I am actually a bigger proponent of arrow weight, not broadhead weight, in terms of effectiveness. You need to have some umph behind your broadhead, some weight to carry the momentum through the animal, in order to get maximum penetration. A good weighted arrow, with a fast bow, is a good thing.
I agree about arrow weight. I think one of the benefits of the faster bows is that we can afford to shoot heavier arrows. Sure you lose a little speed, but you gain penetration and you're still faster today with the fast bow and arrow than you were a few years back with the slower bow and lighter arrow.
I am going to do some more research about the heavier broadpoint. What does your arrow weigh?
I own both, but currently shoot the 100 grain muzzys. I also have some Grim Reapers. Just depends if I want to shoot fixed or mechanical. Have not shot an animal with either yet, so I don't know my preference.
I actually thought that I got more accurate when I dropped from a 125 grain arrow to a 100 grain arrow. I switched a bunch of stuff also when I switched broadheads. I changed vanes and shortned my arrow wraps from 6 inches to 4 inches. I was trying to lower my total arrow weight. I was using an arrow that weighed around 520 grains and I now have it around 450. I think that helped my arrows shoot faster and in turn shoot flatter. But since then I have shot some of 1265 grain field tips and they just do not seem to group as well.
good to know. I think I will do some experimenting in the off season and see if I cant improve my accuracy and increase my kinetic energy. Sheesh, i am feeling like a geek because there is nothing wrong with my accuracy, but yet I have to tweek with it and mess with it. Oh well, it will give me something to do other than posting
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...