Introduction: Quick and Easy Broadhead Tuning

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This is a step-by-step guide on how to easily tune your bow so that it shoots broadheads accurately and efficiently. First of all, it is important to make sure that your bow and rest are properly paper-tuned.

It is also very important that you have a safe distance and area that you will be shooting for this process. You will also need a target that is capable of stopping broadheads safely.

Warning: Failure to have a safe environment and adequate target for shooting this class of archery equipment can lead to damaged equipment and serious physical harm.

Step 1: Materials

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In addition to a sturdy target and the bow intended to be used, you will need the following pieces of equipment

  1. Adjustable arrow rest with mounting bolts
  2. Alan wrench set
  3. Completed arrows that are intended to be used
  4. Feld points
  5. Broadheads intended to be used


Tip: It is very important that the field points and broadheads being used are the same grains (weight).

Step 2: Sight in Field Points

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The first step is to make sure that your field points(practice tips) are shooting accurately. This is a simple enough process to perform and only takes a couple of minutes.

  1. Pick a range that you are comfortable at and shoot two arrows
  2. See where they are grouped in reference to where you are aiming and adjust the sight, not the rest. Follow the steps below to complete this task.
    1. "Follow the arrows"
    2. If the point of impact is to the right/left, move the sight to the right/left.
    3. If the point of impact is up/down, move the sight up/down.
  3. Repeat step 2 until the field points are grouping where where you are intending consistently and f they are, then you are sighted in at this range.

Tip:It is important to make sure each shot is executed as well as possible and the same way every time so that there is consistency.

Step 3: Sighting in Broadheads

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The next step is to get your broadheads of choice to have the same point of impact as the field points. It is important to not touch the sight for this part in in the process because all corrections are going to be made through adjusting the arrow rest.

  1. Shoot a group of arrows with field points and a group of arrows with broadheads.
  2. Take notice of the different points of impact.
  3. Take the allen wrench set and loosen the two adjustment screws on the rest. Then shift it in small increments in the the direction of the distance between the broad heads and field points. In other words, move the rest as if you were trying to get the broadheads to hit the same mark as the field points. Follow the steps below for this step.
    1. If the field point group is higher/lower than the broadheads, then move the rest up/down.
    2. If the field point group is left/right of the broadheads, move the rest to the left/right.
  4. Repeat these steps until both the field points and broadheads are hitting the same mark consistently at the preferred distance and then firmly tighten down the adjustment screws on the rest.

Footnote: The field points point of impact will be moving as well, but due to their lower profile in flight, they won't move nearly as much as the broadheads and the two will eventually overlap, hitting the same mark.

Step 4: Adjusting the Sight to New Results

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Now that both the field points and broadheads are hitting the same mark and the rest has been firmly tightened down, the sight has to be sighted in one more time to compensate for the new adjustments made.

  1. Follow the same steps listed in Step 2
  2. "Follow the arrows"
  3. If the point of impact is to the right/left, move the sight to the right/left.
  4. If the point of impact is up/down, move the sight up/down.

After this is done successfully, your compound bow is successfully broadhead tuned so that your field points and broadheads have the same point of impact.

Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-10-27

Great tutorial. I wish that we had more survival sport tutorials on this site. Thanks for sharing.

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