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    Broadhead recommendation for first deer hunt?

    Hey guys, going on my first bow deer hunt and am looking for a recommendation on broadheads? I'm shooting an elite pure at 60lbs using gold tip xt hunter 400 spine arrows.
    Thanks guys!

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    Here's the honest truth about 'most' broadheads......just about 99% of most broadheads (both fixed and/or mechanicals (as long as they're not some Chinese knock-offs), will kill any big game animal in North America PROVIDED that....#1 - They are super sharp (NAP produces some of THE sharpest heads straight from the factory). #2 - They are TUNE WELL with your set-up (tuned to hit POI with your field tips, which means that your bow is actually tuned like it's supposed to be), and, #3 - Your shot placement is where it's supposed to be. Those are THE MOST important factors when shooting ANY broadhead. 1" cut, 1.5" cut, 1.75" cut, 2 blade, 3 blade, one piece, replaceable blades, whatever. Sure, there are some broadheads that might be constructed to be a little 'tougher' than others, that don't fall apart/break/bend when hitting ribs, tough hide, etc., but as long as shot placement and penetration is there, you shouldn't have any problems with not only getting a decent blood trail, but also recovering your game within 100 yds. There's a lot of broadheads that get a 'bad rap' by some archers/bow hunters, because they either made a bad shot (that never happens, right?), used a dull broadhead (shot into targets then right back in the quiver for hunting - I've seen that happen many times), or, their arrow/broadhead combo wasn't tuned properly for their bow (which greatly reduces accuracy and penetration). So, it's the broadhead's fault, nothing else. Do your work (practice), have a properly tuned bow, along with properly spined arrows that are tuned for your bow, and are hitting where you're aiming. Decide on which type of broadhead you want to use, then take your pick of just about any (quality) broadhead from a reputable manufacturer. They'll get the job done just fine.
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    thank you

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