Set up for Killzone Maxx

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  1. Jsharp1002

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    I'm shooting a PSE Hammer maxed at 62 lbs. 29" draw 410 grain arrow. Will this set up push enough to switch from a muzzy mx3 to the Killzone Maxx. Wanting to try a 2 blade mechanical head this year.
    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
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    It 62 lbs I would avoid that head. Either the original Killzone or the Killzone Low KE are better options for you.
     
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    isn't he pushing over 70 ft lb KE?
    You don't think thats enough?
     
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    That's what I had figured... 69 to 70 lbs. KE.
     
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    He is very close to matching my specs. Only difference is his arrows are 5 grains lighter. According to archerycalculator.com I'm producing 65# of KE and .49 slugs of momentum.

    Every article I've read on the subject says that is enough power for pretty much any mechanical on the market.

    However, I don't have any first hand experience yet. I'm trying mechanicals for the first time.
     
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    I've been going back and forth between the Killzone Maxx, Rage chisel extreme, Shwacker 100 and the G5 Havoc. Out of all of these I like what I hearabout the Killzone maxx. Otherwise I think I would go with the Rage chisel extreme.

    Any thoughts?????
     
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    I've used the chisel tip extreme and it worked well, the deer I took was a 13 yard shot and was a clean pass through, one of the blades did break off in the deer though.

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    It seems to me that many people forget two very important multipliers when talking about mechanical broadheads, draw length and arrow weight.

    62 pounds of draw weight is considerably more powerful at 29 inches of draw length when compared to to 27 inches.

    Likewise, an arrow that weighs over 400 grains will have greater ability, when compared to a lighter arrow, to convert KE into momentum and deploy blades while still providing adequate penetration.
     
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    I just switched to the Killzone maxx this year and I shoot 292fps, 475grain arrow, 70.5 pound draw at 29.5" draw length
     
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    And that's almost 90pounds kenetic energy
     
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    So is 65 to 70 lbs of KE good enough for the Killzone Maxx?
     
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    I'd think 70 ft lbs of KE if everything is set up is well would be enough enough for most large mech broadheads in normal hunting situations
    If you look at Rage heads their low KE is for around 40 ft lbs of KE

    I am not trying to tell you you can just put any head on and it'll work but based on what we do know I would think for hunting shots of a reasonable distance you should be able to use the head.


    tell us more about your arrows, what are they? do you know your FOC?
     
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    They are gold tip 7595 shafts. Not sure about FOC. 8.9 grains per inch.
    I usually don't shoot over 30 yards.
     
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    Shoot one into a target, if the open on impact then use them if not then you know not to use them
     
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    The question isn't whether it's going to open - you could shoot a 20 lb bow into a foam target that that broadhead will open. The question is penetration.Will it open and penetrate enough to kill a deer? Sure. Is shooting a 2 3/8" cutting diameter out of a 62 pound bow the best possible option? Personally I don't think so. Again, I'm sure it will kill a deer no problem. Just don't expect to get great penetration or clean pass thrus.And how are you guys figuring KE when he didn't post the speed he's getting from that setup?
     
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    I was calculating with the iBo speed and the arrow weight on the speed calculator.
     
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    anyone know how accurate the archery calculator is?
     
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    With my previous bow which i shot through a chrono, it was within 5 fps
     
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    I went on ahead and bought the original Killzone Trophy Tip last night. Looks like an awesome head.
     
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    I am a big fan of the Killzone Maxx, but I'm at 72lbs, 29.5" draw and 476gr arrow. They have worked well on 3 deer and a bear so far.

    I think you'll like those trophy tip 2'' Killzone's and they should work well for you.
     

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