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broadhead for elk

I have read that Idaho dosent allow expandable tips I shoot a 75gr expandable now my total arrow weight is 375gr is that heavy enough? shoots 320fps any ideas of a fixed blade that i could shoot that will fly as straight as my expandables?

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Re: broadhead for elk

I like the g5 montec it's a solid, tuff brodhead. they make practice tips that resemble the the hunting tips there just not razor sharp so you car tune in your bow during practice and be on the money when you go hunt with the hunting brodheads. i use the 100 gr on mule deer they have done good for me, i'd go with the 125 gr for elk. Thumbs up

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Re: broadhead for elk

I love both that I have...Magnus & Eclipse 2 blade 125gr! Not sure I really prefer one of the other, though they are very similar. Maybe the Eclipse seems to keep a slightly better edge. Thumbs up

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Re: broadhead for elk

I was looking at muzzy they look to be good anyone try them? It seems alot of hunters using g5 must be worth trying, is a 375gr arrow enough energy at 320fps?

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Re: broadhead for elk

I use the muzzy 3 blade 100gr broadheads they work great for me. I have a buddy that uses the muzzy mx3. the only real difference is the mx3 has a slightly bigger cutting dia. I have found that the 4blade heads didnt fly well when i tried them.

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I use Slick trick 100gr magnums behind easton infused arrows in flat black (they are only 9grs per inch) and 2" blazer vanes, this sutup flys like darts out to 80yds. Your going to want to get your weight up to 400grs min. If you need to add weight you can alway go with the camo print arrows to add an additional .09grs per inch. Example 30" arrow X .09gr = 27gr. or when you go with a 100gr broadhead that will get you up to 400grs. My buddies shoot muzzy"s max4 100gr. they shot nice out to 60yds. but there not as tuff with aluminum bodies. Slick trick magnums are four blades and have steel bodies and are more compact with an 1 1/8" cutting dia. There are alot of great set-ups out there. Just make sure you have enough weight for deep penatration on elk.

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Re: broadhead for elk

+1 for the Muzzy 3 blade 100 grainer. It does work!

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Re: broadhead for elk

thanks for the info my arrows are 9.5 gpi easton 340 shaft so im going to try 100gr and 125gr muzzy and see witch one flys the best found muzzys on ebay for 24.99 per 6 sweet deal once again thanks for the help

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Re: broadhead for elk

hello! not that i don't appreciate all of your information, i calculated kinetic energy and with the 75 grain broadhead produces 85 lbs of energy. that's more than the 100 or 125 grain tips with the drop in speed. is it that the 75 grain tip is not durable enough?

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What is the cutting diameter on the 75 gr? I would focus on that number more than I would KE. You'll have prenty of KE with the 100/125 gr. Anyway KE is a little over-hyped. Make sure you bow is perfectly tuned therefore flying straight to get the most penetration. A greater cutting diameter is more advantageous than KE. You want the animal to bleed well. Personally, I would'nt go with the 75 gr braodhead. I don't think there is enough cutting surface to do adequate damage. I saw too many wounded deer get away back in the day when light broadheads, short shafts, high speed and over-draws were the rage around here. It didn't last b/c it wasn't the best solution to effiecently bagging game.

All of the other broadheads mentioned will do the job. Find one you can get your hands on readily; can get replacement blades or new ones in the future at a fair price. Practice, practice, practice and good luck hunting.

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Re: broadhead for elk

ecu is wright on with cutting dia. needed for quick bleed outs. If your stuck on the 75gr heads then shoot in into your target and then shoot the other broadheads into the target and see witch gives you better penitration, if you accidently hit the front shoulder bone your gonna need to punch thru-it.

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