March 16th, 2010, 06:15 PM
Best broadhead for hogs
I am more than likely going on a boar hunt this may. It will be my first time hunting them. For those of you that have done it, I want your opinion on broadheads. I use Tekans but I don't really know about using a mechanical on boars. If you have tried it, give me your input. Just want some opinions on what I should use.
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March 16th, 2010, 06:53 PM
I have hunted hogs a couple times. I wouldnt use a mechanical either. I used a zwickey or magnus traditional type head. thunderhead or a muzzy would prolly be fine too
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March 16th, 2010, 06:54 PM
March 16th, 2010, 07:07 PM
I used a rocky mountain revolution on a 375 pound boar. It hammered him. They dont make them anymore.... redesigned to something "better" too bad.
March 16th, 2010, 07:26 PM
March 16th, 2010, 07:31 PM
I'd go for something pointy and razor sharp.
March 16th, 2010, 08:38 PM
Grim Reapers all the way. Killed 75+ hogs with them. Shot placement is also key.
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March 16th, 2010, 08:59 PM
The last few hogs Ive taken with a bow have been with mechanicals. Im getting the same results as with whitetail when I switched from fixed............shorter tracking jobs.
Last hog (boar) that I shot this year was with a Tekan I. Everything you could ask for. Complete pass thru and mega blood trail and one less hog.
IMO, I wouldnt change from what you are currently using for big NA big game.
March 16th, 2010, 09:02 PM
Shot several from 50#s therough nearly 300. All with 3 blade Rocky Mountain fixed blades. 16 total in last 5-6 years.
March 16th, 2010, 09:03 PM
if the place your huntin has big boar(250+) i wouldnt use mechanicals.i've used the shuttle t's to take 5 hogs in the last 2 years all pass throughs.hogs vitals set farther forward than a whitetails and you really have to hug the front shoulder.buddy of mine shot a 250lb boar at 8 yds quartered away with a 70lb drenalin ld 400gr arrow and spitfire the arrow only penetrated 6in. i finished off the hog 3 hours and 1/2 mile later with a shuttle t.......by the way nice username!!!!!!
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March 16th, 2010, 09:04 PM
i shoot them about every weekend and i use rage 2 blades but huge holes in them and they dont go far
March 16th, 2010, 09:08 PM
Agree 100%... vitals are further forward AND a bit lower than a whitetail. The heart sits right behind the brisket/sternum in a hog. In my experience, quartering away shnots are the best situation, or the foreleg has to be forward exposing the vitals. Learned this the hard way as a kid hog huntin' in Texas.
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March 16th, 2010, 09:08 PM
I'm going to be going next month and trying Shuttle T's and I have My MX4's as a backup
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March 16th, 2010, 09:09 PM
My bro smoked one with a Tekan last week. It ran about ten yards...Job well done. I wouldnt hesitate to use them after watching his pig go down so fast.
March 16th, 2010, 09:15 PM
Magnus Stingers, or Silver Flames.
March 16th, 2010, 09:17 PM
Slick Tricks or G5 Stykers...tougher than any hog...And as always good shot placement
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March 16th, 2010, 09:21 PM
I have tried alot of heads. Slick Trick standards for me.
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March 17th, 2010, 10:57 AM
I won't say their the "best" because I haven't tried every head on hogs...but I can say I have killed a lot of hogs and the best head I have found for them is the Steelforce Phathead. That may change here in a few weeks when I try the new Phathead SOB on them...
We have killed about 25 or so hogs in the last 2 years with Phatheads and there is no doubt that penetration and blood trails with these heads are notably better than with any heads I used in the past. One or two hog kills don't mean much because hog size and shot placement plays such a big part in end result...but when you stack up a bunch of kills then you can start to get a good idea of how the head is performing.
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March 17th, 2010, 11:10 AM
I love Grim Reapers and use them for everything in Montana. I took them to Texas last winter and got into a 300 lb boar. At 16 yards my arrow only made about 16 inches of penetration. The same setup shot through a quartering away bull elk at 48 yards the previous fall. The shield on that hog was an inch thick!! It sounded like I shot into concrete. I think you would have no problem with the broadheads you are using on smaller pigs but if you get into a big one you better wait for the quartering away shot. Confidence is everything in bowhun ting so if you are confident with your setup then stick with it. When I went down this winter for hogs, I knew I would only be shooting 30 or less so I sighted in heavy arrows(430 gr) and shot shuttle T's just to be sure. They blew right through the pigs. Have fun and good luck!!
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March 17th, 2010, 11:15 AM
When I went down to Texas last year, I used the 100 grain Wac'ems. Complete pass through with a Firecat set at 50#.
March 17th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Originally Posted by DeeS
that's what i was using as well, switched over to the Strikers for some reason...but the Wac'ems did the job!
March 17th, 2010, 12:32 PM
Phatheads very very durable and they fly like darts
March 17th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Two, possibly three, blade fixed.
March 17th, 2010, 01:17 PM
I've killed a ton of hogs with Grim Reapers as well. Nasty holes.
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March 17th, 2010, 02:25 PM
rage two blade worked good for me
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