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100 grain Steel adapters attached to the 125 grain woodsman heads. With weight washers, Im at a 230 grain, 3 blade broadhead for a 500 grain total arrow weight. Time to start sharpening for This seasons, Idaho elk, WI, IN, OH and TX whitetail hunts.

 
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Looks like you have enough there to thin out the herd.
Where you been,you only come out of hiding during the season?Lol! :cool:
 

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Looks like you have enough there to thin out the herd.
Where you been,you only come out of hiding during the season?Lol! :cool:
Busy as heck with my bowhunting products company. This is my busy time of year as everybody wants Broadhead sharpeners. And I work for a few other bowhunting products companies designing their products for them to bring to market.
 
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Busy as heck with my bowhunting products company. This is my busy time of year as everybody wants Broadhead sharpeners. And I work for a few other bowhunting products companies designing their products for them to bring to market.
Guy was asking about Broadheads a while back,sent him your way...
Just to add to the "Busy as Heck" time of year. :cool:
 
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In preparation of archery Elk in Idaho, Ive been shooting my big fixed blade heads out to 60 yards (I have a 5 pin sight with pins set at 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 yards) but last night I tried a little hold over shooting broadheads at 70 yards. On the target I made, I placed 2 strips of tape that are 30" apart which represents the top of the back and bottom of brisket of an adult bull. The spots I sprayed on the foam are 6". Ive been shooting 4 arrow rounds. I pick a different spot for each arrow to avoid wrecking stuff except for 70 yards since Im just gapping so I shoot for only the center bullseye. A few more weeks to practice.









 

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Sure! its only 9 days until I depart for my Idaho Elk bowhunt so why not change my mind on the arrows I plan to use and start a totally new arrow build that is stiffer ( to tame these 250 grain broadheads) and is 40 grains heavier. No worries. ;-)

My prior build was a GT hunter XT 400 spine but Im seeing a little whip with the 250 grain heads so Im going stiffer to a 300 spine after trying a few. Total arrow weight will be 540 grains. Time to start building.



 

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I finished the first dozen of the new arrow build today and also finished sharpening the first dozen of my 230 grain woodsman heads. I use flat diamond plates in grits of 400,600,800,1200, 2500 and them lap them on ceramic plates to a mirror finish of razor sharpness. I mounted them on steel adapters and spun all to be true. No, Woodsman heads are not gold. They come black but we get to customize things to our whims.


9 days until I depart for the elk hunt. Here is a 30 second video of pointy thing goodness. These will travel with me from Idaho to Wisconsin, to Indiana to Ohio and Texas.

 

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Sure I depart for Idaho elk season in only 6 days but why not buy a new sight with smaller pins and start over sighting in out to 70 yards. Now I have 4 of these sights for different arrows ranging from 390 grains to 450 to 540 to 700 grain arrows. Just slide one sight out of the dovetail, slide in a different sight, swap arrows and you are in the game no matter which species and location on the globe, Im hunting without all sorts of sighting in over and over.