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Old 09-20-2019, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default G5 Montec, Love 'em or Hate 'em?

Love them or hate them?

I broke down and got me a pack, I've been interested in them for a while. Seeing that I'm going on an Elk hunt in 2021, I figure I'll use them this season and see how they do.

Been using mechanicals for years, but on something as big as Elk, and as much prep and money that's going into this hunt, I want to eliminate any possibility of failure I can.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:39 PM   #2
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Hate them. Not sharp, leave the crappiest blood trails.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:45 PM   #3
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Not a fan. I don't like a broadhead I have to sharpen out of the pack.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:51 PM   #4
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I bought some of those practice Montecs one time them dang things were not sharp at all 😂😜
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:52 PM   #5
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I bought some of those practice Montecs one time them dang things were not sharp at all 😂😜
How'd you tell the difference?
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:54 PM   #6
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How'd you tell the difference?
One wouldn’t scratch me at all the other made a little bitty scratch in my skin.
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:11 PM   #7
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I shot a cow elk 2 weeks ago with a magnus stinger . She went 40 yards and fell over.. no blood trail .. after seeing how thick the terrain is and how thick their hide/hair is I think I'll find the widest cut blade I can accurately shoot.. 1 inch or 1 1/8 inch cut won't do it if they run 2 or 300 yards like elk can ..
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:14 PM   #8
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Default G5 Montec, Love 'em or Hate 'em?

Great heads, but leave 0 bloodtrail.

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Old 09-20-2019, 01:37 PM   #9
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Does any one have recommendations for Elk?

Do you think a 2 blade would be better?

I just don't want something you have to change parts on. I want a one piece, I can sharpen and use again.

I don't like waste.
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:44 PM   #10
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:14 PM   #11
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Shot them for a year or two they are tough but leave 0 blood. Switched to the strikers and loved them till I shot ram cats.
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:36 AM   #12
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I have had great luck with mine. Fly great, hit hard and left great blood trails.


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Old 09-21-2019, 04:11 AM   #13
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Switched to magnus snuffer. Both are about the same but magnus has a lifetime guarantee. I like that they are one piece cut on contact. I also like that I can sharpen them and reuse them.
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Old 09-21-2019, 07:33 AM   #14
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:12 AM   #15
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Solid would be my recommendation. I put one through both shoulders on an axis buck at 40 yards and it buried in the ground behind him.


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Old 09-21-2019, 08:20 AM   #16
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mmIreiner, beautiful animals. Nice shots.
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:47 AM   #17
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:52 AM   #18
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Do you ever have to sharpen em out of the package? It was hit and miss for me.



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Old 09-21-2019, 10:38 AM   #19
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I've read a lot of people do sharpen them out of the package. That doesn't bother me, I like doing that kinda stuff. Plus it will be good practice for when I have to re-sharpen after using them.

I'm also aware of the fact that the edges are on a 60 degree angle, because of the design, so you won't get quite the extreme angle you get with a thinner, disposable blade. That is the reason I like them. Not the angle, but the thicker, tougher blade, and the fact that I can sharpen them on the fly if I need to. Not having to find someone who is open and sells replacement blades, on a Saturday evening an hour from the closest town.
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:43 AM   #20
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I have used them since they came out and have no issues. the carbon steel ones are super easy to sharpen and it is a fact that they are not so sharp out of the box. Sharpening them is much quicker than changing blades
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:18 AM   #21
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Never used them but have herd horror stories about them being dull.

I've been using ramcats for a few years but am trying slick tricks this year just to change things up a bit. They're stupid sharp out of the box.

I also like a larger cut then the montecs deliver, therefore I'm going with the 1.25 four blade in 125 grain.

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Old 09-21-2019, 11:45 AM   #22
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Never used them but have herd horror stories about them being dull.

I've been using ramcats for a few years but am trying slick tricks this year just to change things up a bit. They're stupid sharp out of the box.

I also like a larger cut then the montecs deliver, therefore I'm going with the 1.25 four blade in 125 grain.

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Old 09-21-2019, 11:45 AM   #23
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I've read a lot of people do sharpen them out of the package. That doesn't bother me, I like doing that kinda stuff. Plus it will be good practice for when I have to re-sharpen after using them.

I'm also aware of the fact that the edges are on a 60 degree angle, because of the design, so you won't get quite the extreme angle you get with a thinner, disposable blade. That is the reason I like them. Not the angle, but the thicker, tougher blade, and the fact that I can sharpen them on the fly if I need to. Not having to find someone who is open and sells replacement blades, on a Saturday evening an hour from the closest town.


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Old 09-21-2019, 11:52 AM   #24
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No. only time I sharpen was after a kill. the stainless are harder to sharpen. I shoot the carbon steel ones now, easy to sharpen(IMO)
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Old 09-21-2019, 01:32 PM   #25
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No. only time I sharpen was after a kill. the stainless are harder to sharpen. I shoot the carbon steel ones now, easy to sharpen(IMO)
Do you have any problems with the carbons rusting in the off season when you're not hunting?
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Old 09-21-2019, 01:47 PM   #26
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hate em.... never fly true to field points...or even close for that matter in several set ups. If I want fixed blades I'm sticking to slick tricks
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:49 PM   #27
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mmIreiner, beautiful animals. Nice shots.


Thanks! Those were actually my very first animals ever taken with my bow. I was SUPER proud lol. The Montecs make a “zing” noise when flying but they’ve always been great for me. Been shooting the carbon steel 100gr for about 5-6 years. Never an issue with sharpness.


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Old 09-21-2019, 03:02 PM   #28
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Do you have any problems with the carbons rusting in the off season when you're not hunting?
haven't noticed any rust
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:06 PM   #29
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Only issue I had with mine was a high shoulder shot on a ram. It didn't completely pass thru and sounded like 2x4's smacking together when it hit his other shoulder to stop (about 5-6 inches of the arrow still sticking out). He was bleeding everywhere tho
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:15 PM   #30
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Hate them. Not sharp, leave the crappiest blood trails.


Exactly how my experience was.


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Old 09-21-2019, 04:05 PM   #31
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:49 PM   #32
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They are what my Idaho guide recommended. I have 6 125 grain SS and only one has been shot. They shoot exactly like my field points. Will let all 6 go for $50 plus postage. Not planning to hunt Idaho again.


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Old 09-26-2019, 08:09 AM   #33
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First head I ever used and have killed 10+ deer with them, but they do not come sharp out of the package. Great design and very strong, but very dull.

G5 Strilers are awesome.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:42 AM   #34
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A couple weeks ago, harvested 5x5 Elk with 100 gr Montec, pass through results, blood flowing both sides, out of package.

From sounds of others feedback, must have got sharp ones out of pack
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:47 AM   #35
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My buddy killed his bull with montec
I dont think it matters...if you double lung with a field point they will choke and die.. no difference
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:58 PM   #36
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Blood trail from a sharp Montec on Wyoming bull. Have used since 2001 or so. Have always sharpened and it takes a few minutes. I have heard the dreaded no blood trail but have not experienced it myself on a good shot.

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Old 09-26-2019, 04:17 PM   #37
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I've shot tons of whitetail and elk with Montec's. With the Montec I wounded two elk, one with a poor shot and one great shot (or so I thought). Very little blood trail, never recovered them. Then the following year at my guides suggestion, I switched to Rage 2" cut and it has left great blood trails and two elk in the bag so far. Now I shoot the rage on everything. The broad head is the cheapest part of the hunt so I don't worry about reuse or not.
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Old 09-26-2019, 04:41 PM   #38
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Penetration is great, but they don't leave a blood trail comparable to other heads. They are wonderful pig heads though! I have 2 in my quiver at all times for pigs and javis. They are very durable but come out of the box way too dull. I've been a Rage fanboy sense switching from Montecs. I'd be shooting a Hypodermic if I was on an elk hunt right now.
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Old 09-29-2019, 10:50 PM   #39
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I have 6 SS 100gr Montecs if anyone is interested in a trade.


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Old 09-29-2019, 10:56 PM   #40
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I've used Montecs before and didn't have any issues. I've never seen where someone had to sharpen them out of the pack. BUT, with that being said I only use Muzzy's now and I love those.
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