Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Scott M

Sighting in field points versus broad heads

Recommended Posts

Scott M    3
Scott M

Was doing some shooting today and noticed my broadheads tend to drift a lot more than my field points. Beyond that, I also noticed it was always hooking to the left. My question is, should I now sight in the bow with broad heads, or leave it set with field points? Both are 100 grain heads. One thing concerning me was today's slight winds. I hope I can shoot indoors and find out if that was the only problem, but if it isn't the question still remains, should I sight in the bow an additional time with my broadheads?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bottomdweller    0
bottomdweller

I always sight in with my broadheads for hunting. Sometimes they are different sometimes they are the same.

gl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tippman    0
Tippman

Have you paper tuned your arrows? That may help your problem. Another thing you could do to help your drift is getting shorter profile broadheads. I did this a couple years ago after not liking expandables and found them to fly nearly identicle as field points. If your broadheads are flying consistantly in the same spot you could adjust your sights for them also for hunting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Deitz Dittrich    4
Deitz Dittrich

we still have 2 week yet... if you plan on shooting quite a bit between now and season.. I would say keep going with field tips... then sight in a couple of days before season with the broad heads... Good luck getting the deer this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
koonie    0
koonie

Changing the sight to your broadhead is just treating the symptom not the problem. Go to a pro shop and have them help you get your bow in tune(specs and paper). If your broadheads aren't flying right and your arrows aren't flying straight you will be losing accuracy with the broadheads and a lot of lost kinetic energy overall. It can be kind of a pain but it's worth it in the end.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Powerstroke    20
Powerstroke

I totally agree with koonie. The shortcut is to just sight in different. That may work, but it doens't solve some sort of tuning issue or other problem. It could be contact with the rest, poor form or some other inconsistancy.

Much like shooting at great distances, using broadheads magnifies any imperfections in your shooting. I struggled for the longest time getting things in harmony between my broadheads and my FT's. I didn't have a consistant anchor, I was torqueing the bow and had fletching contact with my rest. I didn't know any of that till I went to the pro shop and had the guy watch me. A little coaching and I was doing much better. A new rest and now I'm doing great. I use fixed blade BH's and have no prob's now.

Paper tuning is great for working rest and nock point issues. A walkback tune you can do by yourself will identify any rest problems. There's still plenty of time to work it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DonBo    101
DonBo

Sorry, but broadheads and field tips rarely fly the same no matter how well tuned your bow is. Yes, tuning is very important, but if your broadheads are flying good, just move your sight and move on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nightcrawler    0
Nightcrawler

Quote:

Sorry, but broadheads and field tips rarely fly the same no matter how well tuned your bow is. Yes, tuning is very important, but if your broadheads are flying good, just move your sight and move on.


Right, You don't hunt with field tips.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BLACKJACK    3
BLACKJACK

The bow season goes on for 3 1/2 months, its important to practice during the season, once you sight in your bow for broadheads, is that what you're going to use for practice? I don't think so. So how do you practice if your field points and broadheads shoot differently??

I think its important to work thru the issues and get your field points and broadheads shooting the same, so when Mr. Big comes walking down the trail you're not thinking 'my broadheads shoot low and to the left, where should I aim'!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Phill Aldahl    0
Phill Aldahl

Shoot expandables

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DonBo    101
DonBo

Yes,I do practice with my broadheads. Sod butts, 3D targets and block targets all stop broadheads with ease.

There is no excuse not to shoot the same heads for practice as you hunt with. Otherwise you are only assuming your hunting arrows are going to hit the same place as your "practice" heads.

Even when I shot expandables I sacrificed one or two for practice just to be sure they flew the same.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Powerstroke    20
Powerstroke

I also practice a lot with broadheads but I still say your FT's should hit with your BH's or very very close. Too close to worry about. If you're hitting differently then you have some other underlying problem. If one type of broadhead does create problems then you should try a different head. If every broadhead you try creates the same misses then you have a tuning or form issue that you need to resolve. Your shooting will improve and be more consistant because of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
koonie    0
koonie

Powerstroke hit the nail on the head.

Or the broadhead on the field point!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bassboy1645    0
Bassboy1645

Last weekend I shot four hrs. I found my best three arrows out of six that fly the straightest with brodheads. Belive it or not every one of my arrows drifted different one arrow spun bad, a couple weaved and dipped into different spots and one even "floated" higher up with a broadhead. But three arrows are perfect tight spinning arcs no matter what the distance. I marked these three arrows and set them aside for proper deer sailing grin.gif. I also shoot fixed blades. Of the three that flew good though, thyre close enough to my FTS to make no difference as far as sighting in goes. Hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott M    3
Scott M

Things have tightened up for me this week. It's time to go forward with things. I won't be able to hunt opening weekend, so technically I have another week to keep shooting anyways. Sounds like there is a range of opinions, but the most important thing is I have confidence with my bow.

Thanks for the help all and any more opinions or thoughts are encouraged.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee    13
harvey lee

I believe the biggest thing to checkout would be to paper tune your bow to see how your arrows are hitting.

I may be one of the lucky few but my arrows fly almost the same with field tips or my broadheads.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • JBMasterAngler
      Trip didn't go as planned. I had been asking some questions on here to get some info/ideas for the trip. Greatly appreciated all the stuff you guys shared with me. Unfortunately most of it wasn't in the plans  Camped at fall lake, as this was the first time my wife tagged along in a few years, and I thought his would be the most family friendly. After getting setup on Sunday, I launched the boat and goofed around for a bit, but didn't catch anything. My daughter was using worms, and she didn't even get a nibble. Is there not much for bass in fall?   Monday we had to spend some unexpected time in town, making certain purchases. Made it to snowbank late. Trolled for lakers, but only marked ciscoes. Once we started fishing for bass, we caught a few, but then the rain fell. Had it just been me and the 2 older kids, we could have fished through it. But with my wife and the youngest, it wasn't going to happen!   Pretty much the same thing happened on Tuesday. Went to burntside, but the lake was too windy. Went back to town, let the kids play at the park, then had lunch at the boathouse (I highly recommend the motorboat burger). Then we decided to keep it close and simple, and went to miner's pit. Weather got the best of us again. At least this time, my wife caught a few fish. No trout though.   Sometimes there's more to camping trips than good fishing though. We still had lots of fun, and I'm already making some notes for my next Ely trip, which I don't even know when will happen.
    • CigarGuy
      Tommy, can tell by your posts and photos that your dogs are very special to you and Bonnie.  I shed a tear or two while reading this.  I got a kick out of you telling me here after I saw you driving through Cloquet a couple years ago.  You saw my dog riding co-pilot and you mentioned that you also had a dog in the passenger seat (can't remember which one) and Bonnie in the back seat riding with the other dogs.  Good Stuff! Take care, Bill
    • TomWehler
      I pop in here a few times lately for some humor for myself, it is hard to do. No, very hard to do...but this sight makes me smile sometimes so here ya go...FYI.   Moe Rock passed August 14th  ~  4 days before what would have been his 11th birthday.
      He was our rock in many ways and was one of the smartest retrievers we have ever had in our family in 30 some years.
      If you knew Moe Rock you can understand, remember. He was so strong an fought the cancer just over FOUR MONTHS....
      Pills n tests an more pills an more tests...until well CANCER SUCKS.
      In the end the cancer wins no matter how hard he fought or how hard his TEAM fought with him and for him. Bonnie an I, the special vets an techs at Osceola Animal hospital and the top doc's, students and assistants and at the U of M vet center tried very hard and long to help him in his battle. He never changed, stood tall an strong, bright eyes an devilish smile.
      Truth is we only stayed a couple steps ahead of the cancer that took him that day at 5 PM.
      He was strong right up until he passed with Bonnie an myself holding his paws an making his passing go easy. Bother Polar Bear Boy looking on also.
      Don't make any of this easy saying this, but he was not doing good at 5 am Sunday morning as that cancer stuff just jumped him good this weekend an well,  he lost.
      We never gave in, nor did he. This weekend at the cabin he tried to enjoy himself, DID enjoy it all.  He swam, couple dock jumps, we fished morning runs an sunset, did boat rides, worked on some shore n boat small projects an ate pretty dang well. He was fine until bedtime when we knew an HE knew something was happening.
      Not good. CANCER SUCKS!
      We had a great time, Moe only showing to Bonnie an myself an his Brother Polar Bear Boy he was not feeling to good in the evenings the last week. Very sad. Never forget Moe Rock or his up north name of NoMoeToe given to him by long time guest in my boat from Capser Wyoming the late Mary Cob and his Chisago City area name the Fire Chief gave him of ThreeToeMoe. He was not only special to me but to a host of people in this area an on or around Lake Vermilion for his whole life.
      Good boy, darn good boy. One regret is not everyone that knows of Moe or knows him only online did not get to meet him in person.
      You would have enjoyed him in many ways as we all did.
      Loveable, big nut, sweet, smart, goofy, odd and a total tick that like to start fights with this brothers an then leave them to settle it while he went an ate their food or got best seat on casting deck my big black boat.
      Yup, Moe Rock was a Tick.   Any way....very sad are we, but he fought like tuff darts, a good long fight.
      Never whined a bit, did as was asked an stayed pretty much himself the whole time until that Sunday morning really.
      Not once showing anyone not in family he was sick, real sick. Still loved his truck rides, belly rubs, swimming his pool, wratling with me n Bear, watching TV, Playing on Kendel or computer with Bonnie an just plain being Moe to his brother Bear Boy...big smiles. Fishing, how he love3d fishen...mostly topwater of any kind, but he would go with me anytime, anytime....true fish hound was he, our sweet Moezy.
      I did not tell anyone about Moe rock but Mom Joanne as figured he might kick cancer to the curb an well..........
      Never gave up hope but most times cancer wins in retriever hounds, even our sweet Moe Rock.
      PEACE!
      Very Sad. Now running with his fellow Mallard Island Marauders that crossed over before him, Barney Toonder, Homer J., Bailey, Beckey, Buddy.....plus Jack n Ev the Kats.
      Some good party.....good food, big smiles and all that go with them....all very special. Lov ya Moe......I miss you my boy....rest easy until we meet again.   Keep on rocken!   Tommy
    • redlabguy
      W-W, and what kind of bottom, rocks? Dick
    • curt quesnell
      Here is the latest....it is changing quite a bit and the water is cooling off.  Check it out while you make your plan for Labor Day    
    • curt quesnell
      I have a few spots that I check but if you just go slow and keep your eye on the depth finder the schools of fish are scattered everywhere.  If you see fish, you will catch em  
    • Rick G
      One from Sunday
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Fish Lake Baits in Harris had some nice large leeches a couple of weeks ago. Cliff
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      W-W, What time of the day was best? Cliff
    • city slicker
      After 4 days on a Rainy lake houseboat we managed a walleye fry 3 nights. They where on the deeper mid lake reefs which is no secret, but they wanted minnows. That was the hard part, finding bigger minnows. To my surprise I was able to land a few each afternoon on 5" plastic rigged. 2 boats, 6 people, 47 eyes where clicked biggest 24", smallest 6" and every stop in between. We did fish some bays and the pike were willing to play!city