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Reuse Broadheads???? #7325994 10/24/18 10:34 PM
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OK, Outside any obvious damage what are everyone's thought on reusing broadheads?

Do you reuse your broadheads?
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Yes, shoot them until they fall apart. (53%, 19 Votes)
No, One shot. One Kill. (14%, 5 Votes)
Just change the blades. (33%, 12 Votes)
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Voting on this poll ends: 12/24/18 11:33 PM
Re: Reuse Broadheads???? [Re: TiggerV] #7326058 10/24/18 11:19 PM
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Depends on the head and the condition. Fixed (permanent) blade, replaceable blade fixed, mechanical . . .
As long as it functions and I can get it damn sharp I'll reuse it.


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I usually give deer a new mechanical. I have some hellrazor fixed heads that have probably been through a dozen hogs.

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I sharpen and reuse heads often, but I usually shoot G5 Montecs with the compound and crossbow and Magnus Stingers in the trad bows.

Re: Reuse Broadheads???? [Re: TiggerV] #7326478 10/25/18 05:53 AM
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I normally shoot them until I loose them. I shoot non-replaceable fixed and mechanicals.

Once you learn to use a strop you would be suprised how much sharper you can get a mechanical or even how well you can re-sharpen a mechanical.


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It all depends. With slick tricks, as long as everything is straight I just resharpen and put it back in the quiver. The same goes for schwackers except adding a new piece of shrink wrap to hold the blades. NAP spitfires though are a one time use broadhead for me. I have bought the blade replacement kit and rebuilt them and they are just never the same, the blades become loose enough that it wouldnít surprise me it they open up in flight. Also I donít trust that the aluminum body wonít bend or warp once it hits something hard i.e. ribs, rocks, stumps



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Re: Reuse Broadheads???? [Re: TiggerV] #7330776 10/29/18 08:12 PM
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Shot my first rage two blade through a deer this past weekend and there's no bringing that broadhead back to life.

One blade bent severely and the tip now has a blunt end, but I do believe the massive blood trail is worth it's one time use.



Re: Reuse Broadheads???? [Re: TiggerV] #7331942 10/30/18 05:33 PM
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I definitely reuse G5 Montecs. Just resharpen. I have so far just replaced the blades on the Rage I am considering trying the resharpen option if the blades look good after a shot. I keep all of the old blades so I've got a bag of them.

Re: Reuse Broadheads???? [Re: 12thman] #7336292 11/03/18 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted By: 12thman
I definitely reuse G5 Montecs. Just resharpen. I have so far just replaced the blades on the Rage I am considering trying the resharpen option if the blades look good after a shot. I keep all of the old blades so I've got a bag of them.


How are you planning on sharpening the rage blades? I would think one of those drag-through sharpeners would work well.

Last edited by Tactical Cowboy; 11/03/18 04:20 AM.

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Shoot until broken or bent.


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Re: Reuse Broadheads???? [Re: TiggerV] #7337343 11/04/18 07:33 PM
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Shoot till they fall apart...or become damaged to where they can not be made razor sharp.


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Re: Reuse Broadheads???? [Re: TiggerV] #7337372 11/04/18 08:05 PM
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I shot a 160lb boar last night with a Rage Shock Collar. Went through ribs on both sides. Was fine and had it laying on the ground by him when my buddy drove the Rhino over it.
I'll replace the broken blades and kill another one.


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Re: Reuse Broadheads???? [Re: TiggerV] #7337770 11/05/18 02:51 AM
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Iím 86 years old. Have killed about 135 wihitetails with a bow. About 95% of them with a Bear Razorhead The best broad ever made Practice sharpen and re use I have some that have 10 kills. Donít know why they donít make them any more

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Good question! I have a broadhead sharpener I use for the Monte's so I will try that.

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Deer get a new broadhead, pigs get sloppy seconds, thirds, ect.....


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I shoot VPA 3 blade, had 1 head I killed 25 animals with before I lost it.
I spin it, shoot it ,then sharpen it , ready for another kill. Forrest

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Eskimo's I just sharpen.

Re: Reuse Broadheads???? [Re: TiggerV] #7351603 11/18/18 03:32 AM
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each deer gets a new broadhead from me.. hogs i'll reuse with no obvious damage

Re: Reuse Broadheads???? [Re: TiggerV] #7352349 11/19/18 03:17 AM
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I tried mechanical broadheads one season for whitetail and javelina and while they definitely did the job I was wasnít impressed enough (bent blades and bodies) to give up fixed blade heads.
Since I have exclusively use fixed blades for the past twenty five years I have always shot and sharpened them until I lose them.

I hunt with the Zwickeys with my recurve and the Maasais with my compound and have been using these very broadheads for the past five or six years.
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Had the same set of Muzzy fixed 3 blades for 20 years. Buy a new set of blades and use them again. Only ones I lose are the ones that end up in a big pig that runs off.


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For the guys who think their broadheads will last forever you need to come hunt the rocky ground of central Texas. I sent a Maasai through a doe two years ago with a recurve and the rocks on the ground on the other side took two chunks from one side of the blade and one on the other. It will still hunt, but they don't always survive the trip. I had one of the vaunted Woodsman Elite heads roll over a tip on a spine shot and another bend a ferrell on a shot through a shoulder blade on a pig. That in itself wouldn't bother me if the heads weren't $35 and $20 each. That price just eats me up when I'm shooting 20+ pigs a year.


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[quote=passthru]For the guys who think their broadheads will last forever you need to come hunt the rocky ground of central Texas. I sent a Maasai through a doe two years ago with a recurve and the rocks on the ground on the other side took two chunks from one side of the blade and one on the other. It will still hunt, but they don't always survive the trip. I had one of the vaunted Woodsman Elite heads roll over a tip on a spine shot and another bend a ferrell on a shot through a shoulder blade on a pig. That in itself wouldn't bother me if the heads weren't $35 and $20 each. That price just eats me up when I'm shooting 20+ pigs a year.[/quote


If I am after pigs only on a hunt I will use cheapest muzzy heads I can find. But I do have a Montec that has been through 4 hogs and a rattler. It has small chips in it but will still use it on hogs. Most of the time though if hunting hogs a firearm of some sortis in use, bullets are cheaper than arrows

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I just clean and reuse. I use mechanical for crossbow and Montec G5ís for compound.

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I use G5 Montec Crossbow broadheads with my crossbow and resharpen them, 2-Blade Delta broadheads with my recurves and resharpen them and Spitfire mechanical broadheads with my Mathews LX compound bow that I replace the blades on. I keep all my hunting broadheads sharp and keep my target broadheads dull. The Delta broadheads only cost $17.99 for 3 and hold up pretty well. I donít feel as bad if one gets destroyed and they also come out of trees pretty easy lol.
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I never reuse them

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