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    broadheads

    ok guys and gals does anyone on here shoot the g5 monetec broadheads going to try them this year just curious as to what peope have to say about them good and the bad

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    never used them
    but if they fly true out of your set up, thats all that really matters, and well you putting it in the right spot
    I think folks over think the broadhead game, media hype or???
    all you need a is a sharp head, and put it in vitals
    and dead deer happens!
    any head in a poor shot placement isn't going to magically make it a good shot!

    started off hunting with bear SS tips plain and simple, but sharp, were like 3 bucks a head, and killed me a ton of deer with them
    now, at 10-20 bucks a head??
    getting silly if you ask me!
    but good luck, and post follow up on how you like them after a kill or 5, LOL
    maybe others will follow you and try them pending your results??

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    thats what i was wondering i know they need to be sharp but curious as to if you miss ae they junk or are they still decent shape

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    I used them. I was not happy with their sharpness of the blade. I recommend that you buy their practice blades and practice with them before hunting as they did not fly the same as my field tips. I have switched to Rage and have better accuracy with Rage.
    Mathews Switchback XT
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    I actually tried NAP Hellrazor also and found them to be a little sharper than G5, but still did not fly the same as my field points. That is when I switched to Rage. The Rage do fly the same as my field points.
    Mathews Switchback XT
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    I never used them always used thunderhead 125's with great success. 4 years ago tried rage almost lost a 10pt. I shot great blood trail at first then only a drop or 2 and then nothing was lucky to find him after that. went back to fixed blade 125's and happy again. I think any broad head placed where it should be will do the job and tracking no how. everyone wants a blood trail like a painted line and buy into a rage. some swear by it but someday sometime the rage like me will make you resort to fine tracking no how to get your deer.

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    I'm old school I still hunt with the wasp 4 blade. Started using them when I started hunting in the 70's....lol

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    Like someone above mentioned, broadhead opinions are very subjective so use whatever works best for your set up and what you have confidence in. I have been bowhunting for over 25 years and have tried just about every broadhead design out there. I shot 2 deer with Rage Extreme last year and I'll never switch unless something better comes along. Largest wound channels, heaviest blood trails and quickest track jobs ever. I'll admit they are seriously hyped up in the industry but boy, do they live up to the hype. I'll let the pictures tell the real story.




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    OK like I said before, the name of the game with broadheads is simple
    you need a sharp head that hits vitals
    any one that does this will kill!
    its impossible IMO to compare results
    as too many variable
    s involved
    like bow speed, arrow weight, draw weight, distance to kill, angle
    HOW sharp person's blades really are(as many folks target shoot with bread heads and DON"T corrrectly re sharpen!)
    so?? again, any results you see will be bias at best!

    I have hunted and killed deer with a bow for over 30 yrs
    used all sorts of heads as others surely have
    it all comes down to placement and what gets hit/cut

    that said here are two rage kills
    one is a 3 blade rage, and other is a two blade rage head!
    but deer shot a few days apart out of same stand!

    one was shot at 15 yards(pass thru), second was shot at 30 yrds again a pass thru
    one with an X bow, one with a compound bow!

    BOTH deer were shot in the lungs, both ran over 350 yards, both had POOR blood trails
    Body cavity on both was full, and on the one, fat plugged up the exit hole on the exit side, thus didn't help on blood trail!
    Both deer died in a stream too, and got lucky water wasn't too high to float them away
    as one, we waited 2 hrs to track, and second one, 30 minutes!





    here is the two blade rage entry









    sorry no exit pic on this deer!




    and the 3 blade entry,







    and exit














    SO based on these two deer, almost zero blood trails, and 350-500 yrds of running! rage heads would be what???
    GOOD?
    BAD??

    I have killed deer with them that went less than 50 yrs, same heads

    and hit deer with Rage heads that looked like perfect hits and still never found them

    same results I have had with other brand name heads I have used over the past 30+ yrs
    so many variables come into play IMO
    from condition of the animal, , angle of shot, bow /arrow set up, How Accurate the shot really was and not just looked!
    how far, or close! how well the tracker is?
    easy to have anyone of these things go wrong and loose a deer!

    I am NOT bashing rage heads, heck, If I ever bow hunt again, odds are they will be my go to head!

    just saying
    NO head is magic
    all comes down to hitting vitals and being able to track till the deer expires!

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    When you say "both deer were shot in the lungs" did you mean you verified after field dressing that both lungs were pierced on both deer or did you mean the arrow hit the body in the lung area? If both were double lunged, those are two of the baddest assed deer in the world to go over 350 yards.

    You are correct, no broadhead is magic and I don't think anyone here claimed that. I agree and as I said broadhead opinions are subjective and folks should use what is best for their set up and what they are confident in.

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