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Zradix
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KentuckyTJ..

When you posted about not buying into the 3 blade cuts more right after I posted that it did, I thought you were challenging my statement.

That was all.
No biggie..

No bad feelings here what so ever ...even when I thought you were challenging me....lol

You said you weren't anyway and I believe you.

You have more hunting experience than I...that's a certainty.
Mine is fairly limited in comparison.

I have some experience and only wish to openly share what I've seen with my own eyes...much like you I'm sure.

The OP should give your thoughts and experience much weight.

Happy Hunting to you KentuckyTJ.

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Fletcher
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I shoot Kodiaks, so I guess that would be my answer, but have also done well with VPA. In a 3 blade, I'm liking the Grizzly Instinct these days. All your choices are good; sharpness and placement are what really count.

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Bvas
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I don't have experience with the VPA 3- blade, but used the 2-blade 200gr this year. After a few stumps, dirt, rocks, and one deer....I couldn't be happier. They fly true, and I haven't put as much as a ding in one yet.

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People used to use sharpened rocks lol
I wouldnt stress to much about the choice as I think they would all work well. But to add an answer to the post I like the sound of the grizzly's that I got which are basically the same as Kodiaks I believe. Makes sense to go with the heavier ones if you want the extra weight anyway since it should be a bit stronger.

I am using a fairly heavy hardwood shaft to begin with so I don't think I want too much extra weight. Kinda low on FOC but I am sure that the 700 grains of arrow weight will help the penetration plenty enough.

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Pick your poison.

Your choices will produce the same result provided you place the arrow on the mark. Having said that I would still lean heavily towards a 2 blade.

Just recently, succesfully guided two traditional hunters on their first deer harvest. They were shooting less draw wt. with one having a 25" draw and the other having a 26"...complete pass thru's...excellent blood trails..very short recoveries...both were using 250 gn 2 blade VPA's.

The latter was taking his first shot ever in the field. He was shooting a 45@28 Samick Sage drawn to 26"s. Have never witnessed an exit anywhere near this extent. The deer was broadside and wheeled at the shot. The arrow marked three inches back from an ideal mark yet still took out the rt lung. The exit traversed 14"s in length and 2 1/2"s wide. Virtually all of the organs had spilled out. Was a wonder that the animal didn't fall on the spot. A gruesome display of lethality.

Note: Would highly suspect any benefit in using a single bevel with low poundage in conjunction with a moderate weight arrow design. Actual increased bone breaking capability, in my opinion, would not be plausible.

Note: Have used the VPA 3 blade 250 gn with excellent results. From complete pass thrus on turkeys, deer and hogs up to a 500# stag. However, I was shooting 52@28 high performance limbs and an additional 100 gn insert.

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Michael Arnette
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Grizzly 185 Gr would get my vote at the draw weight
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You want them to die by a two blade hole or a three blade hole? How good are you at sharpening? The VPAs are easier to sharpen for me really but learned how to really sharpen the cutthroats with a file this yr pretty easy too to super scary sharp. Cutthroats come to the burr stage too though so maybe that's a factor.

I used the old Grizzlies for yrs haven't handled the new versions but I mean they are Grizzlies! And they have improved them a bit? You can't go wrong.

You can't go wrong? Just depends on shooting and sharpening ability!

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Abowyer, many years, many deers, and even more misses, still holding strong! Lost one after a shot but the other two are good. Bought Grizzlies also later due to price and they have been good also.

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ChuckC
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I have had good luck with all of those heads and others in my search for a favorite. My personal choice for you would be.... get those 185 Grizzlys and be done with it.

Don't look back, just learn how to mount them straight, how to sharpen them up well and how to put them in the spot they need to go.

Done....
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One of the reasons I have been looking at the vpa 3 blade is because I have heard they are easy to sharpen, is it fool proof?

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Zradix
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nope..but I find it a heck of a lot easier than holding a consistent angle by hand.

..3 blades are their own angle guide

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If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.~Aristotle

..there's more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than there is in hunting with the sureness of the gun.~ F.Bear

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DarrinG
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Deer are fairly thin-skinned critters. Personally I prefer a 3 blade. Zradix made a very reasonable argument for using 3 blade heads also. 3 blade heads are a gimme to sharpen. Get`em sharp...not just so-so, but sharp! Pick the right shot opportunity and put`em where it counts and you'll have a great bloodtrail and soon be dragging dinner.

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If you have a problem sharpening 2 blades or single bevels, get yourself a kme sharpener and problem solved. I can get 2 blades, single bevels, far sharper with it than I can a 3 blade.
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