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    Hey all,
    We can all agree that spine does matter for both safety and performance but does arrow straightness really matter that much. Most of the major manufacturers produce .006,.003, and .001 versions of their arrows. prices are exponetially more for the more "straight" an arrow shaft is.
    For example:
    Gold Tip has the Velocity Line that I find shoot nice out of my bow
    The Velocity Hunter = .006 = $70/dz
    The Velocity XT = .003 = $90/dz
    The Velocity Pro = .001 = $130/dz

    Is a straighter arrow worth the extra money?
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    Not for hunting. Maybe for target. But my .003 and .006 shoot no different than the .001. So many will argue about this but let them. And yes spine makes the most difference it shooting. Just my 2cents.

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    Default arrow straightness...does it matter? or is it marketing hype

    Virtually all my target arrows are in .003" for straightness realm. I may have a dozen that are .001" - Victory and still in the box. I have a dozen coming for Harvest Time Archery.

    Hunting arrows I like to have straighter than a dog's hind leg, so .006" gets it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    .003 and .006 shoot no different than the .001. So many will argue about this but let them.
    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    Hunting arrows I like to have straighter than a dog's hind leg, so .006" gets it done.
    that's just the way it is we as a human can not shoot well enough to see a differance so take it for what it is ..a way for the arrow Co. to sort out the best, good and the yea that will work... so you pay for the best if that waht you beleave it takes for you to get it done...knowing this all mine are .0025 or less of corse
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    All mine are .003's. I knowI would never be able to tell the difference with a .001.

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    I have shot all 3 versions in the same arrow. I could never tell a difference in any of the 3, other than cost. For someone that worries about it, if you have to trim any off your arrows, take it from both ends. Usually, the slight bend is at the ends, rather than the middle. At least that's what an arrow manufacturer told me a few years ago. He said you could easily make a "6" into a "3" that way, or a "3" into a "1".
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