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[quote=581142]...Would like to increase insert weight up front but can’t figure a way to do it. ???? Tried 2″ thread rod but it seemed to spread the weight too far back on the shaft. [/quote] With the i.d. of the ACC 3-49 the only practical way to do that is to go with a heavier Phathead, like the African at 190 grains or the 180-gr steel ferrule version of the 125-gr Phathead with larger cut and a PDP -49 insert for about 18% but that's a lot of weight up front for an ACC 3-49. I'm not sure it could handle it.
I use PDP -49 inserts which are 8-32 threaded completely through and weigh 13.6±.1 grains. The Easton 3-49 inserts are not threaded through and the advertised weight of 8.6 grains varies from 9.2 to 9.9 grains. That might seem like a big deal, but the Phatheads will vary in weight more than the inserts, so you don't want to get so close to the trees you lose sight of the forest, eh?
I prefer the PDP inserts for broadheads because they are belled out to 5/16", whereas the Eastons are 9/32". The PDP provides a more solid connection and compression to the Phathead.
I think you've gone above and beyond on rigging up front weight for an ACC 3-49 short of milling your own weights out of lead. FWIW, 1/2" of .230" diameter lead is about 60 grains ... don't ask how I know
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