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Author Topic: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?  (Read 2208 times)

Offline Brock

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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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Tuffhead
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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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2018, 07:22:24 PM »
Woodsman original; Grizzly single bevel; Bear razor heads --- I use brass inserts from 75 gr. up to 125 gr. to adjust FOC and tune -- all work well.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2018, 07:31:26 PM »
I try to stay around 50@30 plus or minus a couple of pounds. Nothing but 2 blade heads for me. Bear Razorheads, Zwickey Delta's, Zwickey Eskimo's, Zwickey Eskilites, Magnus 125 and 150 Stingers. Killed critters with them all......
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2018, 12:17:14 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#.

Killed my last deer with a 42# RER recurve and a STOS head. EXCELLENT heads in my opinion. Sharpen well and actually stay sharp. Long and lean they fly great and penetrate even better.

Too bad they quit making em....
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2018, 07:23:17 AM »
Eskimos steel adapter 100 gr insert

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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2018, 08:15:45 AM »
For deer I have stuck with what I use with my heavier bows, Woodsmans, VPA's, Snuffers or if a 2 blade a wide one like a Tusker Delta or Shark of some variety.

Sharks are a great compromise between a multi blade and a 2 blade, best of both worlds really.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2018, 08:58:21 PM »
Zwickey Eskimos, with 100 grain glued on steel adaptor, screwed onto a 75 Grain arrow tube insert. 300 grains up front.
For a Total arrow weight of 553 grains.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2018, 01:10:16 PM »
I was bitten by the Extreme FOC bug earlier this year and so invested in some heavier heads, both VPA and Valkyrie. Both fly well (VPA 200+ 100g insert/29" GT3555; Valkyrie250 + 50g insert/29" GT 3555). Penetration is unbelievable out of my 41# bow. Valkyrie has the slight edge, but is very "spendy". Arrows finish out at 545g. I think I may be done with 2-bladed heads as these sharpen so well and easily.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2018, 02:27:51 PM »
Helix single bevel 155 grain.
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2018, 04:27:59 PM »
Helix single bevel 155 grain.
I was curious to these broadheads. Do you have any harvest pics with one used?
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Re: Lower # shooters, What's your broadhead?
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2018, 07:12:38 PM »
Here is a buck I took with Big Foot recurve using the Axis arrow and Helix broached. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
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