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Old 09-06-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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Will there be a dramatic difference if I switch from a 125 gr head to a 145 or 150? Right now my arrows are tuned perfectly to my bow but I haven't settled on a head yet and hunt'in season is getting close. I've got 165 No Mercys, 150 Woodsmans, 145 Magnus and several 125's left over from my training wheel days. I'm shooting 50# longbow with 29.5" Beman MFX classics (400's).
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:49 PM   #2
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You might have to cut down your shafts to get a bit stiffer spin. I say that because you mention the arrows are tuned to 125, there for a heavier head would make the shaft under spined. You might just have to cut a tad off to make it work. Since you are shooting carbons, you can strip off the fletching and cut from the back then refletch. Just retune the arrow with the weight you choose. I have never shot anything with a 50lb bow so I might be wrong here, but I think you will be ok with 125grains. Some others here might know better. Ive never had a penetration problem shooting 125 grain heads from my bows. But the lightest I hunt with is 58lbs at my draw. I will be using 125 grain magnus this season with a 65lb long bow.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:44 PM   #3
 
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i started w/ simmon's sharks 125gr & now i have been shooting 160gr sharks for a good while now. i like a heavier head for better penetration. i am going to order some woodsman 150's. i shoota 51# @ 28" treadway r/d longbow and i think the woodsman will do good because of the 3:1 ratio design. 160 sharks are short & wide. i like them for my compound best.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:35 AM   #4
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While target shooting did you notice a huge difference in point of impact between the 125's and 160's? Since I'm middle of the Beman arrow chart (400's)relative to draw length/weight etc, and I thought I might have a little wiggle room arrow wise and be able to shoot a greater variety of heads without compromising arrow spine.
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:47 PM   #5
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Throw them on a couple of arrows and give them a try. It's just another good excuse to shoot.
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:10 PM   #6
 
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as far as 125's to 160's -- the switch was done while shooting my SQ-2 b/4 getting my switchback xt. i noticed very little difference. i have a pro-shop friend that gets the 160's to fly straight at 40-50 yds w/ 2" vanes. when i started trad , i was already shooting 160's.3 rivers has 145gr tips to try. i can't find 160gr so i added 3 5gr washers. i would reccomend the woodsman 150s. you'll have to adjust yourself forthe dif since you'renot shooting sights.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:29 AM   #7
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I have been considering using a heavier broadhead, but i worry that the extra weight will cause a much greater rate of drop out of my #55 bow. How much difference does anyone with experience think there will be?
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I have been considering using a heavier broadhead, but i worry that the extra weight will cause a much greater rate of drop out of my #55 bow. How much difference does anyone with experience think there will be?
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