150 grain BuzzcutContributors to this thread:
How do they get the extra weight compared to a 125? Is it a larger blade, different ferrule construction, different blade cut outs or what?
Also....any direct experience with these?
Ferrule is pretty big on the 150's and so far, the only blades I've found to be interchangeable between different heads even of same weight but different model is there bleeder blades, so the blade on the 150 might be heavier I don't know. I never liked the look of the 150 because of the physical size of the ferrule! I'd rather use the 125 and a heavier insert!
A bigger beefier ferrule might be better/stronger? Anyone else?
If it was I from a manufacturing standpoint I would make the ferrule the same and change the blades and adapter for the weight difference. I wouldn`t want to make too many parts.
The blades on the 125 and 150 are the same. The 150 has a bigger beefier ferrule. and yes, it is stronger
No regrets. Go for it regardless of 125 or 150 grain.
Another option is to just stick with the 100 gr. and add a 50 gr. GT insert weight. I already have them as I plan to shoot a 150 gr. 3" Swhacker for turkeys this year so I can shoot a 150 gr head or a 100 gr head with a 50 gr insert weight.
I sent a link to this thread to Mike at Magnus as he is the best scoure to answer your questions.
The 150 grain has the same blade as the 125 grain but the ferrule has more material in it to achieve the 150 grain weight. Thank you