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Old 10-08-2018, 11:15 AM   #1
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only people that have hunted it know how the Hill Country will absolutely wreck a broadhead even after passing through an animal.

swhackers have been absolutely deadly for me. but, their blades are usually not reusable after coming out the other and side and in the dirt. sometimes the aluminum ferrule is bent as well.

i've also used the Strickland Helix to good effect. but, the rock soil tears up that single bevel blade.

i'm taking recommendations.
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:21 AM   #2
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You can try magnus. If they get messed up the replace them.
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:22 AM   #3
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there is no head currently made that will hold up against rock,,,
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:22 AM   #4
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You can try magnus. If they get messed up the replace them.
Strickland will replace them as well. It just kind of stinks to have to go through that process.
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:25 AM   #5
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there is no head currently made that will hold up against rock,,,
i'm looking for a strong ferrule that won't bend and likely replaceable blades because you are right about that.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:25 PM   #6
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I’d shoot a trypan and expect to replace blades and if the ferrule bends... there’s 2 more in the pack
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:29 PM   #7
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G5 Striker has a good ferrule and strong blades that can also be replaced. The G5 Montec is a strong built head but I could never get them razor sharp. I like broadheads with replaceable blades for this reason, shooting mostly 125gr Strikers and SS Slick Tricks this year, shot a doe two weekends ago with a Rage Hypo +P however.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:33 PM   #8
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Slick trick mag. I change blades regardless (cheap enough). And of the hundreds of animals I’ve shot with them the ferrule has been damaged maybe 2-3 tops (including hill county animals).... and if damaged your out $10..... $10 to have fun shooting critters (that’s a win to me)

Or buy muzzys on sale. Midway had them for $9 a 3 pack..... I wouldn’t even bother reusing at that price for a quality BH
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:41 PM   #9
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Exodus has a short very stout ferral, replaceable blades. I've shot through a lot of critters in some rocky country and these hold up better then most.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:45 AM   #10
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How about turning the weight of your bow down?

Enough you can still get good penetration but not so much that your arrow skips off 100yds through the rocks.

Or do what Low Fence suggested and buy when they are on sale
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:48 AM   #11
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Bishop S7 tool steel will take a beating but they are really expensive
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:57 AM   #12
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Bishop S7 tool steel will take a beating but they are really expensive
just looked them up. holy smokes!
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:20 AM   #13
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Lots of threads about this stuff but I use PX2's not very well known but they are the toughest I have have used I have a set of three that I use for warmup and target practice and haven't broken one yet in three years. They were orignally developed by the now Late Jason Peterson from into the wild tv. I love them.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:23 AM   #14
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I shoot NAP Thunderheads for that reason. Replaceable blades, but also broadheads that are 1/2 the price of most everything else and still as effective. Don’t feel too bad if I bang one up beyond reuse.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:30 AM   #15
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master
never heard of those. will look into them.

seacoal
funny you mention thunderheads. i was thinking about them the other day.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:39 AM   #16
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never heard of those. will look into them.

seacoal
funny you mention thunderheads. i was thinking about them the other day.
PM me and I can give you more info.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:40 AM   #17
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i'm looking for a strong ferrule that won't bend and likely replaceable blades because you are right about that.
No such thing exists. If you want a replaceable blade... the ferule is not going to be beefy enough to handle hitting a tree, let alone the million rocks out there. I shot magnus in the hill country and was pretty much saying goodbye to my broadhead anytime I let one fly, hit or miss.

I switched to a solid, 2 blade head like a Zwickey and I had plenty of misses on things like jack rabbits that would skip off rocks, etc and were re-usable. Granted, I also am a believer in a 175gr head that has a lot of metal behind the edge. These thin broadheads just don't hold up.

Either way... it is kinda the penalty you pay for hunting that area. Plenty of game... and plenty of rocks to go with em.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:18 PM   #18
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I shoot Rage, shoot my deer with a new one. The used ones are kept to shoot the pigs.
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