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What is the reason for the assortment of the weights of broadheads? Is there a certain weight that is the best for deer?

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  • What is the reason for the assortment of the weights of broadheads? Is there a certain weight that is the best for deer?

    What is the reason for the assortment of the weights of broadheads? Is there a certain weight that is the best for deer?

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    There are 2 reasons for different broadhead weights:

    1) Heavier broadheads add weight to the arrow creating more kinetic energy.

    2) Heavier broadheads create a greater archers paradox or shaft bend which helps tune the arrow.

    Heavier heads are desired for tough, heavy boned animals such as hogs or bear. In most cases, 100 grn heads work fine for deer.

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    • #3
      good answer. Its all about penetration

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      • #4
        There is an optimum broadhead weight depending shaft length, spine, weight, insert weight,etc and the amount you draw.

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        • #5
          Speed is a bigger factor in my opinion. For deer, more speed is better. Deer are remarkably quick and can dodge an arrow if they are looking your way when you shoot. I've had a monster buck dodge a 100g broadhead coming from a 65 lb draw at 25 yards. Heavy broadheads (125g+)are OK for BIG bruisers like bears and 250 lb+ hogs but a 100g will penetrate deer just fine. It provides flatter shooting (less room for holdover error) too. I don't like going lighter than 100g because I feel I am risking penetration issues.

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