Top of the line Easton vs Gold Tip?

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  1. Rugger

    Rugger Weekend Warrior

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    Have a good inside deal for both Easton and Gold Tip. Having never used either or these brands before, which is the best arrow from either company and who wins head to head? I shoot whitetail only, 70#, 29.5", mechanical heads
     
  2. frantic29

    frantic29 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Best arrow is so subjective. They both have several top of the line .001 straightness arrows with consistent spine. You after speed, penetration or just a balance?


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  3. elkguide

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    I love the ACC's.
     
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    I've had great luck with the Gold Tip's.
     
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    I shoot Easton Axis, not their number one top of the line arrow, but definitely one of their better offerings. I love it and for my hunting purposes, don't need anything better. If you are not experienced with either company, why buy the very best offering? Go with something slightly less than the best and experience what the company's products are about.


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  6. MnHunterr

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    Can't beat the toughness of the Gold Tips. Have never had problems with mine.
     
  7. Whitetail

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    Easton every time.

    Easton Axis, ACC & most other models made in USA.
    GT made overseas, all of them.

    Never had an carbon arrow tougher than Axis. And yes I have had 2 models of GT.
     
  8. Coop

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    I love Easton/Beman. I think I am going to buy some of the FMJ Autumn orange special edition shafts. I used to love the Autumn orange XX75 shafts back in the day.
     
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    kurveball18 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Easton Axis for me as well for a whitetail arrow. I'm gonna be buying my 2nd dozen this next summer.
     
  10. muzzyman88

    muzzyman88 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I am a Gold Tip guy and have zero reasons to change at this point. When built properly, they're within tolerances, shoot well and are as tough as any arrow on the market.
     
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    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I've shot GT's for 2 1/2 years and never had an issue. I shot the XT Hunter 5575/400 .003 straightness. Work great for deer and turkey. Recently bought some Black Eagle Zombie Slayers .001 350 spine and like them a lot too. Can't say there's much difference between the two really. They both shoot great.

    It's hard to say what is either company's best arrow. They both make good stuff and your setup will determine what's the best arrow for you. The best arrow for me may not be your best or anyone else's. My suggestion would be to see what a pro shop recommends is the best for your setup and then get 6 each and see how they shoot.
     
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    Have shot Gold Tip for 15 years and have no reason to change. Currently shoot the XT Hunters for deer and turkey. Super tough arrows


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  13. SharpEyeSam

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    I shoot Easton FMJs and they are awesome! I shot the Axis for a few years and they performed really well.
     
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    Gold tip pros. .001" +- straightness. Then use the fact weight system to throw some added weight up front
     
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    Easton, every time!
    SO much variety to choose from; Carbon, aluminum, or both! 4mm, 5mm, 6mm.
    I think Easton has the best selection of arrows & components by far, whether its hunting or target archery.
    100% American made
     
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    All/everything aluminum (including ACC) is made in USA.
    Most carbons but not all, made in USA.

    I talked to Easton CS (Sarah??) a few months ago. She knew where each was made. Axis for sure in USA. 801-539-1400
     
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    I have been shooting Easton arrows for 40 years.....aluminum and now carbon. A friend that is a top shelf competitive shooter likes GT, so I bought a dozen on his recommendation.....Hunter Pros. They were good arrows and I liked the GTO bushings with pin nocks for target shooting toughness, but did not find them a bit superior to my Easton Axis. Since my bow preferred 340's over 400's and the GT's were 400's, I sold them and bought more Axis 340's. Passed through a bunch of deer with Axis and they are as durable and tough as I desire.
     
  19. Rugger

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    really just looking for an arrow that flat out performs and leaves no doubt in any situation.
     
  20. Dub-C

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    Hard to beat the Axis or FMJ. Best all around arrows I've ever used. If you're on a budget, they make an arrow called the Powerflight that is a great arrow for around $50/dozen.
     

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