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Old 10-18-2017, 11:21 AM   #1
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I inquired about what broadhead to use out of what I already owned...

While I'm confident I could get it done, I'm going to listen to people that have actually shot a nilgai.

So, I have the broadhead itch again!

I'm looking at 125 grain heads only

Currently leaning toward the 125 SS Vipertrick.

Open to all suggestions
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:25 AM   #2
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I shot mine with a 100 gr. Rocky Mtn. Titanium. They don't make it anymore, but there are similar designs out there.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:30 AM   #3
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I have killed a nilgai cow and bull with a bow. I would go with a 125 grain head. The vipertrick is a solid choice. I might look at a good two blade like a silver flame, kudu point, Strickland helix, or iron will. I think a well build three blade will also work. I wouldn't hesitate to shoot one with a qad exodus or something solid like a vpa or bishop 3 blade. I would go with a 500 grain arrow and for sure not under 450 grains. I shot my bull with a 500+ grain arrow out of an 80 lb bowtech with the old black Magnus 125 grain heads and a glue in insert. Complete pass through and a very quick death.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:36 AM   #4
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Grim reaper worked on my bull
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:39 AM   #5
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I shot mine with a 100 gr. Rocky Mtn. Titanium. They don't make it anymore, but there are similar designs out there.
Thanks! I'll look into it.

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I have killed a nilgai cow and bull with a bow. I would go with a 125 grain head. The vipertrick is a solid choice. I might look at a good two blade like a silver flame, kudu point, Strickland helix, or iron will. I think a well build three blade will also work. I wouldn't hesitate to shoot one with a qad exodus or something solid like a vpa or bishop 3 blade. I would go with a 500 grain arrow and for sure not under 450 grains. I shot my bull with a 500+ grain arrow out of an 80 lb bowtech with the old black Magnus 125 grain heads and a glue in insert. Complete pass through and a very quick death.
I'm using Easton 6mm FMJ's at 460 grains. Thanks for the input, I will look at those
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:40 AM   #6
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I shot mine with a 100 gr. Rocky Mtn. Titanium. They don't make it anymore, but there are similar designs out there.

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Old 10-18-2017, 11:40 AM   #7
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Grim reaper worked on my bull
Fixed or expandable?
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:51 AM   #8
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Look at iron will broadheads


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Old 10-18-2017, 11:55 AM   #9
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Already have. They look awesome, just alot of $$$ for a poor boy like me
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:56 AM   #10
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Already have. They look awesome, just alot of $$$ for a poor boy like me


Then shoot slick trick standards. Thatís what I shoot


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Old 10-18-2017, 12:00 PM   #11
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If money is a decider a would go with Slick Trick Magnums........I shot mine with a Silver Flame and dang happy I did!!!
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:14 PM   #12
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I shot mine with a Ramcat
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:20 PM   #13
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I hear many good choices above and would vote for a Ramcat, Viper trick any of the big two blades mentioned. If money is an issue don't forget about the 125 Magnus stinger. It's a good head, accurate, will drive deep and well priced.

Also, look for 450 grains and above like Doc mentioned and up your FOC. I'm running black eagles at 475 with 21% FOC. Were it me, I'd run that ramcat on this arrow in my 65 pound bow without issue. Second choice would be the Magnus stinger.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:26 PM   #14
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I shot mine with a German Kentic. Aim low, my bull dropped quite a bit before max red sd arrow arrived. I also second shooting a heavier arrow set up.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:27 PM   #15
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I shot mine with a 100 gr. Rocky Mtn. Titanium. They don't make it anymore, but there are similar designs out there.


Just got some in Bubba from TruGlo
They are making them
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QAD Exodus.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:46 PM   #17
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125 grain Ramcat Worked well on a bunch of stuff in South Africa.
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:35 PM   #18
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Already have. They look awesome, just alot of $$$ for a poor boy like me
Even a poor boy won't skimp on his equipment on a hunt such as this.
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:58 PM   #20
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Shoot what you hunt whitetail with....
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Old 10-18-2017, 04:07 PM   #21
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Even a poor boy won't skimp on his equipment on a hunt such as this.
Thanks for the advice. Real helpful
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Old 10-18-2017, 04:07 PM   #22
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i think Simmons sharks are making a 125 and a 135 gr now, give them a look.
the vipertricks are a solid choice as well.
another head i'm looking at for kansas is the magnus black hornet
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Old 10-18-2017, 04:09 PM   #23
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125 grain Ramcat Worked well on a bunch of stuff in South Africa.
I have those. Looking at using them
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Old 10-18-2017, 04:10 PM   #24
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Looks like a lot of nods towards various slick tricks
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Old 10-18-2017, 04:15 PM   #25
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I second Doc May. 500 plus grain arrow with a silver flame is great choice. My arrow has stainless insert up from so it help get the foc up. Good luck
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Thanks for the advice. Real helpful
I think it is.

Why would you invest time and money on a big game hunt, and then skimp on the equipment.

Hopefully you can find a taxidermist to mount the nilgai, for no more than $250, too.
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:32 AM   #27
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I think it is.

Why would you invest time and money on a big game hunt, and then skimp on the equipment.

Hopefully you can find a taxidermist to mount the nilgai, for no more than $250, too.
It's a draw hunt, it's going to cost me more to get there than the permit cost. And I'm not going to be able to use a taxidermist, I will do a euro mount myself if I am lucky enough to get a bull. My equipment is fine, I'm just not willing to spend that much on broadheads at this time (they are very nice, and I'd love to be able to use them) I understand what you are saying, but a sharp broadhead in the right place will kill them just as dead. Thanks
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:00 PM   #28
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I wouldn't even hesitate to use a Magnus stinger 4 blade as it's what I use to shoot big boars with and my buddy has killed 2 Nilgai with them.
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It's a draw hunt, it's going to cost me more to get there than the permit cost. And I'm not going to be able to use a taxidermist, I will do a euro mount myself if I am lucky enough to get a bull. My equipment is fine, I'm just not willing to spend that much on broadheads at this time (they are very nice, and I'd love to be able to use them) I understand what you are saying, but a sharp broadhead in the right place will kill them just as dead. Thanks


When you buy a head like a iron will you can literally touch them up and re use them. You canít say that for 90% of broadheads. So ya they are 33$ each but you can shoot 2-3-10 animals with them. They are cheaper in the long run


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Old 10-19-2017, 12:27 PM   #30
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When you buy a head like a iron will you can literally touch them up and re use them. You canít say that for 90% of broadheads. So ya they are 33$ each but you can shoot 2-3-10 animals with them. They are cheaper in the long run


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I know its an awesome head, that's been established. I just can't justify buying them at this time. Maybe in the future I will be able to invest in some, but for right now I'm going in another direction. Thanks
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