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Old 12-12-2007, 11:35 AM
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Just wondering if you guy's use broadheads or field points to practice and does it make a difference if you practice field points then hunt with broadheads. Thanks for the help
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:57 PM
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Both,but mainly with FP's.If I buy new BH's I will shot them acouple times just to make sure they fly good and then leave them on the arrow that they flew good on...3 bh's 3 arrows and leave them like that all year....
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:07 PM
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I practice with both field tips and broadheads. You need to know howboth of them shoot in all situations. I did some practice just last night with both field tips and broadheads. The reason behind the practice is that I had just put on a new X-bow string, made by BOO. What a nice string, what a difference it made. Accuracy was great with both field tips and broadheads.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:06 PM
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I practice with field points but only because my Slick Trick broadheads of the same wieght hit about the samel.
Some (most?) non-mechanical braodheads, esp the larger ones, don't.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:24 PM
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I used to practice with both hunting heads and practice heads until after many different sessions I have had the Practice Heads (spitfire practice blades) hitting in the same hole as the Spitfire hunting blades. With this experiance, I only use the practice blades for practice, saving my real blades and retaining clips for hunting. I love this set up and this is just an extra bonus.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:32 PM
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I use field points when having fun and just want to shoot. I put on the B-Head when I am ready to go deer hunting. Practicing with b-heads is a must, not a option. Some heads will fly just fine, use them on a different bow or type of arrow and they fly like junk. You need to practice with them to make sure they fly good. Not saying you need to use your heads every time, but at least one practice session with them before your season starts. I have two packs of heads, one pack of three that I shoot all of them and make sure things are ok with that brand of head. Then on the new pack I shoot all the heads a couple of times to make sure they are ok, and then into the quiver until a hunt is where them three arrows stay. Again, you have to do at least one session to make sure they are ok with your set up no matter how good they work for everyone else. That is another reason why I like the Tekan II's I can shoot them and then put on a flat stone and make them sharp enough to shave the hair off the arm with. Take off the practice or old blades and put in new ones and good to go. I had a hard time going from the Muzzys to the Tekans. If you use the same brand heads for a while, after time you get a bunch of them and then it is not so hard to want to practice with them.
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