broadhead that works like fieldpoint?.... rocket recon?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by randallhnsn, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. randallhnsn

    randallhnsn Junior Member

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    I'm looking for information on broadheads that work with my sites that are set for fieldpoints. If anyone has a favorite or have heard of any tip that works.

    Also, If anyone has any information on the rocket recon broadhead?
     
  2. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Yep!

    Yes sir,randall
    Ive been using rocket broadheads since they came out!
    Close to 10yrs now.
    They fly like field points, you dont have to move your sight, as long as you use equal grain weight of your field point.

    I use rocket hammer-heads & sidewinders,heres a pic!:peace:
     

  3. Sniper

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    There are a couple things to consider here, fella.
    !. What is your arrow speed at hunting arrow weight? Less than 280 FPS is very risky to get a good deployment of most mechanicals, and many of the package inserts tell you so.
    2. Vanes? Feathers? How big? How far do you want to shoot the broadhead? Do you want a fixed or mechanical? What game?
    Need the info to make proper suggestions. It all matters.
    Do you have a place to shoot practice with broadheads? Do you want to be able to switch back and for from Field points to broadheads without adjustments? Is that what you are try to accomplish? Sounds like it.
     
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  4. randallhnsn

    randallhnsn Junior Member

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    arrow speed is 244, i would like it faster but not sure how. i use vanes, not sure how big. im looking at a range of under 30 yards. i'd be hunting whitetail. i'm rather flexible on mechanical or fixed. i really haven't tried either one yet.

    i do have a place to practice but i would rather find a broadhead that i could use my field tip sights with.
     
  5. Sniper

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    To go faster you will need to
    1. reduce arrow weight.
    2. Reduce weight of string accessories
    3. Increase draw weight.
    4. reduce drag to maintain downrange velocity.
    Go to a GOOD Pro Shop and tell them you want to increase your arrow speed.
    Talk to experienced shooters at your club or 3D shoots.
    Come to our club and we will give your equipment a makeover for free.
     
  6. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Rocket recon!

    Here it is the rocket re-con.
    I am not to sure about what i call push-pin mechanicals.
    I like using the rubber band type because of speed.
    My son shoots sidewinders that are rated at opening at 220fps he shoots 235 and has taken 5 deer with them.
    I use the hammerhead which is rated at 240fps & 220 if you use the back notch on the broad head.
    Ive taken around 20 to 25 deer with rockets in the past since using & 6 or 7 turkeys there great on birds.
    Anyway heres the re-con
    O & fixed blades go with a muzzy or thunderhead i find they fly the best.
    In tournaments I took 2nd in the virginia state nfaa broadhead challenge with 100gr thunderheads, in tournaments they dont allow mechanicals.
    Hope this helps.:biggrin1:
     
  7. Sniper

    Sniper Senior Member

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    What is the Bow?
    What is the Draw Weight?
    What is the Arrow Length?
    What is the Arrow make, Model, and Size, and are you married to them, or open to change/?
    What kind of rest do you use?
    What kind of peep?
    What else is on your string?
     
  8. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    They work!

    I think you need to read his opening thread!
    He ask about rocket-re-cons!

    And yes im married to my set-up's
    aint you married to yours?:laugh:
     
  9. randallhnsn

    randallhnsn Junior Member

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    my bow is a parker phoenix 34
    my draw weight, last time i checked, was 59. and its maxed out
    im not sure about the arrows, but i am open to change.
    i use a drop away rest
    and i couldnt tell you about the peep
    and its just silencers on the string i think.
     
  10. Sniper

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    Arrow length? from the base of the groove to the tip of the shaft?
    Need to know the Make and model of arrow.
    Give me that info and I will crunch some numbers and look some stuff up.
    Should be able to get you a recommendation to get over 270 at hunting weight, easy.
    Do you have a rubber peep Aligner on the peep?
     
  11. randallhnsn

    randallhnsn Junior Member

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    i took a tape measure to it and its 27 5/8.
    the make is AC HUNTER 1165
    yes, i forgot about the rubber aligner.
    thanks, this is much appreciated.
     
  12. Sniper

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    Golt Tip XT hunter 35-55, with 2" Blazer vanes, and the montec G5 broadhead, 85 gr.. G5 even makes a practice model for much less than the price of a pack of hunting broadheads.if you go to the Pro Shop and have them made, ask the guy to cut a equal amount off both ends. that is where straightness issues usually occur, and at 28 inches it should be as good as a Gold Tip Pro, for about $35 less. Helical, almost straight, or even dead straight will all work on the vanes. A couple degrees of twist would be the best bet.
    Stay away from camo arrows. The added weight,( well over 1 grain a inch ) is a waste of speed for no return, at all.
    If you go this way let me know how it works for you, and how fast you get.
    If you need a place to order them from, P.M. or E-mail me and i'll give you a contact to a place. You'll have them as specified in about a week.
    And get a couple Lumenoks for those last minute shots in season, when the deer runs under your stand as soon as the woods darken up. You'll know if you hit him and where, that's for sure.
     
  13. Shaman

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    I shoot 260fps.
    Taken Turkey with NAP Spitfire 100s and Deer with G5 Montec.
    Both fly with my FPs.

    Used fresh insulation board.
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    Montecs are consistent as well.
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    I did tweak my rest to correct the slight right aim point. BHs did not move away from the FPs. I got both lined up and on target.
     
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  14. Sniper

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    Shaman
    Are those Blazer vanes?
     
  15. Shaman

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    Yes.
    Here is a shot with OEM vs Blazers.
    Weird how the impact point is different for each vane.
    I would have thought that the weight would make the OEM lower (which it did in a way), but the OEMs also hit to the right just a bit.
    The bow is consistent, I'll give it that.

    Arrows each have a Montec Practice Head on, they were shot at the twig twice each.
    This is the photo of the second pair at the same insulation.
    There are technically four shots represented in this picture.
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  16. Sniper

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    I'm a fan of the Bohning Blazer and Mini Blazer myself. Tough vane that grabs the air as soon as the arrow leaves the string. Never went into the woods and found out my vanes got torn up going when I use them. They don't wrinkle going through a Biskit either. They steer my arrow great, with Broadheads or F.P.s And they are resistant to taking a set if I get careless and leave them laying with weight on the vanes. They gat a winner there. I picked up two more 100 ct boxes of the Mini on Wed. They keep up down- range velocity too. Reduced drag, I suspect.
     
  17. RedFletchings

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    Steel Force works for me

    At the speed of my bow, and distance....they shoot the same.

    Rocket makes best mechanical and muzzy makes great interchangeable blades.

    There is a wide variety to help you.

    Mike
     
  18. MoBowman

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    I use the Rocket Mini-Blasters, they are a 3 blade 78 grain mech that is just awesome. Look at the size of the hole on the picture below, that is the entry wound on a pass thru shot. A blind man could have followed the blood trail. give any of the Rocket expandables a try. They are great :rockon:

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  19. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    All Right!

    MOBOWMAN, thats awesome!
    And he's right i dont sell or spam rockets!
    But when mechinal's first came out, i tried them all, & i mean all!
    Rockets are my personal best!
    Mobowman, when i first started using mechinal's i used the same one you just used the mini-blaster,distroyed every deer i hit!
    I changed to the rocket XL & now the hammerhead,all with the same effect!:peace:
     
  20. MoBowman

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    :biggrin1: I have used the mini-blasters for about 5 years now, replacement blades are fairly inexpensive and easy to come by. I haven't really come across anything else that has interested me or cause me to want to change.