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Offline DTP

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Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« on: May 20, 2018, 02:23:23 PM »
I typically don't shoot my broadheads until a month out from my season.


I shoot all the time, but sometimes I think people start messing with their tuning and broad heads too early when really they are just adjusting for form issues....


When do you all typically start messing with that kind of stuff?


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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 02:32:44 PM »
I shoot broadheads along with field points year round. And I do constantly tinker and switch.
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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 02:35:05 PM »
Same. About a month out Ill check to see how they fly. Until then I mainly practice shooting long range with FP.


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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 02:55:21 PM »
I shoot broadheads along with field points year round. And I do constantly tinker and switch.

I love all aspects of hunting, but Im probably the worst tinkerer there is. 

Its a mixture of ADD and being extremely stubborn.  Im one of those if it aint broke dont fix it types, but that also means that Im very bad when it comes to trying possibly new and better stuff. 

More power to the people who are able to do stuff like reload ammo, build arrows, etc


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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 04:01:33 PM »
I normally like to at least test them out about this time of year just to make sure nothing has moved from hunting season. Then i will shoot field points until a month out and recheck. The main thing for me is keeping a new string on the bow. As long as nothing has moved with it I don't have to tinker with anything. I haven't touched my rest in 3 years or so.

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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2018, 07:50:48 PM »
I practice all year and test broadheads about a month before season. Of course I do test them during season too! :grin:
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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2018, 08:08:22 PM »
About a month or two before then maybe only broadheads from then on. One at a time though.

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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 08:47:26 PM »
Month before season is about it. I am the worst for changing things. Once I dial in thats it, just practice

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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2018, 05:06:25 AM »
I dont shoot BHs much. They really mess up my target upon removal.
I'll do a spattering of BH shots throughout the summer and get serious by August, in time for pronghorn season

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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2018, 07:38:49 AM »
I also don't shoot a lot of broadheads because of what it does to my target. I try to confirm that everything is hitting where it's supposed to every once in awhile, and then a week or so before I go I shoot a few more at different distances just to be sure.

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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2018, 08:40:30 AM »
I dust off my broadheads the week before the season.  Usually I have to tweak the rest a bit or some small detail to get it back in tune.  I use fixed blades to help me tune, but I hunt with mechanical. 
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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2018, 01:16:33 PM »
I only shoot BHs a month or so before season and not a lot. That is the norm unless I have changed bows, arrows or BHs and then I shoot and tune until they impact the same as my field points. The first year I elk hunted and started shooting BHs at longer distances, I shot them almost daily and made many changes.

This year I have a new bow and will be using new arrows and BHs so I anticipate shooting them earlier and more often. I bought four used McKenzie inserts at a 3D shoot yesterday just for this purpose.

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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2018, 02:56:20 PM »
the only reason i am not shooting BHeads more; i'm cheap.  they tear up a target, and the heads themselves are costly.
i do fire a few early to make sure the dont shoot around a corner.  a bow that is tuned for Bheads will shoot Ftips better in my opinion. 

i know tinkerers that tune their bows by group tuning..that is a tough method for me.

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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2018, 03:48:29 PM »
 I will add that when I do shoot BHs, I only shoot one at a time.
I do not, and will not, shoot groups with BHs.

Arrows are too damn expensive to have the razors shave or wreck an arrow shot previously.

One shot BH groups for me

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Re: Does anyone else leave the broaheads alone?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2018, 07:24:10 PM »
I will spin tune my broadheads and work that way, then flop a field point back on and shoot the arrow at every sight pin distance make sure there is nothing hinky goin on. Then Ill shoot my broad head once and set it in the case until its go time. This year though Im shooting a new bow with new heavier arrows so well see what happens.
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