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The Point: A tough blunt head accompanied by grabbing wires makes the judo perfect for stump shooting and small-game hunting.
Pros: It grabs vegetation, making it tough to lose arrows.
Cons: Arrow flight isn't great on longer shots from fast bows.
Tip: Keep a judo-tipped arrow in your quiver for practice on stand.
The Point: Looped wires protrude from around a blunt head to grab moving bird parts.
Pros: Wire loops can turn an almost-miss into a winner.
Cons: Flight is lousy on long shots (not that you'd want to take any).
Tip: Use flu-flu fletching (large feathers) to slow flight after 30 yards.
The Point: The simplest and most rugged design.
Pros: They cut on impact for better penetration.
Cons: They require sharpening, and some models don't fly well.
Tip: Shoot 5-inch fletching for the truest flight, and buy a quality mini-hone to touch them up.
The Point: Insert two to four blades in a ferrule and shoot razor-sharp heads without the hassle of whetstones and files.
Pros: Surgical-sharp blades cut well.
Cons: The tip must punch deep into the hide before the blades cut.
Tip: Remove the blades and practice with the head before the hunt.
The Point: Blades lie along the ferrule in flight, then activate when the tip connects with a solid object.
Pros: They shoot the same as the field points you use for practice.
Cons: Blades can malfunction on tough shots.
Tip: Shoot only at animals standing perfectly broadside.
THE INGENIOUS OUTDOORSMAN
Whether you're busting through a bird cover or slipping through the deer woods, a loose lace can be big trouble. This trick keeps lace loops snug.
 Crisscross-lace your hunting boots to your normal height, snugging as you go.
 When you crisscross on the last eyelet, leave the top loop loose.
 Run the shoelace back through that loop.
 Snug down firmly and repeat on the other side.
 Tighten and finish tying with the traditional overhand knot and bow.
 Add a double overhand knot for extra security.
JUDO, BIRD, REPLACEABLE-BLADE BROADHEADS: CLIFF GARDINER & JOHN KELLER
Bestul, Scott. "Get Your Head Right." Field & Stream [West ed.] Nov. 2006: 53. General OneFile. Web. 6 Aug. 2010.
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