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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]
TNDeerGuy
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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]
UTGrad
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Registered: 12/01/07
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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]
catman529
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Registered: 11/10/10
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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]
deerhunter10
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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]
PinchPoint
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Registered: 11/29/12
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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]
Poleaxe
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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]
Boone 58
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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]
Bootlegger
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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]
Cbutl
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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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