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Grim Reaper tips (new and need help choosing tips)

Old 02-17-2006, 08:13 PM
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Default Grim Reaper tips (new and need help choosing tips)

Being new to bow hunting and not knowing much about the various arrow tips I’m hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I bought a cross bow and want to purchase good tips for my arrows.

A bow hunter a Gander Mountain told me he uses Grim Reaper tips. He said they were fully mechanical and very accurate. I looked them up on the net and found some but there are different types. Do you use Grim Reapers and if so, which ones?

Or is there another brand that is a common favorite amongst crossbow hunters. Any help would be great.
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:07 AM
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never tried the reapers.

I use spitfire 100 gr. mechanicals, they work great for me.awsom blood trails.I took one buck last year through both sholders.(he stopped in the last hole I had) he went down on his chest and fell at 30 to 35 yards dead.it brok both front leg bones,looked like an 06 went through.

thats just the ones I use.would not change for any other one.
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:36 AM
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This is an area of some controverse, some of us have had penatration problems with mecanical heads. But there are certain advantages to if your Xbow has a narrow slot and you can't use any angle or helical they will group tighter and wind plane less.

If you are going to use them and they do work good under some circumstances then get Tree Climber to write up his set up arrow weight and speed in particular and so you can judge that and the head in comparison to what you have.
The only other thing is the mistake I made,I thought the bigger the better that don't work I found out on the 6th deer I took with them that you can spend a long time looking if there is no exit hole I did find him but it took 11 hours.
Now this is strickly a personal opionion,but TreeClimber is not the only one who has good luck withSpitfires and if I was to consider trying Mec heads again thats the way I would go. Lee
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:10 AM
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Default RE: Grim Reaper tips (new and need help choosing tips)

Fellows I appreciate your help .I did see some fixed broad heads that were called Muzzy and they looked pretty good. There were six in a pack and it came with a weighted practice tip. I was told they fly pretty accurate as well.

The crossbow I bought is a Horton Explorer TR175. The manufacture says the bolts fly at 305 fps. Sounds pretty fast to me. I guess I’m just hoping to see what everyone here shoots with a crossbow.

Has anyone posted a poll asking which tip you prefer on this site? I don’t want to keep asking the same questions that have already been asked so I’ve been trying to use the search option but haven’t had much luck.

Again, thanks for the help.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:50 PM
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My chrony tells me my ten Point shoots at 310.
I refletch all arrows I hunt with; to me the moet important thing is for all arrows to shoot the same that means at least some helical.
I use different heads for deer than I do for boar bear or elk.
Yes the Muzzy is an excellant deer head, but if don't put heical in your fletching all regular bladed heads will do some wind planing. Normally they do not wind plane with field or practice tips.
Thats why a lot of people like the mecs. Lee
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:49 PM
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Green Pea.. i use montec g5 fixed blade broadheads. i have a horton blackhawk that shoots 310 plus. iv been using them for the past 2 yrs andhave tried both grimreaper and muzzy but fell in luv with the g5's. i lost 2 deer at the begining of the first year with the reapers and 1 after that with the muzzys. all under 30 yds and all right behind the front leg broadside. dont know what happened but blood only lasted 30 yds tops and then nothin...switched to g5's and havent had a dder go more than 30yds before dropping...dont know if the lost deer were me or the tips but am definately more confadent with the g5s and plan on sticking with them from here on out

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