Originally Posted by Sniper1004
Hello, I am a long time shooter but, new to crossbows. I got my 15i yesturday and already have it sighted in up to 60yds. other than some minor issues I really love this crossbow. Very acurate for a bow and plenty of energy to harvest a deer past 50 yds. I sighted mine in w/ 100gr field tips. I was going hunting this evening and would like some advise on broadheads. I have NAP Shockwaves, NAP spitfires - both 2 and 3 blade, & Muzzy MX-3's.
I have shot Phat Heads, Rocket Steelhead XL's, and Slick Tricks, and none of the ones you mention.
By far the best accuracy I have gotten is with the Rocket Steelhead XL.
It also penetrates very well.
I shot through the shoulderblade of a 9-pointer a couple of weeks ago, range was 35 yards, and the arrow still stuck 6" in the ground on the other side of the deer, and was very hard to pull out of the ground.
This head has a 1.5" cut and kills very quickly.
If I'm on the money with my shot the deer rarely goes more than 50 yards.
Lastly, replacement blades are about $4 each, and I'm getting about 85% re-use out of the ferrules right now. They are very tough.
ONE IMPORTANT NOTE: USE TWO O-RINGS WITH THE TAC15!