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Whitetail hunters - what shaft / broadhead do you like?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Islander-11, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. Islander-11

    Islander-11 Meat detective

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    The temp is about 40, the wind is blowing, I have a new bow and I've been practicing... It's time to go climb in a tree.

    So what combo do you like to use and why?
     
  2. Dogbite

    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

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    Dont have a favorite shaft really--but i do like muzzy broadheads.;c
     

  3. gary paugh

    gary paugh

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    I switched to steelforce broadheads this year and I'm very happy with them with a beaman shaft they shot like a dart and never slowed down going through a deer at 30yrds.

    Gary
     
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    shrpshtr

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    i am with Dogbite on this one. i use, and have for 10 years, muzzy 125grain broadheads. they simply perform better with my setup than any of the several others i have tried. as far as shaft, i use the Easton SuperLites 2213. with this setup i get 318fps and haven't had an arrow NOT go all the way through a deer/pig/turkey since i have been bowhunting. hth...
     
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    BWR55 Re-member

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    shrpshtr, are you shooting with an overdraw or very short arrow? That seems like a pretty small diameter shaft for the speeds your shooting. It's been a while since I looked at an aluminum arrow chart, but from what I remember that seems small.
     
  6. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    Well,... 99% of all my "bow deer," have been shot with a recurve.
    I really like the easton xx75, 2216's, and a wasp, or bear broadhead.

    Got a compound, but have only killed one deer with it.. guess i'm just old fashion. never could get used to the things.
    seems like the same principle as putting a scope on a muzzle loader.
    Just don't add up. :)

    Good hunting!

    CanyonMan
     
  7. MATRIX

    MATRIX Millennium Member

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    I've been shooting Gold Tip carbons for a few years now, very pleased.
    Very fast, tough.......and accurate.

    I like the Muzzy 100 grain for a conventional broadhead.

    I've also had good results with mechanicals, using Rockets. This year I switched to the new N.A.P. Shockwave, but can't give firsthand results yet.
     
  8. rfb45colt

    rfb45colt safe-cracker

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    Small correction... Gold Tips are graphite, not carbon. I use them too. And I also switched from 100 gr Muzzys to the same NAP Shockwave mechanicals. No results here either, yet. I shoot a Mathews Z-Max. What bow do you have?
     
  9. paulito

    paulito

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    Hey there,

    I've always found it best to stick with one arrow size and broadhead. i own a Martin Jaguar Magnum and i've shot it enough to know where the wind will push my arrow in ligt wind. just practice and practice and practice. i personally use 2213 arrows and 75 gr.Wasp broadheads. if i had the money to spend on carbon arrows i would in a heartbeat. i started off with them but now that i've started shooting more i switched to aluminum because of the cost. but if there is anyway possible to get carbon, DO IT!!! they're so much stronger than aluminum. you'll be glad you did.

    paulito
     
  10. ithaca_deerslayer

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    Muzzy 4-blade, 130grain. Easton 2117 Gamegetters (old fashioned full length aluminum). 65lb bow.

    The Muzzy's are nice because the blades interlock easy and the tip is separate. You can interchange the blades with the different weight broadheads, just by switching the tip.
     
  11. Michigun

    Michigun Miss Michigan?

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    nap's 3 bladed 125 grain "mechanical" Spitfire.
     
  12. m65swede

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    I switched to Gold Tip XT Hunters (graphite) a couple of years ago and am pleased with the results. Have been using them with Cabela's 4 blade Super Lazer Pro 140 grain boadhead. Man, are those things tough!

    Swede