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Broadhead recommendations

Hey looking for some broad head recommendations to shoot out of my SZ380 are fixed better than mechanicals, which mechanicals are you using out there and how do they perform?
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Re: Broadhead recommendations

i'Ve used both fixed and mechanicals... killed deer with both. I was using Grim reapers. They worked good, and watched every deer I shot with them fall. There was that one thing however, in the back of my head that led me to change. "What if the broadhead doesn't open".... now, every deer i killed it opened. BUT, what if it doesn't? punch a double lung, and deer is dead regardless, but there will be little blood trail. I recently changed to a fixed blade "Exodus" and love them. they fly dead nutz accurate, as far as you can shoot, they shoot the same as field points, are SUPER sharp, and have a decent cutting dia for a broadhead. Last year was the first year i used them and killed 2 does, both dropped within site.

Honestly, so which is right for you? It's all what you're most confident with. I knew i could kill deer with the Grim reaper, but i lacked confidence in "would it open" as it was a mechanical. Fixed blade cuts no matter what. I suggest you get a few different brands, fixed and mechanical, and start shooting them. see what shoots best for you. Then go hunting and see what you feel most confident with.

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Re: Broadhead recommendations

I tend to prefer fixed over mechanicals but would have no qualms with using some of the better mechanicals out there.

I shoot alot of crossbows and found that these heads have all flown well for me. I am currently shooting the Ramcats. They have shot great in every bow I have tried them in. For fixed heads, also look at G5 Strikers, Slick Trick razor tricks, Wasp SST, Sonics and Exodus. For mechanicals, NAP Spitfires, Wasp Jakhammers and Grim Reapers.

These are what have consistently flown well for me.

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I have used the Wasp Hammer SST for probably over 5 years and have taken quite a few deer with it..i love them..don't see myself switching to another broadhead again...Last year i hit my buck right behind the shoulder at 20 yards and it ran 40 yards and dropped...year before that i made a bad running shot on a doe and it only ran bout 65 yards and dropped.
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Re: Broadhead recommendations

Rage 2 Blades. Most devastating head on the market
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arent rage the ones that walmart carries?
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Re: Broadhead recommendations

thanks for the input all around. I have used the spitfires with my compound they worked well. I will look at the others that were recommended and see what works for me
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thanks for the input all around. I have used the spitfires with my compound they worked well. I will look at the others that were recommended and see what works for me
Honestly if i were you id try your broadheads that you already used on your compound..you may find that they will work the same....a guy suggested that to me and ive been using the same broadhead all around....compound and crossbow.
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Re: Broadhead recommendations

Spitfires are probably the most used mechanical with crossbows. If you like them out of your compound, I would try them with your crossbow.

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