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Broadheads for bear

Discussion in 'MichiganBear.com' started by Sprytle, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Sprytle

    Sprytle Premium Member

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    I pulled a Baldwin tag this year and need some input. I have hunted deer with a NAP 3 blade spitfire for a very long time. I'll be using my Strykezone 380 xbow. Are the spitfires OK for a large bear or should I start practicing with a fixed blade? I do know that proper shot selection is everything but was wondering what others use. Thanks.
     
  2. Pier Pressure

    Pier Pressure

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    Bears are soft. You'll be fine with your current setup.
     

  3. pike man

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    I've killed two Bear with Spitfires no problems. One went 70 yards the other one went 10 yards.
     
  4. Sprytle

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    Great! Thats what I wanted to hear.
     
  5. Luv2hunteup

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    Any sturdy broadhead will work with proper shot placement. Know your bear anatomy. Organs are protected by the front shoulder more so than a deer.
     
  6. Sprytle

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    Front leg forward...;)
     
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  7. mich3212003

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    I had no problems with my bow shooting 100gr. muzzys. Bear went 20yards.
     
  8. mich3212003

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    But shot placement is everything. Indians did it with a good straight stick, turkey feathers and chipped stone.
     
  9. Limbender

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    I'm hunting with 100gr Slick Tricks. They are a 4 blade fixed. Hopefully I can anchor my first bear with one! Good luck to you Sprytle!
     
  10. DirtySteve

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    I shot my first michigan bear with spitfires 125gr. Went right thru the shoulder with a 70lb verticle bow and was a complete pass thru. Shooting a bear isn't really much different than shooting a deer when it comes to things like penetration. They can have a bit more fat on them but they aren't a thick skinned animal. As others have said study shot placement. If your set up normally will go thru a deer shoulder it will be no different on a bear.
     
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