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All of our broadheads are designed to fly very well and their are no noticeable differences in the flight or accuracy between the 2 styles. It is more of a personal preference, but the most important thing is to use helical fletching to spin and stabilize the broadhead in flight.
It has been tested and proven to make no difference on the flight and consistency of broadheads, more important is that the broadhead spins true on the shaft and you use proper fletching.
Our broadheads are available in many different styles and weights and all are suitable for use on any game encountered. Arrow setup, spine and desired overall arrow weight will determine what head is best for you and your setup. New, shorter and more compact heads are designed to limit blade surface area and produce more consistent flight at higher arrow speeds.
Whereas firearms and ammunition have to be separated in different baggage and kept apart, broadheads are treated the same as knives and as long as they are in your checked and locked baggage, there is no problem with carrying them. Of course you cannot carry them on in any situation but they can be brought along as checked baggage.
I do recommend taking them off your arrows and storing separately not only to protect the broadheads and blades from dulling but also to protect your other equipment in the case they are stored in. Baggage handlers are very rough with equipment and if a broadhead tipped arrow or loose broadhead was to get loose and move around inside a case or baggage it could cause some serious damage. You can store them in your bow case with your bow, but I do recommend leaving them off the arrows and packaged securely and separately from your arrows. It would probably be best to protect the edges of the blades to disassemble the heads and keep the blades in their own packaging as well, definitely do not want the blades loose and exposed for any reason. Just pack the heads with your knives and other equipment and check it in and you should be fine, but I am sure you will need to lock your case as well. Good luck and have a great hunt and look forward to hearing of your success!
Both styles have their merits, but nothing has been proven better for penetrating and breaking hard bone than a trocar tip. However, this style tip does require a little more energy on impact. For setups demanding maximum penetration or low energy setups, a leading edge design will deliver the maximum amount of penetration.
Although we recommend replacing blades after shooting them while hunting or for practice before hunting, all Muzzy blades can be resharpened as long as the edge is intact and not dinged or gouged significantly. We recommend using a pair of small forceps to hold the blade after removing it from the ferrule and most commercial sharpeners can be used with our blades. We do recommend always checking and touching up blades in the field as well, since contact with the quiver while taking them in and out can dull the edge. We recommend using our new Broadhead Sharpener Item # 375 for touch ups in the field and resharpening purposes plus it can be easily carried in your pocket or pack and doesn't require you to remove the blades to sharpen them.
You will need some basic equipment: a bow, reel (reel seat for spincast style reels), bowfishing line, bowfishing rest and a fishing arrow. We offer a complete bowfishing kit to outfit your bow with everything you need to get started, it is item # 7502-XD. You can also purchase individual components to outfit your bow, but once the inital equipment is purchased only replacement arrows and line will be needed.
Recurves, compounds, longbows, and crossbows are all used successfully for bowfishing and can be setup to do so. When using conventional bows we do recommend using a lighter draw weight, normally around 40-50 lbs is more than enough to shoot just about any fish out there.
Both reels have their merits and supporters. The retriever style reels are generally a little easier to use and setup on the bow, however they do not have a drag system and fish have to be pulled in by hand. This causes them to be much slower in retrieving fish & they can also be slower in retrieving arrows as well.
Spincast reels work extremely well for most fish plus they can be shot & retrieved very quickly, have a drag system which allows the fish to be brought in with the reel on the bow. They also shoot extremely fast and are capable of excellent arrow flight and can be used with or without safety slide systems on the arrow.
The spincast style is our personal favorite choice for bowfishing.
Muzzy offers complete kits to outfit any bow to shoot alligators. You will need a very heavy line, we use our 600# braided spectra line for this, an arrow with a detachable head system so the line is tied directly to the arrow point and the head can detach and turn sideways under the hide eliminating any pull outs and a float system as well so the line can come completely off the reel and bow and not be attached to anything but the buoy which can be tracked and recovered to harvest the alligator. Our Gator Getter Kit includes everything required to set up a bow or crossbow for a gator hunt. We also have a water activated LED that can be attached to the buoy so it can be tracked at night even if it is pulled under the surface of the water.
The Big fish point is designed to add more holding power to our standard points when shooting very large, oversized, but soft fleshed fish and works exceptionally well with most of the Asian carp species and big buffalo. These fish are extremely powerful and heavy but have relatively soft flesh which requires more holding power and finesse with the equipment used to land them.
Although the total arrow weight is comparable, carbon shafts recover and stabilize much quicker coming off the bow, they are generally more precise in shaft straightness resulting in more accurate and consistent shots and better results when shooting in deeper water. They are also extremely durable and great for very tough fish and rough conditions.
Fiberglass arrows are hard to beat for durability and cost effectiveness and have been proven over many years to do a great job in most conditions and do work very well. When cost is a factor, fiberglass will deliver.
The X-Celerator rest will work on just about any bow regardless of roller guard or cable rod bars and operate off the downward traveling cable of the bow. This rest enables the user to adjust for any amount of rest travel and clearance on any bow and is a very durable hunting and target rest with very limited parts.
Bowhunter's Setup is an attractant as well as a curiosity scent and can be used effectively for both. We suggest spraying Bowhunter's Setup on your boots or drag cloth when you are within 100 yds of your stand and spraying it in different spots around your stand where you would like the deer to stop for a shot opportunity. When they smell it, they will come to it and give you an opportunity to take a shot. Bowhunter's Setup is a urine based scent and can also be used to doctor existing scrapes or create new mock scrapes as well. This product is very effective for all seasons!