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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Parker Tornado broadtip question

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.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 12:16 PM
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Re: Parker Tornado broadtip question

I tried the Rage two-blade practice point out of my Tornado and it is not as accurate as the 100gr. Slick Trick Broadheads, however, I would use the Rage for a close shot up to 20 yards.
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Re: Parker Tornado broadtip question

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).
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Re: Parker Tornado broadtip question

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.

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Re: Parker Tornado broadtip question

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..

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Re: Parker Tornado broadtip question

impressive reviews Fman.. and on sale to boot But I have a season supply of Slick Tricks I may buy a pack for test out...
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Re: Parker Tornado broadtip question

You will not hear me bad mouthing the slicks or the g-5's for that matter.. They are great. I just want the big giant hole that the gator's make, along with a blood trail a blind man could follow...

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Re: Parker Tornado broadtip question

Tornado with slick tricks, needed to adjust 1.5" from field tips, likely did not even have to do that but I am nit picky when it comes to shooting at something for keeps.



My son got same results on his doe , both laying down and done within 20 yards...that is what we were striving for.






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Re: Parker Tornado broadtip question

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.

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Re: Parker Tornado broadtip question

Thanks for all the input everyone I will look at the slick tricks soon.
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