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    Hunting in the wild

    Which is the best arrow head to be used for deer hunting, a light weight one or heavy one, i know both does its own thing but what do you suggest better works on a deer.

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    Google, Dr Ed Ashby and his research. Plenty of stuff to get thinking about.

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    I seem to recall something on DoC permits about a minimum weight of something around 120grains???? I’m no archer at all just a detail that stuck

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    Post a similar question with more specific title in the archery section.

    In general the issue for arrow heads is not weight but cutting diameter. Ones that fold out on impact ( mechanical broadhead) can be preferred if you have enough power . You might try to match your hunting broadheads to your practice field points but I believe aerodynamics are more important than just weight.

    Total arrow weight is important for trajectory and specially time of flight and even a „light“ arrow will usually have enough momentum to give good penetration. Complete pass through is ideal.

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    there are some interesting arrowheads in the 125 grain range that have a titanium wire loop thru the head, the theory is the wire compresses down as it goes thru ribs etc but expands in the flesh.
    i never got to try them but the theory is sound

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Arch...ceBeautifyAB=0

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    I use these. Have shot 13 deer, a few goats and a pig with them. They seem to work well, and they are easy to get an edge back on with a quick run over the wet stone.

    https://www.northernbroadheads.co.nz...5gr-grand-slam
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    As mentioned above, you really need to be much more specific. Type of bow, draw length, draw weight, arrow spine and weight etc. I.E my 70# compound shoots a light weight but stiffer arrow very fast with relatively light heads and achieves very good kinetic energy at impact. My 50# recurve shoots a much heavier head slower but again still retains significant energy. Consider the arrow itself to be a sum of parts that all need to work together to achieve humane kills. Oh and stay away from ebay/aliexpress cheepo broadheads, you owe your quarry more than saving a few $ at the cost of quality.
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    I have had quite good results with these also JoshC
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    @JoshC Legend, don't know how I've not come across these while googleing but I've been looking for a single bevel broadhead that isn't stupid in price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    I use these. Have shot 13 deer, a few goats and a pig with them. They seem to work well, and they are easy to get an edge back on with a quick run over the wet stone.

    https://www.northernbroadheads.co.nz...5gr-grand-slam
    The one you are saying is really nice, i saw some but i am not sure of the gr? https://swordsswords.com/broadhead-a...accessory.html have a look at this, looks good to use. but i am not very sure.

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    If i google all i see is cheap heads, that can be used for play purpose, but this is the one i saw for the first time looks amazing. the one by @JoshC

 

 

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