Hey guys, There was a bit of chatter on here lately surrounding the Gold Tip Pierce shafts. I have a half dozen that I purchased to test. My initial posting didn't favor them all that well simply because of straightness issues I was seeing on broadheads. Speaking with someone at Gold Tip, they wanted the bad ones back to inspect and replace. They found the issue and revamped how these arrows are constructed, as well as use three lasers for straightness as opposed to one like they did before. I had all intents of sending back the bad ones or the ones I didn't think met the .025 straightness tolerance. I had some time to play around with them a bit more, as I wanted to make absolutely sure they were in fact out of tolerances. I discovered something that has my mind changed a bit. I tore them all down and spun each shaft with only the inserts installed. Looking closely, the shafts with inserts spun satisfactory for me. So I put the ballistic collar on and screwed on a Slick Trick head. Wobble, lots and lots of wobble. Bad head? Tried another head and same wobble, just not as bad. So I kept fiddling with the head and washer that goes behind each head. I finally got all but one arrow to spin true. True enough to hunt with I should say. I found that at least with the Slick tricks, its very important to use a wrench to really tighten them down on the arrow. Before, I was just tightening them as best I could with my fingers. They weren't seating down on the arrow correctly. I think this is a by product of ballistic collar in either how the head seats on it, or how tightening it down with a wrench seats the collar, head and shaft better. I have 5 hunt worthy, very good spinning shafts now. One shaft I didn't even bother with as it wobbles very badly. I may send it back, but I think I might use it for some abuse testing to help make a decision if this will be my hunting arrow this year or not. Hope this helps those who were interested in this shaft.