First let me say i have never archery hunted before so this is why im inquiring. I plan to sit for the first time this season Friday evening.
I bought some new graphite bolts and broadheads for my cross bow. I researched and found out that the crossbow I have shoots 20" bolts with 110gr arrowheads. So that’s what I ordered. However, the bolts that came with the crossbow are about an inch or two shorter than what i ordered. I shot the new bolts and they hit right and low at 20yds from what the ones that came with the crossbow did(I have a 3x32 crossbow scope installed)
I dialed the new ones in and now they are shooting dead on at 15/20/30yds.
So, does it really matter if they are longer?
They are 20" just as the mfr stated it shoots, although the “stock” bolts SEEMED to be more accurate. But I was using a rest with them and was shooting the new ones freehand.
Also, my target states its only for field tips. If my broadheads are the same grain(110), will it matter if I don’t sight the bow in with them? The heads I got you can use as a field tip, and has three slots for the blades that are secured when screwing the tip down onto the bolt. I used one of the “stock” field tip to sight in though.
The last thing I want to do is wound a deer. I want the shot to count if one presents itself.
Any input would be greatly appreciative.