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#2906807 - 08/14/12 10:23 AM Practicing with broadhead?
LanceS4803
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I'm new to crossbows, having shot traditional box in the past.

Question: How do you practice with a broadhead, espicially a Rage?
My field points are shooting fantastic (same weight as Rage), shooting incredibly tight groups. But, I want some confidence in the accuracy of my hunting broadheads. I used to just use a dull 4 blade broadhead to practice with (you could pull them back out), but these expandables are quite different.
How do you remove the expandable from the bag(s) or block?
Any tips?
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#2906822 - 08/14/12 10:35 AM Re: Practicing with broadhead? [Re: LanceS4803]
morgancountry
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If you are shooting a rage, they have practice heads that dont deploy. Also, regular field points and the rage practice heads fly exactly the same in my experiance. So i would just shoot the field points or practice tips and put the rage on when you go hunt and you shouldn't have any problems.
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#2907149 - 08/14/12 02:47 PM Re: Practicing with broadhead? [Re: morgancountry]
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 Originally Posted By: morgancountry
If you are shooting a rage, they have practice heads that dont deploy. Also, regular field points and the rage practice heads fly exactly the same in my experiance. So i would just shoot the field points or practice tips and put the rage on when you go hunt and you shouldn't have any problems.
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#2907587 - 08/14/12 08:28 PM Re: Practicing with broadhead? [Re: Ratvol]
encore06
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 Originally Posted By: Ratvol

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 Originally Posted By: morgancountry
If you are shooting a rage, they have practice heads that dont deploy. Also, regular field points and the rage practice heads fly exactly the same in my experiance. So i would just shoot the field points or practice tips and put the rage on when you go hunt and you shouldn't have any problems.
shouldn't have any problems doesn't cut it for me. Before I hunt with a broadhead, I want to SEE how it flies at 20, 30, 40 yards from my set-up. I have never shot a rage so I haven't the clue on a suggestion for a suitable backstop. One of my backstops for my Slick Tricks is to pack a small box with some old denim fabric (jeans) coupled with some magazines. Of course, I have to unscrew my bh's rather than pulling them out whole, but I dont need many shots to check the point of impact. Just my 2 cents.


Edited by encore06 (08/14/12 08:30 PM)
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#2907698 - 08/14/12 09:42 PM Re: Practicing with broadhead? [Re: encore06]
LanceS4803
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As I do want to get some shots in with the "real" thing, I'll be looking for some of those practice heads.
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#2908079 - 08/15/12 09:08 AM Re: Practicing with broadhead? [Re: encore06]
morgancountry
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 Originally Posted By: encore06
 Originally Posted By: Ratvol

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 Originally Posted By: morgancountry
If you are shooting a rage, they have practice heads that dont deploy. Also, regular field points and the rage practice heads fly exactly the same in my experiance. So i would just shoot the field points or practice tips and put the rage on when you go hunt and you shouldn't have any problems.
shouldn't have any problems doesn't cut it for me. Before I hunt with a broadhead, I want to SEE how it flies at 20, 30, 40 yards from my set-up. I have never shot a rage so I haven't the clue on a suggestion for a suitable backstop. One of my backstops for my Slick Tricks is to pack a small box with some old denim fabric (jeans) coupled with some magazines. Of course, I have to unscrew my bh's rather than pulling them out whole, but I dont need many shots to check the point of impact. Just my 2 cents.


Ok, if you want to see how the broad head flies, get the practice tip. It's the same thing just doesn't deploy. It would be a waste to shoot the real broadhead.

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#2909280 - 08/16/12 06:03 AM Re: Practicing with broadhead? [Re: morgancountry]
BlackBelt
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It used to bother me also not knowing exactly where the broadheads would hit. So i spent the $30+ and dedicated 3 broadheads to target use. When shooting mechanicals or broadheads into a target block you can push it on thru the target if it went in deep enough and you think pulling it out will damage it.
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#2928949 - 09/01/12 05:52 PM Re: Practicing with broadhead? [Re: BlackBelt]
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I am sure the new mech heads are great, but it has been my experiance that no fixed blade broadhead ever flys the same as a field point.
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#2929108 - 09/01/12 08:39 PM Re: Practicing with broadhead? [Re: Timber Ghost]
Jer
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 Originally Posted By: Timber Ghost
I am sure the new mech heads are great, but it has been my experiance that no fixed blade broadhead ever flys the same as a field point.


I just experienced that today....I thought i would see how my fixed blade BH's flew today and my field points were dead on and i tried using the bh's and they were all over the map (target) \:\)
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#2929326 - 09/02/12 05:48 AM Re: Practicing with broadhead? [Re: Jer]
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Depends on how well yer arrow/BH combo is tuned on the fixed BH. I shot a Rage 2 blade last yr one time as the blades deployed when i shot arrow sailed over the 8 pts back by about 6 or 7". I used the practice BH's one was close the other flew 4" high n to the right. The threaded shank was bent slightly i found it out ck'in the runout!
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