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Old 01-28-2016, 02:03 PM   #1
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What diameter broadhead do you use? Large ( 1 3/16" , 1 1/4") or small ( 1", 1 1/8") and why you chose that size.
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Old 01-28-2016, 02:08 PM   #2
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1.5" ramcats and now German Kinetics. I like big holes and I have the KE to push a bigger broad head.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:02 PM   #3
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1.5" Ramcats, 1-1/4" Grizz Tricks for deer. I too like a large cutting diameter for deer. Quick kills and short blood trails. I shoot a 525 grain arrow at 280 FPS. I also love the 125 grain 1-1/4" 3 Blade VPA for hogs, very tough head that penetrates great.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:23 PM   #4
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I've been using the small ( 100 gr. Striker ) for years, but after two lost javelinas, from no blood trail, I'm fixing to go big, or go home !
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:23 PM   #5
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125gr swacker 2.25" found everything I have shot. 488 gr total arrow. I have also always had a pass through thus far.
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:17 AM   #6
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My 1 1/8" slick trick mags = 2 1/4" cutting surface... And fly like laser beams.

Just seem to be the perfect broadhead for me, I quit looking at other possible broadheads the year I tried them
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:39 PM   #7
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1 3/16 Simmons tiger shark
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:43 AM   #8
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Things to keep in mind: solid blades will penetrate better, short ferrules will usually tune easier and group better, size is not better than accuracy.
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:48 AM   #9
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Simmons Landshark 165, 1-9/16" cut. Like old killer stated shorter heads are usually more forgiving in the tuning game but with a properly set-up bow and proper fletching you can still get great flight out of a big cut head.
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:56 AM   #10
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Ramcat 125 grain 1.5 inch 3 blade.
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:57 AM   #11
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I use the solid 125 (just under 1.5") fliers flies great from all 3 of my bows
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:56 AM   #12
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Old 01-30-2016, 02:32 PM   #13
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Quote:
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My 1 1/8" slick trick mags = 2 1/4" cutting surface... And fly like laser beams.

Just seem to be the perfect broadhead for me, I quit looking at other possible broadheads the year I tried them
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Arrow placement is the key with any broadhead but the Slick Trick Mag just seems to fit the bill for me better than any of the others I have used over the years. Like Low Fence said, these things fly like laser beams and do unbelievable damage for what looks to be a small head. The only other BH I may concider would be the Slick Trick Grizz Trick that is 1 1/4" making it 2 1/2" cutting surface.
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Old 01-30-2016, 03:05 PM   #14
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I use Slick Trick Mags (2x1-1/8") and G5s (1.5x1-1/8") for ~25 yards & in and Trophy Ridge Rocket Steelheads (the smaller ones - 1-1/8") for shots out to 40 on spot and stalk hunts or on windy days.
I've found the Slick Tricks whistle quite a bit as they fly and catch a crosswind like a mug!
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:39 PM   #15
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Rage Extremes work for me. They fly straight and with the new collars rage put on them several years ago they don't open up earlier. Everything I have shot the last 4 years has been dead in under 60'yards. Most closer.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:23 PM   #16
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Simmons Landshark 165, 1-9/16" cut. Like old killer stated shorter heads are usually more forgiving in the tuning game but with a properly set-up bow and proper fletching you can still get great flight out of a big cut head.
Very true, The guidance system is of equal importance.
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:11 PM   #17
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I swapped out rage for an Australian made broad head called Ozcut.

Why, just watch this video and you'll see!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz2NN-9NJ88
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