practice with broad heads?

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  1. Mike Mock

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    i ordered some nap kill zones and i was wondering what your experience is with how they fly compared to field points. i am new to a bow and my crossbow shot pretty close. i was shooting 125 grain but i did end up gluing one of the broad heads closed and practiced with it to get it dialed in. but they were a different brand, and i did not like them....my target does not take them to well and i have torn it up pretty good.....thanks for the advice
     
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    I dont have experience with those but you should take at least one shot to make sure they will hit what your aiming at.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    You can buy an arrow spin tester cheap.
     
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    Killzones should come with a practice blade to put use instead of using the real blades for practice. Just be careful not to strip the tinny little nut and bolt. Mine fly just like my field points.
     
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    tc racing Die Hard Bowhunter

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    shoot into a pile of mason sand. best broadhead target and it will last the rest of your life.
     
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    Yes you should practice with the broadhead you plan to hunt with. If you are going to hunt with lighted nocks then practice with them as well. The weight difference will change your spine and FOC.
     
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    I totally agree and will add one thing lots of ppl seem to forget
    If you plan on hunting from a tree stand... Practice from a tree stand.I won't highjack the thread but every bow hunter should at least be versed in Pythagorean theorem and angles of impact
     
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    always practice with broadheads you are going to use ! you will not regret it, Another reason why I only shoot replaceable blade heads been a muzzy man for a long time
     
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    this year my buddies and i purchased a variety of broadheads to target shoot. not a chance id take my equipment in the field without testing it.. screwing a broadhead on is a major change. I find myself addicted to broadheads. I could not believe how inconsistent the killzone flew for all 3 of us. all over the target.. grim reapers and muzzy hybrids fly perfect for me. I highly recommend pulling one out the package and letting it fly.. over 20 yards .. they all fly good at 20. how many of you guys shoot broadheads out to 40 or 50? most people I talk to assume they fly like field points.. lots of them really just do not
     
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    I seldom shoot anything but broadheads. Definitely find a way to shoot quite a bit with broadheads before heading into the field.
     
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    tc racing Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I haven't shot a field point in at least 10 yrs
     
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    Used2belucky is right about distance really showing flaws. 40 yards will point out a lot of sins that may not show up at 20. While I have only shot a deer over 40 yards twice in 40 years I practice out to 50 to keep sharp. At the Tuttle Creek range the targets Past 40 get used very little but I carry my foam block out there and check flight.
     
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    Either have I. I don't hunt with field points, why would I practice with them? No, my target life is just fine, don't even go there. :tu:
     
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    I agree completely that you should practice with the equipment you're going to hunt with, and the further you can shoot with broadheads the better. Distance will really help you see how accurate they are.

    With that said, I've shot hundreds of shots using both Killzone broadheads and practice heads and they've always been spot on accurate. Not sure what sort of issues you were having but it certainly seems out of the norm.
     

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