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.
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