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Fixed head broadheads flying better?

I lost confidence in mechanicals last season, due to one I believe opening in flight. So I bought som e 100 gr thunderheads the other day to try and use. My first shot went 5 in low, I figured they were going to fly different than field points so I adjusted my scope. Anyway I got them close, there just inconstant. One shot goes an inch or two left, the next goes a little right etc... Now when I shoot field tips, I have to be careful not to put arrow in arrow, so this is driving me nuts !
Questions: is this just the way of fixed heads, all my shots were within 2-3 inches. Is there something immmissing ghat I can do to make them fly more true? I made sure the fletching was aligned with the broadheads, but that's all I know. Thank you.
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Re: Fixed head broadheads flying better?

- spin test every head/ arrow combo
- try a more compact head like slick tricks, or QAD exodus
- get helical fletching to the highest degree possible

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Re: Fixed head broadheads flying better?

Could be your bow just like the broadheads. You should get much better groups than that. There are many potential causes from the arrow, to the insert to the broadheads not be square to the shaft.

If you can spin test your arrows, try that to see if that is the problem. Or, try a 3 pack of G5 Strikers. They fly well in every crossbow that I know of. If they don't fly good in your bow the problem is elsewhere.

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Re: Fixed head broadheads flying better?

Could someone explain "spinning"'arrows.
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Re: Fixed head broadheads flying better?

I tried slicktrick razortricks and slick trick magnums along with muzzy 3 blade and both the slicktricks shot the best. The razortricks shot the closest to my field points. The mags shot lower then i wanted. I was hoping the muzzys flew better but they were eratic.
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Re: Fixed head broadheads flying better?

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Could someone explain "spinning"'arrows.
Spin em like a top and see if they wobble at the insert if they do switch heads between shafts and see if its the shaft or the head

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Re: Fixed head broadheads flying better?

Ok, I only use new outta the box arrows for hunting, so anything I have a broadhead attached to has never been shot. With the exception of the one I used for practice. Wow, maybe I'll just go buy a pack of rage tomorrow and call it a day.
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Ok, I only use new outta the box arrows for hunting, so anything I have a broadhead attached to has never been shot. With the exception of the one I used for practice. Wow, maybe I'll just go buy a pack of rage tomorrow and call it a day.
that may give you more issues.
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Re: Fixed head broadheads flying better?

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Ok, I only use new outta the box arrows for hunting, so anything I have a broadhead attached to has never been shot. With the exception of the one I used for practice. Wow, maybe I'll just go buy a pack of rage tomorrow and call it a day.
New arrows and new broadheads will not guarantee a square fit between the two. It is possible that the tip of the broadhead will be pointing a different direction than the shaft of the arrow. This will result in erratic flight. With broadheads that catch more air, it will be magnified.

Spinning a arrow will show if the tip of the broadhead is centered to the shaft of the arrow. You can find arrow spinners in most archery shops and many of the bigger box stores.

As stated previously, erratic flight can be just from your bow not liking a particular broadhead. Before settling on another mechanical which you said you didn't want to shoot, try a shorter ferruled design and see how they fly. G5 Strikers are sold everywhere just about.

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Re: Fixed head broadheads flying better?

I shoot the Rage 2 blades out of my Wicked Ridge warrior and have no issues with accuracey. I can still hit fine at 50 with them but thats further than I'm willing to shoot em at an animal. Rage worked well on my doe last season and from my last shooting session seems like I should have no problems with them again this year. GL
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