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Thermodude
04-21-2012, 02:51 PM
With all the changes Ive made to my hunting bow I took some time today to shoot my broadheads. I was very happy with how they shot, Im shooting 100gr Steelforce Phatheads and they fly like darts!

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-21-2012, 04:20 PM
That's great, but one thing. Where is the pics???:rolleyes: or at least pics of the broadheads.



Hutch:cool:

Thermodude
04-21-2012, 07:36 PM
6359Sorry bout that Hutch! 100grn Steelforce Phatheads..........practice head so excuse the few dents......:)

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-21-2012, 08:20 PM
Nice pic I will excuse the dents:p so they fly like darts. Sounds cool



Hutch:cool:

Thermodude
04-22-2012, 03:36 PM
I wanted to add a little info to this thread, the arrows I was shooting are Maxima 350s, overall weight 395grn. I fletched them up using Bohning 4" wraps and 2.1" Fusion Zeon vanes. My 70lb Onza has a loaded string but is still pushing this arrow at 308fps. Im old school when it comes to broadheads and only shoot fixed blade heads. I cant say enough about how great the Phatheads fly............same as field points every time. Im also excited about using these Zeon vanes this fall, they gather so much light, very impressed!!!........Just for Hutch!! 6365

Speedykills
04-22-2012, 07:43 PM
Those look really nasty,bet they put the smack daddy on them deer....................

dzsmith
04-23-2012, 04:56 AM
I wanted to add a little info to this thread, the arrows I was shooting are Maxima 350s, overall weight 395grn. I fletched them up using Bohning 4" wraps and 2.1" Fusion Zeon vanes. My 70lb Onza has a loaded string but is still pushing this arrow at 308fps. Im old school when it comes to broadheads and only shoot fixed blade heads. I cant say enough about how great the Phatheads fly............same as field points every time. Im also excited about using these Zeon vanes this fall, they gather so much light, very impressed!!!........Just for Hutch!! 6365

how do you like the vanes. ive heard mixed reviews on them, but ive considered using them

Thermodude
04-23-2012, 05:14 AM
how do you like the vanes. ive heard mixed reviews on them, but ive considered using them

So far I think they are great. I put them on using locktight gel and that worked well. They really do gather alot of light outside. Broadheads fly good with them too.

Tosi
04-25-2012, 08:58 AM
So far I think they are great. I put them on using locktight gel and that worked well. They really do gather alot of light outside. Broadheads fly good with them too.

I've been playing with broadheads to find that field tip flight. How do they fly out from 50 to 80 yards? I shoot AAE Max Hunters with a right twist and an Easton Axis end-fused that weight in at 420g. I found that the Slick Trick 100 mag fly the best from 30-80 yards for me. I will do some research on these Patheads, but for $28 a 3 Pac, Slick Trick are hard to beat.

Thermodude
04-25-2012, 10:19 AM
I've been playing with broadheads to find that field tip flight. How do they fly out from 50 to 80 yards? I shoot AAE Max Hunters with a right twist and an Easton Axis end-fused that weight in at 420g. I found that the Slick Trick 100 mag fly the best from 30-80 yards for me. I will do some research on these Patheads, but for $28 a 3 Pac, Slick Trick are hard to beat.

Ive shot them out to 60yrds and they performed great. Im a tree stand hunter and rarley do I shoot past 35yrds so 60 seemed like a good test for me. Im shooting 28" GT hunter XT shafts with the 2.1 Fusion vane.......straight fletch.

Tosi
04-25-2012, 11:24 AM
Thanks. Our styles are a little different. In N. AZ if you can find a good well used game trial especially for Elk a tree stand and or blind works great. If you're looking for that big Mule Buck black bear you have to hit the deep canyons and remote areas and try to surprise and or get in on them. Allot of what I do is spot and stock and or set up on a remote water hole/cattle tank in late afternoon. You need to be able hit that 70 or 80 yard shot depending on wind and or daylight left here in Az. I will pick a pack up and try some testing with them out over 60 yard. I do like the right twist I'm shooting as my groups are tighter with a fixed broadhead. IV' gave up on expendables, just too many issues with opening and or not opening. My success has been with a good fixed broadhead. But like any bow hunter, patience is essential to success. I think it come with age. Slick Trick is good for me but I do like that cut on contact broadhead that the Phatheads has to offer.