Loose bullet points

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  1. John T.

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    Earlier in the year, I finally moved up to carbon arrows as a result of a Christmas gift card to Bass Pro Shops. I'm trying them out after 40+ years with aluminum. The carbon arrows are the XS Envy 500 with 100 grain bullet points. After a couple of shots, the points loosen and you can hear them rattle when you tap them on your hand. Surely there is something like a lock washer to keep them tight. I had no trouble with the aluminum arrows as I could put a drop of glue on the threads. Heating a bit loosened the glue. Afraid to do this with the carbon arrows as I don't want to ruin the shaft. Thanks.
     
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    I always tap an arrow before I shoot it just to make sure the head is tight. I usually tighten them when I walk back from pulling the arrows out of the target.
     
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    Sota, so do I but it gets tiresome having to tighten them every two or three shots. Thanks for the reply. Got to be a permanent fix.
     
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    Blue loctite helps
     
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    A pair of pliers?
     
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    What if I want to change to broadheads? Have used Loctite on scope mounts- heat to release. Is blue different?
     
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    I have used bowstring wax and put it on the threads, I wouldn't call it a "permanent" fix but if you can't find one this way works!
     
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    The blue loctite isn’t permanent, the red loctite is. I have never had a problem getting them loose.
     
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    Thanks, arrowflinger1, will get some and try it. Just need to be able to remove the bullet point without heating it and install broadheads for deer hunting.
     
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    I see they even have a purple color now, they say it is even weaker strength but I haven’t used it. Just be careful a little goes a long way, just a SMALL drop is all you need, and I mean SMALL. Put too much on and you might not get them out that easy. You can always put more on if they come loose.
     
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    I second the string wax. Always works for me.
     
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    Another vote for bowstring wax. Works like a charm.
     
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    I'm using TopHat points with O-rings, because the rattling tips annoyed me too. A few cents more, but they never get loose, even when tightenend just with the fingers.
    Not sure about broadheads, though.
     
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    I normally do like Sota and just tighten them walking back to the target. I do this because I like being able to change one without tools if it gets damaged, like happens when you shoot low on a 3d target and get the metal in the leg sometimes.
    In the past I've used pliers to tighten them and they rarely came loose if I did that. I would think blue Loctite would work well too, I use it on all my scope mounts and have never had one come loose or be a problem to get out if I decided to remove them.
     
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    Got another dozen carbon arrows at Bass Pro yesterday. The guy in the archery section was an old time 3D shooter several years ago at my home club. I put the question to him- a small square of plumber's tape. I have yards of that left over from building custom fishing rods. Thanks to all. That is why I check here at least once a day- good BHers and good advice.
     
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    I use the field points with an o-ring, that solved the issue for me.
     
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    Took a few minutes and wrapped some plumber's tape around six points. Cut the tape a bit long so it will be snug around the threads and the shoulder of the point. Now to shoot them for field testing. Any excuse to shoot!
     
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    Like others have said...bowstring was works great. It lasts for a few weeks.
     
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    Mr. O, will keep that in mind in case the tape doesn't work. Thanks.
     

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