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Arrow and broadhead recommendations?

I recently bought a Parker Wildfire that I intend to use for hunting deer and pronghorn. I've read everything I can find about aluminum vs. carbon arrows but I want opinions from people who aren't getting paid to say which is the best. What's everyone's thoughts?

Also, what are the best broadheads for deer and antelope? I keep hearing fantastic things about Rage broadheads on the internet and my brother (who works for at a sporting goods store). But If I'm reading the Colorado regs correctly, mechanicals are not allowed. I've called the DOW three times this week and, I assume because of the holidays, I haven't been able to talk to a real live person who can give me a definitive answer so I'm going on the assumption that I have to shoot fived blades here.

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Re: Arrow and broadhead recommendations?

I will tell you that I shoot the Easton Full Metal Jackets and they are great shooting durable arrow. Good and heavy like getting hit by a truck! You can use mechanicals here in CO. I shoot the rages for antelope, but on elk I use the G5 Strikers. I shoot an antelope with a rage and the shot was less than perfect and it did a number on her...would not hesiate to use them on a small bones animal.

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Re: Arrow and broadhead recommendations?

I haven't shot aluminum arrows since the late 80's. I love carbon arrows, my favorite to shoot are the gold tip hunters. As for broadheads I have been shooting expandables for several years now, even on elk, and have not had a problem. I normally shoot rocket axpandables, but last year we swithed to the rage and they were amazing. I will shoot rage from here on out until a better one is made.

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Re: Arrow and broadhead recommendations?

Thanks for the information. I guess I didn't understand the wording in the regulation brochure. If mechanicals are legal, I'll use Rage. I haven't heard anything bad about them and my brother, who works at a sporting goods store in Indiana, told me they're the hottest selling broadheads they have.

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Re: Arrow and broadhead recommendations?

i personaly like the easton backdraft arrows havent found a broad that i really like yet tho

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Re: Arrow and broadhead recommendations?

I use carbons, God Tip Hunters to be exact and I like them very much. I switched to carbons from alumimuns a long time ago and was a big upgrade.

As far as broadheads I use muzzy's MX-3, 100 grain. I have a fall away rest and helical blazer vanes and my arrows fly awesome. If you have a fixed rest you may want to look into mechanicals or something like a G5, they will fly better than Muzzy's past 40 yards.

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Re: Arrow and broadhead recommendations?

I've shoot Carbons for alot of years started with the pencil sized Bemans and now I shoot the carbon Weight Foward Maxis arrows and have used 100 grain Thunder Heads for all these years with great results on the Whitetails and Wild Boars.

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Re: Arrow and broadhead recommendations?

I shoot the Easton Infused topped with a 100 gr NAP Nitron, I love them. They fly almost like my field tips, which is alot better then most other fixed broadheads ive tried.

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G5 broadheads & Rage 3

G5 broadheads & Rage 3 Blade

On a Easton Flatline 400 Arrow and love them both, but my next Rage will be the 2 blade they are stronger and one less blade to worry about!

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i use the carbon express

i use the "carbon express" weighted forward, maxima hunter 350 with the 100 gr g5 montec broadhead works great for me. those g5 montecs are a good strong broadhead and they go along way.

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I use Gold Tip pro hunters

I use Gold Tip pro hunters with 3 blade muzzy 100gr heads,that combo works great for me.

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