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Author Topic: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?  (Read 2459 times)

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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2018, 02:39:45 AM »
The cutthroats are great heads, I shoot the 250s on my 51# set up ( I shoot all kinds of heads on that setup)

on my 40# set up I am shooting single bevel grizzlies made up to 150-175 grains. 
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 05:58:11 AM »
Zwickey eskimo or 150 gr. magnus Stinger have both worked well for me although have used the Eskimo for decades with good results. 45# @ 29.5, full length GT 500 with 100 gr. brass insert.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 06:42:14 AM »
45 lb longbow, 125 gr Ace standard on cedar arrows. Arrow weight 510 grains.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2018, 08:03:51 AM »
Badgers penetrate very well with that set up. They fly really well too,they are pretty narrow though.

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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2018, 08:26:59 AM »
I have used grizzly and zwickey broadheads with my 45 lb bows.  Generally sticking to single bevels.  I also keep my total arrow weight over 500 gns.  I agree that nothing penetrates better than the grizzly single bevel heads though I use the single bevel zwickey no mercy often because it is slightly wider and somewhat easier to sharpen (for me anyway).  I can't say it makes a difference in blood trails but it works in my mind.  I use steel adapters with the heads for a 200 - 250 grain head depending on the arrow.

I have use the Abower heads but didn't feel the additional cost over the grizzly and zwickey heads was worth it.  But I would highly recommend them if you have a difficulty sharpening your heads.  They come razor sharp with a perfect bevel and can be touched up easily with a stone.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2018, 08:28:12 AM »
I have used Zwickey Eskimos...125gr in past.  Also recently used Grizzly Instinct 3 blade with great results out of 43# recurve.  I typically use the exact same heads on my 60# bows as I do my light weight bows.  I have Ribtek 190s, Grizzly Kodiak 200s, Grizzly Instincts as my broadheads.  I get them as sharp as I can and limit my shots to angles and distances I am confident of my hit.  Never a problem.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2018, 09:46:46 AM »
Looks like nobody mentioned STOS heads.  I have had great results with them.  I also like Zwickey Eskimo and Delta heads. All of these sharpen nicely.  Shooting bows around 42-45#.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2018, 11:21:11 AM »
I shoot 43lb A&H longbow, and have killed deer, turkey's, woodchucks, and antelope with the following:
190gr Ribteks, with stainless insert equals around 235gr
Abowyer Wapiti 175gr, with 75gr insert equals 250gr
Wensel Woodsman, with 125gr insert equals 250gr
200gr VPA, with 50grain brass insert equals 250gr.
170gr Simmons Treeshark with 75gr insert equals 245gr.

All of these heads have performed excellent. I would say the WW and the Abowyer "kill the fastest" (deer went down within 30 yards, a few of them have just jumped 2X-3X and fell over, esp with the Abowyer), but had have the lightest blood trails. The Treeshark gave the best blood trail, but deer have travelled 50-75 yards. LOTS of factors effect blood trail, and others may have different conclusions, but this has been my experience.

Whatever, you shoot, make sure it's sharp and put your broadhead in the right spot, and you should have no issues.

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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2018, 12:00:12 PM »
No one has mentioned the Steel Force heads. I've been looking at a couple of those. I.E. the 145gr Phat Head. I had them some years ago but, unfortunately, never got to find out how the work. :biglaugh:
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2018, 12:15:48 PM »
My goto is a 190 grain VPA 3 blade.
Taken 3 white tail deer with a 45# bow and that head.

Works good.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2018, 12:19:03 PM »
Yes.......575 gr carbon arrow, Ace Standard with 75gr steel adapter, shot from 45# Zipper ILF with Dryad Static recurve limbs. Pass thru at 7 yards. Just a great combo.......... :thumbsup:
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2018, 12:56:42 PM »
Yes.......575 gr carbon arrow, Ace Standard with 75gr steel adapter, shot from 45# Zipper ILF with Dryad Static recurve limbs. Pass thru at 7 yards. Just a great combo.......... :thumbsup:
Sounds down right deadly! I think I might try to up my arrow weight just to ensure good penetration.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2018, 02:52:38 PM »
200 gain RMSG Cutthroat broadheads for my 46# draw weight.  Ken

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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2018, 05:38:41 PM »
Nobody using bear razor heads anymore
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2018, 05:55:14 PM »
I finally received my final 3 broadheads from grizzly for my 300 grain broadhead test so soon i will be getting started on comparisons.  I have 7 single bevel options and one double bevel from grizzly i will be testing so hopefully it may shed some light on a good option for you. Ive got broadheads from the following.
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Cutthroat
Grizzly (grizzly, bruin and kodiak)
All are in the 300-325 grain range with steel adapters in the glue on models.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2018, 07:09:54 PM »
125 grain Zwickey Eskimo.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2018, 08:57:57 PM »
I finally received my final 3 broadheads from grizzly for my 300 grain broadhead test so soon i will be getting started on comparisons.  I have 7 single bevel options and one double bevel from grizzly i will be testing so hopefully it may shed some light on a good option for you. Ive got broadheads from the following.
Alien archery Australia
Tusker
Steelforce
Tuffhead
Cutthroat
Grizzly (grizzly, bruin and kodiak)
All are in the 300-325 grain range with steel adapters in the glue on models.
I look forward to the results and your thoughts!
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2018, 09:06:18 PM »
125 grain magnus stingers for me.  I shoot around 45#.  I have also used the zwickey eskilites, but I do not enjoy sharpening.   :)
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2018, 09:10:59 PM »
I shoot Zwickey 2blade Delta 46@27.5.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2018, 11:48:20 AM »
penrosefred, I was wondering the same thing. I shoot razorheads no matter what my bow weight. 46#-66#

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