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Washer blunts

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Stick in TN 14-Nov-17
George D. Stout 14-Nov-17
Therifleman 14-Nov-17
2 bears 14-Nov-17
mangonboat 14-Nov-17
Red Beastmaster 15-Nov-17
Fuzzy 15-Nov-17
Woodchucker 15-Nov-17
Stick in TN 15-Nov-17
From: Stick in TN
Date: 14-Nov-17

I've started shooting with arrows short enough that I can draw until I feel the back edge of the BH touch my finger. I want to come up with a blunt that will work the same way. My thought was to hit the hardware store at lunch and buy some washers and 8-32 screws to see what I could come up with. Likely I'll find a washer that I can screw a 75 or 100gr field point through.

Does the washer hole need to be 1/4" to match up with the field point shoulder?

Any idea what size washer will weigh 100gr or so?

Thanks Dan

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-17

Take a field point to the hardward store and check them out. I wouldn't worry too much about exact weight....just get close. Washers are cheap and you can take some home and weigh them. Washers tend to gather wind in front of them quickly so they won't be as aerodynamic as your other tips. They work great for hunting distances though for small game.

From: Therifleman
Date: 14-Nov-17

Tnuts make great small game stumping additions to field points and would give you a tactile reference.

From: 2 bears
Date: 14-Nov-17

Yes t-nuts are great wing nuts are common and you can add washers if you need more weight.All kinds of possibilities out there. good hunting. >>>----> Ken

From: mangonboat
Date: 14-Nov-17

I add tapered /conical hard rubber washers in front of a metal washer as the taper helps keep the tip from sailing. They are hard on shafts..aluminum footing makes a big difference.

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 15-Nov-17

I tried the washer thing once for stumping. Every one of my arrows snapped right behind it.

From: Fuzzy
Date: 15-Nov-17

never used washers. I've seen two quarters used. Oh wait, different kinda blunt

From: Woodchucker Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 15-Nov-17

Good stuff Fuzzy…lol

From: Stick in TN
Date: 15-Nov-17

Today I bought some 3/16 x 1 inch fender washers. They weigh 85 grains. I put one behind a 100 grn field point and hit the yard. It was just about dark so i couldnt see the arrows flying but i hit the leaves i was shooting at as often as i ever do. I think this is going to be a nice match to my 175gr broadheads.

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