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    • David Bartlett
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      I recently ordered some 190 grain Meathead’s and 125 grain adapters for them from Vintage Archery.

      Last night I got around to mounting them on the adapters and sharpenned(did not take much finishing) them up for a new EFOC arrow system. I came up with a total mass of 700grains, plus or minus a couple, with EFOC at 30%. Should be just fine for Whitetail and Moose if I am ever lucky enough to draw a permit.

      After weighing my complete arrows and calculating FOC, just for fun I weighed each broadhead separately. Out of three heads with adapters, I had two weigh 322 grains, and one weighed 324 grains. I cannot say how much hot glue I used on each, but would guess I was 2 grains off on the heavy head.:D

      Nice work Joe!

    • Doc Nock
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      I’m not familiar with those specific heads, but of the many others I’ve weighed over the years, few came out within 2 gr. +/- over a pack… so maybe glue weight or just how it is…

      If you can tell a difference in 2 gr. on your arrow set up at 20 yards, you’re a better man than I , gunge dihn! (sp?)

    • David Bartlett
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      Doc,

      The only way I can tell the difference is with the scale!

      I wish I could shoot well enough for 2 grains to make a difference, but at 15 to 20 yards, close enough is close enough.

    • Doc Nock
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      I’d say 2 gr. is pretty impressive over 3 heads regardless…

      and it appears you’re about like most of us when it comes to accuracy… I consistently shoot “MOD”. or Minute-of-deer”— unless I don’t!

    • David Petersen
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      Same experience here, David. I’ve been shooting Vintage’s various heads — 300, 225 and Meatheads — for years, and have yet to find a single head more than 2 gr. off advertised weight, and that’s rare. And they’re sharper out of the package than I care to try and improve on–not just sharp, but with mirror-polished bevel shelves. I just strop ’em and ready to go. Meanwhile, other name-brand heads I’ve tried vary as much as 20 grains per six-pack! and have deep machine grooves, requiring a lot of sharpening which invariably leads to lightening the heads and spreading their weight ever farther. Consistent weight, the correct steel hardness, and truly sharp … why anyone would buy heads today that don’t offer these basics, beats me. Yet they’re everywhere. Your setup sounds great for weight and FOC. But I would politely suggest that you go with at least the 225s for moose, as those giant deer are full of big bones and the extra thickness and strength of the heavier heads could be a win-lose difference. I shoot 300s for elk, though I had great luck with 225s as well, bone hits and no failures.

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