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Who is using broadheads over 125 grains? If so, what weight?
250gr Cutthroat's from rmsgear. They make them down to 125gr
200 grain VPA Terminators.
200 grain Grizzly on an Ash shaft. 650 gr total. Elk hunting setup.
I used a 175 gr 2 blade solid by widow maker Archery for my buff hunt.
Depending on my arrow setup, from 150 up to 325 grain broadhead. VPAs Razor Caps and Cutthroats machined and Grizzlies, Snuffers, STOS, Magnus, and Zwickies with inserts.
I've hunted and shot about a dozen broadheads. My best success has been with 200 grain three blade VPA broadheads out of my recurve for a total arrow weight of 620 grains from a 55# bow.
150 grain Magnus I, 4 blade with adapter they weigh 175
I use a 100 gr head but add 40 gr to the back of the insert
Similar to WYelkhunter. 100gr BH with a 50gr brass insert. I like the fact I have many more options at 100gr than 150gr.
I’ve been pretty happy with Grizzly with an aluminum or steel adapter to screw in the last few years. VPA has some really nice options as well that are very well and precisely made
Have heard lots of positive comments about Stinger 150's and also 150 & 175 3-blade VPA's.
I shoot 175 grain VPA 3 blades out of all my bows, recurves, compound and longbows. Easy to sharpen and fly perfectly once you tune the arrow to the bow set-up. Shawn
I shoot 150 grain cutthroat broadheads with a 50 grain brass insert. Blew through the elk I shot this year. Haven’t done that since I quit shooting heavier two blade broadheads years ago. Switched back this season and am really happy with the results again.
200 grain VPA Terminators.
170 grain zwickey deltas and 50 grain insert.
Best made broadhead I’ve used. One piece, single bevel. Easy to resharpen.
The kudupoint also comes in 150 grain weight and they also make 50 grain weight adapters.
I’m debating between Ace Standards in 125/135/145/160 or maybe the Express in 165.... or maybe the Super Express in 175 or 200. Damn near an inch and a half wide and just over $5 a head. How do you go wrong with that??
100 grain slick trick with 50 grain outsert with micro shaft penetrates like crazy!
I liked the 225 Steelforce I shot - they did well
VPA 150's....both the 2 and 3 blade
125 grain slick tricks with 50 grain brass insert.
100 grain Muzzy MX-3 with a 75 grain insert from a compound. 145 to 200 grain broadheads from longbows.
160 grain Howard Hill heads
stealthy cat,,,, would you like some steel force heads? they are only 125 but I do not use them,,,,,,
I think if I was a BH mnfr, I would do the 150 and 200gr and be done. Sure some of the trad guys shoot a heavier BH but my bet is that above that 200gr range....the market drops off significantly.
Most guys aren't aware of the advantages of a bigger, stronger BH. Or their fast light setups work better with a low profile tiny or Mech head. Then most bowhunters just buy whats off the shelf and 100g/125g has become the norm. When I started bowhunting there were some 140gr BH's....no more.
I think if guys are educated to the advantages of shooting med weight arrows in the 450-550gr range with sufficient arrow spine and a big BH.....they would never go back to those dinky/flimsy 100g heads. Heck its the working end of your arrow, why not have 50% more steel in it?
I can tell you one thing; I've gotten a big "WOW" from the guys that actually hold a big 150gr head in their hand side by side with their little replaceable blade 100gr head.
Bill, you can change the generally accepted practices of a whole industry!