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Broadhead hitting low @ 40
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Contributors to this thread:
LUNG$HOT 25-Aug-19
HUNT MAN 25-Aug-19
LUNG$HOT 25-Aug-19
LUNG$HOT 25-Aug-19
Brotsky 25-Aug-19
Brotsky 25-Aug-19
Brotsky 25-Aug-19
cnelk 25-Aug-19
Ucsdryder 25-Aug-19
GF 25-Aug-19
LUNG$HOT 25-Aug-19
cnelk 25-Aug-19
Bowfreak 25-Aug-19
DanaC 25-Aug-19
skipmaster1 25-Aug-19
LUNG$HOT 25-Aug-19
APauls 25-Aug-19
Ermine 25-Aug-19
WV Mountaineer 25-Aug-19
Bou'bound 25-Aug-19
Inshart 25-Aug-19
carcus 26-Aug-19
svrelk 26-Aug-19
SBH 26-Aug-19
Z Barebow 26-Aug-19
Chasewild 26-Aug-19
svrelk 26-Aug-19
From: LUNG$HOT
25-Aug-19
So my Broadhead is hitting perfect with field tips out to 30 but at 40 about 3 inches low. I’m shooting a limb driver pro rest. With a Bowtech Realm. Should I move knock point down a tad?

From: HUNT MAN
25-Aug-19
Most fixed blades start to drop at or around 40-50 yards . Vented or solid blades?

From: LUNG$HOT
25-Aug-19
Vented. Slick trick viper trick.

From: LUNG$HOT
25-Aug-19
So basically I just need to turn it into Broadhead mode and adjust my sight to compensate. I’m perfect left and right and feel like the bow is tuned just starting to drop a tad.

From: Brotsky
25-Aug-19
You could also move the rest up a little to see if it improves. I seem to remember reading somewhere that the Realm liked to be set high in the Berger hole nock level.

From: Brotsky
25-Aug-19
I would not adjust your sight. Viper tricks fly awesome, you should be able to get them to hit right with your FP’s at any range. I shot them for years and they always impacted with FP’s, never a variation in POI.

From: Brotsky
25-Aug-19
Do you have a draw board? I’d check to make sure your cams are hitting at the same time as well. If one is a little ahead of the other you’ll have this condition as well.

From: cnelk
25-Aug-19
My bet is you’re dropping your bow arm to look at arrow

From: Ucsdryder
25-Aug-19
3” at 40 isn’t wind drag.

From: GF
25-Aug-19
How many yards off is that? Are you On at 35? 37? I mean... does 3” even matter when you’re almost never going to be shooting from an exact 40 yards anyway?

I only messed with a sighted Compound for a couple of years, but personally, I would move that 40-yard sight pin before I would move anything that might affect my tune or my POI for everything else. NO WONDER you guys always seem to have tuning issues!!! (LOL, but you see my point).

From: LUNG$HOT
25-Aug-19
Sure Brad! Blame it on the shooter! Ha.

From: cnelk
25-Aug-19
^^ that’s been my personal experience! :)

From: Bowfreak
25-Aug-19
Normally broadheads will not drop off from FPs until around 60 yards or so. I'd say bump your rest up a tad.

From: DanaC
25-Aug-19
The balance point of your broadhead is probably a shade forward of the b/p of your field tip. Check the foc of your arrow with field point and broadhead, bet there's a tiny difference. Somewhere out yonder it's gonna start showing.

From: skipmaster1
25-Aug-19
Check rest height and timing. My Vipertricks hit right with my FP’s until about 80 and are just a touch low at 100.

From: LUNG$HOT
25-Aug-19
Thanks for all the replies guys. I was able to rule out shooter error (dropping bow arm). I did take that into consideration. Thanks Brad. I moved my rest slightly up and lowered my knock point just a hare. Shooting pretty consistent out to 60 now. Started to get dam windy so hung it up for the day but will be back at it tomorrow. Cam timing seems dam near perfect so think I’m good there.

From: APauls
25-Aug-19
It’s pretty much physically impossible for it to only drop 40 and on, the thing is you’re probably not noticing the variance at 20,30. I think you did the right thing moving rest etc. I have always found my fixed heads to fly right with field points regardless of distance. 20,40,80 and beyond. Have had viper tricks fly very very well.

Tune them together at the furthest distance you feel comfortable at and then shoot them together at the shorter distances after and my bet is they’ll be bang on.

From: Ermine
25-Aug-19
I’d move your rest up a touch

25-Aug-19
If you are not shooting blazer vanes, I'd bet it was wind drag doing it.

However, whatever it is, I would set the bow down for a day or so before I moved anything to assure it wasn't you.

From: Bou'bound
25-Aug-19
If it was me I’d be thrilled with three inches at 40. You are trying to hit a basketball sized vital zone not an Olympic bullseye. Your a hunter. Kill something. Your good.

From: Inshart
25-Aug-19
No disrespect intended Bou, but if it's consistently the same at 40 (3 low) and the rest of the pins are good --- that would be unacceptable.

I would move the pin, not the rest. Moving the rest changes all your other pins, which you said are already dialed in to perfection.

From: carcus
26-Aug-19
Shoot through paper, your probably getting a high tear, like others have said move your rest up a tad, 3 inches low at 40 for me would be unacceptable and easily fixed

From: svrelk
26-Aug-19

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This is a mixed group of bh's and FP'S at 80... The variation you see is me... When I'm really on my game it's tighter but this is average for me most days..
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This is a mixed group of bh's and FP'S at 80... The variation you see is me... When I'm really on my game it's tighter but this is average for me most days..
I bet a bare shaft will show you similar results... I shoot vipers as well for years... Field point vs bh at 80....

Move rest up just a hair... Assuming good form you'll be in business..

From: SBH
26-Aug-19
That'll work Jim.....great shooting

From: Z Barebow
26-Aug-19
You aren't spending enough money. If you buy a more expensive rest, broadheads or more gadgets for your bow, you should be able to fix this! LOL!

From: Chasewild
26-Aug-19
Svrelk -- that is pretty decent shooting right there. Sheesh.

From: svrelk
26-Aug-19
Thanks Chasewild, I have bad days like everyone does.. I just put the bow away when I ain't feeling it...

But shooting long makes 40 close.... And when I bowhunt, I like close...

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