Started using Crimson Talons, which never let me down in harvesting a deer, but they were less accurate then their field tips. So, in spring of 2010 started using the Epek-3's which can be used as an field tip all in one. Enjoyed that fact, but i soon found out in the first couple of days of archery season, they seldom gave full pass throughs, making it difficult to track my deer. After 2 weeks and losing two of my four deer i shot, a buddy gave me a couple of broadheads he uses. Harvested 8 deer using them and highly recommend them, the NAP Spitfires. Funny thing is, he dislikes them? Go figure, all personal choice i guess...lol. Just picked up a Barnett crossbow at the PA Expo, they also recommend the NAP Spitfires for their xbows.
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Ben Pearson 1968 'Cougar' 62" 45#s @ 28" recurve, parallel shaft POC, Zwickey 'Eskimo' 2 blade
I use Wasp Cam Lok, 4 blades, vented blades, They stopped making them years ago. I found some stainless blades on E-bay this year, because the old carbon blades got rusted, and would not clean up and I did not trust them to cut. They are .015 thick. I killed a deer this year. They seem to fly great and I have almost 2 dozen of them. I got them in about 1982 or thereabouts. They cleaned up real nice with a little WD-40, and the new blades, they are fine. The Wasps cut meat, why switch?
2007 Slayer, 55#, Nitrous C, Bodoodle rest, Limbsaver sight, Kwikee Kwiver 3 arrow, Aka "The Man in Black"
1981 Martin Cougar II MT-6, 60#, Whisker Biscuit, Fuse sight. Kwikee Kwiver
1984 Browning Deluxe Nomad II XL, 50#, Browning Rack & Pinion sight, Flipper II rest. Kwikee Kwiver
I've tried a few different types but seem to always come back to the trusty Muzzy 3 blades... they just work.
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I was Given some muzzy 4blade 100gr. I need to try out in the spring.. be out of the Recurve most likely , Compound has the trusty 125 muzzy 3 blades. I see no reason to change
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I tryed the 100 gr. 3 blade Muzzy heads for a while at 3-D targets, then I tryed the 100 gr. 3 blade G 5 heads. The G5's flew and grouped alot better.
I won the Ca. State Broadhead Chanmpionship with them.
They are all I shoot now.
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Originally Posted by bfisher
Two worst fixed blade broadheads I ever tried were the 100 gr Thunderheads and G5s. The Thunderheads, I wasn't all that tuning smart at the time, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, though I won't try them again to find out. The G5s, them, grrrrrrrr, clunkers. I had the 80 or 85 gr G5s for my wife. Didn't make any difference whether she shot them from her bow or crossbow they went where they wanted to go. Same with me with the 100 gr G5s, I couldn't get them to fly like I wanted. Almost forgot a third clunker, the Eastman cut on contact, tiny blade tipped. Wife shot a deer and the tiny blade curled back and the arrow bounced back. Sent it to Eastman and never heard word.
Wiser, I think, my Hoyt MagnaTec (only 14 years old) will now shoot any broadhead within reason - all the bows I have, it's dang hard to just retire my MagnaTec. I used my Pearson TX4 for reasons Barry would know.
My all time favorite is the NAP Shock Wave 100 gr mechanical broadhead and 30 plus deer says it works for me. It shoots fixed broadheads just as well...out to what I practice, 40 yards. I used the 100 gr NAP Braxe broadhead on the 11 point buck I wrote up here. The year before my wife bought some KMart RealTree cheapos, like $10 for 3. She got two kinds, low and regular profile. They both killed deer and the arrow went right where I aimed. Okay, I tested all before I used them for the real deal. Just pin point accurate out to 40 yards. ??? The Braxe I wrote up still might be here somewhere, maybe.
Wicked it is.
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