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Expandable broadheads?
« on: June 25, 2019, 07:42:58 AM »
I havenít bow hunted for a few years but am going to this year. Iím thinking of giving expandable heads a try. What do people think about them for deer (I wonít be elk hunting)?  Which head is the best?

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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 08:03:27 AM »
I have had nothing but great luck with them. I use rage hypodermics and the get the job done, I use to use thunderheads I will never go back. :twocents:

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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2019, 08:07:25 AM »
I like grim reapers and NAP kill zones

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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 08:36:25 AM »
I had great luck with the Swhacker 2 blade, 100 grain expandables last season. Killed my buck with a complete pass through at 50 and he expired in under 100 yards and then I also killed a cougar last season as well. 24 yards complete pass through. I have heard great things about the Sevr broad heads but have not bought any to try out yet.   
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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 08:52:34 AM »
Great success with the Rage Hypodermic. Great accuracy, easy blood trail and they don't go very far.

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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019, 11:14:28 AM »
They work well when they work and they tend to fly better which is great if you donít tune your equipment well, plus if you make a bad shot haveing a big hole can help a lot. They have some downsides like more likely to deflect if they hit anything on there way like grass or stick. They donít penetrate as well as a fixed blade which could be an issue if you shoot light arrows or low poundage in the right situation. They could open if you hit them on brush while knocked before you even shoot. You can find videos of guys hitting an elk in the rib and not getting any penetration for example.

If your good at tuning your bow then fixed blades remain superior in most aspects.

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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 12:19:16 PM »
They work well when they work and they tend to fly better which is great if you donít tune your equipment well, plus if you make a bad shot haveing a big hole can help a lot. They have some downsides like more likely to deflect if they hit anything on there way like grass or stick. They donít penetrate as well as a fixed blade which could be an issue if you shoot light arrows or low poundage in the right situation. They could open if you hit them on brush while knocked before you even shoot. You can find videos of guys hitting an elk in the rib and not getting any penetration for example.

If your good at tuning your bow then fixed blades remain superior in most aspects.
I would have to say you have some good points but I have seen Grim Reepers punch a hole through the should and out the other side taking out rids on the other side shooting 45lbs on a big white tail in MN.  I would say ise them if you feel comfortable with your shot.  Use a smaller cutting diameter for bigger game like elk.  Better chance for deeper penetration.  Proactice with them.  Found out after I sighted in my bow using fiepdntips and only checking my Grim Reepers for flight shot at 20 yards is that the grim Reepers are 10 grains heavier then my field tips. 

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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 04:05:57 PM »
They work well when they work and they tend to fly better which is great if you donít tune your equipment well, plus if you make a bad shot haveing a big hole can help a lot. They have some downsides like more likely to deflect if they hit anything on there way like grass or stick. They donít penetrate as well as a fixed blade which could be an issue if you shoot light arrows or low poundage in the right situation. They could open if you hit them on brush while knocked before you even shoot. You can find videos of guys hitting an elk in the rib and not getting any penetration for example.

If your good at tuning your bow then fixed blades remain superior in most aspects.
I would have to say you have some good points but I have seen Grim Reepers punch a hole through the should and out the other side taking out rids on the other side shooting 45lbs on a big white tail in MN.  I would say ise them if you feel comfortable with your shot.  Use a smaller cutting diameter for bigger game like elk.  Better chance for deeper penetration.  Proactice with them.  Found out after I sighted in my bow using fiepdntips and only checking my Grim Reepers for flight shot at 20 yards is that the grim Reepers are 10 grains heavier then my field tips. 

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Iím not saying they wonít penetrate just have a higher chance of not penetrating as well. On small deer I wouldnít be nearly as concerned as with elk.

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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2019, 05:08:07 PM »
I run grim reapers on victory vap shafts and I dont think anything slows them down.

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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 11:06:57 PM »
I had great luck with the Swhacker 2 blade, 100 grain expandables last season. Killed my buck with a complete pass through at 50 and he expired in under 100 yards and then I also killed a cougar last season as well. 24 yards complete pass through. I have heard great things about the Sevr broad heads but have not bought any to try out yet.
Plus 1 on the schwackers. They work great on deer. I use fixed blade shuttle T heads for elk.

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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2019, 11:28:34 AM »
I run RAD rivals and then I watched a video on those hybrid grim reapers and that got my mind thinking. I keep telling myself just stick with RADs but itís tempting to try out those hybrids. Iím a no go on the swackers for elk! Deer absolutely
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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 04:35:36 PM »
Going to give SEVR broadheads a try this year. Like the old Ulmer Edges.

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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2019, 10:20:41 AM »
I shoot G5 DeadMeat heads, super durable, super sharp and super deadly.


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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2019, 11:47:05 AM »
Are these style heads a one and done deal or are the individual blades replaceable?
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Re: Expandable broadheads?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2019, 12:37:32 PM »
Try 2-4 different models and use the one that flies out of your bow the best.

 


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