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    IM going bowhuntin larger deer than i have in the past.
    the biggest ive shot with mechanical was 180lb's
    will this matter on 200-300lb.deer if one that size comes along.

    I switched to titan's for hog but i dont want to switch on this deer hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbohunt View Post
    IM going bowhuntin larger deer than i have in the past.
    the biggest ive shot with mechanical was 180lb's
    will this matter on 200-300lb.deer if one that size comes along.

    I switched to titan's for hog but i dont want to switch on this deer hunt.
    I don't think it will matter if they are performing well on 180lb deer. I always hunt with Muzzy's so I've had no real hunting experience with expandables. Good luck


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    shot placement w/a razor sharp broadhead is more important than which broadhead you choose....
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWMAN View Post
    shot placement w/a razor sharp broadhead is more important than which broadhead you choose....
    I agree with shot placement.
    my issue is that every deer ive shot in the past 5 year's was killed with mech.broadhead's they hit harder & the deer didnt travel less than 50yd's but the broadheads didnt pass-thru unless they were about 20yds or less.
    will this be a problem on a deer with more mass.say 250lb's
    the last one i shot worried me the rocket only went in to the far side sholder but put a 5in.wound behind his front sholder of a 188lb at 32yd's.
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    If you have a faster setup with some good kinetic energy expandables will work fine. I started using the new rages this past season and was amazed with entrance and exit holes and the great blood trails. The deer didn't go far either. I also shot one with a spitfire xp and had very similar results. they're practically the same head they just open differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbohunt View Post
    I agree with shot placement.
    my issue is that every deer ive shot in the past 5 year's was killed with mech.broadhead's they hit harder & the deer didnt travel less than 50yd's but the broadheads didnt pass-thru unless they were about 20yds or less.
    will this be a problem on a deer with more mass.say 250lb's
    the last one i shot worried me the rocket only went in to the far side sholder but put a 5in.wound behind his front sholder of a 188lb at 32yd's.
    when in doubt shoot Muzzy
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    I shoot Muzzy. I've used expandables in the past and was never really impressed compared to what happens with a Muzzy.

    When the only thing preventing a full pass through on a quartering away shot is the front leg (which was shattered) I think they got something there

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    I shot Wasp jackhammers for years, with great results. A very tuff mechanical head with great accuracy. Lately though, I have only recieved 6 inch. of penatration . I will be trying Slick Tricks this year !!!!! go with a fixed, just make sure your bw is properly tuned

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    G5 Tekan II's will work great!!!!

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    I'm a big fan of the Rocket Swidewinder.Killed about 10 or 15 deer with them - no problems. I used the miniblaster for quite a few years and shot a lot of deer with them eventually changed for the extra weight ,better tip and thicker blades. 1 3/4 inch cutting diameter left some unbelievable blood trails and huge holes.
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    Kinetic energy and a quality expandable is key to good performance. I like Rockets or Grim Reapers.
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