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Old 09-03-2006, 03:31 PM
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Hey guys, just had a question about broadheads. I plan on hunting for deer this season with my longbow. My bow is 45# @ 28" but it has a fastflight string. I ordered some 2016 aluminum shafts, but I'm not sure what would be best for broadheads, 100gr or 125gr. I was planning on getting Magnus Snuffers if I got 125gr heads, but from what I have seen they don't come in 100gr. Is it more of a personalpreference or would one tip fly better or be better for hunting considering my equipment? Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-03-2006, 04:00 PM
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Yes you can get them 100gr,I get them on ebay from this guy

http://cgi.ebay.com/Magnus-Snuffer-Stainless-Steel-Broadheads-100-grain_W0QQitemZ250024220341QQihZ015QQcategoryZ3609 6QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

He has them stainless steel.
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:32 AM
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I like a heavier arrow, especially with a lighter set-up. However, you will need to choose by what flys best if you use those arrows. If you are getting good flight with 100 grain field points, then most likely you will get good flight with 100 grain broadheads.

Depending on how close to borderline you are with your tuning, and how forgiving your bow is, 100 gr. and 125 gr. may both fly just fine.

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Old 09-04-2006, 11:09 AM
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You may have to keep those shafts a little longer than you normally would to be able to get the spine right for your bow. 1918 might have been a better choice, But in refernce to your broadheads, I personally am like LBR heavier for a lighter weight bow, so I would go with the 125's or maybe even a little heavier like 145 or 150 grains.
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:42 AM
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Personally, I like to keep the broadhead weight in the 150-220 grain range. I'll be using 150 Stingers this year.

But use the weight that flies best with your setup as LBR has said.
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:58 PM
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Thanks for the help, it turns out that my dad has some old wasp broadheads. I think I will be using them, since broadheads get quite expensive[&:]. So far I've shot the 137 grain, 4 blade, seems to work fine. The other models range up to like 150 grains. I will try those also.
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