Adding these broad heads to the mix this year

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  1. Triple C

    Triple C Well-Known Member

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    Zwickey single bevel
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    Good ol Zwickey's. Hope you can stick a deer or two with them!
     
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    Wicked looking heads there! I’m a fan of two blade cut on contact heads myself (magnus stinger buzzcuts). I might give the single bevels a shot one of these days. I’m guessing you’re going to get them incredibly sharp!
     
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    Only thing I've killed with single bevel is pigs. Yet to whack a deer. Supposedly, single bevel continues rotating more aggressively after contact than double bevel. Still consider myself somewhat of a novice with trad bows. Maybe one of the more experienced trad guys will weigh in with their thoughts.
     
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    I’m with you on the trad bow, hogs only. I’m too scared to shoot a trad for deer season, I usually blackout with my compound! The science behind the single bevel is solid, there have been plenty of tests done and critters killed to back it up.


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    Are you by chance adding those to some “adult arrows”? Those are some sweet looking heads, I’d like to try them. I have one more package of slick tricks and then I might go with a cut on contact.


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    Im a long time single bevel shooter. Ive shot 150gr Samurai for years but I'm bumping up to the 200gr version this year. 665gr and 28% foc out of my recurve.
    Make sure you match the fletchings to the bevel. If you shoot feathers a left bevel requires left wing feathers. Same with helical and off-set. Match the bevel.
    Right bevel seem to be a little more popular than left bevel heads because the rotation will tighten the heads (due to thread direction) and a right bevel can loosen the heads. A head that is not tight is a weak spot in arrow integrity when it impacts heavy bone.
    If you want to learn more, check out the Ashby reports. Dr Ed Ashby knows more about broadheads and arrow lethality than anyone on the planet. Ashby reports can be found on the Ashby Bowhunting Foundation, or Grizzlystik web sites.
     
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    Gold Tip 400's cut to 29" with 75 grain brass inserts up front. Shooting Black Widow PTF V pulling 48# at 28" draw.
     
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    Thx Tap! I'm shooting left wing feathers so I ordered the left bevel. I've read the stuff from Ashby and also one of our members that was active on the old QDMA forum that did a walk thru of pics through the lungs on a deer he shot with single bevel head. Interesting thought on the right wing. Got 2 dozen Gold Tip's in left helical so I'm prolly gonna be shooting left bevel for quite some time. Started out with 125 grain heads. Started adding weighted inserts and the Zwickey's are 165 grain so I'm getting more and more FOC as I learn this process.
     
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    I shot left bevel for years, simply because I already had left feathers, and left helical jig clamp.
    It was never really an issue with heads coming loose, but when I decided to go to the 200gr Samurai, they were only available in right bevel. So I decided to make the switch.
    Ashby is the one who stressed a tight broadhead. I agree that it is probably helpful towards minimizing bending upon impact with heavy bone. Bent broadheads are horrible for penetration.


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    Triple C, I haven't been on the forum in a couple of years. It's good to see your still chasing them with the trad bow. I've shot several deer with single bevels and you shouldn't have any problems with them. I use Grizzly heads and have been very happy with them.
     
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    Great to see you back on here! Would love to hear all that you've been doing on the habitat and trad bow hunt for the past couple of years.
     
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    We had another girl back in late October 2018. On top of that we acquired 17 acres and have been prepping it for a house build that will hopefully start here in the next couple of weeks. I have worked my but off on building a shop there this summer. On top of that and trying to get our current house ready to sell I screwed my knee up and had to have surgery a couple weeks ago. Needless to say I haven’t done much habitat work lately. Just trying to maintain what I currently have. I have still managed to get some great hunting in but no bow kills in the two years. I have managed to keep the freezer full with the rifle though.

    The season before my second daughter was born I was able to put one of those single bevels through the lungs of this buck with a self bow that I finished building right before the season. This was something that I had been wanting to do for a long time.

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    Triple, luvin your increasing addiction to trad. I’ve been in rehab for a dislocated rib so bow been on the shelf. I got wheel bow out cranked it down from 65# to 50 cause I was scared to even string the recurve. Shot a few times and said screw this. Got out recurve. Shoulder feels like crap but you only live once.
    Anyways I understand the single bevel thot process and no argument but I’ve been shooting 125 grain 3 blade Hellraiser with 25 grain insert for 7 years and am quite pleased. Nothing traveling out of sight when shot. Weapons and ammo much o nes choice like women, or men. I like redheads, especially since mines sitting here right beside me ! Good luck on your season.


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    Thx brother! I'll have to admit part of the attraction to trad bow is you get to watch a lot more deer than actually shoot. And, choosing the right setup to get close without detection is somewhat of an art form that I'm still learning. I've set 5 of those lil X-Stand Apollo stands so far, all on active, or soon to be active food sources and well brushed in. 2 over persimmon trees and 2 over soon to be dropping loaded white oaks. Those little stands are comfortable, easy to set and easy to get in and out of.

    As for the heads, the only animals I've taken have been with 3 blade design. Just thought I'd try something different after reading a lot on the single-bevel design. Sure hope you recover from shoulder issues. Who knows...maybe slow n steady practice with the recurve will help rehab. Season opened yesterday here. It's still hotter than hades. Brooks and compadre headed to CO this morn chasing elk for the rest of the month. I'll be mostly solo at the farm rest of the month and hope to get in a few sits here and there.
     
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    Love hearing the Ed Ashby and adult arrow references. The ranch fairy guy’s videos have brought Ashby’s teachings to a whole lot of people who’d never heard of him before. He’s a nut but he’s dead right when it comes to arrow building and tuning. I quit chasing speed years ago, I prefer dead animals over shooting fast.


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