+2:thumbs_upWithout a doubt the Victory Nano Force! Only one I have broke was shot into a big pig and he carried it 300yds through the Texas brush before rubbing it on an oak tree 3' high and breaking off the last 1/3rd that was sticking out of him! FYI this pig was well over 300lbs!
SA, what are your thoughts on Easton's ST Epic arrows which are the same weight as the Axxis and seem to be both made of the N-Fused carbon shafts at less $ than the Axxis???I'd recommend the Easton Axis 9.5 gpi, or Easton Powerflight 9.3 gpi...15gns or so over at 30 " not enough to worry about, arrows start getting thin and flimsy below 9gpi.
I'm a big fan of 400 gn+ to hunt, and 12% or so FOC for target, and not in need of speed. I'd rather hit slow than miss fast. My picks based on hunting and target, if you're strictly target go with Easton lightspeed 8.2 gpi, but not nearly as durable.
I have shot GT's into 2x10's, plywood, dirt, NEVER had one fail!!! Thats at 82 lbs boys!! Went out and used the same arrows to hunt with. Only damage I've ever had on em was from using Luminok's, dented where the wire's contact the arrow. Out of all the ones I have seen used, seen 2 bad ones, from robinhoods!What about arrow components? In my mind an arrow is as strong as it's weakest link, so if the shaft is tough as nails, but the knocks break often or the points or inserts become loose because they fit poorly, that will not make me happy.
Student-Archer made a good point, but if my intention is to use for 3D and other (non-hunting) general use, I really don't need a heavier arrow, yet I don't want too much flex which might affect accuracy?
What are your thoughts on Gold Tip arrows? I started comparing Easton Lightspeed's against Gold Tip XT Hunters, the Gold Tips are a little heavier (.7 gpi), the specs look similar and price is +- $10 per dozen. Thoughts on speed, accuracy, durability and component fit?