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  • December 16, 2012 at 11:43 pm #497241 Back to Top REPORT
    deerslayer_t3-2
    DeerSlayer_T3

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    How do I “tune” fixed broadheads? I’ve always used mechanical…
    Thanks in advance
    T3
    December 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm #544214 Back to Top REPORT

    aspieser

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    Have you tried shooting fixed heads yet? If so, which heads and how did they fly compared to your field points? Also at what distances did you shoot?
    December 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm #544215 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
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    How do I “tune” fixed broadheads? I’ve always used mechanical…
    Thanks in advance
    T3[/quote:2dxzz7pm]

    You really don’t tune the broadheads, you tune the bow. The largest components of that process are your centershot position, your nock height, and your bow timing.

    And, in a sense, you yourself need to be striving for a torque-free grip and release, consistency in anchor, etc. – you need to do your part.

    Some good info on Archery Talk about tuning broadheads.

    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    December 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm #544216 Back to Top REPORT

    aspieser

    Joined: 1/13/2010

    How do I “tune” fixed broadheads? I’ve always used mechanical…
    Thanks in advance
    T3[/quote:1kxpnmdo]

    You really don’t tune the broadheads, you tune the bow. The largest components of that process are your centershot position, your nock height, and your bow timing.

    And, in a sense, you yourself need to be striving for a torque-free grip and release, consistency in anchor, etc. – you need to do your part.

    Some good info on Archery Talk about tuning broadheads.[/quote:1kxpnmdo]

    Agree. Also don’t forget to consider arrow fletching when trying to get fixed blades to fly.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm #544217 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

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    http://www.eastonarchery.com/img/downloads/software/tuning_guide.pdf[/url:gq16p2n7]

    This is a wealth of great info on how to get the fixed broadhead tuned in to the target. Meanwhile you’re tuning your bow setup including arrow spine and poundage on your bow. Like I mentioned a lot is found in the Easton Archery Tuning Guide.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:19 am #544218 Back to Top REPORT
    deerslayer_t3-2
    DeerSlayer_T3

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    If I bow is already perfectly tuned… Do I have to do something to the broadhead or bow?
    December 18, 2012 at 9:21 am #544219 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

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    If I bow is already perfectly tuned… Do I have to do something to the broadhead or bow?

    Screw your broadheads onto the arrows that you will use and spin test them to check the alignment on the shaft. Swapping them around may help you get the straightest truest flying ones you can.

    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    December 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm #544220 Back to Top REPORT
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    If I bow is already perfectly tuned… Do I have to do something to the broadhead or bow?

    Screw your broadheads onto the arrows that you will use and spin test them to check the alignment on the shaft. Swapping them around may help you get the straightest truest flying ones you can.[/quote:1x1vcbh3]

    Then shoot them at a smal target and if they hit it at 20 yards then move steadily back to 40 yards and if you can hit fairly close to the target then your good to hunt.

    December 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm #544221 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
    buckeyebowman

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    If I bow is already perfectly tuned… Do I have to do something to the broadhead or bow?

    Screw your broadheads onto the arrows that you will use and spin test them to check the alignment on the shaft. Swapping them around may help you get the straightest truest flying ones you can.[/quote:36igxdz2]

    Then shoot them at a smal target and if they hit it at 20 yards then move steadily back to 40 yards and if you can hit fairly close to the target then your good to hunt.[/quote:36igxdz2]

    And if they don’t, then your bow is not “perfectly” tuned!

    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
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