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10 grn difference in point weight

Messages posted to thread:
JR 16-Jan-22
Andy Man 16-Jan-22
CoyoteJoe 16-Jan-22
George D. Stout 16-Jan-22
Mpdh 16-Jan-22
Ramjet 16-Jan-22
fdp 16-Jan-22
Boker 16-Jan-22
Jason H 16-Jan-22
JR 16-Jan-22
Mpdh 16-Jan-22
JimG 16-Jan-22
Fling em 16-Jan-22
aromakr 16-Jan-22
babysaph 16-Jan-22
Bob Rowlands 17-Jan-22
reddogge 17-Jan-22
skeetbean 17-Jan-22
Jim 17-Jan-22
Saxon 17-Jan-22
782GearUSMC 17-Jan-22
bluesman 17-Jan-22
Murray Seratt 18-Jan-22
Old School 18-Jan-22
Bob Rowlands 18-Jan-22
From: JR
Date: 16-Jan-22




Going to order 200 grn broadheads and 200 grn hex Blounts. All I can find are 190 grn field points. Will the 10 grains make that much of a difference? Thanks in advance for any info.

From: Andy Man
Date: 16-Jan-22




I would never know the difference

if I wasn't told- and then I would have to take your word for it

From: CoyoteJoe
Date: 16-Jan-22




In my experience, that would be ok. However I do have and have used those 5 grain washers in the past…

From: George D. Stout
Date: 16-Jan-22




Probably about two inches at fifty yards...more or less. :)

From: Mpdh Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Jan-22




Just get an engraver and write 200 on each one. Problem solved.

MP

From: Ramjet
Date: 16-Jan-22




I bought 200 grain field points(screw in)from The Footed Shaft

From: fdp
Date: 16-Jan-22




Nope.

From: Boker
Date: 16-Jan-22




I sure don’t shoot good enough to notice 10grs difference some may but never known them.

I have read and use the 50gr rule myself. That is it takes 50gr to make a noticeable difference in point weight when tuning a trad arrow. Seems to work for me.

From: Jason H
Date: 16-Jan-22




Agree with fdp, nope! You will never tell the difference.

From: JR
Date: 16-Jan-22




Didn't think it would be a big deal at hunting ranges but I have always matched all the heads/ points the same. Should have stated that these would be wooden arrows.

From: Mpdh Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Jan-22




Be careful, you might find that the heads you think are 200gns all range from 190 to 210.

MP

From: JimG
Date: 16-Jan-22




Uhmmm....No.

It won't make any difference at any practical distance. Now if you are competing in FITA Barebow, then yes you WILL notice a difference at longer distances.

From: Fling em
Date: 16-Jan-22




You'll be just fine. And guarantee the squirrels and stumps will never know the difference.

From: aromakr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 16-Jan-22




I suppose every time you sharpen your broadheads you will need to adjust your blunts weight, and after a while you will be exactly the same weight as your field points. What are you going to do when the broadheads and the blunts, go below 190 grs.

Bob

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 16-Jan-22




Good point aromaker. After a while the broadheads lose weight. I might just start throwing them away after the become dull. Heck I cand't find 6 broadheads that are supposed to be the same weigh the same. The weight doesnt matter

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 17-Jan-22




200 ~ 190? You'd gave to be a pretty darn good shoot to see the difference, I sure can't. Bob's point about sharpening and getting lighter is just what happens. No big deal in my experience.

From: reddogge
Date: 17-Jan-22




The only difference it will make is in your head.

From: skeetbean
Date: 17-Jan-22




You said your using wood arrows, a lot of wooden arrows are sold in plus or minus 10 grains. Most arrow shaft makers will try match them to closer tolerance , I’m building some Sitka Spruce that are running from 272 to 286 after two coats of clear finish.

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-Jan-22




NO

From: Saxon Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 17-Jan-22




I added No. 9 birdshot back when I thought it made a difference. Then I realized that I cant shoot 2" groups at 20 yards anyway.

From: 782GearUSMC
Date: 17-Jan-22




I have seen after-market screw-in field points available on Amazon up to 350 grains. Many are stainless steel.

From: bluesman
Date: 17-Jan-22




To put 10grains in perspective . A plastic nock is about 12 grains . I have never met or seen a bowhunter or archer where 10 grains change in an arrows weight would make a difference . If you can shoot that well that it would , you would be the best archer In the world I think .

The 10 grain difference will make no difference to you . Good luck .

From: Murray Seratt Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 18-Jan-22




Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

Murray

From: Old School Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Jan-22




It's really not enough to make a difference, certainly not in my shooting. That said, if closely matched tolerances give you confidence, there's no harm in adding weight to the field points so everything matches. I've used pliers holding an old blunt as a crucible to melt weight matching pieces of split shot over an alcohol lamp. Once it liquifies stand the blunt up on the table top. Once cool you can tap out the tapered weight you've created and stuff it down into the field point taper. Again, 10 grains really is not a material difference, but confidence in our equipment is everything.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 18-Jan-22




Many years ago I did the melted shot in point thing, thinking 'ima get more accuracy'. haha right. I couldn't tell the difference. In fact back then I had a grain scale, and shot arrows that were 50 grains different in total weight and couldn't tell the difference.





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