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    • Troy Warner
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      I am in the process of tuning my arrows I plan to hunt with in the fall. I have been getting great arrow flight with 300 grn field points plus a 50 grn brass insert. My question is, does any one know of a hex head or hammer head style small game point that comes as a 300 grn screw in for stump shooting/small game hunting? All I have been able to find are the 250 grn screw. I may have to use a 100 grn adapter and a 200 grn glue on point, but would like to avoid the extra attachment if possible.

      Thanks

      Troy

    • stalkin4elk
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      Same question here. Only found the glue on as mentioned. Let us know what you find.

    • Stephen Graf
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      250 grn is the heaviest I have seen too. But I quit using those fancy heads anyway…

      I found putting a 1/4-20 washer behind a field point works even better. And it is a lot cheaper.

      I have also started putting a washer behind a broadhead for groundhogs. Makes finding the arrow ever so much easier.

      If you decide to give it a try, you will notice that one side of the washer has rounded edges from punching. The other side has sharp edges. Put the rounded edges towards the field point. This will help center the washer behind the field point.

    • Troy Warner
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      “I found putting a 1/4-20 washer behind a field point works even better. And it is a lot cheaper.”

      Does the washer mess with the flight of the arrow any?

    • Troy Warner
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      Ok, I found some 300grn small game/stumpin heads!!

      VPA (Vantage Point Archery) makes them, they are called Small game thumpers. They’re a bit spendy at $14 bucks for three, which is the best price I found.

      http://rayzor-vpa.com/main.sc

      I think I’ll try the washer with my field point as mentioned above.

      Thanks Steve

      Troy

    • Stephen Graf
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      Sorry for the late response Troy. But to answer your question, I don’t think it has any effect at all. I’ve killed a mess of squirrels, a few rabbits, and a fair number of ground hogs with ’em.

      The ground hogs are kicking my butt this year though… I was thinking of switching the washer out for a piece of carrot.

    • Troy Warner
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      Keep fighting the groundhogs. All I have to chase are the rabbits that attack our garden every year.

      I tried the washer and it doesn’t seem to affect the flight. the washer does seem to bend over some when it hits the edge of a tree or stump so I’m going to try cutting the outer edge of the washer and bending the tab ends up to see if that helps any. I’ll let you know.

      thanks again for the idea.

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