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    I just started using the carbon force radial x weaves and like them alot. they are About 88 a dozen and 7.4 gpi. With very impressive tolerances. and they are black.
    some were born perfect........the rest of us have to practice perfect.

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    I have no problem with Gold Tips. I shoot the Pros, but only because I shoot real far regularly. The XT hunters are fine. Expeditions are junk. Never had a problem with quality or Durability. I just dug one out of a log over 3 inches deep, and it groups with all the others. I dig them out of 4x4s routinely, and almost never are they cracked or broken. I lose them one year, find them the next, refletch, and they shoot fine.
    The nice thing about Gold Tips is that they are available everywhere. At worst you would have to settle for a XT Hunter at even the smallest shop. When you go with a off brand, or store brand, there is no guarantee you will be able to get them again, or quickly. I don't want to wait just to get shafts. They are too basic.
    Jay Are gave me a half dozen LightSpeeds, and they shoot at least as well as the Gold Tip Pro, at the same weight and about the same speed.
    Don't get junk. Spend $90-$100 on a dozen good shafts. You shoot often enough, and have (reasonably) good equipment otherwise. Why cut your own throat with arrows? You don't need ACE's, but you do need quality in a arrow. If the arrow is junk, the best equipment otherwise won't save your shot. Get the best READILY available to you.

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    I thought GT was having some production issues since moving their manufacturing out of the US (to Mexico ?). I guess they may have cleared that up by now since a year or so ago everyone was out of GTs with no date when they would ship. I know people who shoot GTs and love them but had to switch because they could not get them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWMAN View Post
    what do they run for a dozen???
    I pay $70 doz for the bare shafts, that includes the nocks and incerts. I think they are a very good shaft for the price.

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    The LightSpeed is a good straight arrow, if you don't want GTs. I didn't know they moved production to Mexico. Now I need to look for a new shaft myself. Screw NAFTA. I'll buy American if at all possible, and put a Mexican out of work. Who makes arrows in the USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    The LightSpeed is a good straight arrow, if you don't want GTs. I didn't know they moved production to Mexico. Now I need to look for a new shaft myself. Screw NAFTA. I'll buy American if at all possible, and put a Mexican out of work. Who makes arrows in the USA?
    no one!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWMAN View Post
    no one!!!!!!
    supposedly Victory does...

    GT has sent their manufacturing to Mexico but they still assemble them in the US so that they can claim that they are made in the USA.
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    I was under the impression that most of Easton's arrows were made in the US... Maybe that an incorrect impression...

    Ron

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    As for camo finishes, they add about a grain per inch to look pretty. I'll take the 5-6 FPS of a black one instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    As for camo finishes, they add about a grain per inch to look pretty. I'll take the 5-6 FPS of a black one instead.
    Exactly, and what's the point of having a camo arrow with flourescent nocks and vanes ?

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    So the camo adds cost and weight? I think I will stick to black myself.
    Boy I am learning alot on this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major257 View Post
    So the camo adds cost and weight? I think I will stick to black myself.
    Boy I am learning alot on this site.

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    Yes, and, yes.
    Unfortunately...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhop View Post
    Yes, and, yes.
    Unfortunately...

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    yup what ron said....
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    The LightSpeed is a good straight arrow, if you don't want GTs. I didn't know they moved production to Mexico. Now I need to look for a new shaft myself. Screw NAFTA. I'll buy American if at all possible, and put a Mexican out of work. Who makes arrows in the USA?

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    If your going to be talked into CX Maximas you might as well go for the gold and get yourself a set of Easton A/C/C's, best arrow money can buy IMO as far as missing is concerned, that is gonna hurt either way. My suggestion is don't miss. But w/ relative accuracy, A/C/C's should last you a long while.
    Last edited by BuckeyeRed; 07-05-2007 at 02:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    The LightSpeed is a good straight arrow, if you don't want GTs. I didn't know they moved production to Mexico. Now I need to look for a new shaft myself. Screw NAFTA. I'll buy American if at all possible, and put a Mexican out of work. Who makes arrows in the USA?
    Easton (aluminum) still makes arrows in the USA... looks like you need to switch to Easton????

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    Well I made my choice after reading a lot about some different arrow brands and I think I made a pretty darn good choice.

    PSE RadialX Pro 29 in shaft, 200 spine (actually its like .425 or so).
    70 grain glue in points
    2 inch blazers

    The should weigh in right around 315 grains with an FOC of around 8.5.

    According to OnTarget I should get speeds exceeding 280 FPS (a lot better then 240 that I'm getting now)

    We'll see how they work out.
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    Another vote for Carbon express Maximas 350. Last year I used GT 75-95 and I went to the maximas and think they are great.
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