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    • wbr
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      ok i have been shooting my longbow for a month with effee results. 53lbs @ 26″ my arrows are 28″ 11/32 45 to 50#. the other day i broke about 1 and a half ins off one of my arrows so i figured i would put a broadhead on it just to see how they flew. to my surprise the arrow hit where i was looking! i shot it 7 or 8 times with the same result. my question is: are my arrows to long(28″)i dn:t want to cut them off if there is something else going on.

    • David Petersen
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      WBR — real hard to say from here. Is it the shorter arrow, or the broadhead vs. field point that’s improving flight? Did you notice any wobbling etc. with the field points? Some archers prefer longer arrows, one advantage being better FoC, while others prefer to cut them just long enough so as not to have the visual distraction of the extra shaft sticking out. Also, for those with target panic a shorter arrow, at least with a broadhead, let’s you know when you’ve reached full draw without a clicker. But you’re not asking any of that. If it were me I would replace the broadhead on the shorter arrow with a field point of the same weight and see if it still flies better than the longer ones. If so, I’d cut off another to be sure it’s consistent before chopping them all off. With luck someone here with far more experience in this realm will come to your aid. dp

    • wbr
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      dp: with the longer arrows i was getting a lot of flyers and yes i do see little movement. however with the short/broadhead arrow i didnt see the movement. i will take your suggestion and place a field point on. thanks for the responce and good look with the up coming hunting season!

    • Bender
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      Since you’ve already got the short one to play with go for it. However actually tuning your set up rather than just fooling around and guessing may be in order. Especially since the use of broadheads indicates that you actually intend to try and go hunting.

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