Joined: 7/25/2011I’ve been bowhunting for awhile now and haven’t found the right/best broadhead for me. Shooting the Mathews DXT, 25″ draw at 55lbs, shot Muzzy’s, Montec G5, Rage 2 blade, Trophy Taker, and Slick Trick. Not too happy with most, gotten deer with all, but with varying results. Any Others You Would Consider Would Be Great. Gonna try Swacker, Magnus Stinger/Buzzcut, and Tru-fire this season hopefully I’ll be more impressed. Leave posts with your broadhead of choice and experience, anything would help
Joined: 7/19/2011I love my 100gr 4 blade Muzzy. They shoot right with my field points, and kill what I shoot. I’m sure those mechanical broadheads that punch a 2″ hole are awesome, but at this time I’m staying with my Muzzy’s.
I’ll second that. With your short DL and lower DW, a cut on contact fixed 2-blade such as the Phathead would be the way to go. I like the Phatheads because they are .080″ thickness and they hold an edge extremely well. You can shoot them with or without the bleeder blades.
Other ways to get better penetration is to use smaller diameter, slightly stiff arrows with enough weight up front (broadhead+insert+weights) to get 15-20% FOC.
I shoot heavy arrows tipped with Phatheads or Silver Flames for my low KE bows.
Joined: 7/21/2011Well with you short DL and DW I would deffinetly recommend a cut on contact, as you will loose energy with a mechanical. My recomendation for a cut on contact would be the (G5 Montec CS) this is a carbon steel broadhead and they come in an 85gr. head which depending on your arrow weight and set up, you can get more than enough speed and KE out of your bow for hunting. They also keep a really sharp edge. Hope this helps…..
Location: OhioSteel Force Phat Heads all the way for me. I changed last year after shooting the G5 Montecs since the day they came out. No problem with the Montecs, just like the unsurpassed sharpness of the Phat Heads.Always looking for my next Booner!
Well with you short DL and DW I would deffinetly recommend a cut on contact, as you will loose energy with a mechanical. My recomendation for a cut on contact would be the (G5 Montec CS) this is a carbon steel broadhead and they come in an 85gr. head which depending on your arrow weight and set up, you can get more than enough speed and KE out of your bow for hunting. They also keep a really sharp edge. Hope this helps…..
Going lighter on the broadhead won’t help penetration. It’s not going to raise KE. It’s going to lower momentum and F.O.C. which will hurt penetration.Mathews MR5 29"@70lbs 620gr @ 261fps Victory VAP250 w/ SS insert & 190gr Steelforce Single Bevel African Phathead 22.75% FOC Elite Judge 29"@70lbs "When it comes to hits try for the best but prepare for the worst." Dr. Ashby
Joined: 6/28/2010Another vote for Phatheads.
Joined: 10/30/2008VPA Terminators. Machined from solid block tool steel. Put Montecs and Snuffers to shame. Non-vented are silent in flight too and stronger, plus, won’t pick up hair, etc.
Location: PennsylvaniaI’ll take the Phathead from SteelForce all day long.
Joined: 7/21/2011oooops I messed up I meant more speed, I didnt mean more KE you would have to raise your arrow weight or broadhead weight to gain KE. Sorry
Joined: 4/5/2008Grim Reapers!
Joined: 8/6/2008Im not sure I agree with all the talk, and not just on here, about needing a 2 blade coc head when you are in the 50# range in order to get the penetration necessary for cleanly taking deer. They certainly do the job without question. However, I never had a problem getting complete pass throughs with a 27 inch draw pulling 50# when I started bowhunting. Its all about choosing a head with sharp blades and shot placement.
If you are looking for a fixed head I would second the vpa terminators. However their 100grn heads do have vented blades as someone else said they didn’t. They also don’t whistle as some have had that issue with montecs. If you are still open to mechanicals I would pick up a pack of Grim Reapers. Read around on their website some. Plenty of folks with less KE than you are getting complete pass throughs with them.
You are pulling plenty of weight, and yes even with that short draw there is no reason unless you want to, to feel the need to shoot a 2 blade head. You aren’t trying to shoot through 2 deer, and with a good sharp broad head I would be expecting pass throughs every time with well placed shots with your setup. Not at 40 yards of course.
This is my personal experience, and I know some will disagree.
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