By Heather Madsen
When you hear the name Gold Tip in the archery industry, you think of toughness and durability. The Hunter series of arrows have been a mainstay in the Gold Tip line-up for years, with a proven track record, and for good reason. Read on to learn about some of the best hunting arrows on the market today.
The Hunter series is offered in three grades of arrows. The first one reviewed in this article, the Hunter, is what Gold Tip refers to as their “good” option. It’s a midweight arrow that has a straightness tolerance of +/- .006” and a weight tolerance of +/- 2 grains. These arrows are the most affordable ones in the series, but they’re still extremely durable and have the industry standard tolerance ratings, and come in spine ratings from 300 to 500. This makes them a great arrow choice for beginners or for someone who wants to get in a lot of practice before they go out on a hunt. Lose the stress of worrying about wasting or losing an expensive arrow during practice, without sacrificing the quality performance you need.
The next arrow offered in this series is the Hunter XT. These are considered Gold Tip’s “better” option. Also a midweight arrow, these have a straightness tolerance of +/- .003" with a weight tolerance of +/- 2 grains. These are probably the most popular selling option in the series, as they’re still affordable, but offer higher performance and you can choose from a spine rating of 250 to 500. Considered the most versatile of the series, the XT is suitable for most large game hunting. Most experienced shooters will find that the XTs are a great fit for their hunting quiver.
The last arrow offered in this series of the Hunter Pro. Obviously these are professional level grade arrows and considered the “best” option in the series. Offering a straightness tolerance of +/- .001”, a weight tolerance of +/- .5 grain, and a spine rating from 300 to 500, these arrows are among the top in the industry. With these specs you’ll get tighter groups, better broadhead flight, unmatched down range accuracy, and they’ll make tuning much easier for those working on and setting up their own bow. These are also sold as just the shaft, so if you’re someone who wants to fletch and customize their own arrows--this is the option for you.
There’s a lot to consider when buying arrows for the season. Luckily, when you buy from the Gold Tip Hunter series you get the quality and performance of a top-tier brand, no matter which option you choose. Pick the grade that fits your budget and your needs and get excited about your next hunt.
As an avid adventurer, and someone with a degree in English, being the copywriter for Sportsman’s Warehouse has been a great way to combine my passions and profession. I love to travel and have lived on both coasts of the United States, and visited almost everywhere in between. The next destination on my list is Maine, where I hope to try my hand at lobster fishing. In my free time I also like to paint, climb, camp, swim, cook, and learn new skills. So far this year I've started learning and practicing vintage car restoration, rock crawling, and target shooting.