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Hello all. I was shooting PSE STL Hunter 300 Radial X Weave arrows with 4" Quick Spins and 100gr Thunderheads with EZE-Crest on a PSE Carrera at 65# at 85% letoff and a NAP Quick Tune with no problems at all. I switched to Gold Tip XT Hunter 5575 using the same setup EXCEPT 2.25" Quick Spins. Nothing else has changed. The problem I am having is my new arrows are corkscrewing and hitting at odd angles at 20 yards. I have checked my straightness and that is fine and the B/H's seem to be spinning right. What am I missing? Why are my arrows flying so far off? When I shoot them with field tips, my impact points are very different. For the most part, I am still hitting groups with arrows stacked ontop of each other. They open a bit with the B/H's.
 

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Try turning the knock on the arrows and see if that doesn't help. Same thing happened to me. Just kept turning the knock untill my arrows were flying right.
 

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lighter vanes changed your arrow spine...made them weaker...

what lengths were the 2 different arrows? are they different?
anything else change at all?
 

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Those THeads are tough to stabilize. It sounds like your 2.25 qspins are not getting the job done for you....toss 'em or go with a different head.
 

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toss the 2.25's,really !they are to short to do the job as you found out.Was never a big fan of the qspins but if the 4" was working for then by all means use them.99% of all fixed blades need some good stabilization(helical ) on the rear end.Maybe try a good 4"vane or feather set at a good helical and see what happens.
 

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Did you tune your ThunderHeads? I work at a proshop and the problem I see with a lot of people is not spinning the heads, that plus the 2.5" quickspins can destabilize the arrows a lot.
 

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Same here

I had the same problem last season. I finally went through the whole dozen and found 4 or 5 that flew the same and used them. I never did find out what the problem was because this year I bought a dozen Maxima Hunters and they are awesome. I can't believe how my groups have tightened up just by changing arrows.
 

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Oh yeah..... I turned those nocks on the arrows until my fingers were sore and even that didn't work. If you do a search for goldtip, it seems like they aren't as good as I use to think they were. I'm not in any way saying they're junk.... just think that there's better out there.
 

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funny how the rumor "junk" runs on anything.I just bought 2 dozen Goldtips xt hunters.I had ONE out of the first dozen that didn't group with the rest,ZERO out of the 2nd dozen.You won't find a better arrow out there.ANY quality arrow will group,Not all bows or shooters will shoot as good as their arrows.they try the gimmicky fletching, wrong size fletching,fletched wrong,to weak of a spine, to strong of a spine,cut to length on a table saw when the real truth is it was really those dang Barracuda stings on the bowtec limbs using elite cams that was the cause of the bad flight
 

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I had the same problem until I started squaring both ends of my arrows with the G5 arrow squaring tool. Since I rarely have arrows that are fliers even with broadheads. I had one last week and after inspection I had cut the vane while shooting.. Steve
 
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