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Was wondering when you decide what arrow you are going to use to be your # 1 arrow you than install a broad head to that arrow.Do you shoot your arrow at least once... more than once ....or not at all after you install your broad head.I noticed that my #1 arrow from last year which I shot last year in a practice target about 2 or 3 times including this year is not razor sharp as it was after shooting it 2 more times.Wondering if shooting it a 1/2 dozen times I should swap it out with a new broad head for this year or will that arrow still do the damage it was meant to do?
 

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I personally feel that the most important aspect of ANY broadhead, is that it needs to be scary sharp!
 

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i dont use them at all. i spin all my arrows to find the straightest ones and chose them. i than install the broadheads on all the arrows and re-spin them. some stay straight some wobble. mark the lighter veins with a sharpie and number them. [up] if i do shoot the broadhead for any reason i sharpen it with a wet stone. [up]
 

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I find my best fliers while at 3D shoots and in the yard practicing. I set them aside and make sure those selected arrows go in my quiver.
 

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I keep my target broadheads separate and use a couple of them only for targets. It's hard to measure the edge sharpness so I don't bother speculating just keep them separate.[up]
 

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I set them aside and make sure those selected arrows go in my quiver.
once i find the best ones i put the broadheads on them and leave them in my quiver. no need to be shooting them and possibly screwing them up with hits from other arrows.
 

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you delaing with carbon or aluminum? i dont shoot aluminum any more and find that i dont have a #1 arrow all my carbons shoot identical
 

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I shoot EVERY arrow and broadhead that goes in my quiver. I suggest everyone do the same. It's too easy to have an arrow/broadhead combination that does not fly well for a variety of reasons.
 

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I suggest everyone do the same.  It's too easy to have an arrow/broadhead combination that does not fly well for a variety of reasons.
thats why i shoot them first with the field point to make sure they fly true than spin test them with the broadhead on. no need to shoot and dull a broadhead
 

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thats why i shoot them first with the field point to make sure they fly true than spin test them with the broadhead on. no need to shoot and dull a broadhead
Are you saying you NEVER practice with your broadheads? If so, VERY foolish.
 

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Are you saying you NEVER practice with your broadheads?  If so, VERY foolish.
i have never shot one of my broadheads except while hunting. when you spin test them you see the wobble of the arrow if its not true. it hasnt failed me yet. or my brother...or father.
 

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hats why i shoot them first with the field point to make sure they fly true than spin test them with the broadhead on. no need to shoot and dull a broadhead
An arrow that flys well with a field point will not always fly right with a broadhead even if it spins true. You should shoot every broadhead/arrow combo you plan to hunt with. as an expample I was shooting muzzy 3 blades on goldtip expeditions, all of my srrows flew to the same POI with field points, they all spun true when I installed the muzzy's, but one of them was consistantly shooting over 4" off at 20 yards and the others were right on. You never know until you shoot that particular arrow/broadhead. Not shootinig them is foolish and don't worry about getting them dull they will sharpen. I always test shoot every arrow then sharpen all the broadheads before hunting with them.
 

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fair enough. ill shoot my broadhead tomorrow. ill let ya know the result. i believe through the spinning and shooting of the arrow it will be accurate, but ill make sure [up]
 

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i buy broadheads. shoot them in the target. then buy replacement blades, replace them all... and keep the "practice blades" for practice next time... and i just swap out blades, but leave the heads.... once i fire an arrow, i throw the blades away and replace with new.

( when i was younger , i put an arrow through 6 deer without changing a thing... each deer dropped in sight, only reason i changed was a blade got nicked from bone .. they were muzzys, which now i hate... i dont think they fly worth crap off these fast bows now-a-days...)

PLUS, i dont shoot at that many deer anymore like when i was a teenager... i only fire say 3 arrows a year while hunting, so its not a huge deal to replace with brand new sharp blades every time...

i couldnt afford it back then... because i was shooting every weekend!LOL
 

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shoot them in the target. then buy replacement blades, replace them all... and keep the "practice blades" for practice next time... and i just swap out blades, but leave the heads.
never thought about that. maybe thats what ill start doing. so i dont have to waste perfectly good blades. [up]
 

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my buddy shoots practice broad heads no edge but hes shooting g5s dont know if they come in other brands
id like to look around and see if thunder heads come
fixed with no edge
 

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I shoot Magnus Stingers. They hold their edge very well and if they need a little touch up they sharpen very easily. My record is 7 deer with 1 head. I then broke that same broadhead on a pass through that hit a rock and broke the bleeder blade, sent it back to Magnus and they sent me a new one.
 
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