what happened to gold tip

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by midevilarcher5575, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. I have been shooting gold tip arrows for years now and lately i went to by some xt hunter 5575 (I ended up with beman's ics hunter, i like 'em) but nobody has any golp tip arrows around here. i was told that they where going out of business or that they going to start making them in mexico anyone been hearing anything why can't i get my gold tip arrow's anymore????
     
  2. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

    4,358
    3
    0
    about a year ago they moved to Mexico and were producing good shafts and then their quality control went to hell and they stopped all production till they got it straightened out. I think they are now back to their previous level but a lot of dealers dropped them in favor of CX due to the delivery times.
     

  3. so they are made in mexico ?:noidea:
     
  4. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

    29,903
    12
    0
    I saw there quality go downhill be fore that.....I used to shoot them and just found them to not be as consistent as the CX......
     
  5. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

    4,358
    3
    0
    Unless something changed they are manufactured in Mexico and then the raw shafts are shipped to Utah to be put together and bundled.

    The issues (As far as I know) were primarily caused by the mexico plant not performing correctly. people were getting mixed dozens of arrows (ie: there would be hunter arrows in with their Pro's) I also heard lots of reports of arrows mismarked, 5575's would actually be 7595's and vice versa. weights were all over the place (+- 5 gr / arrow) and just general horrible quality. Supposedly they have it fixed but I'm still very disappointed that they shipped it to Mexico. I won't be buying any more Gold Tips.

    check out this

    http://www.goldtip.com/company/news/2006lettertocustomers.htm
     
  6. hey thanks guys i guess i'll be finding me a different arrow
     
  7. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

    13,887
    15
    0
    Might check into some carbon force X-Weaves. I love mine :peace:
     
  8. Hkdfrlife

    Hkdfrlife Senior Member

    183
    0
    0
    Gold Tips

    Just after I bought my Trykon, the dealer recommended some 22 series ultralights. I love em. for an ultralight shaft they are as durable as they come. When I heard they had moved to Mexico I was bummed. Heard they were going to discontinue the 22 series. Found and bought all the 22's I could on Ebay. I recently was told they are back in production and going strong. I've got enough to last a while so I'll get a chance to watch their progress. If the new stuff is as good as the original, I'll stick withem.
     
  9. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

    13,887
    15
    0
    Hey there Dale how ya doin??? How are things going over at the Archers Spot?? After the weather breaks I will be over again hope to see ya there buddy.:peace:
     
  10. Hkdfrlife

    Hkdfrlife Senior Member

    183
    0
    0
    Archers Spot

    Come on down, I'll be lookin for ya. Guess I'll be going to the State indoor for the first time next month. Finished 3rd in a qualifer shoot in December. I'm really lookin forward to it. Competed in a lot of big shoots when I shot trap, and in the early days of 3D, but never anything like this indoors. Hope I don't embarrass myself too bad. Just starting to shoot again after sinus surgery so I'm pretty rusty. Got 3 weeks to bring my game back up. I'll let ya know how bad I do ha ha. Later
     
  11. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

    29,903
    12
    0
    wont be too hard to spot......
     
  12. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    4,079
    6
    38
    I hate to break the bad news to some of you but most archery equipment is made outside the US. I know the buyer for a VERY large archery distributor. He said at least 85% of all archery equipment is made outside the US. :doh: It stinks but it's a fact.
     
  13. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

    4,358
    3
    0
    What I really don't like about Goldtip isn't that they went down south, its that they decided to still put the arrows together in the US so that they can claim that the arrows are made in the USA.

    its shady dealings like this that I can't stand.
     
  14. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

    13,887
    15
    0
    I feel the same way, if you go to Mexico to make your arrows then just say it.

    With the cheap labor outside the U.S. there is alot of this happening in everything. Sony now has a factory in Canada and in Mexico.
     
  15. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

    29,903
    12
    0
    so does that meen you gonna be a mexican or a canadian?:noidea:
     
  16. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

    13,887
    15
    0
    I ain't leavin the good ole USofA. :usa2:

    By the way what did you mean I will not be hard to spot.:noidea:
     
  17. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

    29,903
    12
    0
    you have some archery ark thats all......:biggrin1: :biggrin1: kinda like i wouldnt be hard to spot
     
  18. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

    13,887
    15
    0
    :laugh: TRUE OH SO TRUE :laugh:
     
  19. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

    29,903
    12
    0
    I am not afraid to admit that I am unforgetable.......
     
  20. Hkdfrlife

    Hkdfrlife Senior Member

    183
    0
    0
    Mexico

    Good thing bout workin for the government is I don't have to worry bout my job going to Mexico........Unless Bush gets his way!