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Author Topic: MA-3 broadhead  (Read 924 times)

Online Biathlonman

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MA-3 broadhead
« on: June 20, 2013, 09:13:00 PM »
Picked up a six pack of these on a whim.  Spent less then 5 minutes on one and it got crazy sharp.  Always hear people call them a small game head, but they look big game worthy to me.  What am I missing?

Offline Sharpend60

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 09:59:00 PM »
They just use em for small gave cause they're cheap.
Just remember long before the MA-3, people killed all sorts of stuff with pointy sticks and pointier rocks.

Offline Bill Sant

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 10:14:00 PM »
I've killed a bunch of Mule Deer and some elk in the 60's with the MA3  .  Maybe the deer got tougher over the years LOL

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 10:23:00 PM »
I have a dozen old stock MA3Ls glued up on some Chundoo arrows just awaiting for deer season.  I'm interested to see how they compare performance wise to a Woodsman.  40 odd years ago they killed deer just as dead as a Bear Razorhead.  I'm betting they still will!   :thumbsup:
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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 08:06:00 AM »
An MA-3 killed my first deer with a bow over 50 years ago. It was a good head then and still is.

   
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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 02:07:00 PM »
I'm one of those "small game only" guys when it comes to the MA3.  I CANNOT get them sharp enough!  Also, I shoot lighter bows and don't want to lose the penetration of the three blade.
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Offline Spookeytooth

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 12:48:00 PM »
My father used ma3,s back in the day... Old school
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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013, 08:27:00 PM »
My family and I used a bunch of MA-3's through the years. Don't know why people would not think the would work on big game. They work great!

Offline SAVIOUR68

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 09:42:00 PM »
Just ordered a 6 pack of MA3s for 16.00 [130 gr glue on] going to test them of a few pigs in the back of the house at the pond. Shafts will be sitka spruce. I bet the pigs are gonna be in trouble.
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Offline Red Beastmaster

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2013, 08:33:00 AM »
I use them on small game because I get them dirt cheap or at no cost. I once got 4 dozen MA-3's and Bodkins for $5 at a swap meet. Last year my buddy gave me 3 dozen more he got from an old bow deal.

I'm always on the lookout for cheap broadheads. Hunting groundhogs is my passion and go through several heads per summer. Just yesterday I shot a nice one with a MA-3 and lost the whole arrow down the G-hog hole. Cheap arrow, cheap head, not a problem.

I would not be afraid to use them on big game. The steel is somewhat soft, which typically means easily sharpened.
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Offline David Ricke

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2013, 07:53:00 PM »
If my memory is correct the MA-3 came in two sizes. 125gr being the smallest. Good hunting Knifemaker

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 11:22:00 AM »
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I once got 4 dozen MA-3's and Bodkins for $5 at a swap meet.  
Not wanting to steer the thread into the ditch, but, are the Bodkins still made and where can they be gotten?
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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 01:07:00 PM »
3rivers has Bodkins as well as the Ma3, seemed a little pricey to me though...

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 05:43:00 PM »
Yeah, at those prices there are too many way better options for the same price or a little more.  Ace and STOS for starters.
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Offline moleman

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 06:18:00 PM »
Just a little food for thought.......theres a good reason why they have been around for so many yrs.....  
cause they work!   :thumbsup:
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Offline 2treks

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2013, 01:31:00 PM »
I never kilt anything but woodchucks with them, but I sure did collect a lot of em over the years.
Time to move em on.
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Offline Jeff Mundy

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2013, 02:39:00 PM »
I miss the MA-2's. Killed a lot of deer with them & never minded taking a shot at small game either since a 6 pack was about $12.

Offline Red Beastmaster

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Re: MA-3 broadhead
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2013, 08:22:00 PM »
I just killed my 9th groundhog this season with an MA-3. One with my Brackenbury recurve, the rest with my new Abbott longbow.

MA-3's do a job on them.  :)
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