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    Default 5" Vanes

    Does anyone here use 5" vanes? I was wondering if they would help for more stable broadhead flight.

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    probably will in very high winds. but imo you wont be able to tell a difference between them and the blazer vanes in normal hunting situations.
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    I used to use them on my XX78 2315 super slams, they did real well but I have been using blazers on my ACC's and they fly great as well.
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    Not a significant advantage unless your bow is badly tuned or your form is not consistent. The bigger vanes will straighten out the arrow faster, but you are better off tuning your bow better and working on your form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    Not a significant advantage unless your bow is badly tuned or your form is not consistent. The bigger vanes will straighten out the arrow faster, but you are better off tuning your bow better and working on your form.

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    Default Big Broadheads

    Yes, they will stabelize your arrows faster with old style heads like Zwicky 4 blade's and such.
    If you use modern smaller replacement blade heads, you shouldnt need them.
    Also: on todays smaller diamater arrows you will have a hard time getting clearance without a good fall away. If using a good fall away they are a great choice for traditional heads for large game. But for Deer sized game on down they are not a real advantage and create more drag so your down range volocity will be hurt.
    It all comes down to personal taste, just as most other things in archery.

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    Thanks everyone. The reason I was asking is that I used 100 grain 3-blade muzzy's this year and I could not get them to fly with my field points. I even took my bow and everything to my pro shop and they could'nt help me much either. I wanted to see what I could do to make my muzzy's fly better.

    Thanks again

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    Thumbs up broadhead flight

    Ok, now lets look at a somewhat different approach.
    Try 4" feathers! Quite a bit lighter then 5"vains and more stearing for your broadheads. Your down range trajectory will suffer past 50yds but for most common hunting situations a 4" feather with a 3degree offset will stabelize your muzzies just fine! Its a pretty easy fix, but you will probably have to shoot a good fall away. My personal favorite is the Trophy Ridge Drop Zone, or the new Revolution by Trophy Ridge! Two great fall aways that will give you perfect arrow clearance and NO bounce back.

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    Kind of surprising to hear muzzy's at the heart of the problem, they are about the easiest tuning broadhead made.

    Have you tried to brioadhead tune your bow?

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    Exactly right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
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