What Type of Broadhead do you use?

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  • February 10, 2014 at 9:07 pm #619070 Back to Top REPORT
    antlerassassin
    AntlerAssassin

    Age: 21
    Joined: 2/9/2014
    Location: arkansas
    I just ordered a Creed XS in 26.5/60#..im afraid of shooting some mechanicals because i dont know if ill have enough KE..im thinking about the new Rages or Grim Reapers..what do yall use
    February 10, 2014 at 9:32 pm #619081 Back to Top REPORT
    buckfever
    Buckfever

    Joined: 7/12/2004
    If you’re going with a mechanical I’d pick a smaller cut out of your setup like a Rocket Steelhead 100. Thats a solid steel ferrule and the shorter blades are indestructible and open on impact for a full sized entrance, field point flight, probably out penetrates anything out there . That said a Slick Trick 85 grain will fly just as accurate and penetrates like a hot knife through butter .
    February 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm #619082 Back to Top REPORT
    antlerassassin
    AntlerAssassin

    Age: 21
    Joined: 2/9/2014
    Location: arkansas
    ive heard alot of good things about the steelhead100. I seen the slick trick nukes and there basically a schwaker  but with a solid ferrule and they dontt take alot of KE to open up im assuming since they have a smaller cutting diameter
    February 10, 2014 at 9:54 pm #619086 Back to Top REPORT
    playr158
    playr158

    Age: 29
    Joined: 2/11/2014
    I use grim reapers 1 1/2″ cut mechanical and it does amazing. You should EASILY have enough KE for it. I use it on my 65# heli-m 28″ and my 47# 28″ dart on sl50….two dead deer attest to its deeds

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    February 11, 2014 at 10:43 am #619129 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
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    Location: Colorado
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    Rage makes a 40KE 1.5″ cut, 2-blade version, if you like Rage products. If you only hunt deer that should be OK for your setup out to about 40 yds, and using a heavier arrow (about 6.~6.5 gr/lb) will penetrate better. You’d be shooting about 250 fps.
    http://www.ragebroadheads.com/products/40KE.html

    If you intend to hunt Large Game like Elk, then a cut on contact, 2-blade like the SteelForce Phathead or a smaller cut, solid steel, 3-blade like the TT Terminal-T  should work OK and either one has enough structural integrity for large boned, thick hide game. FWIW, I shoot a German Kinetic 210-gr 1-1/8″ cut, 2-blade broadhead with an additional 35 grains of insert and weights for a 20% FOC, 618-gr arrow out of a 60#/28″ recurve that generates 35 KE and it will completely pass through an Elk out to about 25 yds. With low-KE setups, high FOC and heavy arrows with coc broadheads is the way to go.

    You might also check out the small diameter shafts, like the Easton Axis/FMJ/AC Injection or the Beaman MFX or the Victory VAP/Harvest Time Vengence lines. The super skinny shafts are very durable, good gpi for better FOC, for enhanced penetration potential, so work very well with low-KE setups.

    I would also recommend against light weight, fast shafts using light-weight broadheads, especially with larger cut broadheads, because they do not penetrate well and the broadheads often sacrifice structural integrity for weight reduction. Use a heavier, slower shaft with at least 12% FOC  and your setup shouldn’t fail you. Just my {#emotions_dlg.misc_2cents}

    … hope this helps. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

    February 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm #619168 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 30
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio
    Grim Reaper Mechanicals should work just fine for you.  Excellent penetration.  They also have a new “all steel” lineup this year so durability shouldn’t be an issue.
    All We Do Is SELFILMED
    February 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm #619184 Back to Top REPORT
    antlerassassin
    AntlerAssassin

    Age: 21
    Joined: 2/9/2014
    Location: arkansas
    Thank yall..I havent seen the new steel Grim Reapers but i like the new rage hypodermics…I also checked out the DRT fixed blade from Dirt Nap Gear and they look pretty good..but i guess the saying is if it aint broke done fix it so i might just stick with the Grim Reapers
    February 12, 2014 at 9:48 am #619265 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 30
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio

    Thank yall..I havent seen the new steel Grim Reapers but i like the new rage hypodermics…I also checked out the DRT fixed blade from Dirt Nap Gear and they look pretty good..but i guess the saying is if it aint broke done fix it so i might just stick with the Grim Reapers

    Here is a video covering the new all steel Grim Reaper line…let me know what you think

    http://youtu.be/zD4X50hbghA

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    February 12, 2014 at 10:42 am #619269 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
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    In the little testing I’ve done with mech heads, the Grime Reaper were far stronger than the Rage. I’d stay away from the Hypodermic points or modify them; the needle-point broadheads over the years have a reputation of tip failure/bending on bone impact … if you use’em, plan on staying away from the shoulder and spine.

    Those all-steel Grime Reapers look really good, and a real upgrade over the Grime Reapers I tested a couple of years ago. I think the days of the aluminum ferrules and thin blades is long gone because of the High-KE bows on the market. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

    February 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm #619636 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    Here in Oregon I hunt Bear, deer, cougar and elk.
    My family of hunting buddies all use Easton Axis or Epic arrows tipped with the NAP Thunder head….
    For our hunting team this broadhead has never failed and put a lot of meat in the freezers.
    This broadhead flies great out of some very different setups and bows in our hunting group…..
    NAP would have to stop making this broadhead for me to change and shoot something else.

    Good luck….let us know what you decide on and how it goes….{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

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    February 17, 2014 at 9:49 pm #619831 Back to Top REPORT
    tubemkr
    Tubemkr

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    I shoot a Z7Extreme with Gold Tips using Slick Trick Magnums or 3 Blade Rage heads. Last deer season I took 5 deer, mostly with the Rage heads. All passed through and stuck in the dirt on the other side except a spine hit with the Tricks. The only damaged head was that Slick Trick. As others have mentioned by others… kep your blades sharp, hit them in the right spot, and avoid the lightest arrow/tip combos and you’ll be fine.
    Jerry
    February 19, 2014 at 10:53 pm #620019 Back to Top REPORT

    Zedd

    Joined: 2/20/2014
    I don’t see Zwickey’s mentioned much in any forum when it comes to broadheads. They are cheap and extremely durable (the upside) and take quite a bit of work to get them razor sharp (the downside). I sharpened and then shot one repeatedly through 1/4″ plywood backed by cardboard as an informal test and they were almost as sharp as when I started (I was using a 50# recurve at 35′). However, i am not particularly experienced at the whole archery thing, so any comments would be appreciated.
    February 20, 2014 at 6:53 pm #620101 Back to Top REPORT
    antlerassassin
    AntlerAssassin

    Age: 21
    Joined: 2/9/2014
    Location: arkansas
    i think im going to try muzzy trocars because ive seen what they can do and how good they penetrate first hand…but i will buy a few different brands and kinds so i can experiment
    February 20, 2014 at 8:47 pm #620127 Back to Top REPORT
    doobie
    doobie

    Joined: 2/4/2007
    I have a short draw length like yours . I use the slick trick 100 gr mag and get pass thru on deer . works good and they don’t go far .
    February 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm #620169 Back to Top REPORT
    turkey-tail
    turkey tail

    Joined: 9/6/2007
    Tru-Fire Switchblade… good video on youtube showing how good they penetrate from a 50lb bow.
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