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Speedykills
07-09-2012, 10:28 PM
Ok i know the GT expedition hunters are the cheapest arrows they make.........not a bad arrow but in getting way to many flyers....when i bought them the tech told me if you want to shoot straight get the xt hunters ot better.....
Ok with that said im thinking of trying the GT xt pro hunters or easton FMJ,Easton ST Axis® FMJ N-FUSED™ Carbon Shafts.I had the gt xt hunters but gave them up as part of a trade awhile ago and just dont remember having these many flyers with them.Anyway thanks for any suggestions,thanks.

daiwateampenn
07-09-2012, 11:19 PM
GT ultralight Entrada. i just bought a dozen. Not bad. the spec is close to expedition hunter.
but i end up with the 0.3 spine. shoot great. for me is value for money.

bfisher
07-09-2012, 11:37 PM
You get what you pay for when you buy cheap arrows. The Expeditions fit in that category. Sometimes you get a good batch and sometimes you don't. These are the same as the XT arrows with a few exceptions. They are .006 vs .003. A lot of people will say that they can't tell the difference between .006 and .003, but straightness isn't the whole story. Weight tolerances within a bundle are tighter for the better arrow, although a few grains up or down isn't going tomake a huge difference till you surpass about 60 yards. What's most important is that better arrows have better spine tolerances within the bundle.

I have been shooting Gold Tip arrows for about 7 years and always got the Ultralite Pro series. Not because I can shoot that well. I was on their advisory staff and that's what they always sent me. A dozen arrows can last me many years. Not being with Gold Tip any longer I do have to buy my shafts and build my own. For the money I would probably shoot XT shafts for hunting or just plain Ultralites for target/3D. These have tight enough tolerances for all but world class shooters. They are affordable and available almost anywhere.

I would not pay the extra money for any Pro series arrow shaft unless I were competing on the money circuits. I might consider the Axis arrows if I hunted. I do like Easton shafts and do have my share of ACC's (more freebies). I would not buy any of the FMJ arrows or those from Carbon Express with all the fancy names. I'm just not going to spend that kind of money when there are other shafts and companies that sell shafts for half their price. If I'm going to get screwed I'd prefer it with my pants down.

That's my take on the subject.

Double S
07-10-2012, 02:01 AM
I have an urge to try some carbon tech whitetail arrows.

bfisher
07-10-2012, 01:25 PM
I've got half an urge to try something in a 700 to 730 spine to see if they'll work for me. I'm also thinking of an aluminum shaft. Half dozen should last me about 3 years.

Speedykills
07-10-2012, 06:55 PM
Half dozen should last me about 3 years.

Wish i could say the same..................:(

Durandal
07-10-2012, 07:07 PM
Got myself a dozen of Vforce Highvelocity from Victory, at that price it was a sweet deal for 0,001+- arrows. I'll let you bows know how they turn out! :)

Speedykills
07-10-2012, 07:46 PM
Got myself a dozen of Vforce Highvelocity from Victory, at that price it was a sweet deal for 0,001+- arrows. I'll let you bows know how they turn out! :)

I heaRD alot about these arrows on AT so a report on them would be nice............

typically8
07-11-2012, 01:08 AM
I miss the days when there weren't so many choices in arrow selection. I currently shoot the beman ICS camo hunters. Beman now has a new line, I am not sure if I am going switch brands. My question is what is what is a good price for a dz?

elkslayer4x5
07-11-2012, 08:26 AM
I miss the days when there weren't so many choices in arrow selection. I currently shoot the beman ICS camo hunters. Beman now has a new line, I am not sure if I am going switch brands. My question is what is what is a good price for a dz?

A dz of which model?, As you said, Beman has an expanded line of arrows. Shafts or Fletched. I'm a DIY guy, and so always buy the raw shafts, also think the camo shafts are just for us, an all black shaft looks like a stick to a critter. Basically, it comes down to how much do you want to spend. For me, I spend as little as possible. Just sayin. :)

Simple Life
07-11-2012, 04:37 PM
Shooting through the summer I just use the Expeditions,don't care if they get busted up,pretty cheap for a dozen,and they shoot decent,then couple weeks before season I pull out the XT Hunters and make any adjustments if needed and use them for hunting.For the price of the XT Hunters,they are a good hunting arrow.

Speedykills
07-11-2012, 04:39 PM
Ya i think im going back to the xt hunters,pretty good arrows............:cool:

Chip
07-11-2012, 04:52 PM
Sorry, not much help on what to try as I shoot the expeditions. That being said I practice between 20 and 30 yards, so I don't get flier problem so much. Living in and hunting in Ohio our shots are 99.9% 30 yards or closer so that's what I practice for.

Arrow Splitter
07-11-2012, 05:43 PM
Ya i think im going back to the xt hunters,pretty good arrows............:cool:
Here's a couple of links, they're Goldtip XTs, but with the Mountain Archery name on them. Mountain Archery is a good company, and one of my friends bought from them as well. Pre-Fletched shafts (The picture of the arrow is in the second link): http://www.mountain-archery.com/mountainarcheryxtremehuntervanefletched.aspx Shafts: http://www.mountain-archery.com/mountainarcheryxtremeshafts.aspx


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