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Old 05-11-2019, 12:44 PM
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Default Broadheads for Recurve - Deer and Elk

Greetings folks,

Will be getting out with my bow in the fall before rifle season and as my Birthday is coming up and people want to know what to get me, I thought some broadheads might be in order. I know nothing about them and want to ask if anyone could share some recommendations and things to consider.

I have a 40 pound recurve bow and would like to be hunting Deer/Elk with it. I could get some higher poundage limbs as well if that would be recommended.

Thanks!

Matt
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:50 PM
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I have tried and tested dozens of cut on contact heads over the years ,
I keep going back to Zwickey Eskimos and Deltas, they do everything I want them to in my stick bows - accurate, easy to sharpen and cut well.
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:16 PM
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I have tried and tested dozens of cut on contact heads over the years ,
I keep going back to Zwickey Eskimos and Deltas, they do everything I want them to in my stick bows - accurate, easy to sharpen and cut well.
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Thanks for the recommendation! Will look them up now!
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:19 PM
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Thereís lots of good ones, for 3 blade I like weasel woodsmans ..they fly great for me. Ted Nugent had some out a few years ago, they were really inexpensive and I know they kill deer well
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:45 PM
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Thereís lots of good ones, for 3 blade I like weasel woodsmans ..they fly great for me. Ted Nugent had some out a few years ago, they were really inexpensive and I know they kill deer well
Can you buy the wensels in Calgary?
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:15 AM
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Can you buy the wensels in Calgary?
Probably Calgary archery center has them. Otherwise itís three rivers in the states.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:07 PM
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Has a few styles of broadhead to suit your needs. Make sure you are getting good flight with your field points of the same weight and work on getting them sharp.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:09 PM
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Thanks guys, I will bomb over to Calgary Archery Centre and see what they have.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:27 PM
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OK well I draw it out so maybe 48#, at the hunt. Zawicky broad heads but I use wood shafts as well and make and tune my own arrows. I started this year on the alum shafts as I can swap out field tips to judo and then broad heads without carrying a lot of arrows. Just make sure they are sharp what ever you are going to use and if you have a butcher friend go the the meat locker and see results before you head out hunting.
Best of luck and enjoy the thwack at all times.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:48 AM
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I use theses for my longbow.

https://vparchery.com/product/vpa-3-...-width-3-pack/
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:35 PM
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Love them.... the best heads around. I hate the price.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:37 PM
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I order my trad equipment from Kustom king archery in the state, fast shipping and good price. First figure out how much weight will tune well for your bow as far as tip goes and match the appopriate weight head. I ended up with 225gr single bevel steel force. they have worked well for me.
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:24 PM
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OK well I draw it out so maybe 48#, at the hunt. Zawicky broad heads but I use wood shafts as well and make and tune my own arrows. I started this year on the alum shafts as I can swap out field tips to judo and then broad heads without carrying a lot of arrows. Just make sure they are sharp what ever you are going to use and if you have a butcher friend go the the meat locker and see results before you head out hunting.
Best of luck and enjoy the thwack at all times.
RATS
I pull a lightweight bow as well , and the Zwickeys work well for flight and penetration for me .
I have also used Eldburg Grizzlies in the past and they are still available .
Jack Kempf also likes them .
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:58 AM
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Love them.... the best heads around. I hate the price.
Hate the price??🧐🤔
Thatís less then almost any good quality modern fixed blade or mechanical on the market(G5,Slick Tricks,Rage,Grim Reaper,etc)
Maybe you can knap some rocks and lash them on with sinew save a couple bucks,lol 😝
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:50 AM
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+1 for the Zwickey Eskimos. Iíd feel a little more comfortable hunting elk with a heavier bow.
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