2014's Top Compound Bows

Looking for a new compound bow? Karen Mehall Phillips saw 2014's lineup at the ATA and Great American Outdoor Show, and has highlighted some of year's most impressive new models.

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2014's Top Compound Bows

Looking for a new compound bow? Karen Mehall Phillips saw 2014's lineup at the ATA and Great American Outdoor Show, and has highlighted some of year's most impressive new models.

Idiot-Proof Your Bow

How you set up your bow will ultimately determine how reliable it is at the moment of truth. Remember, if it can go wrong, it will. Here’s how to set up your bow so it won’t.

Broadheads for Big Game

Use these broadhead tips from Bill Winke to increase your chances of landing a big bruiser in any hunting situation.

Do You Need a New Bow?

Is it finally time to replace your go-to bow? Bill Winke offers a few tips on determining whether or not you'll need some new equipment before next season.

2013's Top Compound Bows, Part II

Looking for a new compound bow? Bob Robb saw 2013's lineup at the ATA Trade Show, and has highlighted 16 of the year's most impressive new models.

2013's Top Compound Bows, Part I

Looking for a new compound bow? Bob Robb saw 2013's lineup at the ATA Trade Show, and has highlighted 16 of the year's most impressive new models.

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By Doug Howlett
August 22, 2011

Fixed-blades, mechanicals, cut-on-contacts—here’s how to select the best arrow point for the job.

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Anonymous wrote:
April 20, 2014

All of you who have problems with fixed blade heads either don't know enough about archery to get them to fly right, or you are just plain lazy! I have been able to get every fixed blade I have ever owned to fly like my field points. These include the following heads: Slick Trick Grizz Trick, Wasp Hammer SST, Muzzy 3 and 4 blade, VPA Terminator. Its really not that difficult to make happen if you understand enough about archery. There is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to shooting fixed blades. Your bow should at least be paper tuned, preferably with bare shafts! Then, you must make sure that your broadheads spin perfectly on the end of your arrow. If you detect a wobble, try a different arrow or you can square the end of the insert with some sand paper so the broadhead sits straight inline with your arrow when tightened down. You should have a good FOC also. All of these things perfected, you still may have flight problems if you don't choose a quality broadhead. Slick Tricks work the best for me! And don't let anyone tell you that big fixed blades don't fly well out of faster bows. I shoot a Z7 Xtreme with a 29' draw at about 74 pounds. With this setup, I can shoot a four-blade, 1 1/4' cut, Grizz Trick right with my field tips at 60 yards. Expandables work too!!!-some of the time! That's why I will stick with a quality fixed blade. And I don't consider Muzzy a quality head by the way. Aluminum ferrules and thin blades don't stand up to shoulder blades very well! Sorry Muzzy! If you don't understand the aspects of tuning broadheads, talk to a traditional archer! You can learn a lot from them. You can also go to 3riversarchery.com and learn about this stuff too! I am only 19 by the way, so if I can understand this stuff, most of you guys should be able to figure this out if you dedicate a little time and patience into your archery practice. In the end, it all comes down to one question. How much do you value recovering that trophy of a lifetime when you have shot him square in the shoulder??? Fixed blades forever! Good luck!

cold arrow archery wrote:
January 26, 2014

traditional or compound, there is no more efficient or better flying broadhead than the N.A.P. razorcap; louvered angle blades,well-vented,tempered steel w/ truly razor sharp pyramid-tip and blades....the coolest feature is,of course, the blade replacement system which employs the use of diverse weight/grain ferrules instead of individual blades.... genius and perfect....wound channels are unparrelled!

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