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Old 04-12-2018, 10:40 AM   #1
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I got in touch with Jeffro and he's building me a couple dzn arrows. Pretty pumped, but I need help figuring out what broadheads to get him to put on for me. So for you guys that shoot wooden shafts, what broadheads would you go with? Which ones do you shoot and why?
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:47 AM   #2
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LETíS GET READY TO RUUUUMMMMBLLLLE!


Iíll start, my broadheads are awesome and everyone elseís are garbage because....
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:49 AM   #3
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Check out Grizzlies and Simmons Sharks .
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:54 AM   #4
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For my actual 2 cents, itís hard to go wrong with Grizzlies.
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:56 AM   #5
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I use Ace Standard 125 gr on the arrows Jeffo built for me. Since I'm only shooting 45 lbs, I wanted a 2 blade for better penetration and 125 gr heads kept me in the ballpark for the total arrow weight I wanted.
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Although I do not shoot woodies, I do have a couple of glue on heads that I have used with adaptors with good success. Like anyone will tell you, if you can get them sharp and have confidence in them, then that is the best head for you. I have used the grizzliesd but personally prefer a thicker blade. The zwickies are good and easy to sharpen but still have the thinner and layered blade. The abowyer http://abowyer.com/abowyer_glue_on_broadheads.html heads are more $ but have thicker material to them... yes, I know... you pay half that for 6 heads. But the thicker material heads give me comfort and confidence! To me, comfort and confidence are important. This is the style I like for 2 blade single bevel. If you want a 3 blade head, I like the VPA 3 blades. They are also robust and sturdy!

Find qualities that make you smile and go with it. They all cut if you get them sharp!

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Old 04-12-2018, 11:25 AM   #7
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This is just me... and keep in mind I have only dealt with 1 small set of premade woodies and have not made up any woodies myself.

I wouldn't have him glue up anything other than field points on them. If I was happy with them, then I would find a broadhead in that weight and then go through the process of swapping them out.

I had to do this with a really nice set of woodies that was gifted to me. They were too stiff so I had to heat up the head and put a heavier point on it... from there I found some heads that were that weight and put them on.

Since I haven't really had a lot of experience with heads that are glue on only... I can't be of much help. I liked Zwickeys but have recently decided that Simmons sharks are just as tough and seem to cut a lot better for me.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:27 AM   #8
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Iíll start, my broadheads are awesome and everyone elseís are garbage because....


Yeah it's loaded I know, but I want opinions and recommendations.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:28 AM   #9
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LETíS GET READY TO RUUUUMMMMBLLLLE!


Iíll start, my broadheads are awesome and everyone elseís are garbage because....
I think you stumbled into the wrong forum... it's not like that over here that often.... unless you suggest he glue those plastic broadheads on
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:30 AM   #10
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Loved my Iron Will Broadheads this last season.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:32 AM   #11
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Ya these are always good!!!

shoot at the right spot that will make the most difference. lol
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:36 AM   #12
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Yeah it's loaded I know, but I want opinions and recommendations.
This thread is going to spin only because the topic title and the fact that people won't look at what you actually asked...

Too bad you can't delete the thread and title it

What Glue on head would you shoot?

You'd get less non-trad shooter comments. (and yes, I realize I am just pushing this to the top of the main page.)
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:53 AM   #13
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Zwickey Eskimo. I like grizzlies as well but Zwickey do a great job for the price.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:55 AM   #14
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Those iron wills are super cool looking but dang they are expensive.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:07 PM   #15
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Also like the VPA 3 blades
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:53 PM   #16
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Ace standards or zwickeys would be where I started. Both have been working for a long time and are reasonably priced.
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Old 04-12-2018, 02:04 PM   #17
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Zwickey Deltas are my go to head, I like the Eskimos also.
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Old 04-12-2018, 02:16 PM   #18
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It really all depends on how much money you are willing to part with.

Zwickey, Grizzley, Zephyr, Ace, and several I know of that aren't coming to mind right now are all very good less expensive broadheads.

Not because I desire to spend more money, but because I seldom lose a broadhead, but have destroyed many of the less expensive ones, I chose to go with the heads that have better structural integrity like the VPA, Bishop Archery, Woodsman Elites, German Kinetics, etc, etc.

I want a broadhead built like a tank, but it has to perform as well, so I spend a little more money on them. Reluctantly, but I spend it anyway, and it has actually wound up saving me money in the long run.

Two Blade/ Three Blade? - Pick your preference, because there's lots of good ones of each, that do just as good of a job as the other.

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I think you stumbled into the wrong forum... it's not like that over here that often.... unless you suggest he glue those plastic broadheads on
Wait... isn't there like a Rage Hypo mechanical glue on one?


Kidding, just kidding. As Rick says above this post it comes down to what you want to spend. TBH if it's a head that you can get killing sharp and are happy with it then shoot it. I don't have woodies yet but picked up all my Bear Razorheads as glue on's and inserted adapters. If/when I ever go woodies I'm pulling the adapters out and using them.
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:06 PM   #20
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I have no experience with woods ... yet.

But when I do I will have the screw on adapter tips installed.

https://www.3riversarchery.com/wood-...-adapters.html
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:36 PM   #21
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ive got a bunch of old 2 blade magnus heads that i use on wood and screw in adapters. like the sharks, zwickies and woodsmans as well. but got a bunch these magnus!!
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I have no experience with woods ... yet.

But when I do I will have the screw on adapter tips installed.

https://www.3riversarchery.com/wood-...-adapters.html
That seems like cheating.... I like it!!
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I have no experience with woods ... yet.

But when I do I will have the screw on adapter tips installed.

https://www.3riversarchery.com/wood-...-adapters.html
I eventually trended to that as well, but I made my own adapters out of pieces of aluminum shaft, and the inserts for them.

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Old 04-13-2018, 10:11 AM   #24
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I keep flirting with the idea of wood shafts, but donít really see the point (other than panache).
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:02 PM   #25
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I shoot Ace Standard 145 gr. on my woodies. They are pretty inexpensive, easy to sharpen and fly just like my field points. This being said, there are a lot of good broadheads out there.
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:31 PM   #26
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This! Tested over a long time!

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Zwickey Eskimo. I like grizzlies as well but Zwickey do a great job for the price.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:32 PM   #27
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I use Ace and Zwickey heads
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:49 PM   #28
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I have no experience with woods ... yet.

But when I do I will have the screw on adapter tips installed.

https://www.3riversarchery.com/wood-...-adapters.html
I used those a lot back around 2000-2002. I used to shoot in a trad DART league back in PA and needed them to screw in the blunt tips for scoring then I just kept them on for hunting so my setup never changed. As this pic shows, mine have seen a lot of use/abuse haha.

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Old 04-17-2018, 02:18 PM   #29
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I have Zwickey Eskimo and Bear Razorheads on my woods. Both are effective when placed in the right spot.
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I have killed an uncountable number of critters with the Zwickey delta.
I also had great success with the 1-1/2" Snuffers, Killed a Buffalo with a Woodsman, so I guess I really don't have a favorite.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:29 AM   #31
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You didn't list your poundage.
If you are shooting over 75# it would be hard to beat a Tuff head
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:36 AM   #32
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You didn't list your poundage.

If you are shooting over 75# it would be hard to beat a Tuff head

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My bow is 64# at 28" but my draw is 30 1/2"
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:43 AM   #33
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My bow is 64# at 28" but my draw is 30 1/2"


That would be plenty for the Tuff Head
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:57 AM   #34
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I’ll start, my broadheads are awesome and everyone else’s are garbage because....
lololol


But on a serious note I like Grim Reapers 1 3/8 razor tip. Killed A lot of critters. The buck in my profile picture was shanked with one this past season and he literally ran 50 yards. I watched him drop out of my tree stand.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:12 AM   #35
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RAGE & MUZZY for me
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RAGE & MUZZY for me
Id pay to see someone glue on a rage to a wood arrow
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:17 AM   #37
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I know a guy that killed a deer with a Trad bow and Rage broadhead this past season!!!! (Not with a wood arrow though)

I wouldnít do it, but he did. Said it made one he33 of a bloody mess!

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I have arrows built for my Widow shooting 100 grain heads. I'm getting 210fps and am planning to try some Hypodermics on pigs. If they work well I may do some experiments with them on heavier set ups and use insert weights to make op the difference. I wouldn't try a three blade mechanical because they take way more energy to penetrate but I've read about several traditional shooters using Rage heads successfully. Although most are drawing 50 pounds and up.

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Do you need heavy poundage to shoot Tuffheads?
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:59 AM   #40
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Gotta go with NAPs
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Do you need heavy poundage to shoot Tuffheads?


You can shoot anything, as long as it is well tuned, and your in-head computer can handle the trajectory!!!

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Old 05-04-2018, 09:31 AM   #42
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If you shoot a single bevel head, just be sure to buy the correct bevel for your arrows...i.e. Right Wing or Left Wing in order that they spin correctly upon entry.

I like Simmons Sharks and Zwickey Eskimos. Zwickey heads have probably killed more animals than any other head out there. They are inexpensive, easy to sharpen and just flat "Kill".
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:35 AM   #43
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I like grizzlies and magnus.
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:02 AM   #44
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I've only been hunting with X-bow for 4-5 years, but 100 gr. Spitfires have served me well. Bought some 100 gr. Killzones last year & they too shot very good, although no game taken with them! Recently bought some 100 gr. Spitfire ***'s to tryout, and they also shoot very good! The Spitfires & Killzones shoot EXACTLY the same POI & to my surprise, the ***'s shoot within 1/2" with my new Spynal Tapps! I've only shot @ 20 & 30 yds. which is the range 95% of my shots are taken. I'm very happy with all three of these NAP products.
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this is the most truthful statement of the week..
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I will probably try wood arrows soon. Not so much for hunting but for competition.

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