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Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by joel0711 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:26 pm

Been using Muzzy 4blade with no problems. This year I have permission on some "urban land" and I want to try a good 100gr. expandable to put 'em down ASAP
Don't want deer running and falling in neighbors yard with "little Johnny" going nutso!
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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by janesy » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:47 pm

Might want to look at the SWAT like of heads. Definately making some big reliable holes
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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by amythntr » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:10 pm

.....NAP Spitfire 100MAXX... been using them since day one... no need to change... fly like field points... I put a dental band around the blade as a “belt and suspenders”...

... absolutely love them!

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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by Normous » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:30 am

The SWAT X Mag or the 2019 Vector, both in 100gr. They leave beer can sized holes in deer.
Unlike NAP and a few others, SWAT is 100% US made and manufactured with .036" 440 SS blades.
Low profile and print groups like field points.

I might add, that I carry these exclusively for Canadian customers. PM if interested.
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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by bigbowman » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:00 pm

I tried the Muzzy HB Ti last year and loved them so much that I’m using them again this year!
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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by Deaf jeff » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:26 pm

amythntr wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:10 pm
.....NAP Spitfire 100MAXX... been using them since day one... no need to change... fly like field points... I put a dental band around the blade as a “belt and suspenders”...

... absolutely love them!

Anthony :)
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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by DuckHunt » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:53 pm

If your shot angles will not be steep, then the 1.75" Spitfire Maxx is good. I prefer the 2" cut on the Spitfire XXX or Rocket Hammerhead even more. I band the spitfires for added insurance and always double band the Hammerheads.

My overall favorite expandable is the Rocket Sidewinder. Its only 1.5" cut, but the longer tip all but guarantees it will not deflect on high angle shots.

If your shots will not be at high angles, its hard to beat a 3-blade 2" cut for putting them down quickly. Good luck!

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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by georgiaboy » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:04 pm

Good old tried and true regular 1.5 inch spitfires. I’ve tried many different broadheads...fixed and mechanicals over the years and keep coming back to them.
They fly to within a half inch of my field tips no matter which bow I’m using and the blood trails are great. 8)
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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by Riflemanz » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:44 am

Try these 125gr heads. They fly great! Beat that price too!

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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by nchunterkw » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:25 pm

How far do your deer typically run now? I would not expect an expandable like you are talking about to do anything to blood trail length. Put it through both lungs (with about anything) and it should not go far. 50 to 70 yds maybe. If you are hunting froma tree, make real sure to get 2 lungs and not 1. That's when they run far.
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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by Turtleman » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:59 pm

I like the blood sport grave digger. I’ve never had it fail and leaves plenty of blood. Check em out you won’t be disappointed!
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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by newbie » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:09 am

I use 2" swhackers. All but one deer dropped within 30 yards. Last years doe didnt know she was dead. Walked 10 yards looked back wobbled and fell over. Its not the head per say its placement. The one i had to track was a bad shot. Too far back one lung and liver. Rest either two lungs and or heart. They dont go far with both air bags popped.
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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by Smong2000 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:26 am

Another Swacker user here. They have shot exactly with my field tips in 4 different bows and I shoot the actual hunting heads at my 18:1 target all summer long shrink tubed shut. I wouldn't ever hunt with a broadhead that I have not shot at targets, and I mean shooting the actual head that will be on my hunting arrow. My rule of thumb is that there should be no hesitation shooting your hunting arrow and head into a Rhino 18:1 target at twice the distance you would shoot at deer. My max for deer is 40 yards so hitting the little block at 80 yards better be a slam dunk or my max will be reconsidered. They have performed perfectly on 6 animals that were shot at...but they were good shots that would have killed with any broadhead.

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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by Hester0305 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:10 am

Try the Truglo Titanium X they are a 4 blade expandable and fly great and cut huge holes in deer.
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Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Post by hunter with MS » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:26 pm

look at Excalibur xact or Innerloc exp which are the same . Used one last year on deer big hole deer went 30 yards .

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