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Did I Buy The Right GoldTips ?

Old 02-05-2006, 09:11 PM
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Default Did I Buy The Right GoldTips ?

My GoldTip dealer didn't have any Pro Hunters so he sold me some Ultralight Pro 22 series. I mainly bowhunt. The main question is penetration, how will these arrows do? Should i have went with the Pro Hunters? The Ultra's are lighter but how will the do on a deer compared to the Pro hunters ? Thanks !
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:27 PM
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The 22 series are a larger diameter. They are more of a target arrow. They are a .338 outside diameter made for cutting x"s and jarlickers. They will work for hunting but you might have a small lip where the insert and broadhead meet. Regular gold tip hunters are .295. The other thing is 22 series only come in one heavy spine .300
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:55 PM
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So i should have bought the Pro Hunters ?
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:37 AM
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MossyOak--seeing that you were buying the arrows mainly for bowhunting, the better choice would have been the Ultralights.
If you had mentioned this to the person before buying the arrows, then it seems they may have been thinking just about selling some arrows rather than addressing what your needs were. AND--I'm not trying to start something here--I'm just trying to say what's best forYOU under these circumstances.
The 22 Series actually has an outside diameter of .344", comparable to a 2216 aluminum shaft. They originally came in 22 Series Pro +/-.001", 22 Series XT+/-.003" and 22 Series Hunter +/-.006".
However these shaft were 'designed' with the 3D archer in mind, for target and 3d shooters (competition). All of these shafts comes in one spine size and for bows set between 40 to 60 # DW the shafts must be 'at least 30" in length and use 100-125 gr heads. Over 60 -70# DW you can then use the arrows at your desired length with a 50-100gr head.
So these are some things you need to know--and maybe--should have been told.
If, like you've mentioned youinterest was to get yourself some hunting shafts--then the 22 Series wasn't the best option. IMHO.
Get yourself some XT Hunters or even the ProUltralights with the right spine and you'll be better off. JMO.

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Old 02-06-2006, 12:50 PM
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I agree with ampahunter. I've used the UL-Pro's because of their spine. They are supposed to be a target arrow, but they I find them to be a excellent hunting arrow as well. Maybe a little more brittle than the Hunter Pro's, but if you don't miss you'll be OK.
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:37 PM
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I shoot for Gold Tip and will tell you that I use the Pro 22's for 3D and hunting. Now I'll tell ya about carbon arrows and spine. Carbon works well if too stiff. I shoot those .300 spined arrows at only 53# out of my 3D bow and they bare shaft well out to 30 yards. On the hunting setup at 58# my broadheads fly just fine as far as I choose to shoot them.

Personally I would have gotten XT's and not necessarily Pro series. The XT's are straight to .003 where the Pro's are .001. Then till you cut some of the nock end off and cut them to final length the .003 is going to be more like .002 or even less. Plenty good enough for even the most discriminating target shooters in the world. Why spend the extra money?
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Old 02-08-2006, 09:30 PM
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if you buy the xt's and cut a half inch off .It will change the straightness from .003 to +- .001. save your self some money.
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:19 AM
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Does it matter which end you take the half inch off of?
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:01 PM
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I was told the back end. But dont understand what difference it would make from front or back. Just what the gold Tip Rep. said ?
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