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Turkhunter
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I have 3 different broadheads in my quiver and all shoot very well. My quandry comes from the sharpness of each and I wonder which one to use first. I have a 3 blade VPA that I can get sharp but it wont shave. I have a 2 blade Magnus 2 that I can get to shave. Lastly, I have a Bear Super Razorhead that I can get scary, hair popping sharp. So what do you guys think I should use for my number 1 arrow?

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3 blade vpa

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Bear Razorhead - the other two don't count if you can't get them sharp.
NEVER send less than your sharpest head.

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You can’t go wrong with any of those heads. All I shoot is VPA.
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Warden609
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I sharpen my heads in this order. File, stone and leather. I could post piles of dead deer pics with a 175 VPA 1 1/4”.
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The Bear Super Razoerhead, SS version, cut a 4" entry hole on this fellow due to the angle of the entry.

Go with the hair popping Bear.

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Bear. It's not only a 2-blade design which should in theory penetrate better than your 3-blade but is also the sharpest which should cut and penetrate better. I won't shoot a head that I can't get super sharp. My arrows are wearing Grizzly single bevels this year but I've had good success on deer with about any head I've used that was sharp. They just aren't that big or tough.

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All else being equal, whichever one you can get the sharpest is the one you should go with!

Bisch

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Whichever of the Magnus 2 or Bear Razorhead shoots better for you.

I've had good luck in the past with a Magnus 2, and the bear certainly has a heritage.

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I'd shoot the 3 blade VPA
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3 blade VPA

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Back up.

Are you saying that you have three different make broadheads at the same time in your quiver and wonder which to lead off with? [Eek!]


No, no, no. Chose one and stick with it. They all fly and tune differently.

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I don't believe the ability to shave needs to be a criteria in a sharp broadhead. I use a file and an Accusharp tool and my 2 blade heads will cut the heck out of you but doesn't really shave like my folding knife. They are as sharp as grandpa's butcher knives when he was cutting beef and you definitely didn't want to get cut with those. They would split your thumb without trying, but I doubt they would shave. There are different kinds of edges. I believe a razor blade would just fold on bone compared to a good sharp working edge, like a butcher knife, which would be tougher to damage that edge.

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Agree with Bisch here. If all are flying and tune well, it comes down to which is sharpest for me.

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Sharpest--- if you cant get it verrrry sharp, save it for small game. Youll appreciate this decision at 0 dark30 after the shot.
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