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Al Kidner
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G'day guys,

Well I have been eyeing off the single bevel BHs that are on the market over the last few months after shooting solid 3 blade heads for years. I already have some 160 g Grizzly Kodiaks that look to be a fine head.

In saying that I wanted to see the quality of the Tuff Head as from all accounts is a top quality well made BH. I am in prep from my first trip to Africa this August and this is just part of the fun.

I'd be interested to hear your opinions and see your results of the Tuff Heads on game.

Cheers from Aussie,

ak.

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Good luck in Africa! That should be a great trip.
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I also am traveling to Africa, I will be going June and July. This is my setup.
225 Grain Tuff Head
50 Grain Titanium insert
50 grain arrow insert
340 Axis Shaft cut to 31"
2 inch footing
total weigh 650 grains
Shooting and ACS pulling 51# at 30"

The Tuff Heads are very inpressive, very big and they come sharp, Joe includes a pack of bandaids with the order.
You will be pleased.

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Al Kidner
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I have ordered the 'Meat Head' broad heads that are 190gs.

My set up is; Arrow Dynamics Traditional shafts, brass inserts,
Meat Head broadheads,
My Huntsmen recurve set at 62# @ my 29" draw.
And a hell of a lot of practice!

I think these are going to weigh in around the 700g mark.

I had planned to hunt with a bunch of GrizzlyStik shafts but for the life of me I could not get these to shoot well at all. Very very disappointed in the spine range, bare shaft turning efforts and not to mention the $$ outlay.

It'll be AD Traditional for carbon shafting from now on as afar as I am concerned.


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I bought some at Kalamazoo and can't waite to try them. I think with 100 grn. brass you will be over 700 grn. depending on your BH adapter weight.
Another option is the brass insert adapter combo.
I got the 225 grn. stainless and they may be the sharpest edge I have ever seen on anything, period.
Abe Penner of Caribow was a field tester for these and shot a bull moose and a bull elk with them. Abe was very impressed with the results.
Any questions you may have, call Joe at Tuffhead, great guy.

Good luck.

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I don't think they kill anything deader then your three blades or any other quality broadhead. And penetration won't be magical. Just another good broadhead like the dozens out there already. But they do come very sharp and are very easy to resharpen to that same edge with a couple of pulls through my wheel sharpener.

One thing if you use a bow quiver make sure the hood is long enough to cover them. I cut the heck out of a finger reaching for my bow in the dark in the back of the truck a few months back. The GN quiver hood left an inch of broadhead showing and I found it. Ouch.

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Al Kidner
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I have also heard that to Tom in regards to the customer support, and its always good to see someone stand behind their products.

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Al,

The Tuffheads are wonderful broadheads, and Joe Furlong, the developer, is a gem of a man. Being the same basic design, I am sure the lighter Meatheads will perform similarly. I used the 300 grain Tuffheads with a 100 grain adapter in Australia. I also had a 100 grain brass insert and an aluminum footing at the pointy end and unibushings with G-nocks at the other end of my AD Hammerhead Trad shafts. I used 4x4" fletching on the 1000 grain arrows that were shot from my 60" 70#@29.5" Shrew Safari takedown longbow. It was a great combination except for one thing. The steel broadhead adapters were made from relatively soft steel and had a tendency to bend on impact, even when using them with the 300 grain brass glue-on field points that I got from Tuffhead to match the weight of my broadheads. I'm not sure where to get high quality broadhead adapters, but that was the only weak link in the equipment I took. I used an EFA Mesa quiver with the Totem and the Wing accessories. The Mesa held 4 arrows with broadheads and a fifth arrow with a hex head blunt. The Mesa was long enough to cover all but a little of the Tuffheads. The penetration with the Tuffheads on Asiatic Buffalo and Scrub Bulls was as good as or better than anything I have used. I also like the 2 blade VPA broadheads, both the double and single bevel versions, at 300 and 325 grains, respectively.

I have been to Africa to hunt 6 times now, and it is the greatest hunting destination in the world. You are undoubtedly aware that Cape Buffalo are in a different league from the Asiatic Buffalo there in your native Australia as far as aggressiveness and danger, although both are similar in their physical structure. Africa has a very rich diversity of wild game, so there is always something else exciting to hunt! And the weather in their winter months (summer in North America) is very pleasant for hunting. I have always wished I could spend a month there hunting every year during the May through August period.

I had the same experience with Grizzly Stik shafts as you did. I really like the guys at ABS who have done great things for bowhunting, but I greatly prefer the AD shafts in all the Trad models. I shoot almost exclusively AD shafts and have nothing but great things to say about them! I do have my preferences about how they are set up as completed arrows, depending on how I plan to use them and how tough they need to be for the intended purposes.

Allan

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G'day Allan ( really cool name BTW) ,

I will be only hunting plains game on this, my first trip to Africa/Nimimba and even then don't have a long list of critters I wish to bag...more so just going to be happy with one good animal on the ground - spot and stalk if I can - and be happy with that. Anything further will be cream on top of the cake and will simply enjoy the place for what it is...Africa.

Thanks for the run down on your arrow set ups. I have a few plans for hunting buff here in Aussie that ill see through soon enough and naturally hunting a cape buff would be one of the best hunts a fella could do with a trad bow. Grizzly bear another.

I am hoping I can use all the Grizzly stik shafts I have over the next few years otherwise I might put them up for sale.

Cheers,

ak.

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Sounds like a great set up bud...good luck!!!!

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Maybe one of these broadhead adapters would work well. I will probably try various makes of them. The adapters from Vantage Archery are the ones I used (and others used too) that regularly bent! Joe buys them, he doesn't produce them, so their lack of strength is definitely not his fault. The ones below have mostly come to market very recently, probably as a result of the poor quality adapters that were available for awhile.

http://www.abowyer.com/abowyer_adapters.html
http://www.tradout.com/stainless-steel-broadhead-adapters-screw-in
http://www.kustomkingarchery.com/Steel-Broadhead-Adapters-Screw-In/productinfo/4406
http://www.bowproshop.com/broadheads--adapters-premium-steel-broadhead-adapters-75gr-100gr-125gr-sold-separately.html

Allan

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Cheers for the links mate. I will look into it.


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Joe Furlong is a heckuva guy, and his broadheads are top notch. I will be taking them to Wyoming this fall, and chasing whitetails around home with Tuff Heads this year.

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TUFFHEADS rock!!and joe furlong is top notch!!
deer fell here for seconds and didn't go 35 yrds from this spot!
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[Eek!] [scared]

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