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Broadhead selection

#1 Post by Matt Black » Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:06 am

Hi I’m just preparing to start hunting with a 45# recurve and trying to decide what broadheads to use with wooden arrows.
Any suggestions?
At the moment I’m thinking Tusker javelins, but I’d really like a 3 blade like the woodsman but can’t seem to find them.
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Re: Broadhead selection

#2 Post by greybeard » Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:21 pm

Hi Matt,

You may like to check the following link;

https://www.3riversarchery.com/del-ma-p ... heads.html

I can remember the old Bod Kin M A3 back 40 years or so. For some reason they seemed to lose favour to the two bladed broadhead it being easier for the two bladed head to pass between rib bones.
Others claimed they were difficult to sharpen to a good edge.

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Re: Broadhead selection

#3 Post by Matt Black » Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:45 pm

Cheers Daryl
I’ll check them out. Today I was advised to try out the ribtek might look into those as well. I think I’d like to buy Australian if I can.
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#4 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:59 pm

I would suggest you stick with a cut on contact two blade head, especially using 45lb. They will give you the best penetration with a properly tuned bow and arrow combination.

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Re: Broadhead selection

#5 Post by Matt Black » Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:20 pm

I’m thinking you may be right.
What brand do you recommend?
I’m thinking 125 grain Tusker Javelins or met a guy that swears by the ribteks.
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#6 Post by B.Hill » Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:58 am

hi Matt
Ribteks are hard to find now archery supplies in adelaide have some still but not sure what weights they have available, try Outback broadheads, they are all 100% Australian made and good price as well, they fly great and sharpen well.
good luck Bodie

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#7 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:46 pm

Matt Black wrote: Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:20 pm What brand do you recommend?
I’m thinking 125 grain Tusker Javelins or met a guy that swears by the ribteks.
I use Ribteks but they aren't available much anymore as their manufacture was ceased some years ago now. The Tusker would be fine as would the Outbacks that Bodie mentioned. All the best with your bowhunting.

Jeff

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