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JimB
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I recently bought some 300 gr Tuffheads and corresponding field points,built some arrows and have been tuning them.
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Like others have said,the quality is excellent.They came as close to hunting sharp as any I've handled.The grinds are flat and true,points seem centered and ferrules true.They were easy to mount and align.I should add,I got my order in two days.

After I thought I had field points tuned,I mounted one broadhead and shot it off and on for a week,in and out of wind and it looked good so I honed them up.

I have a knife made from 420 HC stainless and it's a great steel.It sharpens and holds an edge like a good,carbon steel.These are at least as good.I used a KME broadhead sharpener and wet or dry sandpaper and grits from 400 to 2000 and then stropped on cardboard.It took a few minutes per head to get them straight razor sharp.Sharpening these is a joy.I'm hoping to get a chance to put them to the real test.For now,they are very high quality,fly well and sharpen easily.
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Wannabe1
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Look like they should get the job done! Congrats. [thumbsup]

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Wow very impressive gear! Would you mind giving us a few stats for curiosity sake? What wt bow, spine arrow, target animal? Thanks just wondering, great head! Jim

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I also need some of these.
Are the double footings from Tuffhead or your own?
Sounds like the adapter strength is the weak link based on reports so what is inside yours?
They are surely first class BHs.

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Kris
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You have a double outsert (aluminum arrows?) on those...interesting? Nice work.

Cool!

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Jim, could you explain the double footing please.

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I just got my first order of TuffHeads, I'll be watching this thread closely as I build my first dozen!
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JimB
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The first footing is a platinum 2013.The Tuffhead has a 23/64" ferrule and I was looking for a way to transition into that.I had some 2216 autumn orange shafts so I decided to go 1/2" on those.They wouldn't quite fit over the 2013 so I used a drill to ream out the 2216 with a 5/16" bit.That was pretty easy,only removed a tiny bit of metal and probably made better for epoxy to grab.They were beveled in a small drill press,with a mill file.

The 2013 is a fairly thin walled shaft but I've footed some arrows with it alone and made straight on hits on rocks and other bad stuff with no problems so far,so I'm not sure the second footing is needed for strength.I was mainly just doing it for the transition.The 2216 does mate up well with the 11/32" adapter and extends into the Tuffhead ferrule about 3/32".

The easiest part of the whole process was mounting,aligning and sharpening of the Tuffhead.

The heaviest thing I'm likely to get a shot at will be elk,but I have a stand with the potential for elk,deer,bear or mtn lion to come in.I don't switch gears easily so I like to build one setup and use it for everything.

Having said that.....I did also get some 250 gr VPA 3 blade.They are also extreme quality..I just haven'y got them mounted up yet.I expect that to go very easy as well.

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Thanks Jim! Good stuff :)

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Beautiful (and deadly) arrows.

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[bigsmyl] that should do it!

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Jim
That edge has nice shine to it,or should I say polish. Nice job on the sharpening. I've taken moose, elk and deer with the Tuffheads. I know what I'm using next season.
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Al Kidner
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Well done Jim, looking good mate...looking good.


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Fine looking arrows JimB.

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