Broadhead Tuning Tips

January 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Bow Tuning


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.

Set a up a target at 20 and 30 yards that can have broadheads shot into it. Use the same arrow you shot your field points and paper tuned with, pick your spot and shoot. This is your reference point. If you are off the mark and not hitting where you want you need to, make adjustments to your sight.Next, remove your field point and install your broadhead. Using the same aiming point, shoot your broadhead. If the broadhead impacts close to your field point, shoot the same arrow a few more times to get a pattern. Mark the target and be sure that you are within a respectable group size for your shooting skills. Your shot group is very important. Remember, if you are shooting solid groups but the impact is off from your aiming point, make adjustments to your sight.


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.

broadhead tuning tips

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.

For more information visit our Archery Shop or if you need any Archery Equipment or Bowhunting Equipment.

Originally posted 2009-12-17 16:13:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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