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GDPolk
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I'm in search of some new broad heads. Obviously I'll need to shoot and spin test them to verify that they work with my setup but as of now these are the specs that I'm looking for:
  • 225 gr
  • screw in
  • two blade
  • right wing, single bevel design
  • durable design
  • at least a 1" cut, but a 1 1/8"-1 1/4" would likely be a bit better

These will be used primarily on deer, feral pigs, and turkey. They may occasionally see use on elk, alligator, and a black bear or two. I hunt primarily Arkansas land, barbed heads are legal here and would be slightly preferred to a non-barbed head as sometimes that makes arrow recovery easier after the shot; however this absolutely isn't a requirement or a focus. I want a head that will penetrate well, not be destroyed every time it hits a bone or the ground behind the animals, and that shoots true to my field points point of impact.

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Sarrels Sierra Mountain Longbow - 53.5lbs @ 29"
GT Traditional 5575 - 225gr up front for 22% FOC

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nineworlds9
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225 exact, screw in, off the shelf the closest thing would be from Steelforce.

If youre ok with a few grains leeway (a few should be negligible on tuning) and/or ok with gluing in adapters (easy),
then I highly recommend you check out both

Cutthroat and/or Grizzly broadheads

Either of those makes should fit the bill, my preference being the Cutthroats (I own both), they are awesome.

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My vote would be 190 grain Tusker Concorde + aluminum adapter (42 grains).


Braveheart carries the Concordes for $25 per 6 and adapters for $4 per 6.

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I'd run a long aluminium adapter in a 185 grizzly. Ought to come out real close.
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GDPolk
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quote:
Originally posted by nineworlds9:
225 exact, screw in, off the shelf the closest thing would be from Steelforce.

If youre ok with a few grains leeway (a few should be negligible on tuning) and/or ok with gluing in adapters (easy),
then I highly recommend you check out both

Cutthroat and/or Grizzly broadheads

Either of those makes should fit the bill, my preference being the Cutthroats (I own both), they are awesome.

Adaptors are fine. I looked also at the Zwickey No Mercy heads with a 42gr adaptor and some glue should be within 5gr of 225.

I need to keep it to 225 total weight though +/-5gr as my other arrows are based on a 100gr insert and 125 point. I shoot field points, rubber bludgeons, Judo points, and small game heads a lot. I want my broadhead tipped arrows to tune and shoot the same. I have some 125gr Badgers but want to add point weight to the head itself so that I can have a longer and more efficient head due to lower angle on cutting edge and build the blades up a little thicker and in theory make them stronger against bone and the ground behind the animals.

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Sarrels Sierra Mountain Longbow - 53.5lbs @ 29"
GT Traditional 5575 - 225gr up front for 22% FOC

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Trumpkin the Dwarf
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Perhaps look at the Helix broadheads?

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If it helps, I shoot a mixture of arrows and heads sometimes using standard inserts(25gr I believe) and 200gr broadheads, and 100gr brass inserts and 125gr heads. I see no diffrence in impact point or arrow flight. So based on that info it may widen the variety of heads you can look at. I currently hunt with 200gr VPA 3 blades and 125gr Magnus 2 blade with 100gr insert,but I have really been drooling over some 200gr Cutthroats.

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I shoot the Abowyer Brown Bear 175 grain with the Abowyer 50 grain titanium glue in/screw on insert or 125 grain eclipse with 100 grain steel glue in/screw on insert both have performed well. The cutthroats are really nice and will be my next broad heads they are solid and sharpen great.

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Lots of combinations will hit 225. My pick would be the Grizzly, but way back when Grizzlies first came out they were only right wing. The matching to fletch just happened by accident for me, I had a right wing fletcher. With my aluminum arrows I noticed they unscrewed and got loose in both practice and when hitting deer, so I used Loctite on the threads. Then I went to one piece glue-on adapters. Left wings stay tighter on screw in adapters for me when target practicing.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wapiti Chaser:
I shoot the Abowyer Brown Bear 175 grain with the Abowyer 50 grain titanium glue in/screw on insert or 125 grain eclipse with 100 grain steel glue in/screw on insert both have performed well.

This combo is SOLID and scary lethal. [thumbsup]
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quote:
Originally posted by Steve O:
quote:
Originally posted by Wapiti Chaser:
I shoot the Abowyer Brown Bear 175 grain with the Abowyer 50 grain titanium glue in/screw on insert or 125 grain eclipse with 100 grain steel glue in/screw on insert both have performed well.

This combo is SOLID and scary lethal. [thumbsup]
This Brown Bear set up is my go to!
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quote:
Originally posted by TradBrewSC:
quote:
Originally posted by Steve O:
quote:
Originally posted by Wapiti Chaser:
I shoot the Abowyer Brown Bear 175 grain with the Abowyer 50 grain titanium glue in/screw on insert or 125 grain eclipse with 100 grain steel glue in/screw on insert both have performed well.

This combo is SOLID and scary lethal. [thumbsup]
This Brown Bear set up is my go to!
This looks like it may have excellent potential! I'll have to try some of these out and see if everything works out. In the past, and I don't know why really, I've noticed that sometimes certain broadheads just sort them selves apart from the pack for good or bad with accuracy. Makes trying out a pile of new heads speedy at times but that's the way it goes.

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Sarrels Sierra Mountain Longbow - 53.5lbs @ 29"
GT Traditional 5575 - 225gr up front for 22% FOC

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Go up 25gr or down 25gr and get some Cutthroat from Rmsgear! They also make a 160 glue on that you can get close with the right adapter!

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David Achatz
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The quality and value of Grizzlies is pretty hard to beat. 125 Grizzly +100gr adapter = 225gr.
I use the 185 + 125 adapter. I just received a new pack from 3 rivers. They are top notch!

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quote:
Originally posted by Trumpkin the Dwarf:
Perhaps look at the Helix broadheads?

Now those are some interesting looking designs! That said, I'd almost rather have something without a shoulder in the cutting edge so that it'll be easier to maintain sharpness.

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Sarrels Sierra Mountain Longbow - 53.5lbs @ 29"
GT Traditional 5575 - 225gr up front for 22% FOC

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