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same weight 4 3 or two blade why choose one over the other

I have four bows that I use for hunting.
Compounds are
Martin Phantom with Gold tip camos and 100gr heads at 6.2 grs per lb. and Easton XX75 2314 with 125 gr heads at 8.5 grs per ib.
Martin Slayr with Beman Black Max and 100 gr heads at 6.5 grs per lb. and Easton XX75 2216 with 125 gr heads at 9.5 grs per lb.

Traditionals are
Bezeleel takedown recurve with Easton XX78 2117 and 125 gr heads at 9 grs per lb.
Martin Savannah longbow with Easton XX78 2115 and 125 gr heads at 9 grs per lb.

As far as purchasing arrows. I know what shoots best out of my bows and when I find a deal. I buy all I can afford at the time. I haven't been paying anymore for the carbons than I have for the for the aluminum.

The Muzzy's are great heads. I especially like the four blade 115's, 125's and 130's. My hunting partner now owns all of my Muzzy's. I have taken a liking to the cut on contacts and the short profiles. Magnus 2 and 2 with bleeder, Muzzy Phantom, Steel Force 2 with bleeder and 3 cut on contact, Nap Nitron, Rocket Ultimate. I still have several Thunderheads that I keep handy in 100 and 125.

Our early Deer season starts the first of Sept. and Elk some time in the Middle of Sept. Then there is a late season that goes through the month of Dec. to the end of the year.

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Location: WI/MT
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many phone calls and many shots for what its worth

I have now done over 400 shots comparing muzzy 100 grain 3 blade and 100 grain 4 blade and many phone calls to guys smarter than me. The first subject is bigger wound channel. The 4 bladed tip is just under 2/32nds more like 3/64ths of an inch longer than the 3 blades, measuring from the shaft to the tipsmultiplying by 3 or by 4. Not a big difference. Maybe the angle of the blades makes a difference in penetration. Starting with new blades and keeping the numbers of shots the same I shot into different medias. I used wet newspaper dry newspaper, a new broadhead walmart target and even homemade ballistic gelatin. I wish there was a big difference but there never was, if anything it would go to the 3 blade less than an inch dif but often 4 blades penetrated more. Many flaws in these comparisons but I was wanting to see a big easy to see difference
I began calling people who shoot competition and people at muzzy. It is all about vorticies aka turbulence. The length of the shaft, velocity, rotation and height of your feathers and blades. If the vorticies from the broadheads hits the feathers it causes the arrow to wobble a bit. The object is to rotate the blade until it finds a sweet spot. I ran into many people that say line up the blades with the broadheads but due to velocity and length of arrow and even the height of the broadhead it all makes a difference. Not many people have wind tunnels in their garage so ya have to experiment. I found out that with my 29.5 inch draw 235fps that having the 4 blades just to the right of the fletchings they group well,,,, very well. The 3 blade muzzy line right up with the fletchings.
This was all kinda fun but maybe my groups got better cause I was shooting at something almost every hour for 3 weeks and had nothing to do with blade vorticies. It is nice to have the time to figure what works for me.

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Location: VA
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same weight 4 3 or two blade why choose one over the other

I have shot several differient broadheads. NAP Thunderheads, G5 Montecs, Wasp Jackhammers. This year I am trying a head thats called a Slick Trick that was recomended by a local compitition shooter. It is a 4 blade head. My favorite is still the Jackhammers, they cut a huge hole but penetration isn't the greatest, but I'll still have a couple in the quiver this years. Hopefully I'll get to try the new ones next week, (season opens saturday) Big smile Big smile

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same weight 4 3 or two blade why choose one over the other

I shot several deer with slick trick heads three seasons ago. They fly excellent and are pretty tough as broadheads go. My only complaint was they tended to deflect on shallow angle shots if bone was encountered. I believe thats a result of that very shallow cutting angle they have. None the less on standared broadsides they performed great and in all honestly are probably one of the best flying fixed blade heads available..

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Location: Summit, IL
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same weight 4 3 or two blade why choose one over the other

Have yet to go wrong with the G5 Monotechs. Im getting 292fps shooting Carbon Express CX300's and 100 grain G5's.... Screwed up last year and hit dead shoulder on a fine Buck....24 yards Dead center shoulder...Passed through broke the off side shot leg....stuck in ground 6 inches.....NO penetration probs with them and tough as nails. Fly IDENTICAL to my field tips with absolutly no tuning nessessary. BTW....The buck went about 9 yards and dropped Brick Wall,)

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same weight 4 3 or two blade why choose one over the other

The best scenario is to have a pass through. If you aren't getting good penetration then it's best to try to find a better arrow and head combo for that rig. The pass through is going to give you twice the cuts and two holes that don't have an obstruction blocking them.

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