Broad heads

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  1. sidneymrobertson

    sidneymrobertson Newb

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    What grane broad head is best to shoot and why 100g or 125g
     
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    SPOTnSTALK Grizzled Veteran

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    100 grain is fine.
    Slick Trick Standard 100.
     
  3. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    All I shoot is 100 gr.
     
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    BigPhil_H Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I shoot a 100gr. Some people may prefer a 125gr. because some/most broadheads have a slightly larger cutting diameter. Furthermore, although I'm not sure, but some may prefer a 125gr for a bit more weight with the arrow resulting in further penetration? Like I said, I'm not sure about the second part but it seems logical
     
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    100 grains thats plenty!
     
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    I'll only shoot a 125. I like the weight up front.
     
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    I was shooting 100gr. went to 125gr cause I wanted more FOC. I'm liking the 125's a lot though.
     
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    As most of the guys have said I prefer 100 grain. Plenty of knock down power for deer. Only way I'd use 125 is if I was chasing something BIG (elk, moose etc) & even then 100 grain is fine if you have a fast bow.


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    TheHardWoods913 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    125 grains and also use added insert weights
     
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    J-Daddy Weekend Warrior

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    100grs are easier to find in most cases...But the case for a 125 is added arrow weight and added FOC "Front of Center", which basically means your arrow is heavier in the front...Higher FOC arrows tend to penetrate better because of the added momentum they carry and are also less effected in windy conditions. 99.9% of the time I'll use a 100gr head but if I need/want to bump my arrow weight/FOC up I'll run a heavier brass insert or use a brass insert weight "Gold Tip makes them" on the back of the stock insert.
     
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    ChuckC Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Do you notice much difference in your impact at distances out to 30 or 40 yards if you bump them up in weight from 100 to 125?
     
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    J-Daddy Weekend Warrior

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    Your gonna lose a little but honestly I rarely just bump up 25grs, I'll run a 50gr weight in the back of the insert, and since most inserts weigh 10-12grs and you add a 100gr head to that I normally end up with 160-162grs on the tip of the shaft... The trick is to use a very stiff spined arrow to begin with cause all that tip weight will weaken the spine of the shaft. You'll notice a loss of velocity right out of the gate with a setup like this but the arrow will retain down range velocity much better than a light shaft.


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    I use 125 grain heads with a 75 grain insert. Setup has treated me well.
     
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    I only shoot 125's I like the up front weight on larger tougher game
     
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    125g grains thats plenty!
     
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    And on a FMJ Dangerous game arrow at 17.2gr/inch
     
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    Most will shoot a 100 grain tip whether it be a field tip or broadhead. That being said, there are many reasons why but some of the first that come to mind are that 100 grain heads are common and you will readily find them at any sporting goods store and even Wal Mart (not that I recommend these). Next would be the fact that 100 grain tips are a solid medium for tuning purposes when it comes to arrow spine and flight characteristics. The heavier the field tip or broadhead the "weaker" the arrow will react when shot.
     
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    I agree with wolbear's post. pretty much the main reason I shoot 100 grain heads. My main quarry is whitetail so 100 grains is adequate for that. For larger boned animals like moose and bison I would bump up the weight but other than that 100 grains works fine.
     

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