I'm using Victory RIP TKOs this year, last year Sirius Orions, several years of various Black Eagle arrows before that.
We'll see how this year plays out. I pretty much always build something new for the next year, and I may go back to Spartans next year. It might just be me remembering good things and forgetting bad, but I remember those arrows being better than what I've had since.
Have been using Gold Tip Pierce platinum and tour for about 5 years with ethics (95gn total for insert and collar) up front and 4 Stealth vanes keeping the 125gn Kayuga Pilot cut on track for a total arrow weight of 525gn. Gone through about 7 dozen or so of that set up and still have a few dozen left to get me through the next couple years.
After a few decades and thousands of arrows of tinkering, I’m completely satisfied with that set up, but I will be switching to another brand for my .166 shafts. Too many quality issues with Gold Tip over the past 4 or so years, mainly with untold dozens of Kaos collars not fitting making them for buddies.
The last straw was my last dozen of factory sealed Pierce Tour’s included one shaft which had deep scratches the total length of the shaft and all the way around the shaft. It was bouncing in the spinner. I’ll attach photos, but the photos don’t do it justice. Gold Tip said they’d send a few shafts my way to make up for it, and after I chased it up again months later I was eventually sent one replacement shaft, but it is a sign of the lack of quality control and….I just don’t feel like spending thousands of dollars a year on their shafts for myself and my buddies.