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Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Southeast Pa 5D
When I get everything ready for the season I shoot each bolt/broadhead combination at targets (The Block) at 20,30,40, & 50 yds. Those which aren't willing to shoot predictably get fitted with a target tip for practice, or off loading at the end of a days hunt. Then I resharpen all the broadheads, refitting them to the bolt they were tested on, and hunt.
It's curious how a bolt can shoot like a rifle with a target tip, but even a mechanical broadhead on some bolts are less than accurate. The reason is very possibly what Stant alluded to with the forward of center percentage. I used to calculate it when trying various combinations in the beginning. When I switched to 2219 aluminum bolts instead of the carbon bolts, and used a 100gr mechanical head, it all came together with target tips and broadheads impacting to the same place.
Hope this helps
Remember.... they're full time deer......we're part time hunters!