UPDATED ON: May 8th, 2015
With the growing popularity of mechanical broadheads, we've seen a decreased emphasis on good, old-fashioned tuning skills. No longer is it absolutely essential that your bow and arrows be set up perfectly. You can always just screw in a few scissors-heads and you're back in business – and back in the kill zone. While there's nothing wrong with being more accurate in the field (that's the essence of ethical bowhunting) there are still many bowhunters who won't switch to mechanical heads for a variety of reasons. For them, the principles of broadhead tuning are far more than simply academic – they are critical to the outcome of the hunt.
The first step in acheiving great broadhead flight is a properly tuned bow. For more information about tuning your bow check out our bow tuning article here.
When I first graduated to a high performance bow in the late 1980’s I shot aggressive cam bows at very high poundage. I also used big fixed-blade Thunderhead 160 broadheads. Though it took me several days of trial and error, I finally figured out the recipe for making them fly perfectly at 290 fps. It was quite a project, but I learned a lot about broadhead accuracy. I also learned that life is a whole lot easier if you use smaller broadheads and shoot slower arrows! This feature is a step-by-step tutorial for the fixed-blade bowhunters among us. These tips will help you achieve field point accuracay with conventional heads after only a couple of hours on the range.
Read more about Field Point Accuracy with Broadheads.