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#5955483 - 09/30/15 10:13 PM broadhead tuning help?
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Hi all-

The last two years I shot muzzy trocars and they flew pretty much like my field points with only minor adjustments needed, if any.

This year, same bow, same arrows, same exact BHs as last year, they are spinning off all kinds of directions, but mostly low and or low and to the left, like 6 inches off.

Do i need to line up the blades with the fletching? If they don't line up when the broadheads are tight, can I turn the ferrule until they do?

I don't have any business taking a shot right now at a deer, I can't be sure enough where they will fly. Advice appreciated...


Edited by foodieguy (09/30/15 10:15 PM)
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#5955501 - 09/30/15 10:25 PM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
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If the same arrows and broadheads shot good last year but are not this year, suspect something has changed on the bow. Rest or dloop may have moved a little, try paper tune check or walkback check for tuning. Cable stretch can get you a little out of time which can also cause it.

Just some thoughts
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#5955554 - 09/30/15 11:08 PM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
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Yeah, I've had this bow 3 yrs now, it might be time for some tuning and maintenance.
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#5955690 - 10/01/15 06:40 AM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
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I would suspect a cable or string problem. Could have some separating under the serving where it's not visible. I've seen that same issue on a brand new bow during a 3D competition. One reason I change factory stock strings.
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#5955825 - 10/01/15 08:27 AM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
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definately sounds like a tuning issue. i would measure your bow to see if it matches the factory specs. if your stringis 3 years old, i would look into replacing it and the cables.
strings prolly stretched some and throwing off the timing of your bow.
the idea of lining up your fletching with your blades is an old wives tale. ive never lined up blades with fletching and my bh hit with fp out to 6o yds.
its all in the TUNING!

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#5955875 - 10/01/15 09:03 AM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: ancuegar]
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Originally Posted By: ancuegar

the idea of lining up your fletching with your blades is an old wives tale. ive never lined up blades with fletching and my bh hit with fp out to 6o yds.
its all in the TUNING!


You are so right, when the first compounds came out in 1967 I was in Viet Nam but as soon as I got home I bought my first compound it was used and I believe I paid $15.00 for it. The big hype was that you HAD to align the vanes with your broad heads! There has been lots of studies and research on the subject and it is conclusive that it makes absolutely no difference however; there are some that are bound to the wives tale which goes to what I say "most people don't know because they are taught by those that don't know." laugh


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#5956543 - 10/01/15 03:51 PM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
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OP here. this is kinda adding up too, since I started practicing again this summer it's been really inconsistent. I thought it was most likely me, bad form or something. It still might be me, but sounds like I need to get the maintenance done no matter what. At least that would rule out the bow as being an issue.
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#5956553 - 10/01/15 03:56 PM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
CamB Offline
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That's Muzzy for you, either you love them or you hate them I've never been able to get them to fly true

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#5957910 - 10/02/15 02:12 PM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
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How does it shoot with field points now?
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#5962009 - 10/05/15 12:27 PM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
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I've never bothered lining up my broad heads to the fletching. How do you line up or tune a two blade broadhead?

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#5963199 - 10/05/15 10:09 PM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
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String stretch can throw out your cam timing and your tiller. That may be enough to cause this.
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#5970218 - 10/10/15 12:03 AM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
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Ok took my bow to archery country for a tune and the groups are super tight right out of the gate. I am amazed at the difference. That was with field points though, tomorrow I'll try the broadheads. Am feeling hopeful.
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#5971122 - 10/10/15 08:00 PM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
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If they knew what they were doing you should be on or very close.
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#5971230 - 10/10/15 09:18 PM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: passthru]
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Originally Posted By: passthru
If they knew what they were doing you should be on or very close.


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#6111797 - 12/31/15 02:11 PM Re: broadhead tuning help? [Re: foodieguy]
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Hello y'all
Il looking into ramcat bh and wondering if you have to tune and set um the same way with blazers and blades lining up or not bc of blades's offset placment on the bh
Thanks for your input

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