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Old 05-29-2021, 06:14 PM   #1
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Anyone used Simmons Sharks Broadheads. Saw some today at the bow shop and they look nice


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Old 05-29-2021, 08:31 PM   #2
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I don't currently use them but I did for years. I used the 160gr Sharks. They are a little tricky to get razor sharp. I used a small round diamond steel, worked very good. I killed 11 deer one season with them and 10 fell in sight of my stand, the other made it 20 yards out of sight. Very good head.
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Old 05-29-2021, 08:40 PM   #3
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I tried them once. Wind planed like an old Savora head.
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Old 05-29-2021, 09:12 PM   #4
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There a great head and cut a large hole but you need a heavy FOC and your fletching should be right or left helical 5" feathers so they will spin and they will fly like darts. Also you can use other types of fletching but it needs to spin your arrow well
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Old 05-29-2021, 09:35 PM   #5
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shot 175 gr tiger sharks the last 7 yrs or so out of my compound. pass thru everything and good blood trails. sharpen with the wheelie sharpener from Simmons.
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300 spine arrows with bohning blazers off a drop away rest
no problem grouping at 40 yds
never had any damage on one
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:18 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the info everyone


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Old 05-30-2021, 07:26 AM   #7
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Hard to sharpen with traditional rods or file but the Rada wheel sharpeners do work on them. Make sure your bow is tuned as they will plane pretty good if not.
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:32 AM   #8
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I shoot the 205 grain Safari out of my longbow. I use 4" shield cut feathers and have never had any problems with planeing.
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:12 AM   #9
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Never been shark hunting, but I will keep them in mind just in case.
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:03 AM   #10
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Like others said above. They do not come hunting sharp and can be difficult to get sharp. I shot them for years with my trad bows before switching to Iron Will.
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Old 05-30-2021, 11:39 AM   #11
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I just had straight four in fletch when I had my recurve. Bought a six pack of these cause I always wanted to try them and had heard good results. first shot at 15 yards, that sucker caught the wind so bad I skipped the arrow off the top of my small bag target and stuck it in the back of my garage. Went through a piece of old ship-lap and cracked the siding on the outside. You need to spin those arrows with some big fletching like others have said.
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Old 05-30-2021, 11:51 AM   #12
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There a great head and cut a large hole but you need a heavy FOC and your fletching should be right or left helical 5" feathers so they will spin and they will fly like darts. Also you can use other types of fletching but it needs to spin your arrow well
This is the best advice I never heard...until now.
Thanks for posting this MsTracy.

They are a booger to sharpen.
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Old 05-30-2021, 12:35 PM   #13
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properly done they are easy to sharpen.

If they are not flying well they are not on the shaft straight or yer bow ain't tuned properly.
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Old 05-30-2021, 01:18 PM   #14
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I like em. My buddy & I each killed a Cape Buffalo w them.
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Old 05-30-2021, 02:15 PM   #15
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If your bareshafts fly good, they're a great head. Used to use them out of my recurve and longbow. I killed a 6pt bull elk with one, and a buck here in Texas. I've switched to lighter bows and don't have the horsepower to shoot them any more. They leave a hole that looks like a hatchet wound.
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Old 05-30-2021, 02:56 PM   #16
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I bought some. Everything I shot with them bent them. Yeah, they killed what I shot. But I wont buy any more.

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Old 05-30-2021, 07:21 PM   #17
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Anyone used Simmons Sharks Broadheads. Saw some today at the bow shop and they look nice


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I took them (175 Tigersharks)to Africa in 2016 and again in 2018, shot a lot of big animals with them and they performed flawlessly. I still shoot them today and would defy anybody to to name a fixed blade/COC head that produces such a huge cut. The 1-9/16 is just devastating, its like throwing a circular saw blade through and animal.
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:36 PM   #18
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Would yall trust the 100s or 125s out at 50-60 yds on elk as far as accuracy goes?


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Old 05-30-2021, 09:00 PM   #19
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Never personally used them, but there have the reputation of being a "Lethal Killer" BH !!
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Old 05-30-2021, 09:21 PM   #20
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Man I killed a lot of critters with my Simmons land sharks out of the compound. When I switched to a recurve I just couldn't get the big sharks to fly right. Probably user error since I was a rookie
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Old 05-31-2021, 10:20 PM   #21
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Love mine. Shoot the 165s out of my recurve. Never have shot them out of my compound Yet!


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Old 06-04-2021, 08:51 AM   #22
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Im going to get the makos and try them out.


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Old 06-04-2021, 09:26 AM   #23
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Man I killed a lot of critters with my Simmons land sharks out of the compound. When I switched to a recurve I just couldn't get the big sharks to fly right. Probably user error since I was a rookie
Yeah, they flew terrible for me too. The Magnus stingers I was shooting flew like darts, so I left well enough alone. I'm sure I could've done some tinker'n, but didn't have the time or want too.
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Old 06-04-2021, 10:54 AM   #24
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Yeah, they flew terrible for me too. The Magnus stingers I was shooting flew like darts, so I left well enough alone. I'm sure I could've done some tinker'n, but didn't have the time or want too.

Good to know. Going to try the stingers or hornets too.


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Old 06-04-2021, 10:58 AM   #25
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Good to know. Going to try the stingers or hornets too.


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Yup stingers flew exactly like field points.
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Old 06-04-2021, 11:23 AM   #26
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150 gr Stingers are what I ended up shooting when I was recurve hunting.
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Old 06-14-2021, 07:33 PM   #27
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150 gr Stingers are what I ended up shooting when I was recurve hunting.

Im going to try the 100s. My arrows are 515 with a 100 grain field point


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