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    broadhead help pls ?

    i shoot a pse durango compound set at 29in and 65lbs i shoot gold tip xt hunter arrows and 100 gr nap thunderhead fixed heads my ?/problem is this some times my inserts wont let me line up my vanes with my fixed blades if they line up they fly pretty true if there off they dont fly worth a crap do you have to have blade n vanes lineup for fixed blades to fly true or is there something iam missing hear? i shot rage heads last yr but when i missed a doe at 12yds the head was destroyed n non reusuable thats alotta $ to throw away if ya miss or pass through n the head is junk so i went bk to fixed for better durability some one pls help me i have to have to pull unserts n reglue i no it aint a big deal but time is not my friends now a days as a single dad n work n all lol thanks yall anyinfo will help.......Freak

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    I shoot a crossbow so what I have learned may not apply to your situation. I found that the wider the cutting diameter on a broadhead the more tricky it was to make them fly well. I started out with Thunderheads and they gave me headaches. I finally settled on shooting the older 4 bladed Muzzys with a 1 inch cutting diameter which seem to be much more consistent for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitetail Freak View Post
    i shoot a pse durango compound set at 29in and 65lbs i shoot gold tip xt hunter arrows and 100 gr nap thunderhead fixed heads my ?/problem is this some times my inserts wont let me line up my vanes with my fixed blades if they line up they fly pretty true if there off they dont fly worth a crap do you have to have blade n vanes lineup for fixed blades to fly true or is there something iam missing hear? i shot rage heads last yr but when i missed a doe at 12yds the head was destroyed n non reusuable thats alotta $ to throw away if ya miss or pass through n the head is junk so i went bk to fixed for better durability some one pls help me i have to have to pull unserts n reglue i no it aint a big deal but time is not my friends now a days as a single dad n work n all lol thanks yall anyinfo will help.......Freak
    A trick I've learned over time when I have that problem is to install the the broad head on the insert before you install the insert in the arrow just make sure u get the broad head tight after that u should be good after that hope this helps you. My muzzy 3 blades flew better if they were inline with the vaines but my rages did not make a diff where the were set at.
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    NO.. you do not need to have your broadhead lined up with your vanes.. how would you line up a 4 blade with 3 vanes??? What you need is a well tuned bow.. one that shoots broadheads and fieldpoints to the same POI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just 1 More View Post
    NO.. you do not need to have your broadhead lined up with your vanes.. how would you line up a 4 blade with 3 vanes??? What you need is a well tuned bow.. one that shoots broadheads and fieldpoints to the same POI
    ??????? so do i keep buying bows and tuning them till i find a bow that shoots broad heads the same as field tips a fixed broad head will shoot diff than a field tip in flight be leave that ///// the muzzy 3 blade do fly better when u line up the vanes just sayn not trying to be a smart elic
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    well I agree to a point, a in tune bow will shoot with less problems, many times it is a bow not squared up
    but I also think many times having vanes and fletching lined up helps

    but its not the fix all
    everything has to be in tune with each part

    I shoot rage heads now, less worries about broadhead field point accuracy


    as for them not being durable
    well I am a guy that only shoot one deer with a head and retires it

    any head can get out of balance or bent even a little and cause problems

    so, me, I kill a deer, and park it, or use it for shooting stumps from the stand or maybe at a tree rat
    but not at a deer

    way I see it is, I spend X amount of dollars planning waiting for hinting season to get here, not chancing a shot at a deer on a second run head
    might be over kill to many , but thats how I view it
    how many deer a yr do you shoot might make it more costly, but if its one or two
    , whats 20 bucks a yr for piece of mind in my book!

    I second the glue the insert in after broad head is mounted

    I don't shoot carbon
    but can't you reheat the insert and turn it on them as on aluminum??

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    when i was shooting my muzzy fixed blades i found that if it didnt line up right id keep swapping the broadheads around until i got all of em except for 1 that lined up right..lol..so that one was placed at the back of my quiver and used for a squirrel or something when i got bored..lol..other than that all you need to do is reheat up the tip of shaft ( you can actually do it over the stove) and pull the insert out and twist to where you want it to be...take like 2 minutes quick and easy IMO
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    My 100 gr slick tricks are not lined up with my vanes. They fly right with my FP
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    My muzzys were fine inside 30 yards but outside 30 they would never stay grouped but turned aligned the broad heads no more problems
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    I too agree with a using a broadhead one time , they need to be as sharp as possible.

    But that isnt the question.... What shaft are you using 5575 or 7595 , I would guess you are shooting a 30 inch shaft atleast .The Gold Tip chart shows you should be using the 7595s with a shaft length of 29.5 inches or greater , that too can cause you bad arrow flight , seeing how your bow is a single cam tunning can be off a hair and not effect it that much , But i shoot Mathews bows which are single cams as well and do prefer the stiffer spined shafts. The charts are a starting point but with single cam bows do like the heavier stiffer shafts . If you have 5575s that may be causing some of your problems and when you put a fixed blade on the end of it, you just magnifie the problem. I see you are in Wayne county If you have never been to the Fin Feather Fur in Ashland , i recommend you take your bow and let them tune your bow for you and get it squared up for you , your knock travel etc. There is a charge for this $20.00 or somewhere around there.
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