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Old 05-17-2007, 06:02 AM
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Default Broadhead grain

What grain of broadhead do you shoot in your crossbow? I cant decide if i want to go with 100's or 125's this year.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:01 AM
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The best way to determine that is by the balance of the arrow ;check this out,you will find that by getting it right your accuracy will be at its best, to answer your question you have to calculate the FOC. Lee
http://home.att.net/%7Esajackson/foc.html
This should help.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:21 PM
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I dont know much about arrow flight in crossbows but I do know some about arrrow flight in compounds, balance point plays a big factor in it, so does bow poundage,draw length andspline stiffness

back about 15 years ago I was into shooting compound big time and like alot of people I built my own arrows and knew quite a bit about the subject, I cant remember much about it anymore but my setup back then(and now) consisted of 30" 2114's(I forget the overall weight)and with a 55# drawit ended upthat 85gbroadheads gave the best flight and had the best balance, anything heavier and they got way goofy in flight(paper tune), so I use 85g thunderhead's

after I spent all the time and money in that setup I realised I sort of messed up though, I should have went with 2213's instead, they're a little stiffer and would have allowed me to up the poundage a little if I wanted without messing up arrow flight, but with my shoulder I have trouble pulling over 55#'s in alot of hunting situations anyway so my setup worksjust fine
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:22 PM
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Default RE: Broadhead grain

I switched from 100 to 125 grain becauseI'm now shooting aluminum xx75's and I need a heavier Broadhead. When I shot Carbons the 100 grain Slick Tricks were hard to beat. Now I'm shooting 125 grain Wasps.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:30 PM
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Default RE: Broadhead grain

I'm shooting 100 simply because thats how my vertical bow is setup and I can buy heads to use for both, but reading the above posts makes me think I should do some legwork and figure out what works best.
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:11 AM
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Default RE: Broadhead grain

I use 100's, easy to find and very common.
I use brass inserts to get the extra weight in front of the Gold Tip II, otherwise I would probably use 125's, I like the forward weight.
A GTII with brass and a 100 has more FOC than the standard arrow with a 125..
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:54 AM
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I use 100 grain MUZZY 4 blade , Gold tip 11's, 4 inch plastic vanes with brass inserts.....I'm happy.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:48 PM
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Have always used 100 and they seem to fly great. First muzzys and now the Tekan Twos.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:43 AM
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I have Rocket steelhead 100gr. in front of my logs y'all call arrows. Its in there, so don't stick yer finger on my dot as it will become a nub![8D]
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