494RE: period archery company - re-re-revisited
- Sep 6 4:50 AMA bodkin point may not look a whole lot different, but the penetration
compared to target point is quite different. A bodkin has a long slender
point that offers very little resistance as it penetrates. A properly made
bodkin has shoulders that are larger than the diameter of the shaft causing
little or no friction once the point has penetrated. I have made and shot
bodkins and their ability to penetrate a target is severe compared to an
almost flat or shouldered target point. Shooting at a Sanders grass mat
target the bodkin pointed arrows were catching at the fletchings shot from
a 40 lb. bow. My target arrows were barely coming through the back of the
target. You can really tell the difference if you shoot one of each at an
old hub cap.
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