort to to improve the accuracy and consistency of our Match Grade Custom Bolts we have built a new version called the “Pro” version. The “Standard” version is the original custom bolt and is still as accurate as ever. The difference between the Pro and Standard although very small will still make a difference.

Pro vs Standard

While the difference is very small it will make a difference in consistency and accuracy.

  • Straightness
    • Pro: +/- .001″
    • Standard: +/- .005″
  • Weight Variation Across 1 Dozen Bolts
    • Pro: +/- ½ grain
    • Standard: +/- 2 grains

True custom bolts have at least four important components: (1) Static spine selection, (2) spine indexing, (3) extreme front-of-center (FOC) , and (4) hand-crafted with the most precise fletching available today.

Static Spine Selection and Spine Indexing

Static spine matching is often confused with spine indexing.  Spine matching is all about deflection, or the stiffness of the bolt. It is important to match the stiffness of the bolt to the poundage and draw stroke of the crossbow,that is why we use a selection of bolts including GT Laser II, Laser III, and Black Eagle executioner and different lengths. Basically like you would do with a vertical bow. Spine indexing has to do with locating the stiff, and weak spot on the bolt.  Spine indexing is the most important accuracy factor in  custom bolts.  Extremely sensitive tooling is needed to accurately define “low, and high” spine in a carbon shaft, and all carbon shafts have a low and high spine.  Our research has shown that group shooting off of a shooting machine at 25 yards, with  6 bolts that have been spine indexed vs 6 bolts with factory fletching. The bolts that were spine indexed averaged a 68% tighter group.


The next precision element of  Custom Bolts is that of front-of-center (FOC).  The FOC refers to the balance point of a bolt.  The percentage of FOC indicates what percent the balance point is forward of the center of the shaft, the higher the percentage, the better performance your bolt will deliver.  FOC has two benefits for precision-minded archers.  Archers can expect to see tighter groups with field tips and broadheads.  The second advantage FOC creates is more momentum and less drag, thus deeper penetration on target! Borkholder Archery’s method of creating FOC is with a brass insert.  Increasing the weight of your field tip will also create similar results.  A benefit of using a brass insert is our ability to create a substantially larger amount of FOC than is possible with a field tip alone,  while still using a 100 grain tip.  This method is used on all of our custom bolts, which gives the consumer a larger selection of broadheads to choose from when ordering from us. We like to have 20% or more FOC  This really comes into play at the longer yardages with marginal shot placement like the shoulder, having a brass insert or not could be the difference of your broadhead stopping in the bone or getting into the vitals.

Precision Fetching

The final element of  custom bolts is that of precision fletching.  By using state of the art equipment and a highly trained expert creates the most accurate bolts available today.  As a hunter, it is our responsibility to take quick, clean kills.  The precision fletching jigs used on all of our custom bolts are within  1/72 of a degree of being spaced 120 degrees apart.  It is very important that your vanes are spaced 120 deg apart for optimal vane performance. We also use a 1/8 deg. offset instead of a ½ or full degree of helical like most large manufacturers.  This final element helps to eliminate drag which will  create greater KE which means a more ethical hunting experience.

Return Policy on Bolts

We stand behind the accuracy and quality of our bolts but if for any reason you choose to return your bolts you will be refunded the full amount if the bolts are untampered. There will be a 50% restocking fee if there is any alteration made to the bolts (markings on vanes or weight alterations).

Complete Return Policy

Upgrade to Lumenok Lighted Nocks

With lighted nocks, you’ll never wonder where you’re bolt went. It’s great for target shooting but most important during the hunt when the environment is less controlled. Hunt with confidence when using a Burt Coyote Lumenok Lighted Nock with your crossbow bolt.

2 Popular Add-ons

Lumenok Extinguisher

With the Lumenok Extinguisher, you can quickly and easily do 2 things. (1) Pull an arrow or bolt from a target and (2) turn off Lumenok Lighted Nocks. Watch the video demonstration below.

OMP XB Impact Discharge Head

With the discharge head, you can safely discharge your crossbow without the use of a discharge target.

Additional information

Crossbow Model

*Other (Mention in Checkout), Barnett Ghost 410, Barnett Ghost 420, Barnett Vengeance 2, Bear Bruzer FFL, Bear Fisix FFL, Bear Torrix FFL, Browning One Six One, Browning One Six Two, CenterPoint Sniper 370, Excalibur 308 Short, Excalibur 360 TD, Excalibur Assassin, Excalibur Assassin 360, Excalibur Equinox, Excalibur Exocet 200, Excalibur Exomax, Excalibur Ibex SMF, Excalibur Matrix 310, Excalibur Matrix 330, Excalibur Matrix 355, Excalibur Matrix 380, Excalibur Matrix Bulldog 330, Excalibur Matrix Bulldog 380, Excalibur Matrix Bulldog 400, Excalibur Matrix G340, Excalibur Matrix Grizzly, Excalibur Matrix GRZ2, Excalibur Matrix Mega 405, Excalibur Micro 315, Excalibur Micro 335, Excalibur Micro 355, Excalibur Micro Suppressor, Excalibur Vixen II, Horton Storm RDX, Horton Vortec, Killer Instinct 350, Killer Instinct 360 HardCore, Killer Instinct Furious 370, Killer Instinct Hero, Killer Instinct Machine 380, Killer Instinct Ripper, Killer Instinct Swat, Mission 320, Mission 360, Mission Charge, Mission Dagger, Mission Sniper Lite, Mission Sub-1 [2018], Mission Sub-1 [2019], Mission Sub-1 Lite, Mission Sub-1 XR, Parker Challenger, Parker Concorde, Parker Hurricane, Parker ThunderHawk, Parker Tornado F4, Scorpyd Aculeus 135, Scorpyd Aculeus 160, Scorpyd Aculeus 175, Scorpyd Aculeus 460, Scorpyd Deathstalker, Scorpyd DeathStalker 420, Scorpyd Nemesis 480, Scorpyd Orion Extreme 110, Scorpyd Orion Extreme 135, Scorpyd Orion Extreme 175, Scorpyd Ventilator Extreme 110, Scorpyd Ventilator Extreme 135, Scorpyd Ventilator Extreme 160, Scorpyd Ventilator Extreme 175, Scorpyd VTEC Extreme, Stryker Katana, Stryker Offspring, Stryker Solution, Stryker Solution LS, TenPoint Carbon Nitro RDX, TenPoint Eclipse RCX, TenPoint Shadow, TenPoint Shadow NXT, TenPoint Stealth FX4, TenPoint Stealth NXT, TenPoint Stealth SS, TenPoint Titan M1, TenPoint Titan Xtreme, TenPoint Turbo M1, TenPoint Turbo XLT, TenPoint Vapor, TenPoint Venom, Wicked Ridge RDX 400


Pro, Standard


1 Dozen, 1⁄2 Dozen

9 reviews for Match Grade Custom Bolts

  1. Mike LaValley

    Custom Bolts for Stryker Solution LS

    Bolts arrived, look great, shoot awesome. Thanks for the awesome product. Will be back for more when needed.

  2. Randy Hill

    I just wanted to let you know, your Borkholder Custom Crossbow Bolts are just what you promised,” ACCURATE”…PERIOD…

    I felt my factory bolts were good until I saw your video advertisement for your custom bolts. I felt I had to try them. I rationed,
    ‘I was going to purchase more bolts regardless”, and your bolts were competitively priced to the factory’s, so why not give yours a try.

    I shoot a Tenpoint Tactical XLT, I purchased from our new Cabelas here in Tualatin Oregon.

    I was pleasantly surprised to see “what you advertise is what you get”. After resighting in my bow for the new bolts. I realized I
    couldn’t shoot 3 bolts at the same target at 20, 30 or even 40 yards for fear destroying 2 or more bolts. I decided to try 50
    yards. since that is as far as our range allows us to shoot.

    (Attached is a picture of my first 50 yard group. I also validated that group by shooting 3 more sets of 3, just to be certain it
    wasn’t a fluke. I did shoot each time from a Caldwell Lead Sled to insure as much human error was removed as possible).

    Bottom line…you deliver what is advertised…As a business owner, myself, I appreciate honest and accurate advertising. And
    by the way, your customer service is excellent too. I recieved my bolds earlier than promised (and I live on the other side of the
    country from you!), and I even I received a follow up call to see if I was satisfied with the bolts and if I had any feed back
    for you!

    Thanks again for the bolts, your fast delivery and your follow up call, You’re doing all the right things a business should do.

  3. lisa (verified owner)

    I just bought my second dozen of these custom bolts for my excalibur matrix micro 335 and my dad’s 335 as well I have tried a lot of bolts and these are by far the best grouping bolts on the market in my opinion especially if you like long range shooting with confidence. These are just as advertised excellent quality and truly match grade If you want awesome bolts you better give these a try I honestly wouldn’t waste my time and money on any others as long as Borkholder makes these I wont be buying from anyone else. If you try these you wont be disappointed Ive bought 24 so far and am very happy with them all and the customer service is outstanding as well all around great people to do business with thanks everyone at Borkholder Archery and Thanks Brian keep up the good work and happy hunting!

  4. Gavin (verified owner)

    All I can say is wow and thank you. I was on the fence between your bolts and another that seem to get mentioned in many of the forums. I called to ask a few questions and spoke to Mr. Sausaman, he was very knowledgeable and answered my questions thoroughly. He explained the reasons behind their choices with the Match Grade Custom Bolts and ten minutes later I was placing my order. The attention to detail is evident from the moment you open the package, but the real evidence is on the range. I have an Excalibur Micro 355 and was utterly disappointed with the accuracy I was getting with the factory bolts. I refused to accept that I was relegated to three out of ten that would hold any type of group. I now have accuracy that I can count on. A full dozen without a single flier, it is as if they are all the exact same bolt. If I miss now it is on me not my equipment. I will be back for more, as will my friends that have seen the difference your bolts make. I think I will use my factory bolts to stake down my blind.

  5. bonnsam (verified owner)

    Just bought them for my Tenpoint Stealth FX4 and these are awesome. They group at a little over an inch at 50 yards. I am sure that these will make proper shot placement during the hunt a lot better.

  6. bonnsam (verified owner)

    Just bought the pro version for my Tenpoint Nitro RDX and these are even better than the standard version that I used last year. I am shooting 1 inch groups at 50 yards and doing this very consistantly. Looking forward to hunting with these this year.

  7. jpc0304 (verified owner)

    I just shot my first group of the pro version out of the Ravin R9. Did I mention the group was so tight I had a hard time pulling them out? No scope adjustments were required. I haven’t shot out to 60 yet but they are amazing compared to my factory bolts. I think I found crossbow gold!

  8. russell (verified owner)

    just came in from shooting a group at 60 yards you could cover with a quarter-that’s scarey with these costly bolts- i’ll choose different spots on the block target from now on-if you want accuracy, these are for you- there is a difference in these bolts-

  9. twkbuckmaster (verified owner)

    Just shot the custom bolts you built for my Mission Sub1. All I can say is WOW! Shot 1/2 inch group at 20 yds. That was 15 shots at three different bulls from a bench. I put the same arrow in the same hole 5 times on the upper left bull. At 50 and 60 they shot sub 1 ” groups. I was amazed. Couldn’t come close to that with the Mission bolts that came with the package. Thanks for a great product.

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