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Broadheads not even close to field points?

OK, so I went out shooting my crossbow today and encountered a huge problem. My broadheads are shooting nowhere near my field tips. I have 125 grain Cabela's brand field points and 125 grain G5 Striker Magnums. I shot about 15 field points to start to make sure everything was dead on. Every broadhead shot was about 6 inches low and 2 inches left. Do I just need more tuning with the broadheads or is there a real problem here?

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Re: Broadheads not even close to field points?

what is your set-up??
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Re: Broadheads not even close to field points?

Shoot with the broadhead and get them zeroed in then try the field point. I alway just shoot broadhead,just don't shoot at the same spot with the broadheads.

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Re: Broadheads not even close to field points?

There is a couple things you can do. Sight your field points in 6 inches high and two inches the right. Then you will be right on. Are you sure that your field points aren't 100 grains? the striker magnum is a inch and a half high profile broadhead. It's not exactly a head that I would suggest out of a xbow. The Parker Red Hott xpro is a smaller version of the G5 striker and has true field point flight. Also the American Broadhead Sonics fly amazing

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Re: Broadheads not even close to field points?

If it is shooting right or left 2" at 20 yards, at 30, it will still be heading that way. Is your arrow weight forward? What is your f.o.c.?
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Re: Broadheads not even close to field points?

My set-up is a Tenpoint Titan HLX with a Hawke MAP scope. Cabela's 20" Stalker X Bolts and G5 Striker Magnums. I shot the broadheads until they were somewhat zeroed in then went back to the field tips and they were about 5 inches higher than the broadheads at the same yardage, and yes, my field points are 125 grain i'm sure the boxeven says so. I'd much rather have a broadhead shoot perfect which I'm killing the deer with.

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Re: Broadheads not even close to field points?

Does the Cabelas Stalker X bolt have a brass insert? The G5 Striker Magnum is a bit too much for most crossbows. The 100 grain Striker or the Parker Crosspro 100 FX is the best choice. (basically the same broadhead) Both are a low profile type head.

Your broadhead should match the field point as far as point of impact. If they match, you are getting optimum flight from both. My goal when I'm building arrows, is to have them hit the same spot.

The Titan HLX would respond very well with a Victory X-bolt, 110 grain brass insert, 2.1" Fusion vanes and Gold Tip flat nocks. With this arrow you will need 100 grain heads. You could substitute gold Tip Laser II's for the Victory shafts. Both shoot very well in the Ten Point bows.

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Re: Broadheads not even close to field points?

I am thinking the issue is not with the bow but with you r broadhead/arrow combination. I would downsize your broadhead to 100 grains either with the G5 Striker of Slick Trick and opt for a brass insert up front.

It would cost money to start over but having field tips and broadheads hitting close is much better off for practice reasons. You can shoot all summer with your field tips then switch over to broagheads as the season gets closer.

You could always just sight it in with the broadheads but then you know that there is something not quite right with their flight and you are cornered into shooting them exclusively.

I would start over. Give arrowhead a call and he will ship you arrows that will fly well at a modest cost.

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