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#2895666 - 08/03/12 09:08 PM Re: Crossbow Broadheads? [Re: BlackBelt]
Wes Parrish
16 Point

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

Here's a little more info regarding:

#2896151 - 08/04/12 03:37 PM Re: Crossbow Broadheads? [Re: Wes Parrish]
Deer Assassin

Registered: 08/01/03
Posts: 88400
Loc: Kingston Springs

 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
I'm no expert on this issue, but it appears a little extra head weight is beneficial with the shorter crossbow arrows (bolts). Have just noticed that most of the so-called "crossbow" broadheads are heavier (like 150 grains) and the customer feedback suggests they are advantageous over lighter heads.

wes you are correct

xbox up to 300 fps light weight mechanical or fixed blade

over 300 fps heavy fix blades or special designed mechanical 100 gns

rubber bands will break over 300 fps

slower crossbows can utilize fix blades in the 100- 125 gn head weight however when you get a bolt going over 325 fps or more it need to be a mechanical or 150-175 gn fixed head

pay no attention to what manufactures claim for speed the only way to know is run it through a chronagraph

I have crossbow killed deer with

wal mart cheap fixed blade 100 gn
cabelas 100 gn (muzzy copy) fixed blade
rocket sidewinder mechanical 100 gn
nap nitron 3 blade
slick trick 100

excalibur x-act mechanical

my old barnett and horton hunter 150 shot about 250 fps

both shot well with mechanical heads (rocket sidewinder)
slick tricks were great

horton 175 shot 289 fps worked great with slick tricks

but when i got my 2009 excal equinox it shot with their firebolts 375 fps

i could not get 100-125 fixed heads to work worth a dang even my beloved slick tricks

so i went with the 100 gn excal x-act mechanical and never looked back

accuracy great death is imminent

killed about 6 with them now including my 181 inch buck none ran over 60 yds
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#2896235 - 08/04/12 05:30 PM Re: Crossbow Broadheads? [Re: Deer Assassin]
TnDeer Old Timer
8 Point

Registered: 07/31/99
Posts: 2280
Loc: Englewood, TN

Muzzy 100 gr.,works for me, within 1/2 in. @ 40 yds.
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#2896632 - 08/05/12 07:52 AM Re: Crossbow Broadheads? [Re: J.Maples]
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Registered: 09/12/03
Posts: 8600
Loc: Mount Carmel, TN

I shoot Muzzy 125 grain broadheads out of my Horton crossbow and they shoot great so I have never had any reason to try anything else. These are the same broadheads I used with with my compound and I was too cheap to buy anything else. I have had complete penetration with all shots with these broadheads from my crossbow.
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#2896683 - 08/05/12 09:28 AM Re: Crossbow Broadheads? [Re: GRAMPS]
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Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 8565
Loc: Powell

I just got a crossbow from my buddy and he has always used slick tricks with it and had great success with them. I still haven't decided what I will use yet. I have some new NAP expandables that came with his new one,but I prefer to have something I can practice with,to make sure it is shooting like my field points.
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#2912424 - 08/18/12 09:07 PM Re: Crossbow Broadheads? [Re: fourwheeler431]
8 Point

Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 1999
Loc: Hendersonville

I decided to try Rages this year as well as the G5's
#2912506 - 08/18/12 10:12 PM Re: Crossbow Broadheads? [Re: fourwheeler431]
4 Point

Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 146
Loc: Hixson, TN.

If your buddy always had great luck with Slick Tricks and you have his Xbow, why would you change broadheads?
#2914274 - 08/20/12 06:08 PM Re: Crossbow Broadheads? [Re: catsbackr]
4 Point

Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 237
Loc: TN,Wilson Co.

Muzzy 100gr 4 blades have been awesome the last 3 years. Seem to fly better that the 3 blades for me and last year put 4 deer on the ground in the first 2days of the season.
#2926386 - 08/30/12 12:45 PM Re: Crossbow Broadheads? [Re: wgmac]
4 Point

Registered: 03/14/12
Posts: 174
Loc: Brentwood, TN

Broadhead Weight:
- Heavier broadheads are better for Crossbow Bolts. A heavy broadhead and brass insert will push the FOC (front of center) forward. This is basically the balance point of the arrow. This is more important with a shorter arrow since there is less leverage for the vanes/fletching to work. It helps the arrow to fly straighter or more consistent.

Mechanical vs. Fixed:
- Mechanicals will typically have less problems with todays high speed Xbows. This doesn't mean that a well balance and perfectly aligned broadhead won't hit the mark. It's just more likely with Mechanical.

#2929536 - 09/02/12 10:56 AM Re: Crossbow Broadheads? [Re: GRAMPS]
Timber Ghost
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Registered: 09/07/08
Posts: 1733
Loc: Tn. Blount( Seymour)

 Originally Posted By: GRAMPS
I shoot Muzzy 125 grain broadheads out of my Horton crossbow and they shoot great so I have never had any reason to try anything else. These are the same broadheads I used with with my compound and I was too cheap to buy anything else. I have had complete penetration with all shots with these broadheads from my crossbow.
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