View Full Version : Boardhead Flight
09-21-2002, 12:08 PM
I'm new to bowhunting (haven't hunted yet :o) and would like some input as to making my broadheads fly like the fieldpoints. I'm shooting a PSE Thunderbolt w/Maxis cams @ 27#, 50lbs, string loop & release, Carbon Express Terminator 4560's & NAP 85 grain 3-blades. At 30 yards I can put all the fieldpoints in the sweet spot but my broadheads are high and to the right. I can't actually group them (you're not supposed to shoot broadheads at the range I go to so I bring ONE to shoot when I'm the only one at the range and look for the ranger =X. At any rate, I've spin checked them and they are fine. Is it simply a matter of having to sight in the broadheads and shoot them exclusively? I figured by keeping the fieldpoint and broadhead weight the same it would help, but like I've heard before, the broadheads fly alot different. Thanks for the input.
sorry, this should read BROADHEAD FLIGHT at the top...must have snowboard season on my mind.
09-21-2002, 08:01 PM
my experience with nap broadheads is as follows: if you shoot an 85 gr. field point then shoot 100 gr. broadhead. for 100 gr. field point shoot 125 gr. broadhead. i know this sounds crazy but i have never had them match. if you want a good shooting broadhead shoot a magnus 2 blade like ted nugent. they are half the price and i promise you 'll thank me later. the bllodtrail they leave is phenomenal..
09-23-2002, 01:18 AM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-dancin-red.gif I shoot a PSE Mohave. I use NAP thunderhead 100's with a full helicol 4" left wing feather. Line up all broadheads oppisite the front of the flecth ( lay arrw on tabel with 1 blade sticking up and the front of 2 feathers up cock feather down). I also make sure there is NO run out at all in the broadhead. I have done this to a few bow's this year and they are all pounding right in there out to 35 yards with the practice point's. give it a try I think it will help your problem.....Leon
09-23-2002, 08:15 AM
First of all, I hope you're not shooting boards (as your topic title suggests)! LOL Just messin' wif ya....
Ok, if you're wanting to shoot between f.p.'s & b.h.'s without changing your site pin(s) everytime, you're going to have to tune your bow further. One thing I would recommend is going to http://www.eastonarchery.com/downloads/ and download & print-out their Tuning Guide. It will give you a lot of insight on how to correct problems such as you describe. To back-up Garfield's statement, I've experimented with indexing my NAP Thunderhead 100's and found they fly best oriented exactly like he suggests. (I shoot a PSE Beast & Carbon Express CX300's with (3) 4" right-wing feathers, helix'd.)
To answer your question here, the T.G. suggests that you raise your nock point first to correct for a high shot. Then, either decrease bow poundage, lighten b.h. wt., increase rest spring tension, or move rest out away from bow (1/32" at a time).
09-24-2002, 08:51 PM
Jayber is right on with his advice. Follow the tuning procedures in that Easton guide and you will be drilling those broadheads downrange. Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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