Which new head to try for 2018?

Crossbow Hunting

Moderators: Bill T, Excalibur Marketing Dude

User avatar
vpsaline
Posts: 200
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:34 pm
Location: Quebec, Canada

Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by vpsaline » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:06 am

I'm interested in trying a new broadhead for 2018. I like the NAP Lineup and two heads have caught my eye. Which of the two do you think I'm best off trying first?
  • NAP DoubleCross (crossbow)
    Image
    NAP SpitfireMAXX (crossbow)
    Image
Micro_335 - Nikon Bolt XR - 15.5'' Zombies - Dead Ringer Rampage 100GR 3 Bades
Matrix Grizzly: Back up + Camp tramp

User avatar
NEPAbowhunter
Posts: 517
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:15 pm
Location: Steamtown, PA.

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by NEPAbowhunter » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:33 pm

Looking forward to trying out Rage's newest offering for 2018. The Rage Trypan crossbow :D It looks to be their Trypan 2 blade head with a new Red polymer crossbow collar.
Matrix 355
Bulldog 380
Mission Sub-1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS9N8dEdZCQ

User avatar
Normous
Posts: 6439
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:04 pm
Location: Windsor, Ontario.

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by Normous » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:55 pm

Last season I suggested the NAP 100 grain 2" cut XXX similar to the MAXX shown above to two serious crossbow hunters in my workplace and both gave very good reviews this season after using this this mechanical.

I will be attending the 2018 ATA Jan 11-13 and plan to give the excellent NAP broadhead selection a visit to view any new products for 2018.
EXCALFFLICTION Since 1991 ->>------------> 2018
Matrix Blackout 405 & 355 for Her
Kustom Krug Micro 355
Leupold VX-R 2-7 Optics
Boo Custom Strings
Teach Your Family How To Hunt So You Don't Have To Hunt For Your Family

gerald strine
Posts: 2385
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:41 pm
Location: southern Michigan

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by gerald strine » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:30 pm

I would go with the spitfire.
Hunt eat sleep repeat.

User avatar
mikej
Posts: 5664
Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:38 pm
Location: ontario

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by mikej » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:05 pm

I love the spitfires they work amazing , but I like the look of that double cross would be interested in hearing your report on it if you try it
If guns cause crime, all of mine are defective

User avatar
vixenmaster
Posts: 13215
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:51 pm
Location: Land of Rocks, Ozarks Mo.

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by vixenmaster » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:08 pm

I am also a Spifire Fan, have the FOC's n XXX 2" n the 1 1/2" also like the Hell razor
crossbowcrossroads.com/forum/
Marie Laveau Voodoo Queen Matrix 360 Utahraptor Scorpyd DS
Pipsqueak Hybrid Micro/Matrix 135 lb 235 fps Banshee MXB320
Captain Jack Sparrow Custom Micro 355
[email protected] 417-505-9315

User avatar
vpsaline
Posts: 200
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:34 pm
Location: Quebec, Canada

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by vpsaline » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:16 pm

I think seeing this video sealed the deal for me. SpitfireMAXX it is!

https://youtu.be/hpcCxy6BVew
Micro_335 - Nikon Bolt XR - 15.5'' Zombies - Dead Ringer Rampage 100GR 3 Bades
Matrix Grizzly: Back up + Camp tramp

User avatar
xcaliber
Posts: 9104
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:35 pm
Location: NW Indiana

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by xcaliber » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:36 pm

That put a quick end to that hog, I'm impressed as well.
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Bushnell Trophy XLT / Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Nikon Bolt XR. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
Matrix 380 (Max) Leupold Crossbones

User avatar
elkaholic
Posts: 197
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by elkaholic » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:17 pm

my first time nap double cross -- check contest story!

I bought again! hell of a hole at a 1/4ing angle. 30 yrds - sank to fletching full length 20 in bolt with a 3 in exit slash

the one blade cut thru the top rib bone

as far as mechanicals -- NAP doublecross - grimreapers and gravediggers will be involved in any of my future archery/ crossbow hunts

longbow joe
Posts: 1829
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:55 pm
Location: south eastern pa (bucks county)

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by longbow joe » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:45 pm

I cant vouch for the newfangled one but the spitfire maxx has killed all kinds of stuff for me. Its got a nice wide cut its basically bullit proof. I can almost guarantee it will fly like your field points. Nap makes good stuff you cant go wrong. Im just old school the three blade is all you need.why go crazy blade happy.
Micro 335 camo crossbones /matrix 330 workhorse nikon bolt /vixen ll / striker offspring with a micro stock crossbones/ matrix 355 with a micro stock crossbones/ metal ibex (adopted manco morto)/ trigger tec's on most / spitfires/easton2216s/zombies

sproulman
Posts: 1624
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: PA WILDS AREA

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by sproulman » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:47 pm

NAP spitfire ..BUT its a broadside point ..You would not like to hear all deer that were wounded with mechinicals this season..Terrible.. :cry: :cry: :cry: My brother wounded 2 at our camp alone and never found he will not wait for broadside shot taking angle shots and hitting bone..MANY of the others wounded deer also with spitfires..

brush is so thick here that you do not get open broadside shot at times and most are not like me and let Buck walk if I cannot get broadside shot..Just in our group 9 deer were wounded and never found terrible isnt it ..

When they used fix points very seldom lost a deer ...

Folks will not let Buck pass and its brown its down thinking of most ..Very sad what i am hearing .. :cry:

sproulman
Posts: 1624
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: PA WILDS AREA

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by sproulman » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:53 pm

vpsaline wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:16 pm
I think seeing this video sealed the deal for me. SpitfireMAXX it is!

https://youtu.be/hpcCxy6BVew
Remember only 1 thing using mech blade as that pic of yours showed..BROADSIDE shot ..How many can do that when a 8 point buck is angling away in brush?Most NO ...Soooooooooooooo if you are not a broadside hunter like me stick to fix points and Slick Tricks 100 gr are real good one ..Trust me many wounded deer in my area from angle shots and spitfires..I am fan of spitfires and all i use but i bet close to 30 bucks i left go with those points that I could have shot with fix point..

User avatar
artifact
Posts: 141
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:04 am
Location: NE PA.

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by artifact » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:02 am

sproulman wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:47 pm
My brother wounded 2 at our camp alone and never found he will not wait for broadside shot taking angle shots and hitting bone..MANY of the others wounded deer also with spitfires..brush is so thick here that you do not get open broadside shot at times and most are not like me and let Buck walk if I cannot get broadside shot..Just in our group 9 deer were wounded and never found terrible isnt it ..

Glad you posted about a reality that most don't want to discuss or admit to! I had posted about my buddy who found a dead buck that was hit with an arrow, 5 or 6 different guys called him to see if it was the buck that they had wounded and got away.
Maybe not all are bad shots, I just watched a video where a buck jumped the string TWICE, the first arrow hit it low in the brisket and the deer stayed in the immediate area, then came back into range and the second arrow glanced off its back and then it took off, definitely was an interesting video to watch and that was one lucky buck!

User avatar
nchunterkw
Posts: 2104
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:21 am
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Contact:

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by nchunterkw » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:11 am

Try a Ramcat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsiM_iwmcNo
Keith
"The difference between Theory and Reality is small...in theory"

Micro, Vortex
RamCat, Slick Trick
BE Zombie, TF Feathers, Trinity Strings
deerboyarchery.wixsite.com/trinitystrings
[email protected]
<{{{><

longbow joe
Posts: 1829
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:55 pm
Location: south eastern pa (bucks county)

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Post by longbow joe » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:51 am

I have shot many many a deer with a spitfire, mainly quartering away some slightly quartering to me . And harvested every one. I dont know what you guys are talking about. Your not aiming at the exit hole or something. ....yes a fixed blade might be a little better in a quartering to you shot ,but its not the silver bullit only thing that works. Bone is bone ....dont shoot at it. Lol
Micro 335 camo crossbones /matrix 330 workhorse nikon bolt /vixen ll / striker offspring with a micro stock crossbones/ matrix 355 with a micro stock crossbones/ metal ibex (adopted manco morto)/ trigger tec's on most / spitfires/easton2216s/zombies

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 56 guests