View Full Version : Best Broadheads
01-17-2007, 09:08 PM
I was wonderin what everyone thinks is the best broadhead to be shooting these days. I am a compound shooter pullin 70#. I've been shooting muzzy 100 gr. 3 blades for the past two seasons. any input would be greatly appreciated. thanx.
01-18-2007, 05:05 AM
You're going to get a lot of different answers on this! /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I did quite a bit of research, and decided on Magnus two-blade broadheads for my trad archery, 125 gr., and weighted the arrow up front with inserts to get it as close to 600 grains as I could. I haven't shot a wheelie bow for a number of years, but back then I was shooting a Satellite Titan, 125 gr.
Question...is anyone out there shooting two-blade solids out of a compound???
In a compound I like the Monotec G3. It is a solid 3 blade that is very durable and always flew well for me. I never got to kill anything with one but all the reports I found were very favorable. Like Sawtooth I'm shooting traditional now and will be going with Magnus or one of the other cut on impact two blades that I have around depending on how they each fly.
01-18-2007, 07:05 AM
Not to hijack, but CCH you might want to also look at Zwickey. I like the Eskimo. I think they only come glue-on, which I've never done before. My Magnus are screw-in.
I have an assortment of glue ons (currently shooting cedar) including a couple of different Magnus, Wolverines and some others I can't recall. Glue on work fine if you buy the screw in glue on inserts and use epoxy to attach them to the broadhead. They do make for a heavier broadhead so you might want to keep that in mind. I think I have some 100 grain Magnus for that very reason.
To keep this on track: NO mechanicals, no how, no way. /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
01-18-2007, 08:25 AM
magnus works for me. but there are many right answers.
I shoot a traditional too and I use Magnus, Stingers and Ribteks. All cut on contact. All fly equal to my field points.
01-18-2007, 11:19 AM
I like 3 blades. Have used the Snuffer 125 and 100, Thunderhead 100 and 125, and G-5 Montec, as well as some heads made by Mike Beckwith.
I like the G-5 Montec a lot, but haven't killed anything with it. Snuffers worked great.
Your Muzzy 3 blades are fine. Check out http://www.btreviews.com for some broadhead tests.
G-5, I meant G-5. Oh, I meant Montec too. It's been a while since I had them. /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
I've been using the G-5 Montec the last couple years elk hunting. Great penetration, passed thru shot this year and the arrow still had enough energy to stick is a oak brush trunk.
My first broadheads were the Magnus two blade, I still use them on game around here. I also like the lower cost of them too.
01-18-2007, 12:36 PM
Sharp ones that fly well and are durable. There are lots of good ones out there. I am a bit worried about reliablity and durability of some of the expandables and replace-a-blade set ups.
01-18-2007, 02:47 PM
thanks tons guys. I have been thinking about the g5 montecs but they are expensive. I wanted to get some good opinions on them before i fork out that much dough for broadheads.
I have tons of recpect for you trad shooters. I have an old bear recurve that i shoot for fun but I am just not comfortable at all with using on any game. maybe someday.
thanks again guys. I think im gonna go with the montecs.
No on game report as of yet, but I'm liking my Razorcaps so far. They seem to fly well out of my Shrew...
01-22-2007, 08:16 AM
I would like to mention Snuffer SS by Magnus. They are basically the same design and size as the Montecs, but are much better in my opinion. They are stronger and get sharper that Montecs in my opinion. The best part is that they have a lifetime guarentee. This meaning that if to bend or break one, Magnus will replace it absolutly free. There is no better service out there if you ask me.
Snuffer SS is the BH that I use and man does it fly good as well as being very strong and easy to resharpen!! Try one
01-22-2007, 02:55 PM
BT Reviews had issues with the Snuffer SS in flight. It may be that the earlier versions were out of alignment. I don't know, as I've never tried them. Perhaps this summer.
Magnus is a good outfit, and personally, I hope the SS is a winner.
01-22-2007, 06:35 PM
I shoot a BOWTECH TRIBUTE, with a 70 lb. draw, 4 two inch blazers on my X- weave arrows, all tipped with the MONTECH, G5!!! Have shot muzzy, wasp, and thunderhead all in the past, but these montech are BAD@##, excellent penetration, and they fly extremely accurate. I can get the 100 grain head to fly true out to 80 yards.. I am not shooting at game that far, but its good to see that it will do it. My only dislikes are, no replaceable blades,and the fact that the tip of the head is very prone to "bending" a little on total pass throughs. In Mississippi where I am hunting avg doe will be 100 lbs and bucks should be 190. Right now i dont remember ever not having the montech's pass through. they are easy to sharpen, if you dont mind the time. Good Luck, you cant go wrong with these...
01-23-2007, 07:07 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sawtooth</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
Question...is anyone out there shooting two-blade solids out of a compound??? </div></div>
I do. Zwickey. They work well.
01-24-2007, 10:48 AM
Anyone interested in terminal performance of broadheads should read the reports written by Dr. Ed Ashby. Here is a link:
I shoot Zwickey 2 blade Eskimos, on cedar, out of a Black Widow recurve quite well. They seem to shoot better than 2 blade Magnus.
02-04-2007, 04:58 PM
muzzy 125 3 blade
I have been an advocate of the two blade BH heads due to the Ashby reports. However I never tested the heads. A guy that I have recently helped get going with his long bow is headed for an AK moose hunt and being a bachelor with plenty of time on his hands he has been experimenting with different heads. He has been shooting old skulls, to test durability and as there are plenty of dairy farms south of here he has been using the recently deceased cows to test penetration. He has used all of the classic 2 blade heads and his old stand by a Muzzy 4 blade.
To my dismay the muzzy has been more durable and the difference in penetration has been inconclusive. I asked him to post this "heresy" on one of the trad forums to see what kind of feedback it gets when he gets back into town. Dr. Ashby's work is great and I don't have any reason not to believe his conclusions but it would be nice to have it replicated by a third party. et
Muzzy's more durable? Howso? How did the two bladed heads fail?
I will let him post his observations as I was not present; but I think the points have been more durable and less likely to deform. The two blade points have shown greater deformation on striking the skulls. He is also reporting the muzzy "blasting" through the skull where the two blade gets stuck. Now I will have to find out if any of the blades are left on the muzzy when they exit or if they turn into a field point upon contact. During my discussion with him I got the impression that they were. I do know that he was shooting through the scapula of the dead cows with the muzzy. et
Hhhmmmm....I wonder if he was "bobbing" the points on the two blades? I did a bit on my Razorcaps, but think I need to take some more off as they sill look weak.
Anways...hopefully your friend will chime in and enlighten us on his findings...not everyone get's to hammer away on broadheads like he did. It will be interesting to hear from him.
02-05-2007, 05:51 PM
On a related test, a guy showed how much more force it took to push a Muzzy through a tanned hide than a cut on impact 2 blade. From work I have done, it takes lot more effort to push a trocar tip through flesh than a sharp blade. Of course a Muzzy tip will hold up better on bone compared to much less steel in a 2 blade, the question is how much penetration.
02-06-2007, 05:11 PM
I wish I had more time to do some of this myself, if anyone else or et's friend is going to pursue it, I would be willing to donate some broadheads.
I have a few 125 3-blade Muzzy's, some Ribteks, Zwickey's, and Bear Razorheads I could send.
I am more curious about scapula and big leg bone penetration and cutting retention.
02-06-2007, 05:37 PM
Falcon, have you looked at btreviews.com?
02-06-2007, 06:36 PM
Oh yes, he does shoot through a scapula, that head Sawtooth just posted on did a fine job.
You going to Shiloh this year?
02-07-2007, 06:36 AM
Shiloh the week of March 26th. Wanna come along?
02-11-2007, 10:23 AM
One thought I have had about "static" testing, is that dry bones are not the same as fresh bone, eg no blood or water in the marrow. Tests could also be influenced by how stationary the target is. A BH shot into a skull nailed to a board should not have the same results as a skull hanging by a rope.
05-30-2007, 08:41 PM
Montec G 5 the best!
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