Originally Posted by Compound Comedian
All big barrel, thin wall specialty shafts are not as durable as the small diameter thick wall hunting shafts.
As far as GT vs Vic, GT is way tougher overall. Alot of guys tried the Vics at our club and after using the Vics for a whle most quickly came to the conclusion they dont hold up like GT.
Get Easton g nock uni-bushings for you X cutters and they will last longer. Try some Series 22
ULs replaced old style.
When someone suggests Vics to be more durable than GT, I go get my 16" rubber muck boots
Since you're saying I'm full of it, I will respond. First off, whenever someone says the Victorys aren't durable, it's because they bought the HVs and expect a thin walled shaft designed for speed to be just as durable as their small diameter hunting arrows that weigh 2-5 gpi more and that's not going to happen.
Since I already said I'm hard on arrows, I'll elaborate. I've stuck arrows in trees, walls (both plywood and studs), hit the steel tube in target legs, hit target frames, skipped them off concrete, get slapped by other arrows, etc and had these arrows survive it. I have used them for hunting and will continue to do so because of the durabilities and consistancy these arrows have proven to me they have. And I've got these 460 grain arrows moving at 260 fps so they do have the power behind them to easily break a shaft.
I have not personally tried the GT's myself (I have a friend who is a national champion FITA shooter that steered me towards the standard X-Ringers over the X-Cutters because he found the GTs to not be as durable as the Victorys), so I can't comment on them first hand. Too bad others don't wait until they have first hand experience with something before commenting too.