Broad Head Opinions

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  1. Bowshooter13

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    What's every shooting for a Broadhead? Anyone using the G5 Striker?


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    QAD Exodus the last 3 years. This year since I dropped down to 50lbs I am switching to a 2 blade (or 2 w/bleeder) cut on contact head like Magnus. I really like the Solid Broadheads but at $99 for 3 that is out of my budget.
     
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    Where does Magnus cost $99?


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    Try Magnus black hornet 2 blade, trying this year myself, so far so good !
     
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    And only $33
     
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    I want to try G5 striker or Magnus buzz cut.


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    Been shooting the German Kinetics for many years.
    Awesome but expensive broadheads.
     
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    Jeepwillys Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Solid cost 99$ not Magnus
     
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    Going to try the Xecutioner this year. Got some others as backups Drones, slick trick and NAP killzone
     
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    I'm just not sure what to use. Want something tough and flys well.


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    You just have to try them all!!!!!!!

    Another of the many reasons why we all love this sport and why it is so expensive!
     
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    No where, I said Solid broadheads. That is a brand not a type :) .
     
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    Talon_Ab77 Weekend Warrior

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    Wac'em broad heads are great value for money as they come in a 4 pack. They are super sharp, accurate and have great penetration
     
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    I still prefer Steel Force Phatheads. There are several different sizes and styles to choose from.
     
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    Can of worms open now .
     
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    I think you can't go wrong with Fixed blade either Magnus Black Hornets, QAD exodus, Slick Trick mags or standards
    Mechanical look at the new NAP Spitfire doublecross or Grim Reaper pro series carni-fours
    The Magnus black hornets have lifetime warranty so if I was going with only one that's my choice
    I will say I have found slick tricks on eBay for like $10-15 for a 3 pack and bought like 5 packs so that's pretty much why I'm shooting those now
    They are great broadheads
     
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    No, this isn't Bowsite.com.

    Most any broadhead will fly good from a bow that is set up proper. My preference are Wac'ems, but I have shot Phatheads and DRT and like how they fly.
     
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    Really ? Anyone asks a broadhead question and everyone has a different opinion, you just have start somewhere and use what u like.
     
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    QAD Exodus or Slick trick meets that criteria on most occasions.
     
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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    I personally love fixed heads...however in the end the broadhead plays a VERY small role in the harvesting of a deer....but if the person makes a poor shot the design of the broadhead can impact how much time a deer will take to expire/or expire at all.

    -Mechanical Heads, awesome for soft tissue misses, mainly because of their expansive cutting surface and sheer ability to sever and slice tons of soft tissue...a hit back (very common sadly it seems) will still need more time before tracking but a big cutting mechanically can increase the probability of that deer bedding sooner and expiring faster if the hunter doesn't push them. Can be a negative should a missed shot impact heavy bone or multiple bone impacts...by design they simply don't have the bone crushing tendencies of a fixed head....while they can blow through a shoulder, it takes a stronger set up arrow wise and bow wise to accomplish it. I've seen personally a deer running on camera with arrow stuck in it's shoulder...or heard stories of guys not understanding why their normally lethal set up didn't make it more than 2 inches deep (impacted bone).

    IMO some of the best mechanical heads out there are the new NAP ones or what Grimm is putting out.

    Fixed Heads - awesome heads for penetrating/splitting bone. By design they exert their full force into what they impact (no opening needed)...now granted a single bevel fixed 2 blade is going to give you the absolute best bone splitting ability many decide to go with a 3 or even 4 blade fixed head...which still penetrates great, but sacrifices a tiny bit of bone splitting with more surface area cut. So if you miss forward to the shoulder or hit the off shoulder or even impact high ribs, most of these will plow through better and cause a quicker expiration of the quarry.

    IMO some of the best are Muzzy, QAD and Slick Tricks (my current use) for 3 or 4 blade....2 blade single bevels are a home run, just make sure it is made of high grade steel German Kinetics, Solid, Alaskan Bowhunting heads....


    "A field tip slicing through both lungs will kill a deer...no head can make up for a terrible shot...bad maybe...but not terrible." :biggrin:
     
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