Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


How many broadheads

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Driver 08-Sep-21
fdp 08-Sep-21
Will tell 08-Sep-21
aromakr 08-Sep-21
Batman 08-Sep-21
Scoop 08-Sep-21
Nemophilist 08-Sep-21
HRhodes 08-Sep-21
GF 08-Sep-21
SuperK 08-Sep-21
Bootaka 08-Sep-21
Orion 08-Sep-21
BigHorn 08-Sep-21
Hot Hap 08-Sep-21
Dennis in Virginia 08-Sep-21
N Y Yankee 08-Sep-21
Yellah Nocks 08-Sep-21
Bowlim 08-Sep-21
Harleywriter 08-Sep-21
Taz 08-Sep-21
dsturgissr 08-Sep-21
HerbP 08-Sep-21
cut it out 08-Sep-21
GLF 08-Sep-21
Nemophilist 08-Sep-21
Nemophilist 08-Sep-21
Rocky 08-Sep-21
Nemophilist 08-Sep-21
Supernaut 08-Sep-21
Mpdh 08-Sep-21
skookum 08-Sep-21
Elkpacker1 08-Sep-21
skookum 08-Sep-21
Nemophilist 08-Sep-21
Nemophilist 08-Sep-21
Poppy 08-Sep-21
SuperK 08-Sep-21
babysaph 08-Sep-21
Great Falls 08-Sep-21
Stix 08-Sep-21
Stix 08-Sep-21
arrowchucker 09-Sep-21
Geezer 09-Sep-21
Todd the archer 09-Sep-21
Car54 09-Sep-21
bluesman 09-Sep-21
charley 09-Sep-21
BigJim 09-Sep-21
George D. Stout 09-Sep-21
nowheels 09-Sep-21
01ARCHER86 09-Sep-21
Live2Hunt 09-Sep-21
Babysaph 09-Sep-21
blind squirrel 09-Sep-21
blind squirrel 09-Sep-21
Therifleman 09-Sep-21
Steve P 09-Sep-21
Desperado 17-Sep-21
Frisky 17-Sep-21
Juancho 18-Sep-21
Archer22 18-Sep-21
redheadlover 18-Sep-21
pdk25 18-Sep-21
Knifeman 18-Sep-21
pdk25 18-Sep-21
arrowchucker 21-Sep-21
From: Driver
Date: 08-Sep-21




Ok we've had a lot of discussion about the best, the worst, the most expensive but I have a different question. I'm getting ready to head for a stand this afternoon and got to thinking about how many different heads I've actually used to kill big game with. Without going into which I like or currently use, only numbers that killed " harvested" I came up with 9 over 50 years of bowhunting. Just curious how many others have used.

From: fdp
Date: 08-Sep-21




Probably 5 or 6. And maybe not that many. I don't change things that work too often.

From: Will tell
Date: 08-Sep-21




2 different Bear heads and 2 different Zwickey heads. I'm using Eskolites and old Bear greenies this year. I've also killed game with a Muzzy.

From: aromakr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 08-Sep-21




I'm thinking 3. Zwickey Delta Journeyman And a head I make.

Bob

From: Batman
Date: 08-Sep-21




Aromakr? How about a photo of the DIY broadhead?? BLESSED BE!

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Sep-21




Three heads in over five decades: Bear, Magnus, and Ribtek.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 08-Sep-21




These are the ones I shot and killed game with in the 52 years I've been shooting and hunting with recurves and longbows. Zwickey Eskimo and Delta, Journeyman, Bear Razorhead ( greenies and stainless ), Magnus Classics, Tusker Javelin, Grizzly, Ace Standard, RibTek, and Hilbre.

From: HRhodes
Date: 08-Sep-21




Ace 160, Bear Razorhead, Zwickey Eskimo, Delta and No Mercy, and one knapped chert point - so six, with three different kinds of Zwickeys.

From: GF
Date: 08-Sep-21




3

All 3-blades. Same results for all of them.

From: SuperK
Date: 08-Sep-21




Let me see....since 1973 I have used Bear Razorheads, Magnus, Ace, Ribtek, Grizzly, Woodsman, Snuffer and every model Zwickey makes except the Cliff. I also used a couple different makes of replaceable blade broadheads...maybe Rocky Mountain and satellite?

From: Bootaka
Date: 08-Sep-21




2.5? 11 90s blue razorheads, 11 eskimos, and 17 magnus classics (eskimo clones). Not counting the 1 from each set I practice with. Don't know why I would need anything else.

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Sep-21




Hmmm. Many years ago, Black Copperhead 4-blade, maybe a bodkin or two, and a couple of different replaceable blade heads (which didn't work that well. Some of the blades usually broke off.) In the last 30-40 years or so, mostly Zwickey 2- and 4-blade deltas. More recently have added STOS, Abowyer and Woodsman heads to the arsenal. Killed lots of deer, several elk and black bear, one moose and a lot of turkeys with these heads.

From: BigHorn
Date: 08-Sep-21




3 simmons, grizzly, and eskimos eskimos have been go to for several years now. this year vpa 3 blade and palmers will be in quiver too

From: Hot Hap
Date: 08-Sep-21




Razorhead-Zwickey-Woodsman

From: Dennis in Virginia Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 08-Sep-21




Razorbak 4 & 5, one squirel with Missle Spike, one kill with original 180 gr. Thunder Head, several Deer with newer 125 gr. Thunder Head, lots of Deer, an Elk, a Bear, and various small game with Zwickey Delta's, lots of Deer and various small game with Woodsmen.

From: N Y Yankee
Date: 08-Sep-21




Muzzy Matador 145gr 4bld (wish they still made them!) Zwicky Eskimo, Zwicky Delta, Ace Standard 125gr, Ace Standard 160gr. All excellent heads.

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 08-Sep-21




Sheepishly, Richie responds with...mostly compound kills. Slick Trick original 125s, and one NAP mechanical. I think they call it the shockwave now. As of my return to traditional, I am shooting only Tusker Spirits in 125 double bevel spin on format.

From: Bowlim
Date: 08-Sep-21




I have used the Rothar original 3 blade, but it doesn't count because it never got any lung mileage. Then the griz, and several others that are basically identical. It does raise the question of whether the different heads were different. Griz, Zwickey, Simmons, and now Ribtec how different are we actually talking?

From: Harleywriter
Date: 08-Sep-21




Bear Razorheads, Grizzlies, Wolverines, Stos and Ace Standards. Each flies really well for me. I like the Ace because we old guys need to stick together.

From: Taz
Date: 08-Sep-21




1… Zwickey Eskimo

From: dsturgissr
Date: 08-Sep-21




If I remember correctly have taken critters with 35 different brands of broadheads but mainly snuffers, wensel woodsman, razor heads, and zwickeys.

From: HerbP Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Sep-21




Started with Bear in the 70's, then Satellite 5 blade were the rage. Switched to Thunderhead 125, but went to Zwickey Deltas in 1990 and haven't looked back.

From: cut it out
Date: 08-Sep-21




All have been with original Wensel woodsmans. Except one with a ACE and one with a Grizzly and one with a STOS. Really hoping to get one with a Zwickey No Mercy this year too. I have arrows made up with WW’s and ace and zwickey so will depend on what arrows I take and might even use them all through out the year.

From: GLF
Date: 08-Sep-21




My first was a super hilbre cause thats what came with the bow and having just turned 13 and knowing no one who bowhunted I was clueless. Since then I've tried a few over 56 years such as pearson deadheads, zwicky deltas, grizzlys, bear razorheads, snuffers, ace 160 standards, and abowyer wapiti for 1 deer n I think thats it. I used the snuffers ever since for bears and turkeys and ace 160 for everything else for most of my bowhunting time. I bought some Hills to add to the few I had to try this year. Ever once in a while I get the urge to try something new.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 08-Sep-21

Nemophilist's embedded Photo



Took this black bear with a Zwickey Delta four blade.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 08-Sep-21

Nemophilist's embedded Photo



I took this buck with a Bear Razorhead ( greenie ).

From: Rocky
Date: 08-Sep-21




I have used Hi Precision, Bodkin, Bear Razors, Zwickey Deltas 2 and 4 blade, 4 blade Eskimo and Wensel Woodsmans.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 08-Sep-21

Nemophilist's embedded Photo



Took this black bear with a Magnus Classic 2 blade.

From: Supernaut
Date: 08-Sep-21




Great pics a usual Frank!

From: Mpdh Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Sep-21




Shot a couple of pheasants with Bear greenies. A few deer with SS razorheads, a few more with snuffers, Eskimos, muzzy buzzcuts and maybe one with a 3 bld sattelite. Most though have fallen to 4 bld Deltas.

MP

From: skookum
Date: 08-Sep-21




I've been using the "Hummer" broadhead made for me by Ron Hoiland. None better!

From: Elkpacker1
Date: 08-Sep-21




1. chipmunk Zwicky 19 elk 18 were zwicky 1 was 3 blade VPA. 10-15 deer zwicky but last one was 3b VPA.

From: skookum
Date: 08-Sep-21




From: Nemophilist
Date: 08-Sep-21

Nemophilist's embedded Photo



Took this bull elk with a Zwickey Delta 2 blade.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 08-Sep-21

Nemophilist's embedded Photo



Took the rabbit with a blunt. Sorry no broadhead.

From: Poppy
Date: 08-Sep-21




3

From: SuperK
Date: 08-Sep-21




I also took deer with Howard Hill broadheads. I forgot about those!

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 08-Sep-21




2. Pucketts blood trailer and Rage.

From: Great Falls
Date: 08-Sep-21




Lol

From: Stix
Date: 08-Sep-21




Designers from the begining w/bleeders. Last year started playing around with Bearpaw German Jager, per the recommendations of Ron LaClair.

From: Stix
Date: 08-Sep-21




Razorheads not Designers, Stupid auto correct.

From: arrowchucker
Date: 09-Sep-21




MA-3, , Bear, Zwickey, Ace, Super Hilbre. MA-3 and Zwickey have the most. MA-3 is a sleeper. Cheap, easy to sharpen, makes a big hole! No hype! Just dead critters! Arrowchucker

From: Geezer
Date: 09-Sep-21




Never used anything but Swickeys. No, not true. In the beginning for me, in the 60s, I didn't know about any broadhead except Bear.

From: Todd the archer Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Sep-21




7, wasp, muzzy, steelforce, Howard Hill, bear razorhead, grizzly, magnus stinger

Grizzlies are what I use now.

From: Car54 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Sep-21




VPA-3blade

From: bluesman
Date: 09-Sep-21




Zwickey, Magnus, Stos, Eclipse , woodsman(3 blade only for turkey) , VPA 3 blade for pronghorn,

I use eclipse lately , but generally all of the above 2 blade for big game . My first bow kill was a bear razor head .

Last year took both deer with same broadhead , an eclipse 145 grain .

From: charley
Date: 09-Sep-21




3 traditional. 3 more with wheels

From: BigJim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Sep-21
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11 that I can recall, but there was likely 1 or two more.

You know, they all ended up the same.. dead!

I will say that the BigJim by VPA (1 1/2" diameter 3 blade) on turkeys has impressed me more than any other kills I have made. 8 birds with one and have only had 1 bird go more than 20 yards!

BigJim

From: George D. Stout
Date: 09-Sep-21




I've killed most deer with Bear Razorheads, but also have used Savora Super-S for a couple years in the late 70's. One on a Howard Hill head, and have used Hi-Precision, MA-3, and Ribtek. But mostly the old greenies are on my arrows. The world never seems to run out of them thanks to Fred's old Razorhead Machine popping them out every five seconds. :)

From: nowheels
Date: 09-Sep-21




Four that I’ve killed with. I used a razorback 5 during my compound days, then after switching to traditional I’ve used Snuffers, zwickeys and VPAs. I’ve missed a couple while using ribteks and woodsmans, so I can’t include them unfortunately.

From: 01ARCHER86
Date: 09-Sep-21




8 different heads so far over the years and surprisingly enough… From cheapest to most expensive, THEY ALL DID THE SAME THING!!!

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 09-Sep-21




Savora Super s 3 blade, Satellite 3 blade, Muzzy 125 3-blade, zwickey eskilite, and hopefully throw in a bear razorhead this year.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Sep-21




I used the old Savora on an old wooden handle Browning compound in early 80’s

From: blind squirrel Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Sep-21




Zwickey from day 1 39 years ago

From: blind squirrel Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Sep-21




Zwickey from day 1 39 years ago

From: Therifleman
Date: 09-Sep-21




Stinger, zwickey, grizzly single bevel, woodsman, Vpa.

From: Steve P
Date: 09-Sep-21




Four that I can think of.

Zwickey, snuffer, two kinds of bear heads.

Steve

From: Desperado
Date: 17-Sep-21




Bear greenies and Zwickeys but I got rid of the Zwickeys...Hoping my nest kill will be with a Pearson Deadhead or an Ace Standard....If not I'll go back to the ol' reliable Bear Greenies....

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Sep-21

Frisky's embedded Photo



3 for me. Here's Frank's pic slightly improved in contrast,

Joe

From: Juancho
Date: 18-Sep-21




Journeyman, Zwickey , Ribtek ,Bear razorheads and my own CNC machined heads

From: Archer22
Date: 18-Sep-21




4 different heads over 14 years. Haven't killed anything in the passed two seasons as I've switched to trad.

This is my third season with trad gear, 17th year hunting overall.

From: redheadlover
Date: 18-Sep-21




Bear Razorhead (green and stainless Super),Zwickey Eskimo,Snuffer,Thunderhead 150 grain,Grizzly,Howard Hill

From: pdk25
Date: 18-Sep-21




Tuffhead VPA 3 blade - 4 or 5 iterations Simmons safari Simmons treesharks Simmons Tiger Sharks Magnus 1 Magnus 2 Snuffer Big Jim Big 3 Van Dieman RMSG Cutthroat Grizzly El Grande Tusker concorde Abowyer Javelina lite Zwickey No Mercy Grizzly 3 blade Wensel woodsman

That is all that I can remember other than at least 4 from my compound days.

So 17 with a trad bow, but really 18. I just can't remember that name of the crappy short cast stainless steel head that I killed a small buck with around 2008 or 2009.

From: Knifeman
Date: 18-Sep-21




Have killed with a wasp, rocky mountain supreme, magnus 2, Zwickey, Grizzly single bevel, Snuffer, VPA, Wenzel woodsman, Stinger 4 blade 150, that would be in 41 years of bowhunting.

From: pdk25
Date: 18-Sep-21




Oops. Forgot silver flame.

So 19, unless my Alzheimer's let's up and I remember more.

From: arrowchucker
Date: 21-Sep-21




First deer is always easy to remember. Ace Rocket, 2018 24srtx aluminum. 1974. Most critters, MA-3, Zwickey Delta 2 bld, Ace Standard, Bear. MA-3 is a underrated head. Easy to sharpen, tough, cheap, cheap, cheap, makes a big hole! Really, what else do you want? Arrowchucker





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