Need Some Broadhead Input
Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:37 AM
O and has anyone used the rage to blade ke 40 my girlfriend needs a good broadhead and I seen the rage kinetic energy 40 and was wondering about them.
Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:58 AM
You won't really gain anything going to the two blade.
A friend of mines sister uses Wasp SST's to successfully take Elk with her low poundage bow.
Personally I get outstanding performance from Slicktrick Standard 125s out of a 67 1/2lb bow. I got a pass through on an Eland last year with that setup. Eland are about the same size as moose.
Posted 30 August 2011 - 01:19 PM
And I'm not a fan of front deploying broad heads I had a bad experience with them and will never shoot them agin lol I love the rage they perform very well and have no issue blowing threw bone I shot a doe last year with a three blade and I under shot her but she ducked and the arrow blew straight threw her shoulder and threw the heart and out the other side at 42 yards
Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:34 AM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:45 PM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:39 AM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:02 PM
Bottom line is:
1. Blades MUST be sharp! No matter what brand or configuration.
2. MUST be capable of hitting the target where the bowhunter intended it.
3. Should not be impeded by design with regards to penetration.
There are some basic concepts to look for in a good head that are pretty much accepted:
1. The 3-bladed head is the most aerodymanic with regards to blade configuration for non-expandable heads.
2. Vented blades provide compensation for wind resistance and reduce planing.
3. Stainless steel blades are stronger than some of the old carbon blades (if you still have any).
4. Blades of thicker dimensions (greater than .025") are less apt to break inside the target and pose safety issues while skinning or butchering.
5. Expandable heads are considered to be more accurate and consistant than non-expandables, but the general consensus is that expandables are not as efficient with regards to penetration abilitiies (In that regards, shooting a bow of increased weight can compensate for penetration misgivings while using such blades, but the increased poundage will generally translate into less accuracy and possibly strained muscles...well at least for us...seasoned bowhunters shall we say!)
I have personally found that changing broadhead types and brands on a regular basis can become very expensive. If you're merely trying to chase the recent trends as advertised on the hunting shows or endorsed by the current hunting celebs, then you're likely to be laying out hard earned cash with little to no gained advantages over your tried and true broadheads you already own. I have found it's easier on the wallet to merely keep topping up my new blade inventory on ferrils I already own, and can use the old dull blades for practicing. If one or two ferrils become damaged or lost, I only have to replace the few required to top up my broadhead kit bag, not the 1 or 2 dozen needed to retool the whole shootin' match just to say I've got the latest on the market!
I personally shoot a 125 grain broadhead as I shoot a 60 to 70 lb compound and hunt big game all the way up to moose. I prefer the 3-bladed non-expandable head with stainless steel vented blades of .027" thickness. The head design allows me to align the 3 blades with the vane configuration on the shaft without having to reheat and move the inserts. I have shot these heads for 20 years or so I guess, and they're still being marketed today. Until a manufacturer can prove to me that a newer design will blow these heads out of the water so to speak, I'll just stick with them.
Geoff / TBow
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