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Broadhead help #7706092
11/01/22 02:16 PM
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Started hunting with a new to me crossbow this year. Lights out accurate with field points, but very inconsistent with fixed blade broadheads. Can anybody recommend a mechanical broadhead that is field point accurate? Yeah I googled it, but I trust your opinion more. Thanks!


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Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706105
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Slick trick fixed blades


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Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706107
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Wife has had good luck with Swacker heads on bear and deer

Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706113
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Fixed won't work in my wife's either. Swhacker kill good but nearly cut the insert base in half when the blades open and contact the insert making it impossible to get a true spin out of the next broadhead. The NAP 3 blades doe great and now shooting the rage, found a bunch on sale with the red collars and they make a devastating hole! Only issue I have is that for nearly $15 per head, they are all one shot wonders. Every time they go through a deer the blades and shaft are usually toast. I shoot fixed blade Thunderheads in my bow and can kill 8 or 10 deer with the same head sometimes.


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Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706117
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GRP, I had the same problem a week ago. Tried several brands (9-10) fixed blade and mechanical. Ultimately tried KIllertechs, and they were as accurate as field points. I donít understand why there was such a difference, but there was. It was like finding the correct load for a rifle. Iím shooting a CenterPoint 370 with 100gr points.


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Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706119
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Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706122
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Swhacker! I use the Levi Morgan model. I double band them since they are intended for compound bows. I have killed a ton of deer with them and they leave great blood trails.



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RAGE hands down no comparison !!!!!!!

Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706130
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NAP Killzone for deer and bigger game.

NAP Spitfires for turkeys.

Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706138
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Grim reaper broadhead flys like a field point, and is devastating on a deer, I have killed 3 this bow season and the farthest any of them ran was 50 yards.

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Originally Posted by GARY M.
Grim reaper broadhead flys like a field point, and is devastating on a deer, I have killed 3 this bow season and the farthest any of them ran was 50 yards.



Solid choice for a mechanical broadhead.


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Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706154
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My son and I we're at the at range shooting our crossbows. I'm using rage orange band mechanical broad heads which fly just like my field points. My son who bought his bow from a friend. His bow shot field points just fine. But he had fixed blade broad heads that came with the bow. Those things hit good up and down but all over left and right. So we went to the archery shop with the idea to get him some different broad heads.
When we got to the shop told the tech what we were trying to do. He looked the bow over said the timing was bit off. Said if time is off just a bit could be why broad heads were good up and down but not left right.
So he reset the timing for my son and he still picked up some mechanical broad heads. Back at the range he tried the old fixed broad heads first. They shot just like the field point and the mechanical which he also shot.
Anyways I would check the tune in your bow before you disregard using the fixed blades. Got buddy shot deer last Sunday. He never shoots anything but fixed blades in crossbow or compound. Shoulder is bad now so shooting crossbow last 3 season.

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Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706163
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I'm not into archery myself, but a friend of mine who shoots a crossbow swears by Muzzy broadheads.


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Can't speak for crossbow, but the Rage broadheads have been fantastic with my compound. Have used them for years. Very accurate and make a great wound.
Have a couple of friends who swear by the Swackers.
Good luck! Hope you find something that works.


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Re: Broadhead help [Re: Abu65] #7706199
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Originally Posted by Abu65
Slick trick fixed blades


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Originally Posted by Trapper7
I'm not into archery myself, but a friend of mine who shoots a crossbow swears by Muzzy broadheads.

My bro uses Muzzy


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Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706236
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Rocket broadheads meat seeker

Re: Broadhead help [Re: Mad Scientist] #7706239
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Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Originally Posted by Abu65
Slick trick fixed blades


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Re: Broadhead help [Re: GRP] #7706241
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Rocket Meat Seeker broadheads are what ive been using for years, very happy with them. But as mentioned on here there are alot of good mechanical broadheads on the market.

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We have shot several with grim reapers. Last year my son shot one in the shoulder with them. Only one blade made it into the chest cavity. It was a down ward angle quartering to. The bolt stoped in the sternum and was in 3 pieces upon recovery. The deer only went 60 yards and it was not a great shot into the shoulder yet I was not impressed after seeing muzzys go through more bone and never break a blade. But I'm cheap so will use the 3 I have left before I buy any others.

I used 3 blade rage once. It's the only broadleaf I have used I won't buy again and I gave the two I had left to a guy that shot them at work. Perfect behind the shoulder shot at 15 yards went between the ribs so no bone hit. Deer went 45 yards and stoped to look back for over a min then fell and started kicking. No blood trail and the blades bent so bad it would not close back up.

I used jackhammers for several years with good luck.

I believe I'm going to try to go back to fixed 3 blade muzzy and see if this x bow will shoot them
I heard the fast x bows needed expanding to shoot well. But mine is slower at 320fps so it may be ok. Plus muzzys are much cheaper in addition to holding up

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