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  1. Default Broadhead for elk, deer and pronghorn

    Trying to sort out what Broadhead to shoot....

    just heard Randy say he uses Bone broadheads... but they look pretty primitive...

    Iím looking at Slick Trick and Magnus Stingers... open to suggestions but I would like a 125 grain Broadhead.

    Thanks for the help.

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    I'm going with Viper Tricks this year. I like small 4 blade heads. They tend to fly good, penetrate good, and 4 blades cuts a lot of tissue even when the diameter is only 1 and a 16th inch. I've said it before but I'd still use Tekken 2' s if they were still made. That was an altogether darn good BH.
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    I've had awesome luck with slick trick 125 grain magnums.
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    Depends on your setup and what you're looking to get out of it. Mechanical broadheads typically fly better and don't require a lot of tuning, but they will penetrate less than an fixed bladed

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    I've been back and forth between the Slick Trick Magnums and Vipers over the years, they work well for me. I've heard a few complaints about mediocre blood trails, but I've never had a problem recovering any animal that had one of my Slick Tricks pass thru them.

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    Killed my bull last year with a wacem. I was impressed and will be using them again this year.

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    My two favorites are kudupoint broadheads and iron will.

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    Your bow will tell you what it likes the best. My old Mathews Z7 liked 100 grain Shuttle T's. My Elite liked 100 grain slick trick mags. My new PSE likes 125 grain slick trick mags. FOC is something you need to take into account with deciding on what grain heads you use. I've killed a lot of animals with each head, but I am really impressed with the slick tricks.
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    I like NAP killzone 125 gr broadheads. I’ve always had a quick kill with easy to follow blood trails.

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    I like slicks, and G5 strikers. I like heavy arrows. Pay attention to your draw weight, arrow spine and FOC when shooting 125's.
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    I shot the Slick Trick 125 Magnums and they flew Ok, but this year I've been messing around with the 125gr Wac'ems and loving the flight. I haven't drawn blood yet with them, hopefully next weekend I will during my HAM javelina hunt
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingBird View Post
    I shot the Slick Trick 125 Magnums and they flew Ok, but this year I've been messing around with the 125gr Wac'ems and loving the flight. I haven't drawn blood yet with them, hopefully next weekend I will during my HAM javelina hunt
    I bought some Wacíems last year when I was in Canada. Like you havenít blooded. Iím keen to poke them through some big hogs here in Oz.
    Iíve been trolling through plenty of posts looking a the different broadheads folks are using for elk - good to know Iím on the right track. You folks are spoilt for choice.

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    They all work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCushman View Post
    Your bow will tell you what it likes the best. My old Mathews Z7 liked 100 grain Shuttle T's. My Elite liked 100 grain slick trick mags. My new PSE likes 125 grain slick trick mags. FOC is something you need to take into account with deciding on what grain heads you use. I've killed a lot of animals with each head, but I am really impressed with the slick tricks.
    I found the same to be true with my bow. I went to the pro shop and shot numerous heads. The Montec G5's is what I ended up using for elk and I used the Rage Chisel tip for deer. My buddy used the Rage on his elk this yr, as did his wife. I was impressed with the blood trail, and both were perfect shots. Not sure how they would've handled bone, but there are plenty of threads that discuss those opinions. I shot my cow elk at 33 yds and the arrow broke in three places when she took off running. She went down within 40 yds, but there was almost no blood. The below pics show my cow elk shoulder blade, which was the entrance side(Montec G5) and the exit hole on my deer(Rage Chisel tip)
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    I like my Ironwill fixed blade broadheads. Haven't got a shot at elk yet, but have downed deer & antelope. Sharp and durable.

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    I’ve been shooting a muzzy trocar 100 grain fixed, very impressed so far.

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    Razor sharp ones that fly straight and are sturdy. Everything after that is just preference. I've been pleased with the slick trick magnums. Shot G5 Montecs (fly great, hard to keep sharp, tough) and Hellrazors ( fly great, tough, sharper than Montecs, not as sharp as slick tricks)

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    I'm back and forth between WAC em 4 blades and viper tricks. I am confident in both

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    I have had great luck with QAD Exodus heads. I am also interested in the single bevel heads like the Bones, the couple I have tried took a bit more tuning to get to fly with my field points due to their propensity to plain. Not a deal breaker, just something to be aware of.
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    Cody Rich had a really good podcast back in July 2018 on this exact subject and I learned A LOT!!! I'm not an expert but his guest seemed to really know his stuff and as an engineer, the approach seems very logical.

    http://www.therichoutdoors.net/ep-25...-nash-friends/

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    First year shooting QAD Exodus in 125. Pass through on 2 deer and one elk. Zero issues. Blood trail was a bit light, but my bull plugged up with fat (not BH fault) and the deer all dropped with sight.
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    "but they look pretty primitive..."

    Check out youtube where Randy shoots a Henry Mtn's Bison with that primitive broadhead.

    If you want to pick up the lastest issue of bowhunter magazine and go through all the new broadhead offerings and look for the newest/latest/greatest/fanciest broadheads on the market, you will find something that catches your eye.

    Then talk to some killers who've killed some stuff and you'll realize that guys shooting lots of animals using, arguably, "primitive" archery equipment are still choosing a two-blade broadhead because they have proven to be the best shooting broadhead and still get the job done, better than many other broadheads.

    KISS, keep it simple. Heavy arrow, fixed blades and make sure your arrow and bow are turned for best performance.

    I personally shoot Slick Tricks, but I will likely use the Iron Will for next season.

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    Everything said above is spot on...I wouldn’t over think it, just make sure that they are hitting where you are aiming and practice at long distances to gain confidence and verify bow tune. I use g5 strikers on my Matthews and muzzy on my Hoyt. Good luck!!

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    What everyone else said above is correct. Another one to add to the list is Ramcats. That's what I used this fall and it zipped through both shoulder blades of the whitetail that I shot. Same thing for my mule deer doe last year.
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    once I got my bow tuned and shooting muzzy trocar 100 gr broadheads well I haven't messed with it. Very good success so far on deer and elk so haven't found a reason to change.

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