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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Insert foot in mouth, Broadhead advice

My Brother in law stopped by. He told me he bought an archery license in case he could get a decent bow, but did not find one. I offered him my crossbow to use since I am a big fan of my compound. I was telling him about the 4 crosshairs and what ones to use, told him the trigger was tricky, and that I have it roughly sighted in but am not good with it.

"THRUNG" he smacks a perfect bullseye, i am talking a dime sized bullseye. Well that made me feel like an idiot. Ok, beginers luck, lets try again, "THRUNG" Nailed it again. He told me thanks for letting him use it. He is buying some arrows. I gave him (3) VPA Terminators that I had been given last year, that never seen the woods, and only a foam target a few times. These heads are similar to G5 montecs.

The crossbow is a Horton Summit 150, not very fast at all. I told him to keep his shots to under 30 yards, which he said he would.

My question is do you think that the 20" arrows, and 100 grain broadheads will be enough to get the job done. I am new to crossbows, but know that momentum is the key with pentration with a compound. I am worried that the 100 grain will not be as good as the 125 grain.

I will be helping him sight in the broadheads and such. I just can't believe he made me look like a fool with my own weapon. It would hurt so bad if he was a die hard hunter, but the guy gets out maybe 2 times a year with a gun and thats it.

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Re: Insert foot in mouth, Broadhead advice

Prob can't help much as I have never shot one but I know my buddy uses a 175gr head out of his

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Re: Insert foot in mouth, Broadhead advice

A 25gr difference won't be noticeable at all.
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Re: Insert foot in mouth, Broadhead advice

At hunting distances on whitetail it really won't make much difference.

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Re: Insert foot in mouth, Broadhead advice

My dad just sold his horton summit 150 about a month ago. He hunted with it for the last three years and killed many a deer with it. As far as penetration, never an issue. Im pretty sure every deer he shot had a complete pass thru. He was shooting the carbon express aramid Kv's tipped with a rage two blade broadhead.
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Re: Insert foot in mouth, Broadhead advice

Pick bolt up stucking in ground adter it passes through the deer
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2013, 11:40 AM
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Re: Insert foot in mouth, Broadhead advice

I use 100 grain in 20 in bolt for ever. A lot of cross bows have limits especially the older ones. I never shoot over 30 yards at a deer with my xbows or compound. I actually just shot my 10 point at 25 yards, and my new parker enforcer both were getting 11 inches into my target with 100 grain 4 blade muzzys and my 3d target is new.

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Re: Insert foot in mouth, Broadhead advice

If you shoot them in the kill zone 100 percent pass through no issues. I shot a doe with my ten point at 25 yards through the shoulder and it went through. Bent the broadhead and broke bolt but went through.

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Re: Insert foot in mouth, Broadhead advice

Should work just fine.
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