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Broadheads for an older bow..

Discussion in 'Ohio Bowhunting' started by 419Bear, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. I know the broadheads topic is somewhat beat up but I have what might be are more particular question.

    I was planning on getting a new bow. The new bows as most know shoot somewhere around 305-340 fps. I decided due to cost and more the comfortableness I am just going to use my old bow. It's an older Barnett Safari I got when I was 15 or 16. I am going tomorrow to set it up and refit it with upgraded components etc. Looking it up it only shoots around 255-260ish fps at maximum velocity.

    Now I understand this is much slower but I am completely confident in how it performs in the field having taken more then a few deer with it. My question is should I adjust which broadheads I shoot due to this? Since obviously most of the new broadheads are made more for the faster bows. Should I attempt to find some strange brand or weight to shoot with?

    All my shots will be kept within about 30 yards. I canjnot remember the arrows I shot but they were easton XX17's I think.. Been awhile. I have another 3 weeks before I am out in the field so I have time to get back in shooting shape.
     
  2. Nimrod

    Nimrod Staff Member Super Mod Mod

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    Cut on impact broadheads are best for low speed bows. As an example, every traditonal bow shooter I know use non-expandable, cut on impact (blade tipped) broadheads. This is my first recommendation. If your shopping for any other heads, I suggest a quality broadhead such as Muzzy, Slick Tricks, etc. Expandables are known for requiring more FPS for full deployment.
     

  3. Well I was asking more if I should look for a higher weight head etc. Attempt to increase the kinetic force since my speed wont be there. I was planning on using fixed anyway. I guess i should have been more clear.


    Thank you though.
     
  4. I would shoot something around 125gr. I had an older Pearson Renegade that wasnt a fast bow. Maybe 240-250fps and I killed a lot of deer with it shooting Thunderhead 125s. They are a great broadhead imo. I shot them on xx75 2216 arrows.
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