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    Broadhead Tuning Day Today

    Decided to take advantage of the break in the rain and quit loading up animals 2-by-2 and building my big boat for them I used the time to broadhead tune for the 2007-2008 Hunting Season...before somebody starts seeing Rut activity next week
    I decided to post the sequence of events here to help out those that have never done this before or for those that tried and got frustrated. This is just how I did it.

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    Martin Slayer Xtreme 28.5" DynaCam 65# SouthPaw Version (Left-Hand)
    Trophy Taker Original Drop-Away
    Winners Choice 452x string/cable
    6" Fuse Axium Stabilizer
    Sword 3rd Axis Micro-Apex 0.010" pins
    Carbon Express Maxima 350 with bull-dog collars and 2 inch Blazer vanes
    G5 Striker 100 grain broadheads

    Shot distance 25 yards
    Target Rinehart 18-1

    Shafts were cut on an Apple Arrow Saw and squared using a G5 ASD (Arrow squaring Device) carbon cutter side on both the cut end and nock ends. Inserts were installed and inserts were squared with aluminum side of cutter on G5 ASD. Shafts were fletched with 3 Original Blazer Vanes (2 inch) on a Bitz jig Right helical clamp.

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    Ready for the whitetail woods.

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    good work were. thanks for the detailed log.

    you make it sound SO simple...



    regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbeapuce View Post
    good work were. thanks for the detailed log.

    you make it sound SO simple...



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    Thanks, but I guess it is relatively simple IF you have eliminated any contact issues (aka vane clearance) and your arrows are matched with your rig (that is within factory spec) and the bow is somewhat in tune to start with.

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    Good stuff right there, thanks for taking the time.........

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    THAT is the way to tune a bow!
    That is my #1 recommendation for people with paper tearing issues.
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    Very cool

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    Very nicely illustrated presentation.

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    Sticky this thread

    I think this thread is sticky worthy since the season is so close.


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    I don't notice much difference up close but check to make sure I don't ruin blades. Then I tune at 50, and check to 70. May never shoot that far, but what a confidence builder in your equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gates View Post
    I don't notice much difference up close but check to make sure I don't ruin blades. Then I tune at 50, and check to 70. May never shoot that far, but what a confidence builder in your equipment.
    I would agree for the most part, but I just put the rest and sight on this bow (same combo I used last year, but had them on a different bow for MBR) and installed a Simms teflon cable slide. The only thing I did was check cam timing, ATA and BH before sighting in the FP's at 25 yards.
    This is a "start from scratch" type scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosy1993 View Post
    I think this thread is sticky worthy since the season is so close.

    I might know somebody that can do that very thing

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    Nice job!

    You may be responsible for the deaths of several more hooved animals this year.

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    After the recent poll I ran called Bowhunter Survey, I'm certainly glad to see someone follow up with a post like this. There were FAR too many people (20%+)that simply attached their BH and hoped for the best. Thanks Doc!!


    BTW- Here's that survey http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...whunter+Survey

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkkat View Post
    You may be responsible for the deaths of several more hooved animals this year.
    That's guilt I can live with

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedRutko View Post
    After the recent poll I ran called Bowhunter Syrvey, I'm certainly glad to see someone follow up with a post like this. There were FAR too many people (20%+)that simply attached their BH and hoped for the best. Thanks Doc!!


    BTW- Here's that survey http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...whunter+Survey
    Ted,
    Thanks for the link. I hadn't seen that previously, but I'll bet AT users don't represent the vast majority. I know many people say Broadhead tune? They buy them the night before and screw those nice shiny heads on...never even consider a different POI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Ted,
    but I'll bet AT users don't represent the vast majority.
    That's even scarier then!! But I have to agree. Darn shame really.

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    nice job doc, seeing as how I migrated north I would love to shoot with you sometime, you got it going on bro....

    Dan

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    Great thread!

    I was broadhead tuning the other day but had to stop short. Doesn't matter anyway. I'm going to buy the MZE today and install that. No more NAP Quicktune 2000.
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