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Hello. I have two 470fps bows and have run into some issues with broadhead performance.

I started with the QAD 125gr full crossbow and found that they aren't even close to same accuracy as a field point. So i spent the $100 and bought the Thorn HPX 125gr. setups. I was very impressed and they shot great. Issue i found, you cant replace the blades and can only sharpen them, but after the head goes into the dirt, the cutting edges are bent and/or rolled over. Called them and they said, oh use a file!!! lol

So what broadheads are the XRT or Scorpyd bow guys using int he high speed bows. Regarding the accuracy im expecting would be 1-3" at 60yds.

thanks for your input
 

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I shoot Grim Reapers out of an X and an XRT. Stick with the ones they label "XBow Rated" and they will fly right. I used the 1.5" 3 blade 100 gn Razortips for 3 years and they were very good broadheads, flew right and did their job on animals.

I'm currently shooting their 4 blade Extreme in the 125 gn weight. It's not XBow Rated and has to be double banded to use with our fast xbows.

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It doesn't fly like a fieldpoint but it does fly the same every shot so I tune my bows to this broadhead.

These heads are also one-shot broadheads and I've come to terms with "most" big blade, 3 and 4 blade mechanical broadheads being that way.

I've killed a young buck and a nice doe with them this fall and they both went down within sight. I hope to take a hog or two with them after deer season. If I'm still happy with them they will go to Canada with me next spring for bear.
 

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I have been using Grim Reaper Crossbow rated Razor tip out of Aculeus. They fly good. Sight bow to broadhead. My other Aculeus is now set up with Swat broadhead and it is accurate. I can hold 1/2" spots at 70 yards. They are 4 blade. I haven't killed an animal with Swat yet but heard from others that they truly drain your game
 

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I use grim reaper crossbow 3blade 100 gr with zero issues. Quick kills. I never use a head twice although they can be resharpened. Its like losing arrows after a kill, its the price of doing business.
 
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Hello everyone. Hope everyone had a great deer season thus far. I am just getting back to my work in progress with my bow, arrows and lighted nocks. As i had mentioned I'm shooting the Scorpyd 460 using their OEM BlackEagle arrows. I was advised to run the QADs. i also wanted to run those light Firenocks. That's when the issues really started to show up. i scraped the QADS and lighted nocks and went with the Thorn broad-heads and took a great 8pt.

What i'd like to know from you guys, who's running these high-speed bows that are 450fps + and what broad-head have they found that shoots very similar to field points and/or are consistently accurate at ranges up to 50yds. Reason I say 50 is because, I've found that 20-40yds, most broad-heads i shot were ok 2-3" groups. Since i'm shooting 460fps, id like the option of shooting 50yds but only if the broad-head will perform repeatably and accurately at that range.

To start my test process over again, i have ordered (6) custom arrows (452gr) from Jerry, which i received today. I went with the Spynaltap shafts, SS inserts and Vantec vanes and after checking the weights on my acculab scale they are all within .8gr of being the same. Tomorrow i'll be shooting them with Jerry's SS field points to confirm the level of accuracy, i did choose ONE of the OEM arrows and I shot it 13 times and it gave me a 3/4" group at 50yds, which told me the bow is fine its just the group of production arrows that are not similar to one and another that I am having accuracy issues with.

My plan. If I am able to shoot these (6) arrows from Jerry consistently into a target at 50yds in 1" groups or better, what i'd like to know from you guys is what broad-heads have you tested and shot at these ranges and performed this well.

Thanks again for all your help. Hope the back story helps you with my issue and research and others find it helpful in their search for an accurate arrow setup.
 

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Well with those arrows your probably around 430 fps or so. And those arrows should fly fixed blades well. I do have a arrow saying though. Arrows are like a box of assorted chocolates, you never know what you have until you try it.
Any one of these arrows can cut a Rinehart 1.75" dot at 50yds. I won't lie though I'd have to sort the group to get a dozen that could fly to a specific 3/4" group which I do graph and, sort. And no way with any degree of certainty could I do it with any xbow scope.
 

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Hello. Figured today would be a good day to offer an update. Today we had some nice weather so i was able to get outside and shoot my bow. I put the OEM arrows to the side and used some custom arrows (6 Spynal Tap) from Jerry weighing in at 448grs. with 100gr match field point. I elected to shoot off hand but resting on a sand bag off of a table rather than strapping it down with clamps or straps. At 50 yards I was able to shoot some good groups and four of the arrows cut holes of the previous arrow, but had a couple errors but still getting groups under 1.5".
After that I choose to test a couple of broadheads I was considering. I shot the practice tip for NAP Spitfire, Vortex and the Nap Slingblade. At 50yds, all 3 shot in the SAME hole. I was very impressed. Tomorrow i will shoot the SEVR and the previous heads again to reconfirm, but thus far i am very happy with what i have concluded.
 
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