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Offline Modad2010

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Re: 160 grain snuffers
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2019, 08:11:02 PM »
Charlie, what would be the minimum draw weight you'd suggest for using these heads?
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Re: 160 grain snuffers
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2019, 09:27:14 PM »
Depends on the bow, but over 45# and closer to 50# as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: 160 grain snuffers
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2019, 05:18:34 AM »
I agree with Charlie's assessment.
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Re: 160 grain snuffers
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2019, 06:39:46 AM »
Ive shot Snuffers since the early '80's....  going way back to the greenish colored ones.  I shoot 145 and 160 gr. Snuffers and I tell everyone that over that period of time I have put a couple of dozen deer in the truck that if I had shot them with a lesser head, probably wouldn't have recovered them. I have killed several hundred deer, a pile of turkeys and bear as well as a lot of hogs with 160 grain snuffers.  A 160 grain head is great insurance for that marginal hit.

I have shot them off of bows as low as 50 pounds and as high as 80 (back when I was young and foolish).  These days I use 55-65 pound bows and have no problems with penetration.

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Re: 160 grain snuffers
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2019, 08:55:23 AM »
I like this thread! Only Snuffer killed deer I had was like Terry’s. Think it was about 56# on a lodge pole shaft and 125g glue on. Blew through an adult doe like butter and she just walked off and fell over. I have some 145’s and 160’s but got into the wensel woodsmans when they came out and never used them. I need to!

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Re: 160 grain snuffers
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2019, 06:18:44 PM »
I'm shooting 160's with a total arrow weight from 540 to 650gr out of 46 to 53# depending on the bow but bows made and set up for the faster side I guess,, I'm confident in my set ups by spending lots of time practicing with these heads and bare shafting the arrows

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Re: 160 grain snuffers
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2019, 02:05:42 PM »
Very effective on whatever they hit.   :coffee: :bigsmyl: :campfire:
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Re: 160 grain snuffers
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2019, 01:45:54 PM »
Modad... the thought of using the 160 gr. Snuffer (the only real Snuffer as far as I'm concerned) out of a 40# bow for big game makes me nervous.

You'll probably get a lot of opinions to the contrary but thinking about it still makes me twitch.

I agree with Charlie...
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Re: 160 grain snuffers
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2019, 04:37:20 PM »
I killed several black bears, caribou, and deer with 160 grain snuffers shot out of bows from 68# to 86# (I didn't always get pass throughs depending on the angle and bone, etc.) but...

With a 71# long bow at 29 1/2" draw length I shot a medium size bull moose at very close range perfectly broadside through the very top of the heart and did not get a pass through. I can't remember if I hit a rib or not upon entry but most likely I did.

He didn't go far though, that's for sure!
« Last Edit: March 19, 2019, 04:43:08 PM by Ken Taylor »
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