Tndeer Logo

Page 2 of 2 <12
Topic Options
#855541 - 08/06/08 06:43 AM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: Game Eye]
Radar
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31145
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Offline
Flatter trajectory at higher speeds doesn't always equal more accuracy . Arrow flight with broadheads become more fickle .
_________________________

Top
#855601 - 08/06/08 07:15 AM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: bobthebowhunter]
Viper (tp)
14 Point


Registered: 12/23/04
Posts: 9415
Loc: greenfield, tenn.

Offline
Key statement you made was as you are getting older,I too was shooting at a higher poundage (70 lbs), shoulder bothering me,just didn't enjoy pain with what was suppose to be fun to me.

Then with the new bow, I dropped to 60lbs groups are tighter and most of all fun came back into the picture!!

My advise is drop down some, it will still get the job done! ;\)
_________________________
HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY, IT WORKS HERE IN WEAKLEY COUNTY!!

Top
#855678 - 08/06/08 07:48 AM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: Viper (tp)]
Radar
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31145
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Offline
The best thing I ever did was got rid of my FX and bought a bow with a smoother draw cycle that was more efficient than the FX and easier to shoot .
They are nice bows , but the cam has a harsh draw cycle . The bows today are faster with a better draw cycle .
_________________________

Top
#856557 - 08/06/08 04:31 PM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: Radar]
BowGuy84
10 Point


Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 4897
Loc: Nashville, TN and Louisville, ...

Offline
the higher speed on arrows will also magnify any mistakes in aim or form...why do you think target archers shoot such slow speeds.
Top
#858190 - 08/07/08 02:49 PM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: BowGuy84]
Gravey
16 Point


Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 18382
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

Offline
When I bought my Switchback 3 years ago (or 4) I switched from aluminum arrows and 125-grain thunderheads to carbon arrows and 85-grain thunderheads and haven't had any issues. The deer I've killed didn't notice the difference either. I'm also shooting 70 lbs. now instead of 78. My old bow shot around 250 fps but I've never put the Switchback through one so I have no clue what it'll do.
_________________________
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Top
#860030 - 08/08/08 06:57 PM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: Game Eye]
fishboy1
16 Point


Registered: 01/13/03
Posts: 10493
Loc: Warren Co

Offline
 Originally Posted By: The Game
If u r shooting 286 with 100 grain heads. That is blazing fish. What is the weight of your arrow?


heck I dont know. If 286 is too fast then It was probably 268. I remember a 2, 6,8 on the chrony, just dont remember what order!

I may have to dial down the poundage after this season. Im out of shape and cant hold steady as long as I used to. Havent been training like the old days either though. Going to start working out tomorrow morning to get the muscles back in shape for season.
_________________________
If you can't trust people with freedom, how can you trust them with power ?




Top
#860032 - 08/08/08 06:58 PM Re: should I switch to 85gr heads? [Re: Radar]
fishboy1
16 Point


Registered: 01/13/03
Posts: 10493
Loc: Warren Co

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Radar
The best thing I ever did was got rid of my FX and bought a bow with a smoother draw cycle that was more efficient than the FX and easier to shoot .
They are nice bows , but the cam has a harsh draw cycle . The bows today are faster with a better draw cycle .


I wouldn't mind a new bow but if it aint broke, dont fix it.
Besides I don't have the money for a new bow this year. \:\(
_________________________
If you can't trust people with freedom, how can you trust them with power ?




Top
Page 2 of 2 <12


Moderator:  RUGER, Tennessee Todd, Tennessee Todd, Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Cuttin Caller, Kimber45, Kirk, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4104340
RUGER
85526
Deer Assassin
64227
BSK
59479
Crappie Luck
51368
spitndrum
Newest Members
fghijk604245, top_of_the_foodchain, infantryleadtheway, ftwstn, Wild hog 44
13286 Registered Users
Who's Online
71 registered (landman, stik, chasinsmallies, lung-buster, beachguy, Rob R., 8 invisible) and 133 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13286 Members
42 Forums
85343 Topics
1031257 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.232 seconds in which 0.002 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.