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Ari_Bonn
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Getting a 43#@28(draw 27) Robertson raven styk

planning for a hunting set up for deer. Going for 10gpp arrows roughly.

I know shot placement and sharpness are key but been thinking 3 blades much harder to stop bleeding that 2 but will I have enough power? Or should I just stick with 2 blades for penetration?

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I'd use a Wensel Woodsman with that set up.

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Two blades are lethal and work well with vital marks in conjunction with a moderately designed arrow.

Would personally be much more comfortable with a total arrow wt at 500 gn minimum and a 2 blade BH.

Guided two trad hunters to their first deer harvest last season. One had been 0 for 31 and the other was to take his first shot ever on live game. They both were shooting approximately 40#s...525 gn arrows and 2 blade BH's. Both were complete pass thru's and very short recoveries on their first attempts.

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Ari_Bonn
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I am alright with 500 gr, I like woods but In this case perhaps a high foc carbon setup to maximize pass through chances.
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Buckeye1977
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I've shot the vpa 3 blade at 45# on deer with a 480 grain arrow and had no problem with penetration. Make em sharp and put them in the right spot.

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If u was shooting a 40# draw weight, I would stick with a 2-blade!

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I'm with Bisch. I'm shooting 45# and I go with a 2 blade.

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Just better blood trail with three blade in my opinion.
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Josh H
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I'd go with a 2 blade--Magnus, Simmons, Zwickey.

Sharpen them up and shoot em straight.

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Orion
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I'd lean toward a two-blade as well, but a small three-blade like a Woodsman (as opposed to a Snuffer, for example) would do the job as well.
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I would go with 2 blade as well to increase the possibility of an exit hole. 3 blades do give better blood trails but exit hole is really what gives you the good blood trail. I shoot 47# and 515 grains. Shot a deer with a 3 blade Woodsman and busted both shoulder blades but just barely broke the skin on the far side. Hardly any blood to follow but she didn't go far at all. Shot a deer in Kansas with a two blade Cutthroat and it broke rib bone going in and shoulder bone going out and penetrated enough to get an exit hole. Great blood trail.

To qualify: I was shooting from an elevated stand on both of these deer and that's when a high entry and no exit cost you the most. If your ground hunting you still get decent blood with only an entry hole and a 3 blade would help in that situation.

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I'm gonna try some grizzly single bevels this year as I've dropped a few pounds to about 43. I also upped my arrow weight about 60 grains because I'm gonna go after some hogs in January but I wouldn't hesitate to try my vpa's for deer. I haven't shot a lot of deer with traditional equipment so I would probably take advice from someone like Bisch who is a flat out killer

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I am with John in that if you hunt from an elevated position go with 2 blade. You need the exit hole to get a decent blood trail. I like 3 blades hunting from the ground as well.
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Are you shooting front loaded carbons? If you are then the three blades will work, if shooting wood I would use the two blades.

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Drawing 27 then 40-41#, 2 blade would be my choice and agree with a heavier arrow like 500gr.

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