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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I REALLY like NAP Spitfire Pro 100's. Fly great, nasty hole, and easy blade replacement. Used them to harvest over 30 deer (Mont. Co. MD has unlimited doe harvest).
 

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for the guys that are using slick tricks, do you guys prefer the slicks with the 1 inch cutting dia. or the magmums with 1-1/8 cutting dia.?
Also do you guys prefer the 100gr. or 125 gr. slicks?
 

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I like the 100 grain magnums cutting 1 1/8. I shoot GT's with brass inserts so 100 grains up front is plenty. If I were shooting arrows with aluminum inserts I would opt for 125's to get a bit more FOC.
 

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I use the 1" Slick Tricks...Wanted to cut down on wind effects as much as possible....Haven't shot anything with them yet..Check back in a month or so..
 
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