Broadhead Tuning: Essential Prep

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  • Chuck's avatar

    Oh man didn’t know you got hurt hoping you’re ok!

  • Derek's avatar

    @Chuck I'm making progress....slower than I want, but I'm getting better. Nothing major, just taking time to heal.

  • Arne's avatar

    I got caught right before moose opened up here. I shoot 3 arrows that have ink markings 1-3 so I can tell them apart. I switch up the order so I can see if things are off is it me or the arrow. Kept having one go high and left w broad heads. Stupid me, took a few before I realized something was off on my no 2 arrow. No matter what order I shot, it was the one always off. Switched it out, all 3 back in center! Sometimes those little things can bite you in the butt…

  • Appalachian's avatar

    I had some buddies that ran out and bought crossbows when they became legal here. Those goobers maimed so many deer, until one day I realized they hadn't ever shot their broadheads at a target, and informed them to do so 🤦 I keep some heat glue and put I field point on then heat with a lighter and remove, I'll screw in the broadheads then heat up the insert add a little melted glue and place back in the shaft turning the broadhead and insert until the blades line up with the fletches

  • Derek's avatar

    @Appalachian solid idea, man! Unfortunately all of this work yesterday was kind of wasted on today. Still not able to get out there in the woods. Really hoping Friday will be a different story. That will be my next opportunity.

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Derek nah its not wasted, skill is accumulated in minute increments and you're just chipping away a the sculpture of perfection 😉 lick your wounds now or you'll be a slave to them all season.

  • Derek's avatar

    @Appalachian man, you should be an inspirational speaker! Haha.

  • Mike's avatar

    I didn’t know I knew anyone that shot 150’s. Good catch man, that’s a HUGE difference.

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Derek whatever, you should be a comedian 🤣 @Mike well you know two 150 slangers. I killed that doe the other day with a 1 in fixed 2 blade 150 grain and 50 grain brass insert. I lost a few broadheads cause of the pigs so I went ahead and ordered a half dozen Alien matrix broadheads that are on their way from Australia now. I've got big 200 grain grizzly single bevels on my cedar shafts for the stick bow too. I don't like holding out for perfect shots, I like to be able to run one through at any angle presented

  • Mike's avatar

    @Appalachian FOC and kinetic energy are very real, yet not ubiquitous….. most people think speed only. I guess we ain’t most people 🤪👊

  • Derek's avatar

    @Mike you and I have already talked about this, but I'm a huge fan of a lot of the information and research coming out here lately about FOC

  • Derek's avatar

    @Mike fat thumbs....wasn't done. But yes, I think both things need to be considered. It's not all one or the other. But, all of that being said, I have gone to much heavier arrows with this new bow.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Derek like they say man, speak softly and carry a big stick 💪👊

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Mike absolutely, speed don't mean a thing if you're slinging pixie sticks. I think many use it as a crutch for not being able to gauge yardage on the fly as there is much more forgiveness on a 5 yard misjudjement. Honestly anymore I don't set up anywhere I can see over 30 and 90% of my shots are nearly strait down. The bow doesn't bark nearly as loud with the heavier arrow either.

  • Arne's avatar

    FOC?…

  • Mike's avatar

    @Arne front of center. More weight in the front half of the arrow than the back half.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Appalachian good point on noise reduction

  • Mike's avatar

    @Arne https://eastonarchery.com/2014/06/foc/#:~:text=In%20the%20archery%20world%2C%20F.O.C.,The%20F.O.C.

  • Arne's avatar

    Thanks, I’m still new (5) years on archery, kind of like fly fishing, I’ve just waded in and started doing it. And I’ve been away from it working out of town last 2 years. Did get my 1st little bull in my front yard in Alaska 3 years ago, that was pretty nice. I just buy the gold tips at sportsman’s up here

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