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So far, I have tested these out to 50 yards out of my BD400/Boo鈥檚 20鈥 Zombies with AV3 vanes. The blade is indexed @6 & 12.

The impacts of the field point and BH are virtually the same and each point is staying w/i 1/2鈥 of previous hits but normally the same hole. By 50 yards, the BH is hitting a little above the field point??? Should be the other way around. The accuracy is beyond my belief but very consistent. The AV3 vanes are perfect for this BH.

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So far, I have tested these out to 50 yards out of my BD400/Boo鈥檚 20鈥 Zombies with AV3 vanes. The blade is indexed @6 & 12.

The impacts of the field point and BH are virtually the same and each point is staying w/i 1/2鈥 of previous hits but normally the same hole. By 50 yards, the BH is hitting a little above the field point??? Should be the other way around. The accuracy is beyond my belief but very consistent. The AV3 vanes are perfect for this BH.

50 yards.



Wow, I would not have guessed that.
 

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Company came as I was typing. Had to put down ipad. They just left.

I had moved targets to 60 yards. Forgot to remove the Charger鈥檚 hooks. Neither hook broke butone came back and hit me right over my carotid artery. some bleeding. This is my 1st xbow accident in 39 years of using crossbows. Always put a witness mark on your range rod or ramrod. Maybe there鈥檚 a parallel with crossbows. I鈥檓 just very lucky that the hit wasn鈥檛 harder. Today, it looks a lot worse but not very sore.

Incidentally, with 100 or 125g field-points I can鈥檛 get even 1鈥 groups out of my AV3s out of the BD400. However, with the 375g fp and bh , I can easily keep 1/2鈥 groups @ 50 yards. Archer鈥檚 paradox seemed to not even be a factor.

The SWATs don鈥檛 accommodate much offset fletching or AV2or 3 vanes. I鈥檒l be testing with the SWATs and 1 degree offset vanes. I鈥檒l report. And when I get my Charger fixed, 60 and hopefully greater yardages will be tested with the AV3s.
 

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That鈥檚 the 2nd time someone left the hooks on recently.

Wear that badge with honor Steve.
 
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I鈥檓 just getting started on testing and learning about these broadheads.

However, so far, I鈥檝e always had pass thru鈥檚 on everything I鈥檝e hit with the excellently flying TruGlo BH. Why singular and not plural? Because my 2 bear and 3 mature bucks have all been with 1 TruGlo. 2 others are used for tgt practice and the other 12 of the 15 (5 packs) are in quivers or unopened.

But, lessons are being learned so far: (at least by me)
1) The AV 3 vane can easily control this huge, heavy fp and bh.
2) Speculation on my part - extreme foc overcomes many problems such as greatly reducing xwind drift (the bh is going where its headed and nothing much is going to veer it off path), heavy foc contributes to accuracy (I already believed this as well as the previous point), big 2 blade BHs can fly well out of a xbow (previous attempts haven鈥檛 gone well - Satellites and Super Razorheads out of modern xbows - but did well out of Foxfires).
3) The perceived trajectory problem of a 700g arrow was far less than I thought.
4) Re-affirmed that extreme foc DOES NOT cause nose diving. I read that extreme foc does cause this but my own testing with Jerry R鈥檚 arrows with foc鈥檚 of -5 thru +35 at various ranges showed no nose diving at any range. Nor does this 375g point/110g insert. Old wive鈥檚 tail.
5) The cost of these BHs are high initially but are much like an anvil. How often do you wear out an anvil and need a new one?
6) The actual realistic practical range of the massive BH is likely far greater than I thought.
 

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I鈥檓 healing surprisingly well. That dark reddish area is actually missing skin. It DID bleed!
More testing today. Borrowed C-2 and the Charger is on the way to Port Huron. Going for 60 yards.
My greatest problem is getting the field point out of my Extreme 500. It is larger than the shaft and sticks in the target.
 

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I鈥檓 using arrow lube, I have another type of arrow puller, but the problem is inserts pulling out; and then, having to cut the insert and field point out of the Extreme 500. Same problem with the field point in the 18-1. I鈥檝e had to cut into both multiple times.
 

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I鈥檓 using arrow lube, I have another type of arrow puller, but the problem is inserts pulling out; and then, having to cut the insert and field point out of the Extreme 500. Same problem with the field point in the 18-1. I鈥檝e had to cut into both multiple times.
If you are having problems with the inserts coming out, remove the nock and insert a 1/4" rod
and tap the insert out and reglue with Gorilla Glue.
If you are using proprietory arrows with glued in nocks, then one does have a bigger problem.

Wishing you all the best.
Take care.
 
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