Tech questions

The Razortrick broadhead combines traditional cut-on-impact design with a compact profile, which allows the head to fly exceptionally well, despite speeds above 300 fps. Its 1 1/8-inch cut and 4-blade pattern offers the perfect meet-in-the-middle design for high-performance gear.

Razortrick Vs. Slick Trick
Posted on July 6, 2012

Q: Hi Joe. I’m a huge fan of your magazine. When I can’t bowhunt or shoot everyday, your magazine offers that joy I’m looking for to offset the downtime. Thanks for that. Now for my tech question. I notice you write often as saying Slick Trick broadheads are one of … more

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Arrow Flight Issue
Posted on June 18, 2012

Q: Hi Joe. First off, I just have to say, you guys truly have the best magazine out there. I buy every single new edition I find. Now my tech question for you, which involves bow tuning. Recently, I purchased a new Mathews Z7 bow. It’s set at 60 pounds … more

How light should the release's trigger be? Ultimately, it's a personal choice, and the only way to ascertain the answer is through experimentation.

Release Aids and Trigger Pull
Posted on May 29, 2012

Hey, Joe. I’ve been experimenting with trigger pull and was wondering what you use. Do you prefer a hair trigger or a firm pull? It seems a hair trigger makes me a bit jumpy. Any advice would be great. Thanks. Jim Perry, via e-mail   Hi, Jim. There’s a fine … more

Muzzy's new MX-3 125 is a great broadhead to consider when switching from 100- to 125-grain point weight. This head is well balanced, in terms of aerodynamics, blade width and all-out toughness.

Broadheads and FOC
Posted on May 10, 2012

I noticed that a lot of advanced bowhunters are shooting heavier broadheads. Is this for more arrow weight and energy or to increase front of center and accuracy? Also, can you recommend any great 125 three-blade broadheads for doing this? Dave Jenson, via e-mail   From our experience, a slightly … more

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Bow Arm Posture
Posted on May 10, 2012

I’m working on ironing out my shooting form, and one area of confusion is my bow arm. I know a relaxed bow arm is part of good form, but should I keep it straight or just unlocked or bent downward? The pros and cons for each style would be great. … more

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Broadhead vs. Field Point Impact
Posted on May 10, 2012

Hi, Joe. I’ve read several times that when tuning your bow, you can sometimes make small adjustments to the arrow rest and/or arrow’s nocking point height in order to get identical impact with broadheads and field points. I understand this method, but won’t this affect paper tuning? Won’t small adjustments … more

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What’s Best? Hair Trigger or Firm Pull?
Posted on May 10, 2012

Hey, Joe. I’ve been experimenting with trigger pull and was wondering what you use. Do you prefer a hair trigger or a firm pull? It seems a hair trigger makes me a bit jumpy. Any advice would be great. Thanks. Jim Perry, via e-mail Hi, Jim. There’s a fine line … more

Mathews' Z7 Magnum offers a great blend of smoothness and blazing arrow speed (340 IBO), but some shooters may find the bow's brace height slightly intolerant of shooting mistakes. If so, the EZ7, Z7 Xtreme or Z7 offer better choices for such archers.

Which Z7 Bow?
Posted on May 8, 2012

I’m on the fence regarding which new bow is right for me? I’m looking at the Mathews Z7 Magnum and EZ7. I do like a fairly fast bow, but I still demand an easy-shooting rig. Would this mean the Magnum is wrong for me? Any suggestion would be great. M.C., … more