July 11th, 2010, 12:54 AM
Best Broadhead for Bear
Hey guys, I'm heading to Maine hopefully this year, if not this year, next years a lock, and I'm wondering which Broadhead to go with.
Please post wound pics, and or bloodtrails if possible. Thanks, SPIKE
July 11th, 2010, 01:01 AM
You can use G5s or slick tricks with solid heads. That is what I'm using here. Just haven't had a chance to try it on a willing bear yet.
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July 11th, 2010, 01:03 AM
which of your setups are you using?
Depends on which set-up your using. Do you want a mechanical or a fixed blade? What weight arrow do you want to finish at? With either of the bows in your signature I would feel confident with a Rage 2 blade. If you want to stay with a Fixed Blade I like the Magnus 4blade Stingers. As far as pics just do a seracher for Rage kill thread and I think there may be one for stingers also.
July 11th, 2010, 01:11 AM
I have been trying to decide between Buzzcuts, G5 Strikers and Slicktricks all 100 grain. Think I,m going to go with the Slicktricks but I think any of those and a lot of others would work well. Just see what shoots best out of your setup.
July 11th, 2010, 01:21 AM
Best broadhead for bear
I shot though a cinnamon bear in Canada two years ago using a 125 grain slick trick. After digging the arrow out of the ground, I cut my finger trying to remove ST from the shaft. Slick Tricks are not too be taken for granted. The bear went 30 yards before it died.
July 11th, 2010, 02:02 AM
I'm pretty sure I will be using the XLR8. I love that bow more every day. Right now I'm using Nap Nightmares, Silver Flames, and Magnus 4 blade Stingers. I also use Spitfires for turkey, but I'm not a big fan of mechanicals on deer.
Originally Posted by Jarocal
I've never hunted bear with a bow, and have been seeing a lot of Slicktrick, and Magnus Snuffer references. I just want to hear about first hand experiences. Thanks again guys.
BTW....my arrows are weighing out at 335 with a 100 gr head.
July 11th, 2010, 02:37 AM
You might give a second thought to the 335 grain arrow. I would probably recommend the G5 Striker; and screw it onto an Axis FMJ. Bears are not normally shot at long range, and the extra penetration of the FMJ would be a plus.
July 11th, 2010, 02:58 AM
What weight would you shoot for Roskoes?
Originally Posted by Roskoes
July 11th, 2010, 03:10 AM
This is an entrance wound on a Maine bear from a 100gr G5 Montec CS (430gr total arrow weight)........it was a clean pass through and the bear didn't go far.
July 11th, 2010, 03:13 AM
Nice! Montecs used to be in my arsenal a few years back. One of the most accurate heads I've ever shot. Do you like the CS over the originals?
July 11th, 2010, 03:21 AM
I shoot them both and all my Montecs fly super great, but the carbon steel blades are much easier to sharpen.....so I guess you could say I like them better.
July 11th, 2010, 07:14 AM
I'll be taking Magnus Stinger 4-blades to Maine in Sept.
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July 11th, 2010, 07:22 AM
I have shot 6 bears in Maine, harvested everyone with a mechanical head.
Fixed blades work fine, but I like the better blood trails that mechanical heads produce.
When bear hunting over bait, most of your shots are very close 15-18 yards, so I am not to worried about penetration.
Goodluck to all bear hunting!
July 11th, 2010, 07:27 AM
I have killed 5 large bears in the past 5 seasons with snyper 2 blade expandables, they pass through like nothing, shot placement is way more important than BH, wait for the right shot, broadside or slightly quartering away, but I would wait for broadside. What I like about using a mechanical is they seem to always hit the spot, but if your fixed are flying well use them.
Mars hills, Manitoba
July 11th, 2010, 07:51 AM
the BEST broadhead for bear is the one you have the most confidence with in mading a great shot
i like montech
July 11th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Which mechanicals are you using?
Originally Posted by nanuke22
July 11th, 2010, 11:02 AM
Keep em coming. I have another question. I'd love to take my dad, but these days he's only pulling 50#. He has a Hoyt Kobalt that is hitting 265 fps with a 304gr arrow.
Whitetails are no problem, but I'm not sure about bear. Any info (broadhead suggestions) would be great, thanks.
July 11th, 2010, 11:13 AM
here is the bear i took last season with a 100 graig slick trick mag. he left an awesome bloodtrail.
Id turned into a (expletive) liberal, a half-assed, no-logic nitwit, all heart, no brain, and the judgment of a jack rabbit."
July 11th, 2010, 11:48 AM
Black bears aren't any harder to kill than whitetails. BH = super sharp and shot placement............these are both key.
Originally Posted by spiker_01
July 11th, 2010, 12:17 PM
Spiker 01, I have shot bears with 2 blade rages, grim reapers, spitfires, vortexs.
I hit every one in the lungs and they all went less then 40yds, I also suggest when aiming at a bear am at the center of the body, right behind the shoulder. I have seen alot of wounds with guys aiming to low, this happens because the hair on the bottom of the bear makes it look bigger than what it really is. GOOD LUCK!!!
July 11th, 2010, 01:22 PM
I like a big cutting diameter for bears G5 Striker Magnum comes to mind or a big cut on contact broadhead.
July 11th, 2010, 07:53 PM
I use Grim Reapers, 1 3/4 cut. Pass through on this Maine Bear. 222 pounds. Exit hole was big enough for her intestines to fall out.
Liberalism is mental disorder.
July 11th, 2010, 11:36 PM
Razorbak 5. They worked for Rambo, they'll work on bear.
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