Testing new broadheads

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This year I am going to try some new broadheads and have it narrowed down between the qad exodus, magnus stinger w/ bleeder blades, and VPA 3 blade. Anyone have any feedback on one versus the other, pros-cons? Thanks
 

Billy Goat

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The stinger are probably the loudest in flight. If legal I'd use the swept blade Exodus, easier to tune. No personal experience with the VPA, I think all 3 are good choices. Shouldn't be disappointed in any of them unless your hunting steel plates and cinder blocks.
 
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The stinger are probably the loudest in flight. If legal I'd use the swept blade Exodus, easier to tune. No personal experience with the VPA, I think all 3 are good choices. Shouldn't be disappointed in any of them unless your hunting steel plates and cinder blocks.

Interesting. I wonder why the stingers are loud? Thats good to know!
 

Zac

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All I would tell you is to go with the Swept version of the QAD if your state allows it.
 

roosiebull

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the stinger is the weakest of the 3 (especially with bleeders) from there it's a toss up, both are bomb proof, the QAD will have a little sharper blades out of the box, and a little better edge retention, and they won't rust.

VPA is very strong, easy to sharpen, can pretty much use them until you lose them, it's tough to damage them.

i have done well with magnus heads in the past, but had one fold up on me a couple years ago on a stud bull, so they are out of the question for me now.... that split ferrule just isn't a strong design
 

Joe Holden

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I've shot all 3 but the stingers were a while ago when i was dabbling more heavily in the trad world. I remember them being sharp and as accurate as i could be.

I recently bought 9 VPA vented broadheads at auction on ebay for like $50 and have used QAD Full blade for a number of years. Personally, i don't find the VPA's as accurate as the QAD's (or Montec for that matter). I spun all of the VPA's i bought and they spun well, but did not fly as well as the QAD's. Those i shot out to 100 yards sighting in and they were wonderful.

I'm still trying to tune at least a couple arrows to shoot the VPA's because they do retain an edge quite well and i want to use that style of broadhead to see what they do to animals. My experience with QAD's has been that as soon as i pull the hide off, it looks like i shot the animal with a 308.
 

Whitetaildown215

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I really like the exodus, however for some reason I can’t get them to fly with my field points but my wasp darts and iron will wides do.
 
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