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Ari_Bonn
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Alright so i've decided that I am going to go with a 2 blade 150 gr with 1916 shafts.

Bow is a high performance recurve that is 41# at my draw of 27".

What would you guys recommend for 2 blades in the 150ish gr category, more pointy less tanto tips.

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A Zwickey Eskilite with a long "Sweetland" aluminum adapter weighs around 145 grains. An Ace Standard 125 grain with a short 25 grain aluminum adapter will get you at 150 grains also. If you don't want to mess with all that, a Magnus Stinger can be had in 150 grains. I'm sure there are many more, these just came to mind.

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If you're looking for a screw in go with a magnus stinger or buzzcut
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I'm a fan of Zwickey Eskimos 125gr. Depends on the arrows I'm using, some times I use a long alum insert and other times a 100gr steel insert. Been using them for over 30 yrs. I've tried other heads but always seem to come back to Zwickeys. Easy to sharpen, good flight, and not to expensive.

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Hard to beat a stinger

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Look at Cutthroats from RMSgear. They are a great head.

As mentioned above you cant go wrong with the stinger either. I would not recommend the buzzcut though.

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Im curious FerretWYO...


Can you explain your aversion to the buzzcut?

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I'd go with the two blade stinger. I use grizzlies and really like them but those stingers are fool proof and because they have a more cut on contact tip they will out penetrate many others.
The magnus stinger has a lot of pluses for the newbie: they come razor sharp, might be the best flying head available, basically you can screw them in and hunt with them without worrying about much.
To resharpen them simply touch them up on the wheel or Accu sharp.

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Double bevel- Magnus Stinger. Single bevel- Grizzly. Both have performed without fail for me.
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A very sharp one.......Ace, Eskimo, Magnus, and a host of others.

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I was just playing around with some 190 Ribtecs. The design of those tends to give them a clockwise turn going into my deer target. So I put a few on some right wing fletched arrows and sharpened them with the Tom Mussato method using a file with two safety edges which allows a single file teeth cutting row of serration teeth and I leaned the the serration to cut into that same clockwise rotation. I am going to shoot a deer with those. if they can kill a deer a good as they killed my deer target, they will work.

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I really like the Magnus Stingers. I've had great success with them.

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KevinK
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Some really good suggestions above, except maybe the Stinger Buzzcut (explanation later). I think the better choice, if you are new and aren't sure about sharpening are the Stinger 150 grain, 2 blade (not buzzcut).


Schmidty3, here is the explanation, it is not mine as I am no expert. From "The Archery Bible" by Fred Bear page 73, right column, second paragraph:
"Serrated and sawtooth edges on a broadhead should be avoided. While they look wicked, actually the teeth fill with hair, tallow and tissue and thus impede clean cutting and penetration"

Others use them and say they produce good results though. FWIW Fred Bear also said to use 4-blade heads and stay away from 2 blades on the opposite page so YMMV.

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I don't use two blades but if I did I would use a Simmons Tiger Shark . Not to hard to sharpen, 145 grains, flies great and cuts a pretty wide slot !
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For someone who wants a sharp "out of the pack" head, the Stinger is tough to beat. If you have any sharpening skills at all, I'd go with the time-tested, time-proven Zwickeys. I cant quite understand guys buying heads that cost 2-3-4 times as much as the proven Zwickey. Then again, different strokes for different folks as they say.

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