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Broad heads for cross bow #6656190
11/03/19 10:36 AM
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Last spring I I won nice Mathew's cross bow.. Figure to maybe use it this fall if I fill my gun tag early switch to crossbow stay in the woods.. Anyway the bow came with almost everything need to go case, scope, 3 bolts, cocking rope...zero in at 20 yards really easy and probably take it out to 30-40 before go in woods with it.
What I don't have is a quiver and broad heads.. Quiver for bolts I can figure out may make one from one of old compound quivers. Just because think I can..
What I'm really lost on is what broad heads to get. Seems from what little I've check has to be cross bow heads or they will just come apart when fired. I like things simple but it seems like a lot of the heads are mechanical?
I'm not sure about all the how many grains weight and all that. Bolt are 22 inch and I'd like a simple solid 3 or 4 blade head..I don't need expensive or fancy just need solid and functional. My compound I was shooting the old satellite titans if that tells you anything.
What are guys out there shooting???
I got no idea what to do.. and of course shop here recommends all expensive stuff.


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656196
11/03/19 10:47 AM
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Shoot some sort of expandable blade. You can sight in with your field points, then just screw them on and go hunting. They cost more but there is no comparison as far as performance. One deer and youíll be hooked. Youíre shooting a top of the line crossbow, donít skimp on the most important part!

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656237
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i shoot rage cross bow blades.


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656242
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I guess there is that being able to site in with filed points which I have, not shoot couple blades to site in..Just hard to change my old ways and go modern with mechanical blades. Not like I'm going to shoot this bow that much, but then your right why shoot crap.. I only got $20.00 in it whole thing now as that is what I paid for the raffle ticket.. Sure hate that 3 bolts with lumin-nocks are like $60.00. Been told I'm really going to want them lited nocks..Never had them on any regular arrow. Guess I've seen enough videos to get why people like them.
Then ya got to screw on a $20.00 broad head on each bolt..Then probably loose bolt even if ya hit the deer and blow threw..
Guess got quit thinking like a cheap old man?

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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656249
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I was just about to ask this same question. I just got my wife a crossbow for our anniversary, and was wondering what broadhead to get her. I am a fan of the Rage with my compound so I"ll probably stick with something like that for her crossbow.

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656282
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I use standard 100 grain slick trick broadheads in both bow and crossbow

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656291
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Rage , all the way for me. the orange expandables , used the same one on four deer so far ,just spin the little collar to a new setting ,rake a diamond file on it a time or two and good to go.

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656294
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Fixed blade. Seen to many mechanical failures cost people trophies. Not looking to argue, but between deer, bear and elk, I'll stay fixed.

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Bear Tracker] #6656315
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Originally Posted by Bear Tracker
Fixed blade. Seen to many mechanical failures cost people trophies. Not looking to argue, but between deer, bear and elk, I'll stay fixed.


Do you buy like 6 then practice shoot 3 hunt with 3?
With my stick bows and old compound I used to buy 12 heads shoot 6 for target and carry the other 6 in woods.. Think I even had some that came with a couple matched target points?? I really haven't done much with the bow hunting stuff for several years other than shoot carp.. So I'm way out of the game on all these fancy new broad heads they sell.
I don't recall to many of them blades I used to use costing as much as they want for one of some of the newer points.

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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656322
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Muzzy 100 gr. for me, they work just fine.
And they come with practice blades.

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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656329
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I used to Test for Beman arrows back in the 90's. And the deal about sighting in wit field points is Not a Good Approach. Take 1 broadhead mechanical or fixed and sight in....check the Point of impact Any time you change a Variable.
Its easy to be Cheap at the End after investing hundreds in time and Money but Only using the same head will you know for sure what the arrow/bolt will do shooting at the animal.

I always buy 6 heads, practice with 2 and have 4 ready sharp.
Same grain does not mean same POImpact.

Test test and try it out.


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656332
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I quit shooting field point about 5 yrs ago. I only practice with the broadhead I will hunt with. Just put new blades in the ones I been practicing with if I need them to hunt with.

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656333
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I started with expandables with my Parker crossbow. I ran out of them and used some fixed broad heads which I hand laying around. I shot them into some thick Styrofoam and witnessed no difference in point of aim at 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards compared to the field points which I used to set up for use of the expandables which I used to use.
The fixed broad heads on a crossbow bolt are devastating to a deer it you hit where you aim, and I worry less about quartering shots than I did with expandables.
I never had any problems with the expandables on deer when I used them, but I had heard about horror stories.
I can't say that fixed blades will fly right for every crossbow or bolt configuration, but it is worth looking into.

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: sanfo008] #6656334
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Originally Posted by sanfo008
Shoot some sort of expandable blade. You can sight in with your field points, then just screw them on and go hunting. They cost more but there is no comparison as far as performance. One deer and youíll be hooked. Youíre shooting a top of the line crossbow, donít skimp on the most important part!





this is ignorant! while mechs generally fly like a fieldpoint it is stupid to just assume and go hunting without testing first.


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656342
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I shoot schwacker 3 blade, they even come with a practice tip and 3 real tipss. I have used them the last 3 years and have always been happy with them, longest kill was 40 yards and complete pass through * Lungs and opposite shoulder) Like following a paint trail. Hope it helps


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: skippyturtle] #6656345
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Mac, it sounds like we have the same crossbow. We also have the Rage orange expandable broadheads, but haven't really tried any other kinds, so we cannot make a comparison there. Our broadheads came with a field tip that was supposed to be matched to them for sighting in. We still shot a broadhead at a target just to be sure they matched and sighted in the same. They did.

No matter what you use for broadheads, never scoff at the cost of Lumenoks or any lighted nock! That is the item that will get you your entire $40 back. I have shot a number of deer from in a blind, and shooting parallel to the ground can result in the bolt flying under the ground cover after a pass-through - where I never would have found it. With the Lumenok, if I don't see it right away, I wait until dark and it looks like a spaceship has landed. Too much fun!

When we got the crossbow, Zim laughed at my need for the Lumenoks because I would tend to buy anything that looked like fun, but we've retrieved every arrow, he now is on board with my love for the Luminok. laugh


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Patrice] #6656349
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I have an old horton crossbow that I shoot with rage cross bow heads , the do come with a practice head that looks just like the actual broadhead . I have had great luck with them and they do make a wicked hole and blood trail. You still have to hit the deer properly no matter what broadhead you use. They are pricey, but I only use one a year

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656364
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My go to fixed blade is a G5 montec

Mechanical broad head, you canít beat grim reaper broadheads.


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656405
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Anyone ever use a de-cocking bolt for up close small game.. looks like would knock em on their butt?? Used to shove a empty 06 casing or something similar on old wooden arrows when was a kid make blunts. Knocked more than one bunny over with them..

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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656417
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The orange Rage are awesome. leave blood trail a blind man could follow.


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: skippyturtle] #6656478
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Originally Posted by skippyturtle
Originally Posted by sanfo008
Shoot some sort of expandable blade. You can sight in with your field points, then just screw them on and go hunting. They cost more but there is no comparison as far as performance. One deer and youíll be hooked. Youíre shooting a top of the line crossbow, donít skimp on the most important part!





this is ignorant! while mechs generally fly like a fieldpoint it is stupid to just assume and go hunting without testing first.


Well I guess Iíve been ignorant for 20 years, 5 of that I worked in an archery shop and shot daily year round.I know my equipment works due to testing and I know a rage expandable has the same point of impact as my field point. If you need to test it for your own piece of mind go ahead, but Iím just trying to save him some time and effort and money. To each his own...

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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656539
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i dont know if you can still get them but i have had amazing luck with thunderheads 125 gr they are a fixed blade and put deer down fast out of the 10 deer i killed 9 where complete pass throughs

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656611
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I use Swackers in my crossbow. I can take the broadhead apart and resharpen the blade. I just shot my 5th deer with the same broadhead tonight. I can still reuse the broadhead but tonight was the end of the arrow. It had a good run 5 deer and 1 turkey. XX75 aluminum.

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656819
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I use the rage crossbow broadheads in my Parker crossbow and so far they are 6 for 6 with only one deer getting out of sight before he died, and that was my fault. I limit myself to 20 yards because I do not practice enough to do farther. The bow is capable of much more, but I really like having a deer on top of me that has no idea I am there until the bow goes off!


Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656833
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Heard good things about slick trick . Montecs plane at 400+ fps

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656889
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NAP spitfire is a great one. I switched from rage to NAP a few years ago. Good luck


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Pawnee] #6656891
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Originally Posted by Pawnee
NAP spitfire is a great one. I switched from rage to NAP a few years ago. Good luck

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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656925
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I use 125 gr G5 strikers and I put reflective wrap on the arrow. It lights up like DOT tape when hit with a light. If I re fletch the arrows I put a big strip of that under the fletching's and if the arrows are fletched already I put a strip above the nock to the bottom of the fletching. Can be very helpful finding arrows after dark or if you can go back after dark to look for them.

? for you folks:
If you shoot a magnified scope without a rest how much practice does it take you to tighten the groups up?


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656938
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You can shop around for any Rage broadheads on sale. Just shoot them with the red collar on. The red is for crossbow.

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656979
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muzzy trocar 100gr in both compound and crossbow. I've never damaged one and have shot plenty. wife uses them as well. I've had expendable's not open properly on 2 occasion's and will not use them anymore.

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6656984
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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6657116
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bearded trapper that's what my buddy uses and he likes them a lot. I used thunderhead 125s when I was a kid great broadhead.

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6657123
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For the faster xbows I like expandables spitfire, grim reapers, rage, swhacker. My friends wife has take 22 deer now with her older ten point recurve xbow shooting 100 gn spitfires only 2 have made it out of sight. I have taken 3 with spitfires and 5 with swhacker clones from ebay. 4 with my xbow and 1 yesterday with compound. Neighbors have had good luck with rage they both shoot ravin bows. For the fixed blade mother in law her brother and cousin shoot 100 grain thunderheads. All 3 of those bows do not shoot field points and broadhead to the same point of impact. For some reason both recurves stuck them 3-4 inches left( older 10 pt and excaliber) but consistent the 10pt titan rct compound about 2 low.
I'm shooting a center point 370 and 100 gn swhacker clone and they group the same as my field points out to 50 yards. The spitfires are a real close second about a 1 1/2 low at 50 still no problem in my book.
What ever you decide to shoot I would still zero in with your broad head choice just for piece of mind. I'd rather be surprised at the archery range than in the woods.
Another fixed blade I have shot just off my compound is the viper trick 100 4 blade a really well built head have about 6 deer taken with them.
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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6657127
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I have shot many a different broadhead through my crossbow over the years. I am notoriously cheap when it comes to a few things and broadheads was one for years. I started with thunderheads for 10 years or so and then muzzy's with replacement blades. Thought they were great until i got a package of rage crossbow expandables from a friend for a gift. They are absolutely deadly and leave a great and often short trail to follow. I never understood the difference until i seen it first hand. A lot of broadheads will take any deer. Some do it cleaner faster and with a better trail to follow. The rages are just that. I am sold on them for sure.


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6657207
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Muzzy 100gr for me and the wife. Hit the deer where you're supposed to it's not going anywhere.


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6657969
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rage 100 grn 2 blade crossbow blade. lots of blood. They don't go far.

Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6658683
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If anyone Been wondering??? Right!
I went and bite the bullet yesterday bought myself 3 Mission lighted X-bolts. Tipped them out with rage orange 2 inch expandable came with one practice tip..Pretty sure could have gotten them all cheaper buying them on Amazon. But I did like everyone here always talks about doing. l Went to local archery shop and bought them there. Buy local from little guys right save America.
For any of you that think you may have swayed my thinking.. I will say it was Patrice that did eek Go-D9
You never know I found 3 brand new Titians digging around in my stuff. May throw them down range too if they fit the shafts.

Mac


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6658704
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Originally Posted by Macthediver
If anyone Been wondering??? Right!
I went and bite the bullet yesterday bought myself 3 Mission lighted X-bolts. Tipped them out with rage orange 2 inch expandable came with one practice tip..Pretty sure could have gotten them all cheaper buying them on Amazon. But I did like everyone here always talks about doing. l Went to local archery shop and bought them there. Buy local from little guys right save America.
For any of you that think you may have swayed my thinking.. I will say it was Patrice that did eek Go-D9
You never know I found 3 brand new Titians digging around in my stuff. May throw them down range too if they fit the shafts.

Mac


HA! HA! I went out for a few hours yesterday in the afternoon and smacked one for the freezer! Whoo hoo! LUMENOK!!!!! laugh Good luck to you, Mac!


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6660613
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Patrice the meat eater knocks off another one.. Good for you!!
My son and I went to the archery shop this morning shot my X-Bow on the range..Just to cold to go to outdoor range now that I'm old and banged up.. Anyway!
We monkeyed around and of course I had to go threw the whole up down thing with scope adjustment. But we got the bow dialed in at 20 yards with the field points, scope will take it to 30 & 40.. Put in my new broad head point and what do you know. Shoot to same spot as field points how cool is that...
So for skippyturtle who felt it was necessary pollute my post calling someone ignorant>>maybe you could have just made your post less that one word? I do have to say I'm not just off the school bus myself with shooting bows. Maybe little dumb with cross bow stuff suck at math and numbers..Shootin bows had few people say I was a natural..Who knows???
I am a guy though would have shot the broad heads at some point no matter what anyone here said..
AlI in all was really happy with the help I got here with this post and it did not get way off track.. I like it when we all play nice..Big {Hug} for all of you eek

I Did have to have one senior moment though sighting the bow.. actually more than one not going there... I Brain Farted and shot two bolts at same spot. So after whining about the cost of bolts. I wreak a $15.00 bolt shooting twice at same spot..Knew better just wasn't thinking and Crack!..Would have been laughing like a fool if it was someone else bolt I hit.. Not so much when my own..Like the kid said wasn't the first time ya done that..won't be last..
I think I could probably cut and inch off and still shoot this. Don't really want it blowing up in my face though either. Maybe turn it around shoot it the other way...

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And the luminock which I have never shot on any bow.. Way cool guys. Will probably get them for my old compound if I ever shoot it again.. I just gave my fancy Mathew's compound to my son. He was shooting a cheaper PSE so no sense in my good Mathew's sitting around.. I actually like my old Jenning's just a well.
Now got to go find something to shoot the Mission X-bow at besides a target..

SQUIRREL!

LMAO!

Mac


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6660812
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Muzzy 4 blade 115 grain for me. used to shoot 125 grain but everyone thinks lighter is better so cant find them. Would u rather get hit by a 100 mph golf ball or 125 mpg ping pong ball? As far as I know the difference of x bow broad heads is the size of the shaft of bolt compared to arrow. Either way what ever u decide practice with them first. Muzzy shoots the same as my field points in my bow. But just a compound.

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Originally Posted by cmj
Muzzy 4 blade 115 grain for me. used to shoot 125 grain but everyone thinks lighter is better so cant find them. Would u rather get hit by a 100 mph golf ball or 125 mpg ping pong ball? As far as I know the difference of x bow broad heads is the size of the shaft of bolt compared to arrow. Either way what ever u decide practice with them first. Muzzy shoots the same as my field points in my bow. But just a compound.


I actually had I 125 grain 3 blade Muzzy took with me today at the range.. After got the bow dialed in with the 100 grain points. I switched to the 125 and sent that down range. Have to say it dropped more than I thought it would coming off the X bow. Didn't measure it but I'd guess it dropped 4-6 inches at 20 yards..I have a couple different flavors of 125 grain broad heads in my box bow things. All stuff I have for the older compounds shooting aluminum shafts with feather fletchings. All these new carbon arrow seem to be running skinny shafts lighter heads..
The old 125s fit right on the cross bow bolts like were made for them. I'm sure they can take the whack too no reason they shouldn't..

Over hear a guy at the archery shop talking to a clerk about his luminocks... Said the lite up fine shooting his field points at targets. Then said he had shot 4 deer and 2 coyotes while hunting and the knocks didn't light. I didn't keep eve's dropping to see what more he had to say or what he figure caused it. Wondering if maybe cold weather got hi some how??


Mac

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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6661022
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Iíve played with a lot of heads over the years. Canít say Iím sold on one in particular. But, for fixed blades I do like slick trick, wac Ďem 4 blade and recently Ramcat. Theyíre awesome. For expandable Iíve grown to like anything Grim Reaper and the Rage Hypodermic. But, Iíve been using the Chinadermics from eBay with the same results. Glad you found something you like. Iím switching to Ramcat heads in my vertical bow as well. X-bow only gets used on urban hunts when things need to be perfect.


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Re: Broad heads for cross bow [Re: Macthediver] #6661089
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So, I got the wife a crossbow for our anniversary. I picked up some rage 125gr crossbow broadheads. Yesterday, my wife sat up for the 1st time with her new crossbow. She texted me about an hour later saying she got one. When I went out to where she was setting, it didn't take us long to find him.

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I say that is pretty dang cool.. congratulation to her..Nice Photo thanks for sharing..

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NAP Spitfires for me. Iíve used them for about 25 years.

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Hey, Mac! I can't wait to hear about you getting a deer with that setup!

That deer I got the on Tuesday was my first gourmet deer for this year and he's in the fridge downstairs, awaiting packaging. It was a short hunt. He walked by next to me (in a blind) and stopped and stood 20 yards in front of me, quartering away. I punched him through the lung and heart and into the shoulder blade on the far side. He flipped over and landed on the ground right there with the bolt sticking straight up and glowing like I had planted the flag. I did the field skinning and disassembly technique on him right there, and it was interesting. That broadhead was just out the other side of him, shattered through the shoulder blade. Nice of him to stop right there and make my job easy! The rest of the deer I have taken with that setup were pass-throughs, and the lighted nocks really saved the day in recovering arrows.

I love to use lighted nocks with field tips for target shooting with my compound bow too - especially if I'm pushing my limits on our range (here at the house) because if I launch one past the target horizontally and bury it, I will find it glowing later. It's been an investment with a nice return for me.

Have fun with it, Mark! Give us the report!
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For fixed blades a WacEm Triton will fly like a dart and kill anything you point it at. Muzzy HBX hybrid mechanical if you go that direction. Fly nice and cut a big nasty hole.


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