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Easykeeper
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I've been using Woodsman Elites the last couple of years (original Wensel Woodsmans before that) and I wish they were cheaper but I pay the price.

I figure compared to what my bows, clothing, binoculars, and ACC arrows cost the broadheads are not outlandishly expensive.

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quote:
Originally posted by pavan:
Just curious and I have no opinion either way, what are the advantages of a silver flame or a tuffhead to an identically shaped standard head like an Ace or a Zwickey or whatever if they are both equally sharp. I have only ever seen them on the computer. i read that it is a choice made with money, that is fine, but I would like more particulars.

I don't think you can get them equally sharp. That leads to the question; how sharp is sharp enough and when is the point of diminishing return?

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Of course there are going to be two camps on this topic... heck on most topics...

I guess I'm kinda in the middle... I've used Magnus 1's and Snuffers for years... but I tinker and like to try new stuff. I've used a lot of different heads on one hunt or another including the Silver Flame DS which is the for runner to the XXL...

I've settled into the VPA Terminator heads as I like the design... 250 grain 1 1/4" heads and the 300 grain Big Jim Big-3 are the only heads I own right now other then the pile of parts and bent heads that have accumulated over the years...

To each their own, use what you like to use and have confidence in getting the job done.

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I was able to snag some Silver Flames pretty cheap off the classifieds, I probably wouldn't by them at full cost. But, having used them, I have to say they are one wicked head, and about as sharp as you can get something. I like 'em!

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Yes. You should also be using a $3,000 bow, $800 arrows, $300 pants, and $100 drawers. Bring a spare set of drawers for times when you lose an arrow, drop your bow, or crap your pants.
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Alexander Traditional
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I have no problem with what anybody buys. I don't like to buy something thinking it's top quality because it's expensive and then find that it's not. I'm usually in the middle,but I just ordered some Badgers. I got them on special for a little over thirteen dollars a piece. Most expensive ones i've ever bought,but if I like them and they are high quality I would not have a problem buying them again.
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Hard to imagine a better broadhead than a Grizzly, 6@$30

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Maybe a little different angle here - Broadheads are for hitting live animals and making them die. I believe the approach before money should be are "you" confident that what you are using will accomplish that (killing) in a way you are satified with and fits within the criteria of ethical for you- given that your shot hits the kill zone of course.
I have put some heads on the front of my arrows and then removed them and bought something else because I thought I could put something better on the killing end of my arrow - for the sake of a quick clean kill and for my conscious. Sometimes that had to do with my inability to get those particular broadheads sharp enough and other times with their lack of strength in case I hit bone. I will pay what I can to not feel the remorse of an animal suffering any longer than is necessary if I can control it.

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It means , that we've reached that Zwickey can not sharpen well as the Silver Flame ? --- nonsense!


Self-confidence comes only with expensive equipment? - Nonsense !!


  Confidence comes with plenty of exercise, high-quality exercise with your bow .
Confidence comes when you make a good setup.


The only thing I can respect and understand the attitude of "I have money and I want expensive" and that's it.

And you know very well that Zwickey overthrow any animal on the planet if it is well sharpened and hit  where it should.

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I personally don't care what broadhead anyone uses as long as the outcome is a clean humane kill.

Do you use the least expensive bow there is, or the least expensive arrow, or string, etc.? A $30 dollar garage sale bow can kill just as well as a $1500 custom bow.

If someone wants to use an expensive broadhead (or bow, or arrow) and their family is not lacking in any respect and they can afford it, that is their choice.

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I choose to shoot Tuffheads with titanium inserts attached to Easton ACC shafts out of and ACS bow...
why... very simple....."Because I can"...and as I heard someone say " it only costs a little more to go first class"

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quote:
Originally posted by gringol:
Yes. You should also be using a $3,000 bow, $800 arrows, $300 pants, and $100 drawers. Bring a spare set of drawers for times when you lose an arrow, drop your bow, or crap your pants.

You sound like an angry young man for some reason.
I have a $1500 bow does that make me a bad capitalist?

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quote:
Originally posted by bowfanatik:
It means , that we've reached that Zwickey can not sharpen well as the Silver Flame ? --- nonsense!


[archer2]

I PROMISE you can't get a zwickey as sharp as a silver flame. It's metalurogically impossible.

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Burnsie
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I always wonder if the anti-expensive broadhead crowd carry the philosophy throughout all the other facets of their life.
- garage sale bow, custom bow?
- Tahoe, Yugo? (both go from point A to B)
- Dinette Set, Folding table and chairs?
- Tent, fifth wheel?

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One day I was trying to head off a nice 8 pointer. I had a top of line Schulz longbow, the best Easton shafts with shaving sharp and spendy Jerry Hill broadheads. I took a chance and changed positions as the buck approached. It saw the movement and busted right into a fellow with a used 45 pound Kodiak Bear, with Bear wood arrows with Bear broadheads. He made a perfect shot, the buck went down within 100 yards. His heads were only file sharpened, but they got the job done. It hurt, but I offered to help with the deer. He said, it was his first deer and would like a field dressing lesson. Which I did and helped him drag his deer out. He accused me of being really nice and high classed. The next weekend I came out and he was waiting by my car to see if I needed help with a deer. I did not. The next weekend I hunted there again and came out to see him again waiting by my car. He asked if I needed help and showed him my bloody arrow. He said "Great, I got my buddy's cart in the back, I can pull your deer out for you." Now talk about your first class. I hope that those with lots and lots of money to spend do not look down their noses too long at those that are shooting modest weight used recurves and lowly Zwickey and Bear broadheads. It could make one crossed eyed and a bit short sighted.

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