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$$$$ not an issue - broadhead?
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Contributors to this thread:
Bou'bound 26-Jun-22
TREESTANDWOLF 26-Jun-22
Blood 26-Jun-22
Missouribreaks 26-Jun-22
TheGreatWapiti 26-Jun-22
Dale06 26-Jun-22
WapitiBob 26-Jun-22
RD in WI 26-Jun-22
ohiohunter 26-Jun-22
Snuffer 26-Jun-22
Pyrannah 26-Jun-22
Kevin Speicher 26-Jun-22
rattling_junkie 26-Jun-22
PECO2 26-Jun-22
APauls 26-Jun-22
Grey Ghost 26-Jun-22
t-roy 26-Jun-22
Jaquomo 26-Jun-22
Matt 27-Jun-22
WapitiBob 27-Jun-22
craigmcalvey 27-Jun-22
RonP 27-Jun-22
Jeff Durnell 27-Jun-22
PECO2 27-Jun-22
Beendare 27-Jun-22
Potro 27-Jun-22
Grey Ghost 27-Jun-22
Whatthefoc 27-Jun-22
groundhunter50 27-Jun-22
Mhg825 27-Jun-22
6pointbull 27-Jun-22
RT 27-Jun-22
Bou'bound 27-Jun-22
crowe 30-Jun-22
WV Mountaineer 30-Jun-22
'Ike' (Phone) 01-Jul-22
LINK 01-Jul-22
LBshooter 08-Jul-22
Whatthefoc 08-Jul-22
c5ken 08-Jul-22
carcus 09-Jul-22
fuzzy 09-Jul-22
loprofile 11-Jul-22
great white 12-Jul-22
Potro 12-Jul-22
From: Bou'bound
26-Jun-22
What head are you shooting if cost is not a consideration.

26-Jun-22

TREESTANDWOLF's embedded Photo
TREESTANDWOLF's embedded Photo
Oh Bou.., you set me up!

The bear camp special, “ Iron Wonts”

From: Blood
26-Jun-22
Lol. You always manage to keep Bowsite active.

And I remember years ago LOTS of people said they wouldn’t pay $100 for 3 Iron Wills or any broadhead that cost that much.…..and now…… cost of a broadhead doesn’t matter any more. Quality is king. Find a good one that holds up, stays sharp and kills.

26-Jun-22
Zwickey

26-Jun-22
Cavemen used to shoot sharpened rocks. It's all about placement.

From: Dale06
26-Jun-22
IW, but there’s others pretty good.

From: WapitiBob
26-Jun-22
I bought 1 doz deepower chinese heads for $20, they'll get shot to see how they do and I'll use those, a spitfire mechanical, or a slick trick standard.

From: RD in WI
26-Jun-22
The QAD Exodus works well and costs $42.99 for three or about $14 a piece. There are heads more expensive than that?

From: ohiohunter
26-Jun-22
RD, serious? Look up iron will or German kinetics.

From: Snuffer
26-Jun-22
Allen get the job done, even on mt lion.

From: Pyrannah
26-Jun-22
would stay with what i shoot

slik

26-Jun-22
After seeing the Iron Won't in bear camp, I would go with the Iron Will

26-Jun-22
Rage, Grim Reaper, Exodus, Innerloc Falcons

From: PECO2
26-Jun-22
VPA, what I'm shooting now. If money wasn't an option, I'd buy a bunch of different ones off the shelf and do some testing.

From: APauls
26-Jun-22
Sevr, Rage, QAD Exodus, Iron Will depending on what I’m killing. Have bought all of them.

As of right now Sevr 1.5 will get the biggest workload

From: Grey Ghost
26-Jun-22
What does $$$ have to do with it? Shoot whatever heads that hit where you’re aiming, and worry about more important things.

Matt

From: t-roy
26-Jun-22
What if those heads that “hit where you’re aiming”, are expandables?

From: Jaquomo
26-Jun-22
Iron Will for me. I've killed elk with 14 different heads. One has performed the best overall.

From: Matt
27-Jun-22
"What if those heads that “hit where you’re aiming”, are expandables?".

Seppuku - the only option.

From: WapitiBob
27-Jun-22
I have enough first hand experience with spitfire mechanicals and dead bulls to know they aren’t an issue for me. Elkman has killed a cpl dozen with a Rage and I suspect he feels the same way. As they say, your mileage may vary.

From: craigmcalvey
27-Jun-22
Magnus regardless of price.

From: RonP
27-Jun-22
ive killed elk with zwickey and magnus and still use 'em. i don't see a need to change regardless of what others claim or what they cost. i like the looks of the vpa but have not used them.

we're lucky, lots of choices for a wide range of $$$

From: Jeff Durnell
27-Jun-22
Magnus glue on broadheads. Money isn't a factor. Got a lifetime's supply.

27-Jun-22

Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
I hunted Eland in May with a 48# recurve. I used a Valkyrie Reign arrow and Valkyrie Jagger 250 grain head. They flew and penetrated great. I really like the system. BUT, the Jagger head is a pain to sharpen. And in my opinion is not as good of Steel as the Iron Will. If money is no object. Iron Will all day for me.

This picture is the follow up shot. The first shot was hard quartering away. The first arrow drove all the way to the opposite shoulder and stopped. He went 80 yds and stopped behind thick brush. We were able to sneak back into range. And at approximately 30 yards facing me at a slight angle I got this second arrow in him. It drive through some shoulder into the chest and he went another 30-40 yards.

So the Valkyrie gave great penetration and is a great arrow system. I just wish Valkyrie would make the pin system to accommodate which ever BH the customer prefers. Instead of being forced to use the Valkyrie head.

From: PECO2
27-Jun-22
"we're lucky, lots of choices for a wide range of $$$" Yes!

From: Beendare
27-Jun-22
Coming from nothing…..$$ will never not matter to me.

Sure now that I have a few bucks, I do buy nice stuff. Zero advantage for me to buying more expensive BHs…. The cheap one some shooting stay razor sharp through every animal. The only time I have to replace them instead of re-sharpening is when I hit a rock or a burrows in the ground and I lose it. A more expensive head won’t help me with that.

IME, the head design contributes as much to its ability to stay sharp through the animal as the steel quality- in other words expensive steel isn’t a big factor on a tapered 2 blade.

I’ve been shooting those super cheap GK 2 blades, those and the magnus buzzcuts. They do everything my expensive heads do. Good steel, fly perfect and I can easily resharpen them in 2 minutes razor sharp and reuse multiple times making my cost per animal extremely low.

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From: Potro
27-Jun-22
I had shoot many animals, (eland, moose, Brown bear etc) with Muzzy and Thunderhead broad heads The 6 heads don't cost you more than 40 dollars

From: Grey Ghost
27-Jun-22
I haven’t laid my hands on any of the Iron Will products, yet, but the highest quality blades I’ve owned were the German Kinetics Silver Flames.

Matt

From: Whatthefoc
27-Jun-22
Capital cost, or total cost of ownership???

If, with my $20 ‘expensive’ broadhead, I get a passthru every time - then sharpen and use again … say 9 times in a row (and counting :) … Is it more expensive than 9 single use el-cheapo mechs? PS - this equation doesn’t even include all the shafts that would have run away or busted due to no pass thru.

I’ve been using the same 3 pack of broadheads for 5 years. Sometimes the more expensive item is actually the less expensive item.

27-Jun-22
I have a new long bow coming this week.... Last year I bought the Rexpid 2 blade fixed and was very happy with them.

From: Mhg825
27-Jun-22
Bad to the bone muzzy

From: 6pointbull
27-Jun-22
The $ doesn't matter. Whatever is sharp and gets the job done. PERIOD. I am not a fan of mechs personally but if they work for you then go for it. Same with all the different styles of fixed blade, go with what works for your setup and will work for the animal you are after.

From: RT
27-Jun-22
VPA stainless. I put the same head through a bear, deer, and pronghorn last year and it is still like new after a touch up. It's one of the few things I can count on during a hunt.

I know 3 animals isn't many compared to some others who claim over a dozen on one head, but I'm sure these are in the same boat. Same one piece steel, simple, sharp head.

From: Bou'bound
27-Jun-22
What head are you shooting if cost is not a consideration.

From: crowe
30-Jun-22
wasp jakhammers, vortex or slick trick 100 standards.

30-Jun-22
Probably be a ranch fairy three blade. Might be a tie though between it and one of his single bevels.

I’m not a efoc nut. But, I like stout broadheads. And will sacrifice longer range accuracy for shorter shots that I can take at any angle I’m given.

01-Jul-22
G5 Strikers for me...Deadly!

From: LINK
01-Jul-22
“ Cavemen used to shoot sharpened rocks. It's all about placement.”

They also shot those sharpened rocks at speeds under 200 FPS and had the luxury of an abundance of opportunities. With limited tags, limited days, limited opportunities and the ability to buy broadheads there’s no way this caveman is shooting a sharp rock. Not only will I not use a rock but I will not use anything of that quality. I want a broadhead that’s built sturdy, that’s sharp and allows my “placement” to be as consistent as possible under a wide range of conditions and scenarios. Until I perfect my form under all conditions the broadhead that gives me the most consistent “placement” is a Sevr 1.5”. Shoot what you’re confident in and I have no doubt your placement will be far better than that of a caveman.

From: LBshooter
08-Jul-22
Woodsman and zwickies.

From: Whatthefoc
08-Jul-22
Bishop Holy Trinity

From: c5ken
08-Jul-22
Bishop or cutthroat both made from L4140 tool steel

From: carcus
09-Jul-22
exodus

From: fuzzy
09-Jul-22
Zwickey Delta 2 or 4 blade depending on the quarry

From: loprofile
11-Jul-22
Muzzy 4 bladed

From: great white
12-Jul-22
Ramcat 125 grain

From: Potro
12-Jul-22
I still hunting with my old Muzzy and Thunderhead

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