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What broadheads you running?
« on: December 17, 2017, 01:15:17 PM »
Just getting into bow hunting. Curious to know what broadheads you guys are running and what you have had the best luck with for deer and elk? Im thinking fixed blade is the way to go. Outside of that any feedback on whats worked well for you would be great.

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 01:18:40 PM »
I would go fixed blade for sure. I shoot shuttle t's because they are super strong and fly well but the slick tricks are a lot sharper and not such a steep blade angle. I wouldn't want to be hit with one of those.

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 08:10:21 PM »
Slicktrick standards :tup:
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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 08:36:04 PM »
I couldn't ever get any of Rad's dumb quizzes, so I'm running slick tricks  :chuckle:

When I wear these out I'll break down and buy some Rad design
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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 08:48:23 PM »
I am running G5 montec.  Simple and effective.  Nice clean complete pass thru on my bear this year.  One piece so no noise/rattle or replacing blades required.  Easy to sharpen with a basic flat sharpening stone.   

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 08:57:27 PM »
Slick tricks

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 05:11:36 AM »
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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2017, 08:35:17 AM »
I've never shot a Rage in my life, but I know some guys who are going away from them.  I've used Satalites, Wasp, Monotecs, etc.... Rad's are tempting but I still have some G-5's left.  Being how I haven't nocked an arrow in two years, I think I'll be set for a bit  :chuckle:
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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 08:54:04 AM »
Rage Hypodermics at the moment. for deer (and the cougar i shot from my blind). I also have a RAD LPS Triple Sec head that has been run through one deer already. I very much like the attention to detail and the SHARPNESS of the RAD head but wanted a larger cutting diameter, thus the Rages. If I could get a RAD head with a solid blade and a bit larger cutting diameter, I'd be using them.

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 09:10:23 AM »
G5s Montecs with the compound which I haven't shot forever, and Magnus Stingers with the longbow. 

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 09:14:11 AM »
I haven't bow hunted for years myself but my grandson has had some impressive results from Rad on deer and elk.  He shot a bull elk in the front of the chest that would have made a pass though I think if the broadhead had not hit a hind leg bone in the ham.  The Rad broadhead chipped/cut a hole at least ĺ inch deep in the big hard bone after passing through the length of the bull-- and the only damage to the broadhead was some partial blade dulling and slight dents/waves on the cutting edge.

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 09:20:52 AM »
Rad Vandyke for me. Finest broad head I have ever used. Local guy/site sponsor and the heads fly amazing and are wicked sharp and kill very well.

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 09:41:15 AM »
Rage 125g hyperdermic.... just watch kill shots with rages and you will know why.

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 08:51:09 PM »
Went with Valkyrie Bloodeagle 200's this year.  Didn't get the opportunity to see how they work on an animal but love the way they fly and they came very highly recommended by someone whose opinion I respect greatly.  Switched to them from Strickland Helix 150's because I wanted to go a bit heavier.  The Helix flew very well and were extremely effective on deer.  That single bevel sure does make a mess of a target though. 
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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 10:08:56 PM »
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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 10:33:32 PM »
Rad Vandyke for me. Finest broad head I have ever used. Local guy/site sponsor and the heads fly amazing and are wicked sharp and kill very well.

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Pretty happy with RAD as well, I use the TiCon.

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2017, 12:01:44 PM »
Shot the G5 DeadMeat heads this year, did the job they were meant to do on my blacktail. Anything will kill, it's where you put it that counts  :twocents:

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2017, 01:10:40 PM »
Shuttle T's for me. My hunting partner and I have been using them for years and always had really good luck. Had lots of friends try other brands and had issues (fixed blades and expendables). Everything from flight issues, poor penetration, broken blades, etc. We have stuck with the Shuttle T's and will continue as long as they make them. They fly straight and are super tough.
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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2017, 06:31:33 PM »
Shot a white tail buck with a Raptor trick expandable. Tipped over grave yard dead at 20 yards. Considering they are not reusable I will look for something else in 2018.
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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2017, 10:12:42 AM »
TiCon 125 and Rival 125, both great designs. I havenít taken an animal with the Rival yet but have killed two elk with itís little brother, the VanDyke 100 LPS which is whisper quiet and solid as a rock. Two whitetail have fallen victim to the TiCon which is easy to switch to sharp, tight fitting blades and it shows no mercy!
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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2017, 10:25:25 AM »
Magnus Stinger 4 Blade, 100 GN. 

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2017, 11:32:01 AM »
G5 Striker for me. Shot them for years.
Iíve considered trying RAD but not sure what I could gain by doing so and Iíve had nothing but good luck with Strikers.
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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2017, 12:33:05 PM »
I have used a bunch of different brands, and I have been using the wací em exits. But I think Iím going to switch to the rad heads. The wací emís Are crazy sharp but not super durable. Have heard nothing but good thing and seen good things about the rad heads.

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2017, 06:21:18 PM »
Not the G5 montecs. Two years in a row with bad blood trails to follow. They do the job but I like a better exit wound that spews blood. Shot muzzys for years with great blood trails but might try the slick tricks this year on a recommendation from Denton at Rock Creek archery.

The montecs fly really noisy as well. Might have just got a bad batch as others like them but I won't shoot them again.

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2017, 06:41:20 PM »
WapitiTalk1, did you run one of those through anything this year?

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2017, 06:57:29 PM »
I run a 110grain G5. No issues, clean pass, good blood, easy to clean and keep sharp.

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2017, 07:31:21 PM »
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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2017, 08:16:58 PM »
G5 montechs for me

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2017, 08:59:46 PM »
G5 montecs CS, though they don't sharpen as good as I'd like, and there price is too high.  Might try slick tricks next year. 

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Re: What broadheads you running?
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2017, 02:12:13 PM »
Iím also a Shuttle T guy. Iíve heard some people complain that they arenít as sharp as they could be, but ive not had any problems. Iíve shot a few javelina with them one bull elk and a blacktail. Everything has died within site of me from where I shot!
  Iíve tried a few other broadheads and have always had one issue or another. These Shuttle Tís always fly super straight for me and it really builds up my confidence out in the field. Shot placement is number one for me. If I get that little voice in my head, that reminds me, they werenít flying so well at the range during the heat of the moment, weíll no good man! Never any problems with the Shuttle Tís so Iíll be shooting them until theyíre no longer around.. Iím super confident with those on the end of my arrow.