Broadhead Tuning Tips
Now that you have paper tuned your compound bow, you can check your broadhead flight. Don’t be surprised when you see your Broadhead hit the target in a different place than that of your field point. Having the correct set up such as; proper bow weight, arrow and tip weight combination should help ensure you are not be too far off from your field points.
If you are not grouping your arrows well, here are a few adjustments you can make to your bow. If you followed the paper tune, these adjustments will be very slight and have an insignificant or minimal effect on your field points. In order for this to work effectively your arrows need to be properly spined or slightly overspined. If your arrow is underspined, broadheads become extremely difficult (if not impossible) to tune.
1. Broadhead hits below the field point, move the string nock down.
2. Broadhead hits above the field point, move the string nock up.
3. Broadhead hits left of the field point, move your rest right, or soften the cushion button spring tension.
4. Broad head hits right of the field point, move your rest left, or stiffen the cushion button spring tension.
Most of the time the minor adjustments you make for broadhead tuning will have very little effect on field point flight. Once you have gotten your broahead tuned and it is grouping where you want it to. Practice, Practice, Practice. You have heard us talk about confidence in the field with your equipment. Knowing your broadhead is going to hit where you aim is vital.
If you are still having problems, go to your local archery pro shop for help. They will be happy to help. They can check the following things – Shaft spine / Tip Weight / Tiller / Center Shot / Wheel Timing.
Originally posted 2009-12-17 16:13:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter