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Last Post 27 Aug 2009 01:32 PM by BIG RED. 9 Replies.
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24 Jan 2008 05:17 PM  

i bought some arrows and the inserts had not been glued in yet.  my thought was that i should screw my muzzy 100 broadheads into the inserts, then glue them in to where the 3 blades of the broadheads were perfectly aligned with the three fletchings.  i figured this would help the arrows fly better with the broadheads.  am i thinking this out right or am i way off?

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24 Jan 2008 07:36 PM  
It's a good idea, I always try to line up my broadheads with my fletching. I know sometimes that can be a not so easy task.
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25 Jan 2008 05:07 PM  
YES YOU NEED TO LINE THEM ...I ALLWAYS BUY MY ARROWS AND GLUE THE INSERTS MY SELF..
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26 Jan 2008 02:37 AM  
what happens if you use four bladed broadheads? You can`t very well lign up four blades to three fletchings can you, sorry but it doesn`t affect arrow flight that much if they`re not aligned.
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28 Jan 2008 06:00 PM  
Just a thought, but, you screw the broadhead into the insert, apply glue, then place into shaft, align, then wipe clean, but what if you wipe the glue onto your broadhead and as it dries it 'fixes' your tip into your shaft. You then have to heat the glue again just to remove your head if there is a blade problem or you want to switch to target tips. Just tighten them in and shoot.
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29 Jan 2008 03:24 AM  
i see what you are saying. i actually had a buddy do that exact same thing you are talking about and now he has three arrows that he can't take the broadheads out of.  however, the inserts that i bought aren't the ones that are glued clear down in the shaft, they cover the end of the arrow  so i didn't have that problem.  i just glued the part that was actually inserted into the shaft which left the screw in part clean.
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29 Jan 2008 05:59 PM  
While one would think this would have an effect on accuracy, It will not. More important is to tune your bow and arrow combination. F.O.C. , Spine, paper tuning and broadhead alignment (removing axis wobble) will lead you to increased hunting accuracy. Aligning the head will no hurt and if it makes you feel good to do it, go ahead. Just don't expect too much out of it.
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26 Aug 2009 03:22 AM  
I agree with ontario ben and 2chucks completely even though I do line mine up. For me it's an old habbit that makes me feel good because I like things organized. I'm shooting a 3 blde broadhead these days but have, in the past, used 4 blade muzzy's and they flew just fine. If it makes you feel more confident do it but I don't believe it does that much to alter arrow flight.
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26 Aug 2009 09:54 PM  
Years ago with the slower bows it was necessary to align your broadheads with the fletching.  With the faster bows of today there no longer is the need to align your broadheads with the fletching.

To achieve good flight from a broadhead tipped arrow, all you need to do is ensure you are using the properly spined arrow for your setup and have an FOC = 10 - 12% and you will be good to go.
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27 Aug 2009 01:32 PM  
try putting the insert in add broadhead then spin test before gluing.when you find the perfect aligment,mark all parts and then glue.also,get the g-5 squaring device.this really worrks.it will make all points of contact smooth better alignment.i like raw shafts and start from front to rear aligning as i go.try to aviod gluing nocks unless you alum. arrows that take the glue on nocks.
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