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Supernaut 25-May-22
HuumanCreed 25-May-22
DanaC 25-May-22
monkeyball 25-May-22
A.S. 25-May-22
fdp 25-May-22
Supernaut 25-May-22
George D. Stout 25-May-22
Supernaut 25-May-22
GLF 25-May-22
2 bears 25-May-22
Supernaut 25-May-22
PEARL DRUMS 25-May-22
Nemophilist 25-May-22
Supernaut 25-May-22
Corax_latrans 25-May-22
HEXX 25-May-22
Supernaut 25-May-22
Supernaut 25-May-22
Pa Steve 25-May-22
GLF 25-May-22
Fisher 26-May-22
wooddamon1 26-May-22
Supernaut 26-May-22
Don 26-May-22
Selden Slider 26-May-22
babysaph 27-May-22
babysaph 27-May-22
From: Supernaut
Date: 25-May-22




Tell me about your preferred 125 grain screw in broadhead please. What make, model, sharp out of the pack?, easy to sharpen?, how they have performed and why you like them in general. I'd also like to keep it limited to broadheads that are currently produced.

I don't mind if they are glue one heads and you got to 125 grains using an adapter but please let me know if that is the case. I'll be using these heads with aluminum arrows hence the need for screw ins.

Thanks in advance!

From: HuumanCreed
Date: 25-May-22




Magnus are really good. The stingers are my favorite so far.

If you want to spend the money, Iron Will and Valkyries will last you forever.

But Muzzy Phantoms are what I'm running next season.

Try everything I say.

From: DanaC
Date: 25-May-22




Thunderhead 125's have been around for a couple decades. Some people insist on cut-on-contact heads but there are heads like this that have stood the test of time.

From: monkeyball
Date: 25-May-22




Jim, Years ago I was trying out different heads to see how they would perform and hold up when coming into contact with bone.

I used a very heavy jawbone from a cow and shot into it with some different heads. The bow was a D/H Hunter 55#.

All were glue ons and all on Cedars. The first head punched a hole like a cookie cutter, the second head hit a bulbous area of the jawbone and there it stayed. I had to heat the head to pull the shaft from it. The head stayed.

The next arrow was a Muzzy. They use to have a sample pack that some of the dealers got. My buddy gave me this one. In that sample pack was a "glue -on" Muzzy. I can't remember if it was a 3 or 4 blade, but it was a glue on.

Anyhow, I hit anchor with that Muzzy, and when it hit that jawbone pieces flew in three directions. Wow, must of been the internal pressure that the fixed blade was causing, seeing how it was still lodged in there.

I picked out the bigger piece that did not contain the fixed blade and backed up and shot it again with the Muzzy. Same result, pieces flew, and this was dense bone.

The reason I am telling you this ( and I know you probably want to go with a head that you can sharpen yourself....I do also) is in case you want to take a look at any replaceable head...... the Muzzy is flat out tough to beat.

Hope you come up with the combo you are looking for, there are lots to choose from.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: A.S.
Date: 25-May-22




I've killed a bunch of critters with Thunderheads. They still work fantastic, and you won't find a sharper head out of the package.

From: fdp
Date: 25-May-22




3 blade Muzzy.

When John designed it he wanted a head that was sharp, durable, and effective when shot from a longbow since that was his bow of choice. In my experience he got it right.

From: Supernaut
Date: 25-May-22




Thanks for the recommendations so far all!

I've had my eye on the Magnus heads and Tuskers. I was considering Zwickey Eskilites 2 blades at 135 grains but can't find them anywhere. The Iron Wills look great but I'm looking to shoot a double bevel head with these 125's. I have some big Tuffheads for my single bevel pleasure.

Craig, I killed quite a few deer with the Muzzy's when I was a compound hunter and never had any complaints. Thanks for sharing the results of your testing!

Frank, I had no idea that the Muzzy heads were designed to be effective from a longbow. Pretty neat info!

I ordered 6 Ace Standards at 125 grains and with the adapters they are coming in at 160 grains. I'm very happy with them so far and as a bonus I was able to get Hex heads and field points in screw in at 160 grains straight from Ace as well. I also have 6 glue on Razorheads that I'll put an adapter into 3 of them to see where I'm at and how they fly.

I've just been kicking around trying out some 125's and again, I appreciate all the input thus far!

From: George D. Stout
Date: 25-May-22




The Ace High Speed is a 100 grain glue-on that can be made into a 125 easily with an aluminum BH adapter.

From: Supernaut
Date: 25-May-22




Thanks George, I was considering doing that very thing with the Ace High Speeds.

I actually enjoyed putting together those Standards with the adapters and sharpening them up. I've been enjoying shooting the couple dozen aluminums I put together as well. Life is good.

From: GLF
Date: 25-May-22




Thunderheads work great. My oldest son has been using them since they came out in the mid 80s about a year or two after the 160s. I've never used muzzy broadheads but I use muzzy fish points with the same steel tips and they hold up great bouncing off a shale creek bottom hundreds of times. One other option for you is having your shafts swagged at someplace like Mikes Archery in Ironton ohio and using your glueons.

From: 2 bears
Date: 25-May-22




ACE or Eclipse- ThunderHeads for replaceable blades if you have the Draw weight. >>>----> Ken

From: Supernaut
Date: 25-May-22




GLF, thanks for the tip on the swagged shafts. I hadn't considered that.

Ken, I will check out the Eclipse heads as well. There is one I hadn't thought of, thanks.

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 25-May-22




Jim, check out the Wasp Sharpshooters.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 25-May-22




Jim I have a dozen 125gr screw-on cut on contact broadheads and I have no problem giving you a few if you want them. All you'll have to do is drive that grueling two miles from your house to mine to get them. "LOL" Plus I still got that other stuff I promised Bryer.

From: Supernaut
Date: 25-May-22




Chris, thanks my friend, I'll check out those Wasps. Hope you're doing great and have been able to get after those smallies!

Nemo, you're the man! If I cut through the fields on my quad it's probably more like a mile LOL. I'll check with Jul and see what we have going tomorrow eve and hopefully stop over and fling some arrows.

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 25-May-22




Stay away from the Stingers if you draw until the BH bumps your knuckles.

Thunderheads served me well.

Your Ace Standard solution sounds like a good deal all around, if you’re happy at that weight.

Swaged point tapers would be really cool if it’s cost-effective; nice to have arrows at exactly the right length.

But then you’re back to bumping your knuckles…..

From: HEXX
Date: 25-May-22




Strickland Helix sigle bevel broadhead, nothing like it, scary sharp, easy touch up.

From: Supernaut
Date: 25-May-22




Corax, no knuckle bumping for me but I can see where that would be a problem if I did with the Magnus heads. I am leaning towards a COC head as I don't shoot much over 50 lbs. at my draw so haven't put much thought into the Thunderheads or like design. I'm real happy with the Ace Standards at 160 and got them very sharp, very fast so they'll likely be joining me in the woods this fall. I will be trying to test them on ground hogs behind the house as well this summer.

HEXX, that Strickland head has an interesting profile.

I really wish that manufacturers would put a too scale picture of their heads on their sites. It's very hard to get a feel for size on some of these heads but maybe I'm just being fussy.

From: Supernaut
Date: 25-May-22




That should say, "to scale".

From: Pa Steve
Date: 25-May-22




Jim, check out Eclipse Werewolf. Single or double bevel. Extremely sharp out of package, great structural integrity.

From: GLF
Date: 25-May-22




Swagged arrow can be any length you want them. They just eliminate the bh insert and arrow insert.

From: Fisher
Date: 26-May-22




125 grain Stinger or 125 grain Stinger Buzzcut. Make them sticky sharp and put them through 2 lungs or the heart. Very short blood trails. Some of mine are very old and have been poked through multiple deer.

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-May-22




Stingers or VPA on all my non-wood arrows. Both easy to get and keep sharp.

From: Supernaut
Date: 26-May-22




Thanks again guys for all of the tips and names I hadn't thought of.

If/when I decide what 125 grain screw in I'll let you all know how I like it.

From: Don
Date: 26-May-22




Killed a lot with Thunderheads. Scary sharp. Trying Stingers now.

From: Selden Slider
Date: 26-May-22




Zwicky Eskimo, 125gr. Frank

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 27-May-22




I like the Snuffer 125 grain but they are no longer being produced. Neither is the Muzzy Phantom or the Zwickey. I am not sure there are many being made now. Well I guess the new fangled High Dollar ones

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 27-May-22




Sorry. I thought you meant 4 blade.





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