My bow shoots better w/broadheads???

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by dwhunts, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. dwhunts

    dwhunts Well-Known Member

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    Not that I'm complaining, but... Can anyone tell me why my bow shoots broadheads better than field points? I shoot a 70lb Mathews DXT 28'' draw, and a 28'' Gold Tip XT Hunter with a 100gr G5 Montec and a FOB. I've suspected this for awhile, but I just put it to the test tonight. At 40 yards I can keep them in about 3 to 4 inches with field points, but with broadheads I can put them all in a 3 inch dot on my target. Like I say I've suspected this for awhile, but I always figured I just had better focus on a deer or even on the 3d target I use for broadhead practice. This year though, I picked up a broadhead target with dots on it, and saw for a fact they shoot better. I've heard a lot about field points shooting better for guys, but have never heard of broadheads shooting better. Anybody know what's up? As problems go, I admit this is a good one to have. I'd still like to know why though.
     
  2. Centxshooter

    Centxshooter Well-Known Member

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    the addition of broadheads may have shifted your center point. Best thing to do is paper test the FP's and get alignment going then shoot your broadheads. You will have some differene (depending on setup) but proper arrow flight is the key with any tip you have on the arrow.
     

  3. dwhunts

    dwhunts Well-Known Member

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    I have never paper tuned with the FOB. Do you think there will be any issues?
     
  4. Centxshooter

    Centxshooter Well-Known Member

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    Bare shaft tune. I have done this for years to ensure I have the right spine, centershoot, knocking height, and eliminate clearance issues.
     
  5. WV Sendero

    WV Sendero Well-Known Member

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    Thats a great idea. I have never seen anyone do that but it has to be easier to read than with the fletchings on the arrow.