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What do you look for in a broadhead?
So in your eyes what makes a good broadhead?
How many blades, kinds of blades do you like? Do you like fast and light or heavy and momentous? How steep of an angle do you like? Want an angle that punches or one that slices?
One that doesn’t waste energy upon penetration. I think we all can agree that cutting is the main job, all broadheads cut, but some waste kinetic energy.
I have heard people blame the broadhead when in fact, it wasn’t the broadhead. For some, they don’t like to accept responsibility for a poor shot.
Fixed , Small , light ( 100 grains) , 4 Blade , scary sharp . Oh yea, Slicktrick .
One that wastes a lot of energy on penetration. I want as much energy dumped (damage) into a turkey as possible and still get a pass through.
On deer, I want the same thing. The larger bones and width of a deer mean a different broad head then turkey. That usually means as efficient slicing as possible.
3 blade fixed, muzzy 100 grain.
Heavy 4 blade fixed, I want it to hit like a baseball bat
I look for ones that leave wound channels much like this one! Rage mechanical on this one...love NAP Spitfires as well!!! Blood trails that Stevie Wonder can follow!!
Treefarm - +1 ----- I have heard people blame the broadhead when in fact, it wasn’t the broadhead. For some, they don’t like to accept responsibility for a poor shot.
I've heard this excuse from one guy five times and from others.
I loved the magnus stingers. Shot them for years with great accuracy, but switched because their blood trails sucked.
I'm now shooting slick trick standards. Scary sharp and leave an easy to follow blood trails.
VPA non vented 3 blade 150 gr. works well like many others. It flies well for me and is easy to sharpen.
Broadheads are not at the top of my list for worries since buck fever is my worst enemy. Most broadheads in the right spot will make a short blood trail.
Sharp, cut on impact, non-mechanical, and do not cost 100.00 a 6 pack.
largest fixed I can get to fly at 320 fps+ for many years now I shoot both Exodus 1 1/4 and Ramcat 1 3/8 usually have two of each in my quiver . Shot expandables years ago but went to a state that didn't allow them so I now stay with the fixed .
Snuffers. Easy to sharpen.
I echo Upnorth. I use Ramcats both mechanical and fixed. Devastating wounds. Also got some Slick Tricks to give a try this year.
I prefer a broadhead that doesn't have moving parts and has blades I can replace. Good success with Thunderheads 125.