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Old 08-07-2003, 12:53 PM
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Default Expandable or Fixed Blade Broadheads

I shoot a Hoyt Magnatec set at 65 lbs which shoots at speeds of between 270-280 fps. I shoot carbon express cx 200 arrows, which are really light arrows. I was wondering what broadheads would work best with my bow setup for deer. I mostly shoot Rocket Steelheads or Sidewinder 100s. I would like to switch to a fixed blade broadhead, but I am worried that my arrows will not fly right with a fixed blade broadhead. I was wondering about any reccomendations of fixed blades that will fly well with a high speed light arrow bow settup. I was wondering also if I should just stick with expandable broadheads.
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Old 08-07-2003, 01:03 PM
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Take a look at the Magnus Stingers 100gr. You should have no prob' s getting them to fly out of a well tuned setup, even at high speeds.
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Old 08-07-2003, 02:53 PM
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How has your success been so far w/ that set-up? Tight groups - good arrow flight - pass thru' s? Any reason why you want to change?

I personally shoot the Rocket Sidewinders w/ great results.
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Old 08-07-2003, 11:53 PM
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My arrows fly well with sidewinders and steelheads but the expandables leave me with some questions, because I have never shot a deer with one.
1. will I be able to penetrate deep enough to get pass throughs on quartering away shots.
2. What If the blades on the broadhead do not open.
I would just like the most foolproff setup that I can have so that I never have to blame a lost deer on my equiptment.
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Old 08-08-2003, 12:37 AM
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Provided your bow is tuned you shouldn' t have a problem with most fixed heads. Magnus, TH & Muzzy' s have always flown right with my FP' s. Wasp SST for what ever reason had good flight just a little low (about 1" on average)...but still a good head.

I prefer to use fixed heads and right now cut on impact heads. I just don' t want another variable in the mix and since flight problems are non issue than why should I change. The biggest thing I have against mech. heads is some use them to get away from tuning, but an improperly tuned bow will cause energy loss and can result in poor penetration. What ever head you choose make sure to tune it and you shouldn' t have a problem.
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Old 08-08-2003, 06:39 AM
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Buckkilla,I use the 125 grain rocket steelheads.Don' t worry about what they will do to a deer.Have killed 5 deer with them all pass threws,I deer was quartering away.I am shooting 70 lbs out of a mathews MQ32 so we are shooting similar speeds.Most important part of bow hunting is arrow placement if you shoot these well rest assured when you get your opportunity on a deer they will preform.My bow is tuned and It is difficult to get good fixed blade flight.Good Luck
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Old 08-09-2003, 06:09 AM
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If your are wanting to switch to fixed blade broadheads you cann' t go wrong with NAP thunderheads. With light arrows you could use 85 or 100gr heads. As long as you make sure the head is tuned to the arrow ( spin test to make sure they are straight with arrow) they should fly fine. Have used similar set ups using light aluminum arrows and light heads at 75 lbs and 290 fps with no problems.
One other note the outfit you are using sounds fine with the mechanical heads.
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