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#3194052 - 03/15/13 10:30 PM Broadheads!
Cbutl
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Any experienced hunters have any advice to picking the best broadheads for different set-ups?
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#3194059 - 03/15/13 10:44 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Cbutl]
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First of all, welcome to the site and the forum! \:\)
You are going to get as many different opinions as there broadheads out there on the subject. It basically boils down to what you have the most confidence in—as it does any choice you make in your archery equipment. Me personally, I use and highly recommend surgical sharp fixed-blade broadheads like G5 Strikers or Slick Tricks, due to the simplicity and zero chance of something going wrong, or losing energy, due to moving parts. However, some people absolutely swear on their life on mechanicals like Rage, T3's and others. I will say this, if you are using a lower poundage setup, or a setup that doesn't produce at least moderate speed, I then very highly suggest you stay away from mechanicals of any type.
Whatever you choose to go with, pick an arrow that is balanced as far as weight ratio to kinetic energy and arrow drop—it will take a little homework to find that arrow, but the choice in arrow is just as important, if not more so, than the broadhead you put on it.
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#3194074 - 03/15/13 11:09 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
First of all, welcome to the site and the forum! \:\)
You are going to get as many different opinions as there broadheads out there on the subject. It basically boils down to what you have the most confidence in—as it does any choice you make in your archery equipment. Me personally, I use and highly recommend surgical sharp fixed-blade broadheads like G5 Strikers or Slick Tricks, due to the simplicity and zero chance of something going wrong, or losing energy, due to moving parts. However, some people absolutely swear on their life on mechanicals like Rage, T3's and others. I will say this, if you are using a lower poundage setup, or a setup that doesn't produce at least moderate speed, I then very highly suggest you stay away from mechanicals of any type.
Whatever you choose to go with, pick an arrow that is balanced as far as weight ratio to kinetic energy and arrow drop—it will take a little homework to find that arrow, but the choice in arrow is just as important, if not more so, than the broadhead you put on it.



Good advice here

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#3194103 - 03/15/13 11:57 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: UTGrad]
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TNDeerGuy knows his stuff, so does UTG

I'm not an experienced hunter but I say Thunderheads are the way to go.... only other broadhead I have considered trying is the Magnus stinger 2-blade. I have heard good and bad about expandables. The bad being poor penetration and blades opening in mid-flight. good being huge blood trails when they do work. I don't care to try them really. Thunderhead is a solid head... killed 3 deer with the same one, no sharpening, blew through 3 deer and the 3rd one it got caught on the leg on the way out and broke off the arrow never to be found. would have killed more if I had found it. I have only killed 6 deer with a bow so far but all have been with the thunderhead and not once was the broadhead bent or broken.

OK I am done and hope you figure out which broadhead to use.
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#3194115 - 03/16/13 12:25 AM Re: Broadheads! [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
First of all, welcome to the site and the forum! \:\)
You are going to get as many different opinions as there broadheads out there on the subject. It basically boils down to what you have the most confidence in—as it does any choice you make in your archery equipment. Me personally, I use and highly recommend surgical sharp fixed-blade broadheads like G5 Strikers or Slick Tricks, due to the simplicity and zero chance of something going wrong, or losing energy, due to moving parts. However, some people absolutely swear on their life on mechanicals like Rage, T3's and others. I will say this, if you are using a lower poundage setup, or a setup that doesn't produce at least moderate speed, I then very highly suggest you stay away from mechanicals of any type.
Whatever you choose to go with, pick an arrow that is balanced as far as weight ratio to kinetic energy and arrow drop—it will take a little homework to find that arrow, but the choice in arrow is just as important, if not more so, than the broadhead you put on it.


great post!
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#3194118 - 03/16/13 12:26 AM Re: Broadheads! [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
First of all, welcome to the site and the forum! \:\)
You are going to get as many different opinions as there broadheads out there on the subject. It basically boils down to what you have the most confidence in—as it does any choice you make in your archery equipment. Me personally, I use and highly recommend surgical sharp fixed-blade broadheads like G5 Strikers or Slick Tricks, due to the simplicity and zero chance of something going wrong, or losing energy, due to moving parts. However, some people absolutely swear on their life on mechanicals like Rage, T3's and others. I will say this, if you are using a lower poundage setup, or a setup that doesn't produce at least moderate speed, I then very highly suggest you stay away from mechanicals of any type.
Whatever you choose to go with, pick an arrow that is balanced as far as weight ratio to kinetic energy and arrow drop—it will take a little homework to find that arrow, but the choice in arrow is just as important, if not more so, than the broadhead you put on it.



Good advice here
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#3214829 - 04/06/13 01:21 AM Re: Broadheads! [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
First of all, welcome to the site and the forum! \:\)
You are going to get as many different opinions as there broadheads out there on the subject. It basically boils down to what you have the most confidence in—as it does any choice you make in your archery equipment. Me personally, I use and highly recommend surgical sharp fixed-blade broadheads like G5 Strikers or Slick Tricks, due to the simplicity and zero chance of something going wrong, or losing energy, due to moving parts. However, some people absolutely swear on their life on mechanicals like Rage, T3's and others. I will say this, if you are using a lower poundage setup, or a setup that doesn't produce at least moderate speed, I then very highly suggest you stay away from mechanicals of any type.
Whatever you choose to go with, pick an arrow that is balanced as far as weight ratio to kinetic energy and arrow drop—it will take a little homework to find that arrow, but the choice in arrow is just as important, if not more so, than the broadhead you put on it.


You know I posted a reply about this very same topic on archerytalk about all the energy a mechanical looses and that was the dumbest thing they had ever heard. Reason number 100 I never went back.

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#3219781 - 04/11/13 06:54 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Cbutl]
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You will hear alot of discussion. Make your own choice. I have used them all and love Muzzy's....and RAge 2 blade which is shown below.....devastation! Pictures tell a story....enjoy. ;\)

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#3234445 - 04/29/13 08:52 AM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Boone 58]
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What set up are you shooting?
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#3255777 - 05/27/13 03:21 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Bootlegger]
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I'm not using a high poundage bow so I think I'm gonna try the g5 strikers like someone referred above.
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#3255977 - 05/27/13 08:29 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Cbutl]
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I can vouch for Muzzy's as well. I shoot a Muzzy 4 blade and they shoot very well and do plenty of damage. I am shooting Gold TIp Expedition Hunters 55/75's at 29 inches. Pulling about 63 lbs. Last deer I shot ran 15 yards.
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#3256430 - 05/28/13 12:32 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: TNRifleman]
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Ramcats. Deepest penatrating head on the market! Saw it at the ATA show. Plus all deer have went down in under 30 yards
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#3256431 - 05/28/13 12:33 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: BuckHunter511]
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penetrating
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#3256480 - 05/28/13 02:14 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Cbutl]
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55lb pse brute x with 360 grain arrow and i can send a rage 2 blade slicing thru any whitetail that runs in tn. i love the rage 2 blade but hate the 3 blade
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#3402926 - 10/15/13 01:23 AM Re: Broadheads! [Re: knightrider]
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Ok so I bought some g5 strikers and they flew with my feild points out to about 25 yards..first time I shot at a deer and it breaks one of the blades😑....went to walmart that evening and got a pack of slick tricks. gonna try them out in the morning hopefully!
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#3403103 - 10/15/13 08:07 AM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Cbutl]
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 Originally Posted By: Cbutl
Ok so I bought some g5 strikers and they flew with my feild points out to about 25 yards..first time I shot at a deer and it breaks one of the blades😑....went to walmart that evening and got a pack of slick tricks. gonna try them out in the morning hopefully!


\:o Crap!!! Like you shot the deer and the blade broke off? Or like you missed the deer and hit a rock and broke the blades?
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#3403106 - 10/15/13 08:09 AM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Cbutl]
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Shot at a deer??? I assume, from the way it is written that you missed the deer, and that sucks if you did—it happens to all of us. Dealing with broadheads breaking are part of what we do, especially when blades hit something hard—some are worse than others. What ever you hit with that G5, would have done the same thing to a slick trick—it wasn't the broadhead's fault. It is entirely possible to even damage a one-piece broadhead. If you go switching broadheads anytime you get a damaged head....not only will your head explode, but your collection of broadheads will grow exponentially. I have 8 deer die with my number one broadhead/blade combo—a G5 striker that has yet to impact a rock or a big bone at the wrong angle, that just gets the blades re-sharpened and off to another kill.
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#3404302 - 10/15/13 10:19 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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100 grain thunderheads - have used them for years.
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#3405190 - 10/16/13 02:24 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
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NAP Killzone (mechanical). It can't open in mid flight and leaves a devastating wound channel. That being said, fixed blades are awesome too. It has more to do with shot placement than broadhead brand.

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#3405320 - 10/16/13 04:21 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Dbllunger]
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Luckily It was a clean miss but my main problem isn't that the blade broke because I can replace those but the tip was chipped and duller than a blunt tip
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#3405582 - 10/16/13 07:25 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Cbutl]
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 Originally Posted By: Cbutl
Luckily It was a clean miss but my main problem isn't that the blade broke because I can replace those but the tip was chipped and duller than a blunt tip


Don't take this the wrong way....not trying to be a smart-butt and only trying to help. Whatever you hit would have damaged any broadhead, and it is no way a reason to swap broadheads. Would you switch vehicle manufacturers because the telephone pole you ran into put a dent in your bumper? Of course you wouldn't, unless of course you just wanted to switch to start with. \:\)
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#3405620 - 10/16/13 07:48 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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TNDeerGuy you are exactly right.
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#3405713 - 10/16/13 08:32 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Cbutl]
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I love the rage 2.....but they completely are destroyed on impact and for 39 bucks for 3......I am probably going back to fixed blades like muzzys or similar for double the heads for the same price! If they are all going to tear up, might as well get a better value for the same price. I like many that are out there, but as far as mechanicals I choose rage, nothing else. but I will probably change. To each his own!!! like someone said, everyone has an opinion!
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#3405850 - 10/16/13 09:38 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: Boone 58]
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Try Swhacker broad heads if staying with a mechanical. Shot a doe Saturday and all I had to do is resharpen and put back in quiver.
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#3405942 - 10/16/13 10:51 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: tiecampdeerslayer]
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I like Grim Reapers.
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#3405944 - 10/16/13 10:54 PM Re: Broadheads! [Re: UTGrad]
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I'm not going to shoot mechanicals but if I did I would use rage 2 blades or the grim reapers.
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#3406218 - 10/17/13 08:43 AM Re: Broadheads! [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
First of all, welcome to the site and the forum! \:\)
You are going to get as many different opinions as there broadheads out there on the subject. It basically boils down to what you have the most confidence in—as it does any choice you make in your archery equipment. Me personally, I use and highly recommend surgical sharp fixed-blade broadheads like G5 Strikers or Slick Tricks, due to the simplicity and zero chance of something going wrong, or losing energy, due to moving parts. However, some people absolutely swear on their life on mechanicals like Rage, T3's and others. I will say this, if you are using a lower poundage setup, or a setup that doesn't produce at least moderate speed, I then very highly suggest you stay away from mechanicals of any type.
Whatever you choose to go with, pick an arrow that is balanced as far as weight ratio to kinetic energy and arrow drop—it will take a little homework to find that arrow, but the choice in arrow is just as important, if not more so, than the broadhead you put on it.



Good advice here


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