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What is your favorite broadhead that you have used over the years???

I shoot muzzy and they have been giving me good success, however i would like to try something new.

Any suggestions?

PS. I'm not giving into the rage hype
 

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Good. Don't give in to it. Out of all the broadheads I've shot over the past 13 years, they are by far the worst. Without a doubt one of the weakest heads I've ever seen. If you're looking to try a mechanical head, Grim Reapers are my favorite. I've killed a number of deer with the Razortip 100, and have yet to lose one to it, or have one break, as opposed to several of each on good shots from Rage. Last year, I picked up a pack of Ramcats. I have absolutely fallen in love with them. True Field point flight at 330fps, which is something I have yet to find from a fixed blade. Super quiet in flight, crazy sharp, very solid, cut great holes, and are everything I could ask for in a fixed blade. I've been hearing the same about the QAD Exodus, and will be giving those a try this year. When I test shot both heads, they impacted the same as my field point at 40 yards without any tuning. I've shot the Ramcats to 80, and they fly field point true. I've also had a ton of success with Slick Trick Magnums over the years, and have probably killed 40+ deer with them.
 

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I use to shoot Muzzy as well until i got my new much faster bow and was having flight issues so i switched to grim reapers. I was able to harvest a buck this year with them and had only a 75 yard easy track job. the biggest reason for switching to them was 1) they did not have "o" rings to hold the blades down 2) they are capable of shooting with the blades open.3) you can buy replaceable blades & other components... i have never had any issues at any angle while practicing. they have always opened for me. i would recommend not to get a extra large cutting blades only because they have a chance of getting less than desired penetration when hitting bone. My brother had this issue with the larger blades this last season and lost a nice 8 point because of it :-(
 

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Muzzy 3 blade for over 20 years now. I've harvested 90+ whitetails, a muley, a bear, a pig, 3 coyotes and a turkey (various states and Canada) all with 3 blade muzzy's.

Played around with a few early mechanicals and after a few terrible failures, swore off them.... until this year.
A friend talked me into trying grim reapers.

Gotta say, I'm impressed. I shot grim reapers at a buck and a doe and recovered both in less than 30 yards. The buck was slightly quatering toward me but very close. My shot had to crowd the shoulder blade. One blade caught that shoulder blade yet there seemed to be no deflection and no damage to the head. It did it's job. The deer literally spray painted the woods.

The second was a big doe. She decided to bolt just as I touced off the shot. The arrow hit the kidney area. She collapsed 20 yards away. Post mortem showed that the reaper caught the femoral artery along the spine. A smaller cutting area would have likely missed.

Maybe this old dog needs to learn a few new tricks
 

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I always used Thunderheads up until a few years ago and gave into the Rage hype...terrible decision. Last year I tried a different mechanical (Rocket Meat Seeker 3 blade)and had great success...3 deer, 3 pass thrus with all being less than 50 yard recoveries. However, I am going back to fixed blades this year but have not decided on which one yet. Someone at work said Ram Cats are decent?
 

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capri_180 said:
I always used Thunderheads up until a few years ago and gave into the Rage hype...terrible decision. Last year I tried a different mechanical (Rocket Meat Seeker 3 blade)and had great success...3 deer, 3 pass thrus with all being less than 50 yard recoveries. However, I am going back to fixed blades this year but have not decided on which one yet. Someone at work said Ram Cats are decent?
Ramcats are incredible!
 

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171farm said:
Im looking to try out G5 T3s this year
Lots of issues with the T3s...
Had nothing but trouble with the T3.Didn't take me to long to figure they wee junk.

Shot both Ramcats and Exodus last year liked the both flew very well. Went with exodus for last season killed 2 with them both fell within sight. That said I'm gonna go with the Ramcat this year they made some improvements on them that I like and I saw the hole that my brother inlaw had in his deer with his Ramcats.

Other reason for the switch was when my brother went to illinois this year for a hunt he got his bow out and started shooting both guides made comments that they have had nothing but bad experiences with the Exodus. My brother can now attest to 2 bucks hit that he feels very strongly were killing shots that he never recovered.

My mechanical of choice is the Aftershock Hypershock 100. Killed lots of deer with them never failed me. Tried the Grim Reapers for a few years wasn't crazy about them. Used Rocket steelhead 100's for quite awhile liked them too.
 

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A can't tell you about any of the late model broad heads mechanical or fixed; whereas, I switched to Thunderheads in 1985+- and have not shot another broad head type since.

I have used them successfully in eight different bows on whitetail and bear. There is no reason for me to change because the Thunderheads shoot straight, penetrate, are very strong and accurate.
 

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Another vote for the Thunderheads. Never had any problems with them. Started with them many years ago, and never had any reason whatsoever to switch.
 

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RamCat all day man its undeniably the best head I have ever shot and seen shot. I have personally shot them to 90 yards and they were perfect. I know of two kills with them at over 90 yards on Western hunts and also a clean pass through on a bull elk at 43. I will never shoot another head as long as they are being produced I can tell you that.
 

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any quality fixed blade. i have had good luck with thunderheads, and my son uses slick tricks with equal success. although i'm not sure they even make them anymore, i killed dozens of bucks with those green 145 gr bear super razorheads.
 

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Antler said:
shootbowtech said:
171farm said:
Im looking to try out G5 T3s this year
Lots of issues with the T3s...
Had nothing but trouble with the T3.Didn't take me to long to figure they wee junk.

Shot both Ramcats and Exodus last year liked the both flew very well. Went with exodus for last season killed 2 with them both fell within sight. That said I'm gonna go with the Ramcat this year they made some improvements on them that I like and I saw the hole that my brother inlaw had in his deer with his Ramcats.

Other reason for the switch was when my brother went to illinois this year for a hunt he got his bow out and started shooting both guides made comments that they have had nothing but bad experiences with the Exodus. My brother can now attest to 2 bucks hit that he feels very strongly were killing shots that he never recovered.

My mechanical of choice is the Aftershock Hypershock 100. Killed lots of deer with them never failed me. Tried the Grim Reapers for a few years wasn't crazy about them. Used Rocket steelhead 100's for quite awhile liked them too.
Any sharp broadhead will kill a deer if its placed properly. 2 lost bucks by the same hunter and blaming the broadhead both times?
 

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Are the RamCats mechanical or fixed?

This is the first time I have ever heard of them.

What makes them better than other competitors?
 

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I am a slick trick fan....i shoot the grizz tricks...


Shot muzzy for a few years..no issues..but the long profile and thinner blades.and aluminum ferrules arent as strong as slick tricks...

I still use a full sized muzzy to tune..if you get tuned with them everything else will fly straight
 

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Current head:
Had great luck with the QAD Exodus 100gr.(non barbed of course). Great sturdy head with thick blades. Fly exactly like my field points. Well made and VERY sharp right outta the package.
Tried in the past:
Rage---- WORST HEAD EVER! I have seen too many friends make good shots on deer and proceed to track long distances and have heard horror stories of opening in flight, blade destruction etc. It took 1 bad experience for myself with a doe 2 seasons ago before I threw them in the garbage and bought the Exodus. I wouldn't hunt a kitty cat with these things.
NAP Hellrazor--- Well made head but could not get good flight out past 30 yards, even with paper tuning and bare shaft tuning. I really wanted to hunt with these too!
Muzzy 3 blade--- Proven head... Just couldn't get great flight. Was good, but not spot on.
Rocket steelhead--- Had good luck with these (first mechanical I ever tried) but I tend to not trust mechanicals. Just 1 more thing to go wrong.
 
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