Discussion in 'Bowhunting Africa' started by TOM, Dec 20, 2010.
My favorite broadhead .... bloody!
yup , all the way to the nock........
It is good to see that I am at least using what most of you also uses. I do not have much experience with many african species, but I shot plenty of Warthog and Oryx with the Thunderhead 125 gr on our farm in Namibia. It is a allrounder best broadhead like it should be. My latest hunt was with Rage 2 blade and I made a perfect shot on a stalk hunt on a shot of 45 meters. The animal went about 150 meters and the broadhead made real good cut. I also tried another called hartcraft deep cut broadhead on warthog. I was quite satisfied...
I have hunted with a lot of different heads including mechanicals. My favorite is hands down Solid Broadheads. I did shoot Silver Flames on my first trip to Africa and got complete pass thru's on Zebra and Waterbuck (the largest animals I harvested). Solids are what I will be using in Africa next year.
Has anyone used the stricklands helix? They tear whitetail pretty good from what I hear.
I have not. They look interesting though and I may try them out this Fall.
I have heard mixed results from guys who have use the helix. It seems they dont cut as deep as some heads as the meat gets caught up in the area were the blades circle and slows the head down. I myself would not use them in Africa.
Still I am sure the Helix will penetrate as well as or better than any 3 and 4-blade
And if bone is hit, the Helix will penetrate better for sure.
If someone is really worried about penetration, they should use the Brown Bear broadhead from Abowyer
All with a 100 grain Muzzy
Almost all my animals had been hunt with Muzzy 3 blades, 100 grains
How heavy was the total arrow weight on the eland?
Close to 420 grains
it mustve been goin like lightening..............
Mechanical: Rage 2 Blade
Fixed: German Kinetics 2 Blade
On my 3 trips to the RSA the only head I've used has been the Muzzy 3 X 125. It's been good, but not perfect (well, maybe that was me).
From low poundage bows I got passthrues on Kudu, Zebra, and Waterbuc as well as smaller game. I did not get passthrues on a Gemsbok with either of two shots.
Here in Texas I like SlickTrick mags on Whitetail, but don't want the steep blade angle for the heavier game, especially now that my draw weight is limited.
I've read lots about the Muzzy's not flying well. Personally, I've not seen that.
Best of luck to each of you.
How did you like the Magnus stinger? Looking at getting these in 125 grain for wildebeest and Zebra
The magnus stinger is a excellent head, I've had great results with the 4 blade it has the the extra cut of a multiple blade head with out the pinch of a head with blades the same length. It's a modern copy basically of the old Bear Razorhead which had a lot of thought and testing put into it. The buzz cut is a poorer choice for penetration. The feral I feel is not really strong enough for buff as I had some bending on eland. Just my 2 cents.
I would take a slicktrick over any muzzy. Steel with stronger shaper blades and flys much better then any alum. body muzzy out of any bow I have ever shot.
They all kill if they are put in the right place though.
Muzzy 100 grains or Thunderhead 125
well, Ms Lana got her that Ravin Crossbow I was talking about.
The scope on it is already set for 100 gr broadheads going 390+ fps.
This scope is good to 100 yds with known weight and speed.
Would not like to have to change it, even though it isn't difficult.
I would imagine if a 100gr head from a compound bow could kill an eland, I imagine the same going over 390 fps will still be ok. lol.
I have some 100gr muzzys already.
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