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
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...