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Posted 02/11/13 - 07:46 PM
I officially have used all the broadheads to take a deer. I use Muzzy 3 Blade screw ins. I've cleaned them all up and some of the blades are showing some usage, so I'm just curious when others would retire the blades.
2. I was thinking of switching from 3 blade to 4 blade. Is there a difference? What are the pros vs. cons.
3. Can I use the same broadhead that I use for deer for bear?
Posted 02/11/13 - 07:55 PM
Posted 02/11/13 - 07:56 PM
Posted 02/11/13 - 09:13 PM
Posted 02/11/13 - 10:05 PM
I also use the 3 blade muzzy and change the blades after each kill
Ditto. You should always have shaving sharp blades.
Posted 02/11/13 - 11:52 PM
Posted 02/12/13 - 09:07 AM
The three blade vs. four blade debate I think is a matter of personal choice and confidence based on past experiences both good and bad. I've killed several deer with 2 blade heads like the Grizzly heads and the Simmons Land Sharks using both a recurve and a longbow without the bleeders and have always had good blood trails. The bottom line is about good shot placement. I have however heard a strange and bizzar rumor from a good friend though that Muzzys do not leave a blood trail....cough cough...
Posted 02/12/13 - 09:55 AM
1. Broadheads get retired if they show signs of damage. Blades get changed if used for a kill, or after hitting the ground/rocks/etc. I do resharpen them myself and will reuse them if they do not show any external damage.
2. Not a huge difference between them. I have used the 4 blade, but only because it flew better from my bow. 4 blade sometimes have a slightly smaller cutting diameter, and on Muzzy's, the blades interlock differently than the 3 blade models. IMHO, the 4 blade system on Muzzy's is stronger than the 3 blade. But that's strictly academic.
3. Deer and black bear, no difference in what is needed to kill either. For the bigger species, personal preference would be to stay away from mechanical and small diameter heads.
Posted 02/12/13 - 10:28 AM
Posted 02/12/13 - 10:36 AM
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