In my experience the Easton carbon arrows have been the toughest I've used. I now shoot the axis and have the past 3 years. I shot CX maximas but quit shooting them for that reason, they seemed to break easily and every time I shot a deer they would snap it off.
I've never shot Gold Tips but they have always had the reputation as the toughest arrow as is shown by this thread once again.
One thing I can say about gold tip arrows, I have shot thousands of shots with them for longer than I care to mention and I have never had a single arrow break or crack under normal use. Can't say that for some of the others that I tried over the years. The axis arrows were also pretty tough, but I have had them crack near the nock a few times and also found that after squaring the ends, then shooting them alot it didn't take long for the ends to need squaring up again for broadheads. This also happens with standard inserts, but seems much worse with the HIT arrows.
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