I have been using these broad heads for years now and have NEVER had one problem. Just recently though I tried switching to one of those cool new micro broad heads (I'm a sucker for marketing) $35 bucks for 3
After a few shots I had broken two of them. The blades are too thin. BACK TO THUNDERHEADS!!!
HUNT TILL THE BUCKS COME HOME.....IN THE BACK OF YOUR TRUCK!
Post by Hardcorehunter on Oct 16, 2006 20:22:20 GMT -5
I also shoot thunderheads. I use 100 grain and have for a few years. I've tried others and to be honest can't tell the difference. Any broadhead that finds vitals will do the job. I choose to shoot the cheap ones so when they break, dull, or get lost I can afford to replace them!
Like I said before, I am a true believer in Muzzy!! especially the Phantom 4bld, 100grn.
"Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience, it will cleanse your soul and make you a better person".
I also shoot muzzy, they aren't to expensive and seem to fly pretty straight. They make dialing in your bow easy right before the season starts.
I had used some expanding broadheads but after a bad experience with them, went back to fixed blade and found the muzzy.
The bad experience:
Spent the afternoon in a stand just off a field hoping to get a shot at a deer staging to enter near sundown. The deer got around me and ended up in the field without passing me. I was looking at about a dozen deer, including a couple bucks. As the sun was setting it began to get foggy in the field so I decided to attempt a stalk. I managed to get about 40 yards into the field crawling in the fog, occasionaly kneeling up to take a peak at where I was. The deer were all around me, with a 6 ptr chasing does nearby. I kneeled up and took a shot at the 6 ptr about 10 yards away. I heard the arrow hit something hard and the deer ran off. After an hour of looking for blood and my arrow in the dark I found it. It had penetrated about 1 inch and struck the shoulder ( I am guessing the shoulder, there was blood and hair on the broadhead). When it hit the bone, the broadhead bent and pinched the blades which wouldn't allow the broadhead to expand and penetrate.
Long story short, a fixed blade at 10 yards would have penetrated, this broadhead cost me a near wallhanger (it was only a 6ptr).
I never recommend shooting expanding broadheads, moving parts cause problems at 200+fps.
Post by Death From Above on Dec 4, 2006 17:00:29 GMT -5
I used Thunderheads for a few years when i was shooting aluminum arrows back in the 80's they worked great, I got away from bow hunting for a few years, About 6 years ago the guys talked me into a new bow so i hung up the old Fred Bear White Tail Two and moved into the 21st Century, GOD what a difference, The Speed is unreal, NOW BOW HUNTING IS LIKE CRACK FOR ME I CANT GET ENOUGH!!!!! anyway my friend Clyde turned me onto Montec G5 all stainless steel three blade easy to resharpen, solid one piece construction, and with carbon arrows, the deer cant see it coming. I would recommend you try some