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    • Jpchilton
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      Heavier broadheads, which I define as more than 145 grain, are increasingly popular. Excuse my ignorance, but how do you practice for a 190 or 200 grain broadhead? I cannot afford, nor do I have the setup, to practice exclusively with broadheads. I have shot either 125 or 145 grain broadheads for decades which makes practicing w/field points possible. But I cannot find any field points in excess of 145 grain. What am I missing here?

    • Homer
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      Ah, I fear you are missing 3Rivers, Kustom King and other trad archery suppliers who now commonly sell field points in increments up to 250 grains. I think ABS has one around 315. Seems every time I check the mail-order websites they are adding heavier field points, both screw-in and glue-on. They are popular for good reason, near as I can tell. I’m just surprised it has taken us so long to realize that heavier heads fly better, as well as all the Ashby Study benefits. Homer

    • Jpchilton
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      Homer,

      Well Duh! I go through the 3 Rivers catalog all the time, but because I “knew” field points only came in 125 and 145 grain, never bothered to look at them. Thank you for the lesson in attention to detail; I have ordered some heavier field points.

      Jim Chilton
      Marshfield MO

    • FUBAR
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      lol, I just read an article where it talks about how the human mind sometimes makes us not notice things when they are right in front of us

    • Stumpkiller
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      My “problem” is that I have hundreds of arrows used with seven different bows and many, many unmounted points and broadheads all of 125 or 130 grains. Just from a financial standpoint I’m not starting over with heavier points even if someone demonstrates it is an improvement. I know they work very well.

      I shoot nice, already heavy wood shafts.

    • FUBAR
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      Like the saying goes “If it aint broke, don’t fix it”

    • swamprat
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      jpchilton wrote: Homer,

      Well Duh! I go through the 3 Rivers catalog all the time, but because I “knew” field points only came in 125 and 145 grain, never bothered to look at them. Thank you for the lesson in attention to detail; I have ordered some heavier field points.

      Jim Chilton
      Marshfield MO

      I bought 300 grain field points and 300 grain Steel Force single edge broad heads from Kustom King a couple of weeks ago.

    • LimbLover
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      Stumpkiller wrote: My “problem” is that I have hundreds of arrows used with seven different bows and many, many unmounted points and broadheads all of 125 or 130 grains. Just from a financial standpoint I’m not starting over with heavier points even if someone demonstrates it is an improvement. I know they work very well.

      I shoot nice, already heavy wood shafts.

      I’m of the same opinion and in the same situation Charlie. My arrows are all spined with 145g heads – though I’ve noticed that adding another 30g isn’t terribly noticeable unless you are on the verge of being too heavy or too light in spine as it is. I swapped out some 145g for 160g last week and it didn’t affect me all that much.

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