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.
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.
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.