Re: PSE TAC 15 crossbow - which broadhead are you using?
After starting up a new broadhead thread, I then spotted this one.
Sorry for the duplication.
Here's sa little more about what I'm doing.
So I made a few practice heads with my Rocket Steelhead XLs. I took a dremel with a cut-off blade and notched the back of each broadhead blade pretty deep, and then took some copper speaker wire and wrapped it around the head, going through the notch of each blade, and then twisted it down tight, and lastly superglued over the whole mess. I also ground off the tip of each blade a little since they are originally swept forward.
I'll have to post a picture of these and the regular head.
These home-made practice heads are very durable and have not opened after many shots into a foam target. They also fly more or less like my field-points (with the caveats in the other post). So, in summary I've had from great results to "just ok" results... say around 2" groups at 30 yards on one day, and on another day I had 2-3" grouping out to 80 yards.
For hunting I've doubled up on the O-rings that hold the blades down. The new black O-rings are quite robust... much tougher looking than the old beige ones. So I'm hopeful that these heads will not open in flight. I've considered a tiny dab of superglue where the O-ring touches each blade. That would really keep them from shifting during launch and in flight, and with 150+ ft-lb of KE I'm sure they would still open just dandy.