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Best Broad head Poll

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What is the best broad head and why? I have only been bow hunting the last 4 or so years and have killed deer using Montec g5, slick trick, also the Grimm Reaper, and Ram Cat. I really like the Ram Cat, but they are hard to find unless you go online. Only broad head I won't use again is the Grimm Reaper since I had one that did not deploy.    

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Slick trick fan here. I had a complete pass through, stuck into the ground, and its still sharp enough to shave my fingernail. Not to mention they fly exactly like my field tips. 

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I've killed deer with fixed and expandable and have had success with both.

When I was shooting a lower pound bow (55lbs).With fixed heads it seem to have a higher percentage of pass through.  Alot less drag and better penetration compared to the Rage I used earlier in my career. I've still put plenty of deer down with Rage but few pass through creating smaller blood trails.

I have a new hoyt now and I'm shooting 70lbs. Since last year I have stuck with rage Hypodermic 2". Its been an absolute killer with a 2" diameter cut. The last 3 deer I shot where hit in lungs and heart. The heart shot was nearly cut in half and the exit wound provide a waterfall of blood. The down side of the expandable: replacing blades(you really cant sharpen them like fixed broadheads), replacing shock collars, If you are stalking with an arrow knocked they might release from flight position( 90% of mn bowhunters are in tree stands) and they are kinda expensive. 

If you have had success with one type of broadhead I would stick with it. You know exactly how they fly and handle in the field. There really arent any broadheads you really need to stick away from besides (walmart)

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What is the best broad head and why? I have only been bow hunting the last 4 or so years and have killed deer using Montec g5, slick trick, also the Grimm Reaper, and Ram Cat. I really like the Ram Cat, but they are hard to find unless you go online. Only broad head I won't use again is the Grimm Reaper since I had one that did not deploy.    

I don't think it would be too much of a stretch to say that no topic has eaten up more space on hunting themed message boards than this one.  "Best" is a very subjective word to use, and I think most people would agree that there isn't a "best" broadhead for all situations.

I've shot a few different types and brands, including fixed and mechanicals.  Slick Tricks and Rage (3 blade and Hypodermic) are the only two that have flown exactly like field points for me.  Ram Cats are pretty good, but not exactly like a field point.  VPA unvented have given me the most trouble, but I really want to make them work.  I just ordered a VPA vented "custom shop", and I'll have those today for testing.  

Next year for elk I'll be using either 125g Slick Trick, or VPA's.  I won't use a mechanical on a big animal like an elk.  The smaller cutting diameter leads to better penetration and hopefully a full passthrough.  For deer I'll continue to use Rage Hypodermic.       

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I used Bear Super Razorheads for years with great success.  In 2008 I switched to Rocket Steelheads and they are a dynamite, conservative cut mechanical that flies like a field point.  They are extremely durable and penetrate awesome.  I've shot over a dozen deer with them since I started using them and all but one was a complete pass through.  Good short blood trails.  Problem with them is they don't make them anymore.  I especially liked the 125 grain head.

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I shot rocket steelheads for a decade and had great success with them.  I really liked them.  However, they started making them overseas and their quality control went to pot and I quit using them.  I now shoot G5 Strikers for fixed heads on big animals like elk, moose, etc. and I shoot Spitfire Maxx's for deer.  I really like the Maxx heads and Spitfire makes a rock solid mechanical.  I've watched a bunch of deer drop since I started using the Maxx's. 

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Most heads will work just fine , if they fly true and you take the right shots . I've used wasp , sidewinders , slicktrick , swackers , and afew others to. The one that stands out the most is the T3 ! Those POS broke twice on deer ! 

I have about 10 packs of swackers so I will be using them for along time on deer 

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I'm a fan of original Muzzy 3-blades.  I've used bargain bin fixed heads, rocket mechanicals, and rage mechanicals.  They all killed deer just fine, but I settled on Muzzy's since they do the job, are cheaper than most heads, and fly just fine out of a tuned bow.

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