Discussion in 'Bowhunting Africa' started by PowerStroke2NV, Jun 22, 2009.
Broadhead ? Montec G5?
Best ???? seems to be a matter of personel choice.
I use Montecs G5s on wild hogs because the cut on impact style heads get better penetration.
I use Thunder heads on thin skinned animals like deer. I find them sharper and easier to maintain.
I would not be afraid to use Muzzy brand broadheads.
Slick Trick 125gr Standards has not failed me in Africa....
This is like a "blondes, brunettes or redheads" question.
I am now a confirmed believer in Muzzy three blade broadheads. I had used them a very long time ago and then abandoned them for "newer and better". On my last trip to SA i took Magnus Stinger two blades with the bleeder blade. Didn't get good blood trails at all! Perfect heartshot on a Kudu and the damn thing went too far for comfort with very little blood. To the point that my PH finally asked if i would try some of his muzzy's. I had used them before and experienced planing and odd arrow flight. Not now! The rest of the trip we had huge (and short) blood trails. Since then that is all that i shoot in my compound.
My recurve i shoot thrre blade snuffers. They are a mean head.
And i did shoot Slick tricks with great luck last trip. In fact, i ended up using one for a nice impala and then later in the day lodging it into a baboon's skull (not necessarily intentional) where it still resides today.
I have hunted more than 10 species with Slick Tricks and they always performed excellent.
One of the reasons I like this broad head is that I can re sharpen the blade after it has been used.
Replacement blades are also cheap...
This one did the job on a bushpig
Broke ribs on both sides...
I don't feel there is a "best" head,but sure like something that leaves a good blood trail ,and I will shoot anything that fly straight.I use to be a die hard Rocky Mt Ti 100 shooter. I have over 200 used blades that I wanted to send back to Rocky Mt factory for re-sharpening at what ever they would have charged, but instead I got a 'one line' email that suggested that I buy a sharpner!! I thought that was uncalled for since I have been promoting (I featured on their web site) and shooting the head for over 11 years. Well,now I shoot anything, like I said and works for me.
G5 makes some great broadheads. I have used the Striker for some time now with great success. The slick trick broadheads are great as well. Some of my hunting buddies have used them with good results. They are also reasonably priced as compared to some of the other fixed blade broadheads. I guess it depends what you are hunting. I have shot hogs with the Strikers, but I prefer Rage mechanicals on Texas whitetails. I never was a big fan of mechanicals, but the Rage fly great and do a number on the deer.
You are making me want to cry :crying:.
Just had family give me 18 each 100 grain, 4 blade Magnus Stingers for Christmas for my trip to RSA due to my shorter DL and lower KE (initial 62 ft/lbs) - cut on contact.
Slipped away from Muzzy's quite some time ago, but have about a dozen Slick Trick 100 grain Magnums downstairs.
Now I don't know what to do...
happy hunting, dv
I have had best performance with slick tricks. The cut big holes and are extremely sharp. I have used one slick trick broadhead with the same blades on 2 impala, 1 warthog 2 blesbuck and a blue wildebeest and the thing is still sharp enough to shoot another animal.
RAGE !!! The 2-blade 100s are brutal on deer. +2" cuts going in & out. Several I've picked up on the far side of a deer, washed them off in a creek, and put back in the quiver. They're not the best for busting through large shoulder bones, but I put down a nice doe like that last month. Run them through the ribcage, watch them go 30-40 yards, stagger, and fall over. Done. One of the best things about them is that even on a marginal shot, the wound channel is so severe that a generous wait will usually produce a dead deer at the end of a blood trail if the animal hasn't been pushed too soon.
The Rage 3-blades are super for wild turkey, but don't penetrate well enough for deer IMHO. I used Muzzys for a time too, but had some bad experiences with them. If your shot is good, they'll do, but so would a lesser point.
BOTH the 2-blade and 3-blade Rages fly spot-on to a field point, plus they include a practice point with non-opening blades in every 3 pack. Very, very easy to practice with. I had the same issues of planing and radical practice vs. broadhead impacts with Muzzys as listed above. If a fixed blade is required, I'd go with Montec or G5 in that order.
I have had great success with the following:
Meat seeker (piston points) this is my number one broadhead
rage 2 blade
F15 fixed blade
Typically a flat V shape broadhead should give you a better penetration than a pencil type point for the simple reason of a very small frontal surface area. But the most important point is that they fly straight.
As a full time bowhunter and product reviewer for a local bowhunting magazine I have had the privelage to use and test nearly all the broadheads on the market, both fixed blade and mechanicals. The conclusion I have found is this, if your bow is weel tuned you should be able to shoot any broadhead at the same point of impact as the same weight field point. A strong, dependable fixed blade broadhead works like a charm each and every time. Yes you can use a mechanical, but I have found through extensive testing on game in the field that a fixed blade will not fail you when things go wrong. The biggest factor that bothers me is that archers seem to go for larger cutting diameter broadheads like the Piston Point, Rage and Hypershock but nothing compares to ACCURATE SHOT PLACEMENT. A gut shot is a gut shot is a gut shot, no broadhead can "save" your bacon there. Choose a broadhead that flies well out of your bow, is absolutely shaving sharp and which you can hit an orange with out to 60yards. Also beware of broadheads with very steep blade angles as this will hamper penetration and often has a chopping action through flesh as opposed to cleanly cut tissue and arteries with a gradual sloping blade.
For interest sake I choose Muzzy's, only because they are dependable, accurate and very sharp. I also really like a four blade head that does more damage to the wound channel.
Engee I think the key thing that you mentioned is that your Bow must be perfectly tuned and shot placement is the next. I have been shooting mechanical broadheads for the past 2 years now and i think they are great, where before i only shot fixed blades. I really cannot fault either one as I have had great results with both. I dont think there will ever be such a thing as the best broadhead as it all comes down to personal prefference and the vastly different setups that we all use. the key is to have 100% confidence in the broadhead that you use.
Absolutely, shot placement is key and you can best achieve this with a properly set up bow.
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