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Bowhunter57
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I don't want to start a "war" with this, just a common sense approach for the best combination of good blood trails and penetration. [Big Grin]

It's difficult to beat a 2 blade cut-on-contact broadhead for penetration. I prefer 4 blade broadheads, in a cut-on-contact design for better blood trails. [help]

What would you suggest for wild hogs?
Thank you, Bowhunter57

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Pinecone
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Well, I've killed them with both 2 blade and three blade BH's. My favorite have been Magnus 2 blades weighted up to 260 grains. I shoot 47# and get great results with this set-up. I've found that the 2 blade will go around ribs and is more likely to generate an exit hole. The results for me have been good penetration, good blood, and dead pigs!
Good luck!

Claudia

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Troy D. Breeding
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I'm a firm beliver in matching the type broadhead to the weight bow. If your shooting lower weight bows then by all means stick to a good made two blade. If your pulling anything above 55# them your in good shape for whatever style head you want to shoot.

I've shot just about every head made and I keep going back to the snuffer for hogs.

Now, when I manage to get enough $$$$ for heading down under I'll most likely switch to a good two blade. Sounds like those Buffs have pretty thick skin and for that I'll switch.

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Rick McGowan
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Ditto on what Troy said, shoot the biggest head that you can be reasonably sure will get complete penetration on the biggest animal you are likely to encounter. Rick
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I shoot 64 lbs at my draw..I've shot two blade heads forever...Zwickey Delta, Magnus One, then Simmons Safari's (200 Grain) I have recently started shooting Wensel Woodsmans...they only come in 125 gr..and you weight them up with inserts, lead, whatever you like..bottom line, I dub the tip to make a chisel instead of a needle..and I file sharpen them...I am very, very impressed with the blood trails, and pass through shots I am getting on hogs up to 250 lbs couple weekends ago.

Going again this coming weekend..hope to get a real monster I saw last time that was too far away..if I do..I will take some post mortem shots of kill so you can see the effects of the b'head.

I like these three blade heads!

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Bowhunter57
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Thank you for the informative replies, gentlemen!

I'm shooting a 64" custom recurve that's 56# at my draw length. My hunting arrow weight is over 480 grains.

As for Snuffers...about the time I consider using them, I'll have someone tell me about a broadside shot at 14 yards (on a whitetail), with a 55# recurve that didn't pass through. [Roll Eyes] No thank you, I'll pass.

I also believe that sharp broadheads and shot placement is the only way to go. [Cool] However, my main concern with a 2 blade is getting a good blood trail. I shot a nice 10 pointer that weighed 240, broadside, through both lungs, at 12 yards that never left a drop of blood (2 blade Wolverine). The good news is that I witnessed him falling....at 103 paces. Yuck! I've never had a deer travel more than 60 yard with a multi-blade broadhead, prior to this.

How about a wider cut 2 blade? A Simmons Shark, perhaps?

Good hunting, Bowhunter57

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Terry Green
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57,

Just what is "your draw"?

Big diff in 25 and 30.

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Bowhunter57
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Terry Green,
My draw length is 28" and my bow is exactly 56# at that draw length on a bow scale. [Smile]

Good hunting, Bowhunter57

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Terry Green
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If I could shoot only one head for that weight and draw, and not be afraid to shoot a #300 boar....I's shoot a Wensel Woodsman.

Slight Chisled tip, and dangerously sharp.

Second choice would be a Zwickey Eskimo.

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I have shot alot of hogs with my recurve and all, except for 2 were with a Muzzy 125gr. or 115gr. 4bl. head. The other 2 were with the Phantom 125gr. I cannot say all were pass-thrus, but most of them were, on hogs from 50-250lbs. Shot placement is the most important thing next to a sharp broadhead. A little arrow weight does not hurt either. I normally shoot arrows around 500grs. out of 56# bows. Tight and low behind the shoulder will put them down very quickly. I have never liked 2 bl. heads due to the slit they cut and the less visible blood trails, but then agian I do not have alot of experience shooting them, but I do know what a 4bl. heads does to them and it leaves very nice, large holes. Mark
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I am a new member and find all of this very interesting. I have shot several large 200# plus Texas bush hogs and I find it is more important to have great shot placement than size, type or configuration of your broadhead. If you stick the arrow in the right place any good combination of broadhead/bow will do the trick. Before the current proliferation of broadheads some of our hunting forfathers did a lot of hunting with what they had. They just learned to shoot better, shoot at the right time and not to shoot when the shot was nor right. I shoot a 62#, 60" Heritage Archery Mountain Bow. It will take any game in North America if I just do my part. Concentrate on finding what works well for you then pick a spot and hit it.

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i saw a guy use muzzy phantoms on a wild boar and the phantoms are four pblade cut on contact
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Taken hogs with 2 bladed Magnus, SilverFlame, Montec G5, RazorCaps, Snuffers, and Wensel Woodsmans. Until this year, I shot a Black Widow recurve 68#@28", drawing 29". I am now (at age 66) shooting BW recurve 62#@28", drawing 29". I am a big fan of any of the 3 bladed heads mentioned above.
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Matt E
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I have hunted hogs only once.I can only say that I was well pleased with the modoc two blade heads and cedar arrows out of my 55# recurve.Troy expressed my feelings on "2 blades heads in light bows". I am relatively sure any head would have taken my hog with the bow I used.
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HOGS DONT BLEED MUCH ANYWAYS.TAKE THE PENETRATION. (2-BLADE)

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