Broadhead tuning

lintond

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When are you satisfied with your broadhead tuning? I'm a little OCD sometimes and am wondering if I'm just being too picky. I think my broadheads should hit the same spot as my fieldpoint if I shoot it correctly, but I've seen others say a couple inches is acceptable.

What say you?
 

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Essentially the same spot. Define a couple inches. A couple inches at 20 yards will be 6-7 inches at 50 yards.
 

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Mine are dead on with my field points as far as I can tell out to 60....so I would say about dead on is what you should go for because if you're off 2 inches at 20 it's 10 inches at 60
 

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I leave the field points in the garage, walk back tune bh's for centershot then shoot horizontal line for nock point.
 

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I aim for spot on at 30 yards.

My hardest part with broadhead tuning is grouping them. I can't shoot more than one at a time from 30yards without fear of ruining arrows. I now have two broadhead targets to speed things up. What do you guys do?
 
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I aim for spot on at 30 yards.

My hardest part with broadhead tuning is grouping them. I can't shoot more than one at a time from 30yards without fear of ruining arrows. I now have two broadhead targets to speed things up. What do you guys do?

I made this mistake a few days ago! :( Ruined two arrows and bh at about $25 a pop.
 

MattB

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I have always had good results with shooting FP's and BH's together and making small rest movements to "chase" the FP POI to fine tune.
 

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I just tuned my z7Mag with a new set of 8190 Vaportrails.
Walk back tuned my center shot with fieldpoints, then yoke tuned the BHs to hit the same POI...
Took a couple of presses and yoke finagling to get it tuned, then a 1/2 turn on the cable itself to time the cam, but it is spot on now. This is what the last volley of 100gr tips looked like @ 30yds, one fieldpoint, one VPA, one ST Mag...
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That is close enough for me and will be the last time I will be dumb enough to shoot three arrows at the same dot!!!
 

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I aim for spot on at 30 yards.

My hardest part with broadhead tuning is grouping them. I can't shoot more than one at a time from 30yards without fear of ruining arrows. I now have two broadhead targets to speed things up. What do you guys do?

My targets all have multiple dots (aiming points). I just shoot 1 arrow at each point. I don't need to see a tight group of arrows in the target. Just all the arrows in their own little white dots is good enough for me.
 

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yep never shoot groups any more,too many arrows ruined. I don't know if I'm a loner on this but I hardly ever shoot field points. I tune my bow with fixed broadheads from day 1 when I buy my bow. I bought my bow this spring and haven't shot 50 field points through it, all broadheads. I figure thats what I hunt with thats what I better practice with. Shoot them out too 80 yards with good consistency.
 

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yep never shoot groups any more,too many arrows ruined. I don't know if I'm a loner on this but I hardly ever shoot field points. I tune my bow with fixed broadheads from day 1 when I buy my bow. I bought my bow this spring and haven't shot 50 field points through it, all broadheads. I figure thats what I hunt with thats what I better practice with. Shoot them out too 80 yards with good consistency.

You must really go through the targets!
 

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With enough tinkering, you should be able to get BH and FP to hit the same POI out beyond 60 yards. It has taken me 3 years of tinkering to get there, but I can do it with several different styles of broadheads.

Once you get it tuned right, you will not be shooting BH at the same bullseye - even at 60 yards.
 

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I still shoot FP's but shoot broadheads every day. Keep a few in my quiver and shoot them every session. And yes, you shred a lot of targets. I shot the FP's and BH's at different targets.
 

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You must really go through the targets!

I do go through a lot of targets, I shot 8 whitetail last year and recovered everyone of them. My longest shot was 40 yards with a 25 to 30 mph crosswind and shot it right through the heart. I was 100% with my bow last year, shooting broadheads year around pays off.
 

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I want the same spot or I'm starting over SOMEWHERE! Arrows, vanes, Broadhead, nocking point, rest placement. I start systematically going through things again. It's a game of inches....why would I accept being inches off point of impact!
 

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I made this mistake a few days ago! :( Ruined two arrows and bh at about $25 a pop.

I know most recommend to chase FP's, but sometimes it works the opposite. If your BH's hit left, you will most likely have a right tear in paper and that usually means to move your rest to the left, especially if you have a binary. Just saying that sometimes it works the other way, so if no success chasing, try the other direction.
 
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