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  • Need rec's for boar hunt

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    Headed out for my first archery boar hunt. Am using a Mathews Z7 Extreme bow with carbon Warrior arrows. Have had multiple recs about broadheads - mechanical or fixed, and different brands suggested. Any input/advice on this, as well as shot placement, would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance,
    John Latz
    Mooresville, NC
    JLatzMD@aol.com
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    Good Luck
    Good Luck John and How do you like the New Z7 Extreme? I have heard pros and cons about them and was just wondering. As far as broad-heads...You will get several suggestions to use Rage because of the big hole they leave but If the arrow is put where it needs to be any legal size broad-head will do the job and keep this in mind...Anything Mechanical CAN fail and usually will when least expected. Boars are tough animals so i would suggest a tough Broad-head, Not a Broad-head with paper thin Blades. The Muzzy MX3, Montec G5 and the HellRazor are a few that come quickly to my mind among others. I know that the HellRazor flies like a field point and you can Resharpen The G5 Montec and HellRazors. Unlike others where after you take a animal with a $8 Head you sometimes have to throw it away or replace the blades and thats more money. I did shoot the mechanical Meat Seekers this year because i got a good deal on them...The animals died quick but the Blood trails they leave were not impressive so next year i'm switching back to my Muzzy MX3s...I know with a gun, people shoot boars in the head but i'm guessing with a bow,tight behind the shoulder?...Several Hog Hunters frequent the site so check back before the hunt for more opinions....Good Luck and keep us posted on the hunt.
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    Im with gobblintom I'd use on a tough boar something promised to cut on impact like a muzzy or a thunderhead. Thunderhead an Muzzy are tried an true to perform.
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    Broadhead
    I would use either a Muzzy or Thunderhead to myself. Ive used both kinds and love them both. Fly true and also tough and durable. Good luck on your hunt.
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    Montec or Innerlock or NAP
    Thanks for the feedback guys - I've heard very positive things about the Montec fixed broadhead and got some feedback about the Innerlock EXP mechanical - NAP has been mixed - on one hand a 2' cutting diameter but ?penetration with a blade that big.
    John
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    Penetration
    No problem John and stay in touch also, Have you checked out the NEW G5 Montec CS (Carbon Steel)? They say they are the sharpest Head EVER...You can shave with them!!!A animal doesn't need a 2 inch hole in its lungs to die a quick human demise. I will also add that i have seen a 100 Grain Muzzy take out both shoulders from a 60lb bow through bone and all. Good Luck with your choice. In my own opinion...I don't see a Expandable doing what a fixed blade will when it comes to a marginal shot with Bone involved.
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    Montec G5
    My local shop over in China Grove loves the Montec G5 for boar, they taxidermy there and had a number of stories about mechanical failures so recommendned the Montec noting not a single dissatisfied customer. So, Montec it is. I'll post some photos if successful. Thanks for all the advice/tips.
    John
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    China Grove
    John, Do you deal the girls at S&S? I go there when its something i cant do myself. Maybe we can meet there sometime, Couple other guys on this site do business there also.
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    Broad head
    While living in south GA I have taken many wild hog with a bow, this only me !! I like muzzy for the hard hitting and always complete pass thru from 3 yards to 30, on the other hand, rage 2 blade. I was very impressed with. while deer hunting this year I shot a nice 120 sow and jerk the shot , the point of impact was 2 inch forward of her hind quarter. I knew I had made a bad shot so I sat for about an hour, 75 yard she was down due to the lack of pumping fluid. note all blood was inside her. them old pig dont leave much of a blood trail sometimes
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