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Old 08-17-2016, 07:53 AM   #1
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That is, best deal for a cheapskate like me

I want to use fixed blade, but I don't want to pay a fortune for them. Where is the line between a good deal and a cheap piece of junk? What brand should I stay away from and what do you recommend? My whole family bow hunts and it gets real expensive. I'm looking for the cheapest broad head that will get the job done and is dependable. Thanks.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:06 AM   #2
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As far as your title asks, Montec.

As far as what you posted, Muzzy. I shoot both and definitely prefer the montec nowadays but cut my teeth bowhunting with Muzzys. It was the affordable option during the college days. Both kill em just as dead
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:09 AM   #3
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:09 AM   #4
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I like my Muzzy MX3's. I have been using them for years, good penetration and good blood trails. I don't have to change my sights from field points either.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:12 AM   #5
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As far as your title asks, Montec.

As far as what you posted, Muzzy. I shoot both and definitely prefer the montec nowadays but cut my teeth bowhunting with Muzzys. It was the affordable option during the college days. Both kill em just as dead
I couldn't agree more. Love the montecs but as far as a great cheaper head you can't beat muzzy. You can get a 6 pk through Walmart for $30. You will pay that for 3 montecs.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Muzzy-100-...d-6pk/17284275
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:15 AM   #6
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they all get a lot cheaper when you learn to resharpen them. seriously.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:17 AM   #7
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Muzzy/ Thunderheads
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:18 AM   #8
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Muzzy 6 pack
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:24 AM   #9
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VPA may not be the " cheapest" , but if you figure that you can target practice, resharpen go hunt, send threw an animal ( or miss) resharpen and send threw another. They are very durable, you don't have the cost of replaceable blades, they make them in all different weights. So in the long run, probably the " cheapest" head you will find. As long as you don't lose them, keep reusing them. And just about any animal you will hunt has been harvested with them, if I could only have one head to hunt with these would be them.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:24 AM   #10
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I think the slick trick is the answer. A four pack is around $35 and they fly great. While not as cheap as a muzzy which used to be my go to, they are a whole lot tougher and will last for several kills. I prefer the viper model.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:32 AM   #11
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New broadhead Tooth of the Arrow. Made out of cold roll steel machined one piece I have shot them and the fly really well. Very solid broadhead. Made here in the USA
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:41 AM   #12
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Come on man!

Why pay thousands for a deer lease, a couple thousand on a bow, hundreds on stands, hundreds on feeders and corn, hundreds on scent elimination, just to skimp out on the very thing that kills the animal?

Can't go wrong with Slick Tricks or Ramcats.

Just messing with ya! I know it gets expensive.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:51 AM   #13
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Magnus stingers come with lifetime warranty
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:53 AM   #14
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Agree with muzzy/thunderhead. Those two broad heads have killed a ton of animals over the years and rarely if ever fail
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:58 AM   #15
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Wasp drones are $30 for 3 and 2 extra set of blades.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:58 AM   #16
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Another vote for Slick Trick. I use either the magnum or viper. I have been resharpening the blades and it works great and have used on several animals with a single head and blades.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:25 AM   #17
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When I shot compound it shot the muzzy. You can buy replacement blades and tip kits. And they come with practice replacement blades that aren't sharpened.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:30 AM   #18
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Come on man!

Why pay thousands for a deer lease, a couple thousand on a bow, hundreds on stands, hundreds on feeders and corn, hundreds on scent elimination, just to skimp out on the very thing that kills the animal?

Can't go wrong with Slick Tricks or Ramcats.

Just messing with ya! I know it gets expensive.



This^^^^ is the problem. I spent it all for the opportunity to hunt

When you have a wife and 4 kids who all bow hunt the archery equipment gets expensive quick. I agree the broadhead is what does the killing. That's why I'm not going out and buying what ever is on sale. I want something that will work and I value your opinions.

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Old 08-17-2016, 09:43 AM   #19
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Muzzy!!!
They are affordable and work. I also like Montecs and Shuttle T's.
But for the best bang for the buck it's muzzy.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:51 AM   #20
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Another tip of the hat for Muzzy's for price and durability, but Montec for super flight and kill ability.


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Old 08-17-2016, 11:01 AM   #21
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Thanks everyone. Muzzy's it is! Gonna pick up about two dozen of them this week.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:20 AM   #22
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I never had good success with muzzys. Never liked them, but they are cheap.

I'd rather have slick tricks.

Or, get yourself something with a single bevel, like DRTs
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:21 AM   #23
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Magnus stingers come with lifetime warranty
This is what me and my girls shoot. They do great and you can't beat their warranty.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:24 AM   #24
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That is, best deal for a cheapskate like me

I want to use fixed blade, but I don't want to pay a fortune for them. Where is the line between a good deal and a cheap piece of junk? What brand should I stay away from and what do you recommend? My whole family bow hunts and it gets real expensive. I'm looking for the cheapest broad head that will get the job done and is dependable. Thanks.
personally i like the stinger and black hornets from magnus,,, best deal is probably the wasp boss, three heads and two sets of replacement blades in the package for 35$, and they are a quality head
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:25 AM   #25
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Magnus Stingers! Cheap, and they have a free replacement warranty!

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Old 08-17-2016, 11:26 AM   #26
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:30 AM   #27
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Yet another vote for the thunderhead. As long as your equipment is REALLY tuned good it will shoot just like a field point. I can shoot my Thunderheads in the same hole as my fieldpoints out to 60 yards if I do my part. The only reason I say out to 60 is because that's as far as I shoot.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:30 AM   #28
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Slick trick used to be the answer. They were $30 for 3 but since they were bought out their prices got jacked up to $40.
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Magnus Stingers! Cheap, and they have a free replacement warranty!

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Since slicks tricks price went up, I'd have to agree with Bisch. I used to shoot Magnus broadheads, and they are TOUGH. I've only ever bent one and that's because it hit a rock after a pass through. I flat out missed the target once and smacked a big oak tree. When I managed to finally get the head out, it was not damaged at all. And like Bisch said, if one does bend or break, they will replace it
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:45 AM   #29
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Muzzy 3 blade. Kill, Spin test, Resharpen, Repeat. Buy blades when necessary.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:47 AM   #30
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:49 AM   #31
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I shoot and like ST Mags
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:54 AM   #32
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slick trick standards, they fly the best and they come out of the box the sharpest....plus they resharpen very well
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:56 AM   #33
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I've used Montec's with great success.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:57 AM   #34
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Slick Tricks......never paid more than 30 bucks for 3 of them, and can usually find them online for around 25 bucks.
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:00 PM   #35
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Muzzy MX-3 or Muzzy Phantom

I've had great success with both taking deer and hogs.
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:13 PM   #36
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MUZZY- Bad unless they hit bone

Montec G5 is the only one that hits exactly where my field points do so that's what I use.
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:14 PM   #37
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Slick trick used to be the answer. They were $30 for 3 but since they were bought out their prices got jacked up to $40.

Since slicks tricks price went up, I'd have to agree with Bisch. I used to shoot Magnus broadheads, and they are TOUGH. I've only ever bent one and that's because it hit a rock after a pass through. I flat out missed the target once and smacked a big oak tree. When I managed to finally get the head out, it was not damaged at all. And like Bisch said, if one does bend or break, they will replace it
I just bought two four-packs of ST Mags and a pack of replacement blades off of the Slick Trick thread delivered to my mailbox for $82. Can't beat that !
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:23 PM   #38
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The one that shoots the tights groups for you out to 40 yards would be my pick! Also one that is razor sharp!
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:28 PM   #39
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Slick trick used to be the answer. They were $30 for 3 but since they were bought out their prices got jacked up to $40.

Since slicks tricks price went up, I'd have to agree with Bisch. I used to shoot Magnus broadheads, and they are TOUGH. I've only ever bent one and that's because it hit a rock after a pass through. I flat out missed the target once and smacked a big oak tree. When I managed to finally get the head out, it was not damaged at all. And like Bisch said, if one does bend or break, they will replace it
Slick trick prices did go up, but they also went from 3 to a pack to 4 in a pack. They are the same price per head.
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:36 PM   #40
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My son shoots a G5 Montec and my daughter shoots a Slick Trick. Both seem to work just fine.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:01 PM   #41
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Well, lots of variables to that answer.
I have zero complaints with Slick Tricks over the years. I use them on my lease for whitetails and for hogs if one crosses my path. My Go-To now are Silver Flames, they last forever but the cost may be outside of what you may want to pay.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:20 PM   #42
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You want the best head for the price. Go with Zwickey. There is no better head for the price. And I will put a Zwickey head against most two blade heads. Especially Magnus heads. Mine don't bend Magnus does

I buy mine with out adaptors then buy the weight adapters I want to build the weight I want. My heads are 240 gn. I'm paying right at $5 each.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:24 PM   #43
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Muzzy 4 blade 100g followed by Slick Tricks for me
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:26 PM   #44
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My pick would be a Ramcat, either size!
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:32 PM   #45
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I love my G5 Montecs. They are not cheap at first but they last.Shoot resharpen and shoot again. I've shot two pigs and a deer with the same one.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:51 PM   #46
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Wensel Woodsman....just resharpen and keep killn
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:03 PM   #47
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I like the Muzzy's.

You should ask Ragin. He is a guru on broadheads, but it is hard to get him to express his true opinion on things...wait...his lips are frozen from being in the cooler for so long!

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Old 08-17-2016, 10:10 PM   #48
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Slick trick prices did go up, but they also went from 3 to a pack to 4 in a pack. They are the same price per head.
Oh I did not know they came 4 per box now. Glad to know that now, thanks for sharing
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:56 PM   #49
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Muzzy Trocar. Killed my two best with them. Haven't run more than 20 yards.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:03 PM   #50
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Oh I did not know they came 4 per box now. Glad to know that now, thanks for sharing
you can get em in packs of 10 as well!
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