Point and insert weights. A couple tricks.

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Point and insert weights. A couple tricks.

#1 Post by Jamesh76 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:47 am

This my benefit someone, so I will share it here. Alot of people use the brass inserts on carbons for weight. However, they are like 12-15$ per dozen plus shipping. The inside diameter of most standard carbons is .246. A 243 bullet is. 244 and with hot melt or epoxy is the perfect fit. They can be used behind standard inserts or behind brass inserts if needed. I know alot of people prefer specific broadheads. I personally like the magnus. But achieving a certain weight that tunes can be difficult. The 243 bullets can be bought in a variety of weights from 50-125 grains or so and at a fraction of the price. 100 bullets typically can be bought for around $20. On a side note, your arrows for glue on heads are tapered. To add point weight, you can cut the end of your taper back just a little but and melt small fishing lead stinkers into the broadhead to achieve more weight. It dont take much as lead is heavy. Just dont cut it buck too far. Sometimes you dont have to cut it back at all. The best way to try it is to fill your broadhead taper to the appropriate weight and check or adjust taper fit of arrow.

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#2 Post by Graps » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:59 am

Neat idea.
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#3 Post by Greg Felty » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:13 am

Thanks James.
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#4 Post by Captainkirk » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:22 am

I've heard the bullet thing before, but new to the sinker idea...which is great! Thanks for sharing, James!
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#5 Post by Elkman » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:28 pm

Good to know James, Thanks for letting us know!!
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