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Clovis6

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So it's that time of year again when I start playing around with broadheads. Probably don't need to do it, but it's too much fun to resist. Last year I settled into 175gr heads for both my 2-blades (German Jager) and 3-blades (VPA).  Arrows (wood and carbon) come in around 550-600gr.  Have a few other choices in these and other broadheads that tend to be either 145/150gr or 200/210gr. Probably a few 160gr single bevels somewhere in the broadhead box too.

Am curious whether anyone is using 145gr or 150gr heads for Whitetail? Seems like a flatter/faster arrow will perform better than the heavier/slower one. I will be shooting high quality recurves in the 46-48# range and longbows in the 49-52# range. Don't take shots over 18 yards. Sad to say, but shot placement is not always perfect.

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Depends on the meaning of "perform".   I am gonna guess those ranges of weight etc wouldn't matter much at all ?
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A lot of game have been taken with the ole Bear Razorheads (2 or 4 blade), Zwickey, Black Diamond style two blades and Woodsman three blades.  IMO the best flying arrow, sharp broadhead and being able to shoot consistently within your range is more important. Your point about shooting flat usually requires excellent flight and an arrow weight of 9x to 10x your bow weight.    
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I am shooting 45# at my DL and using 150 grain BH's. My total arrow weight is 468 grains, with a 50 grain insert and the 150 grain BH plus 8.9 gpi, feathers, nock etc. The BH's are Sonic Bolt from American Broadhead Co.  
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49# ASL   125 grain ACE standards on cedar or  Douglas fir shafts- Have never had a problem  with whitetail and a few bears
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I essentially only hunt deer. I use Zwickey, Magnus, and Bear points, all 125 grains. My bowsare from 50# to55#.
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Hill Wesley Special (2, both 65#)
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I'm an advocate for 190 to 200 grain heads myself. The more energy stored the more delivered and then I can add the bigger the cut wound channel, the faster the blood flows. 
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I’ve had some shoulder issues this summer, so my hunting bows this season will be down in the 43-51lbs range (still deciding on the front runner!).   I don’t think my shooting is good enough to tell the difference between my 125 and 145 heads.  I shoot both aluminum and wood and don’t really see a difference in trajectory at 25 yds until I go up to 175gr weight
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All of my broadheads are 150gr. Mostly German Kinetic, but have some CE Piledrivers and Magnus Stingers also. Those heads have killed more critters than I can count over the years!!!!! My total arrow weight is just under 11gpp.

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For years, heavier broadheads (160 to 190gr Ribteks or older Grizzlies) seemed to find their way in my quiver.
Both punched through whitetails and antelopes, but I sadly never connected with an elk.
Nowadays, smaller whitetails and maybe a boar would be what I would hope to get.
Finished arrows are in the 590 to 620gr range. My #55 mild R/D longbow seems to spit the slightly heavier (+30 to 40gr) arrows out a little faster than my #61 ASL.
Those twitchy Texas whitetails have me thinking of a lighter arrow set-up, but the broadhead would still be 175 to 200gr.
Like Bob, I chose to limit myself to shots under 20 yards.

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  1. I shot 190 ribteks for almost twenty years but last year I switched to 155 left bevel Grizzlies and plan to stay eith them.  Since I shoot wood and the field points closest in weight are 160, the griz get some lead in the ferrule to match the points.   Have not connected with the griz yet but this year...... !!!

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I use heads in the 125 to 145 grs. on my 1916 and 2016s. Get complete pass thru on all my broadside shots and bury up to the fletching on angles.

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