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Old 11-18-2018, 10:34 AM   #1
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I recently purchased some Muzzy Trocan 1 3/16Ē. I plan to use one as a practice head. Will all three heads fly the same or do I need to shoot the one I plan to hunt with and then change out the blades on it?


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Old 11-18-2018, 10:56 AM   #2
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I recently purchased some Muzzy Trocan 1 3/16Ē. I plan to use one as a practice head. Will all three heads fly the same or do I need to shoot the one I plan to hunt with and then change out the blades on it?


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Muzzy have pretty good build quality. Spin each one while on the shaft, then shoot it for POI. You shouldn't need to shoot them more than a few times unless you have a tune issue.

The short answer is, you never know how any broadhead will fly until it flies; so make 'em fly.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:26 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will shoot all of them before hitting the woods.


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Old 11-19-2018, 02:11 PM   #4
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Good advice above. First spin test all of them assembled on the arrows you want to actually with them on. Second set two sets of blades aside to hunt with, and the remaining set to practice with. Installed those blades one at a time obviously on the three heads and test each one a few times. So shoot head 1, change blades to head 2, etc.
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:27 PM   #5
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Good advice above. First spin test all of them assembled on the arrows you want to actually with them on. Second set two sets of blades aside to hunt with, and the remaining set to practice with. Installed those blades one at a time obviously on the three heads and test each one a few times. So shoot head 1, change blades to head 2, etc.


Will spin them next time I get a chance to shoot.


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Old 11-20-2018, 11:00 PM   #6
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Why would the same make broadheads fly differently? Im confused. I have 3 different broadheads in my quiver, they all fly the same.

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Old 11-21-2018, 07:33 AM   #7
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When I broadhead tune my bow I use a muzzy MX3 a NAP Thunderhead, and a G5 Montec. These are the biggest blade profile heads I have. When they hit with my fieldpoints, all the other fixed blades will too. When I buy a different broadhead than I have been shooting, I use one from the package as a practice head. I havenít had one broadhead fly different than the others of the same make, so I donít shoot every head.


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The bow must be tuned or broadheads, any broadhead will not fly correctly. You can spin and change all the broadheads you want, but the bow must be tuned and square.
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The bow must be tuned or broadheads, any broadhead will not fly correctly. You can spin and change all the broadheads you want, but the bow must be tuned and square.


In a tuned bow with any broadhead you can have some that are flawed. So the opposite is true also no matter how well tuned your bow is, if a broadhead wonít spin it wonít fly. Both sides matter. Spin testing hunting arrows is a valuable use of time, but so is tuning your bow.
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In a tuned bow with any broadhead you can have some that are flawed. So the opposite is true also no matter how well tuned your bow is, if a broadhead won’t spin it won’t fly. Both sides matter. Spin testing hunting arrows is a valuable use of time, but so is tuning your bow.
The only thing I have ever seen that was flawed that caused my arrow to fly incorrectly is the nock. I cant say I have ever had a broadhead to fly incorrectly, as long as my bow was tuned. Bow tuning is the foundation of straight, accurate arrow flight. A quality broadhead is second in that line.

I have a tool that squares the end of my arrow shafts, pretty much eliminates "crooked" broadheads. They at least sit square or straight to the arrow. Spin check after using that little thang and its all good.

On occasion it seems that I would get a labeled wrong arrow or a mis-spined arrow. A lighter spined arrow will affect arrow flight also.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:41 PM   #11
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Iíve had ferrules bend on broadheads after going through animals or hitting something in a target unbeknownst to me. At 20 yards it doesnít matter a whole lot, but I like to control the things I actually can because thereís a whole lot I canít and I want as much room for error there as possible by minimizing everywhere else. So I weigh and spin every broadhead that goes on an arrow. Overboard for 20 yard shots .... probably. But I enjoy it.

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The only thing I have ever seen that was flawed that caused my arrow to fly incorrectly is the nock. I cant say I have ever had a broadhead to fly incorrectly, as long as my bow was tuned. Bow tuning is the foundation of straight, accurate arrow flight. A quality broadhead is second in that line.

I have a tool that squares the end of my arrow shafts, pretty much eliminates "crooked" broadheads. They at least sit square or straight to the arrow. Spin check after using that little thang and its all good.

On occasion it seems that I would get a labeled wrong arrow or a mis-spined arrow. A lighter spined arrow will affect arrow flight also.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:20 AM   #12
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Need to define accurate also. That could be anything between the size of a quarter to a 8' paper plate depending on the person
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Need to define accurate also. That could be anything between the size of a quarter to a 8' paper plate depending on the person
With the equipment we have these days, 8" is not accurate....unless you are under 10 years of age.
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Old 11-28-2018, 03:19 PM   #14
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With the equipment we have these days, 8" is not accurate....unless you are under 10 years of age.
I'm happy with 8" at 100 yds.

And a well tuned bow don't make up for a poorly tuned arrow. It all matters.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:23 PM   #15
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I'm happy with 8" at 100 yds.

And a well tuned bow don't make up for a poorly tuned arrow. It all matters.
Whoooweee aint that the truth. 8" at a hundred yards.

I agree, it just sounded like that was the only thing that mattered was a spin test. A tuned bow is your foundation for good accuracy. Arrows matter too.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:37 AM   #16
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8” at 100 yards. That’s crap. If you can’t shoot a 4” group you suck. Oh. Wait. Got to wake up. Haha. 8” group at 100 is very good.
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I'm happy with 8" at 100 yds.

And a well tuned bow don't make up for a poorly tuned arrow. It all matters.
or bad form and release
I've had guys show up at the ranch to hunt that have a hard time with 12" at 20 yards not to mention his draw length was about 2.5 inches to long
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or bad form and release
I've had guys show up at the ranch to hunt that have a hard time with 12" at 20 yards not to mention his draw length was about 2.5 inches to long
Oh wow! 2.5"? How did he physically shoot?
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Great question here.
Interestingly I carry a golf bag with arrows between 525 and 800 grains, mulitple broadhead profiles, FOC all over the place, etc. etc. I mean, let's be realistic. I hunt in Texas, over bait, the distance is known, 525 or 800 grains ain't much difference at 25 yards. Until it hits them!!!

After 35 years of doing this stupid stick shooting thing. I finally found an arrow smith with a target background who has taught me some new tricks.
Yes, you need to make sure your broadheads all spin straight. Then, I find nock tuning, each individual arrow, to be a significant solution, when your broadheads SPIN perfect but misbehave when shooting, kind of wander off and just don't behave.

It doesn't matter if you're shooting skeet loads or adult arrows. Same Process

Here's my nock tuning tutorial bare shaft:https://youtu.be/88BcMt7PvwY
nock tuning fletched:https://youtu.be/CPHY8ghTIgM
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