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Gotcha!

When I first got back into bows, I tried some 75 or 85 gr heads. They flew all over the place. I switched to 100grers andthings started working better. Maybe I oughta buy some 125s just to see.


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Gotcha!

When I first got back into bows, I tried some 75 or 85 gr heads. They flew all over the place. I switched to 100grers andthings started working better. Maybe I oughta buy some 125s just to see.


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The other thing to think about with light broadheads is the arrow flight!!

Think of a stick with a rock tied to it....

If you through the stick with the rock in front it flies great and hits what your aimin at.

If you through the stick with the rock in the back it wobbles all over the place because the rock is trying to pass up the stick...

Can you tell I'm a visual person...

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Old 08-07-2008, 02:48 PM
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Light in the butt, but heavy head is slow and accurate with a big slam when it hits.
Heavy in the butt(of the arrow..just before something gets started over here) and light in the head means it may go anywhere...fast, but ya just don't know where.


Yep I think I got it! Maybe? Well heck I'll just keep on shooting what I got..for now.
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Light in the butt, but heavy head is slow and accurate with a big slam when it hits.
Heavy in the butt(of the arrow..just before something gets started over here) and light in the head means it may go anywhere...fast, but ya just don't know where.


Yep I think I got it! Maybe? Well heck I'll just keep on shooting what I got..for now.
Good plan!!!!

I'm waiting until after the season to switch up....

To close to the season to be changin now.....
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Yep.. We jacked the post, but I think it's all good info.

I agree whole heartedly with Big D.

We wanted Cheri's bow to hit with a thud. With 42#'s she shouldn't be a speed freak. (no offense to those that are mind you...)

Also... don't feel too bad for askin VA. We learned all of this in Texas. I figured if she can blow through a hog... deer don't stand a snowballs chance...

I thought Nate was out of his mind when he suggested we try this set up, but after seeing what it did to that last hog...

I BELIEVE!!! I BELIEVE!!!

I guess the moral of all this is if your set up works... don't go fixin it. If you want to tinker... mark all of your settings first in case you have to go back.
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Yep.. We jacked the post, but I think it's all good info.

I agree whole heartedly with Big D.

We wanted Cheri's bow to hit with a thud. With 42#'s she shouldn't be a speed freak. (no offense to those that are mind you...)

Also... don't feel too bad for askin VA. We learned all of this in Texas. I figured if she can blow through a hog... deer don't stand a snowballs chance...

I thought Nate was out of his mind when he suggested we try this set up, but after seeing what it did to that last hog...

I BELIEVE!!! I BELIEVE!!!

I guess the moral of all this is if your set up works... don't go fixin it. If you want to tinker... mark all of your settings first in case you have to go back.
We all learned this the hard way at some time...

Its better to shoot a lower weight and your comfortable with. I'm tending to move away from the extreme speed to get a smoother quieter shot.

We are all still learning!!!
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Ok guys now I am all confused!!

I was shooting my Hoyt Vectrix at 53# and my bowtech patriot at 55# both 26.5" DL on a 50-60#bow w/ Beman ICS 340's
27" shafts w/ 100 grain broadhead. This is a great set up and I did not have any problem blowing thru deer/bear. I personally love these arrows.

now I am shooting a bowtech guardian 26.5" DL with 52#on a 40-50# bow maxed out so I am getting the peak performance on that bow. I am using the same arrows and I paper tuned it and I am not getting any tears. I have noticed my pins are more spaced out then on my other bow. My dh says I should be shooting Easton ST Epic 400's (I already have a dozen uncut right now) so my arrows will fly flatter and faster-I personnally like the KE more than speed. Would the 400's be better with a 125 gr broadhead or the 340's? Or should I just stay with my 100's and use the 340's or the 400's? After what you all are saying the 400's will work better-right? So if I switch what in the hell am I going to do with 4 dozen 340's? I have a dozen that are fletched with 4" quick spins, uncut and still in the box if anyone wants to buy them off of me!


BTW what is Cheri using for fletching and a rest?
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Christy... I think rather than getting all tied up in the numbers here...

I'm if you are happy with the 400 or the 340s.

Keep in mind, the 400 and 340 #'s refer to the spine of the arrow and the weight (in grains) is directly effected as well.

The 400's you have should be a lighter shaft than the 340's. Not by much I'm sure.

If you were punching bullet holes with the 340's, you were happy with the flight, and downing deer... stay with them. In all seriousness.

Cheri is shooting an Easton Axis 400 with 2" blazer vanes. Her rest was a whisker biscuit, but now she has the NAP Capture something or other....

She loves it.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:37 PM
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Oh and you are shooting 10 lbs more than she is, so you are generating more speed than her bow can. She's maxed at 42lbs right now.
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Thanks for the input, it just seems I am dropping out at 40 yards and am dead on at 30.
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