G5 Megameat broadhead on Plains Game

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I have used G5 Montec's and G5 T3 mechanical in the past to hunt. They always worked for me. I had to switch to another Broadhead due to the fact that T3 blades are no longer available. I chose the G5 Mega Meat. It is a really good option. It leaves a massive blood trail and was easy to recover the animals. Due to the amount of grass this year, following the blood trails was extremely difficult but the Megameat wounds where massive.

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I’ll have to try those. I’ve always liked the G5 Monotec, it’s always done it’s job but I’ve always left a lot to be desired in blood trails.
 

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I havr just ordered G5 Striker V2's which should be here next week, keen on trying it on my hunt at the end of June
 

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The G5 Megameat is a mechanical broadhead and I've never felt compelled to go down that road. I don't bow hunt that much, but all of it has been with cut on contact broadheads.

I have used the G5 Montec exclusively for about 17 years, until now. It is still a great broadhead, however G5 only makes it in 85, 100 and 125 gr, catering mostly to deer hunters. I arrowed my P&Y elk at 28 yards with a 125 gr G5 Montec, using a 70# Mathews Switchback XT. Total arrow weight was about 460 gr and I didn't get a pass through. Having watched several of John Lusk's ( @Bowhuntr64 ) videos on testing broadheads and doing some more research on my own, I am moving up to 200 gr broadheads and 650 gr total weight arrows. I ordered some Iron Will single bevel, two blade broadheads back in February and just received a shipping notice that I will finally get them next week. In the meantime, I ordered some 200 gr VPA single bevel, two bladed broadheads and received them within a week. I have some 450 grain GrizzleyStik arrows to mate with the 200 gr field tips and broadheads. My targets blocks are going to get a workout this summer!
 

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I'm careful with my broadhead choice, but not against mechanicals under the right circumstances. Their advantage is they'll create a massive wound channel ( 3 blades and 2 inches in this case), along with a large entrance and possibly exit would that can't seal up. But they'll take more energy to do that. For medium sized animals like warthog, impala or blesbok I have no doubt this head would still pass through using my set up. Larger plains game I could do with since I'm shooting a 510 grain arrow at 287 fps for plenty of penetration. Lighter set ups I'd be leary about. But with so many great broadheads out there my choices were to stick with my tried and true Slick trick and possibly Muzzy Trocar HB that I used. Then I had to go through Amsterdam, which doesn't allow broadheads at all and have my outfitter pick up what he could in South Africa for me. That made Slick Tricks the winner which worked without a flaw since I could find it in South Africa easily and I have had great success in the past.
 
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Exit wound on a nice size Blue Wildebeest Bull. Ran about 30 meters. G5 Megameat.

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So there was an issue with the order and ended up taking a pack of the Rage Hypodermic +P NC

Will stick 2 of those in the quiver together with 2 DRT single bevel.
I havr just ordered G5 Striker V2's which should be here next week, keen on trying it on my hunt at the end of June
 

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