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Old 04-20-2008, 02:46 PM
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Default What an educational weekend

So yesterday we mosied on over to our Sporting Club. Weather was AWESOME. Mid 70's. Beautiful day. The only bad thing was we just couldn't get the winds to lighten up. I did my no wind dance. Nothin...

Well... you can't control Mother Nature.

Anyways... We got really good exposure to shooting with wind. Invaluable if you know anything about spring and fall in Colorado. After an hour of shooting, we decided to go look for broadheads. After perusing the selection at the local Sportman's, we picked up 1 pack of 125 gr Muzzy heads each. Holy moses these things are sharp. I felt like I was moving like a bomb technician as I was building them in the parking lot.

We got home, and the UFC fight was starting, so we just relaxed until then.

Today we got up and lazed around some more, then got down to business. We really wanted to test these boogers out and see them in action. We put the practice blades in, and leveled off..... I can't begin to explain the dissapointment.

Cheri was low and right, I was low and left. We exhanged the practice heads for the real deal. Again... utter disappointment.

I shot another one... again... low and left. Now, I'm not meaning that we were 1/8 of an inch off center. We were 4 inches down and 6 inches left for me and 6 inches right for her. Way off. Oh God... where are those Paxils?

Well then I grabbed one fo the 100 gr heads we bought a few weeks ago. Dinky little things... I have no faith in them at all. But my shot was dead center. Dead. So Cheri get's to thinking here. She quickly grab's one of her supreme light shafts and puts on the 100 gr. head. Flyer... way off. She grabs another supreme light and slips on the 125 gr. Muzzy. DEAD Center. Dead. So she pulls another supreme light shaft and puts on the Muzzy with practice blades. Dead center. Hmmm..

Well Cheri will get to use the shafts she bought with her bow! Yay for her. I got problems. These uncut Beman's, the pride of my short bow career here, aren't gonna work, and I don't want to spend the money on 100gr Muzzy's, when I know the shafts are the problem.

Luckily, my original Carbon Fury shafts were still intact, so I slipped one of my 125 gr. Muzzy's on and noc'd it. Bang-a-rang! Dead on. I tried another, BANG!

So... all that to get to this:

I was under the impression that a stiffer spine was all we needed, that's why Cheri was shooting my shafts and I went with the Beman's. Well that was fine when all we were shooting was 100gr field points. Yeah we had a few flyers here and there, but I attributed that to shake or arrow differences. DUH...

Cheri has been kinda wild up until now, and I guess we'll have to see how her groups lay out, but I think we've learned a ton of stuff this weekend.

Anyone have any input here? Overspined???

It sucks that I will be retiring the Beman's, but... they shouldn't be shot from my bow, and mine is the biggest one here so... bummer.
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