Just bought one and i like it a lot. The question i have is what style broadhead should i hunt with. I have a compound bow and i use the rage100 grain with it. Would a mechinacal blade or fixed blade be better to use out of this crossbow.
I have a Buckbuster 150 and also use the Slick Trick 100gr heads, they fly just like my field points.
I do believe that Arrowhead had a post on one of these threads advising not to use mechanicals out of a crossbow (I think because they come out of the bow so fast they may open prematurely and deflect the arrow possibly causing a partial dry fire).
We tested the Rage extensively out of the Tornado. It failed (deployed the blades) over 50% of the time. I wouldn't use it in the Tornado. The G5 Striker, Parker Crosspro 100 FX or the Grizz Trick seemed to work the best.
If you want an expandable head, it doesn't get much better then this one... http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st..._SearchResults
No pre openings with these ones...
I have the original Rocky Mtn gators... These are the same thing. Basspro bought the rights I guess... Fly = to my field points out to 50 yards... My buck from last year fell in no more then 40 yards..
"Be who you are and say what you feel, those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"
Being in the taxidermy business as well, I can say those Slicks make a huge nasty hole to repair. The Grizz Tricks seem to fly a little better than the regular Slicks in the Tornado. We are still testing, but I like what I'm seeing.