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westernwannabe
05-10-2011, 02:28 PM
I see alot of guys use the G5 montec. I have used the 125gr thunderheads for years on whitetails never done me wrong. I've been wandering if a one piece broadhead was a better choice for backcountry elk hunting. I shoot a easton axis 340 at 70 lbs. Also wandering how easy it is to get a good edge on them. Thanks

twp1224
05-10-2011, 05:00 PM
I shot Easton Axis 340 at 70lbs and the G5 Montec's. They fly really good using this setup. I have sharpened them and it's easy to get a good edge on them. I missed my target and hit a block wall and the G5 Montec was not damaged at all. It needed a little sharpening after that, but it's durability amazed me.

sjsmallfield
05-10-2011, 05:46 PM
I switched to Montec's a few years ago. Another fixed blade I was shooting came apart inside a hog. The blades actually fell out of the head. It seemed like a no brainer after that to go to a one piece broadhead. Also like twp1224 I have never had a hard time sharpening them.

Midwest to Outwest
05-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Great broadheads. Have never failed me. They fly great and seem to go through just about anything. The only reason I ever need to replace the G5s, is because I like to keep the arrow and broadhead with the headmount.

CrimsonArrow
05-11-2011, 06:11 AM
I switched to Montec's a few years ago. Another fixed blade I was shooting came apart inside a hog. The blades actually fell out of the head. It seemed like a no brainer after that to go to a one piece broadhead. Also like twp1224 I have never had a hard time sharpening them.

Any tricks to sharpening them? I bought the flat diamond Montec stone, and followed the video's instructions, and still could not get them sharp enough for my satisfaction. Any help might save me $70 worth of heads.

RUTTIN
05-11-2011, 07:31 AM
Any tricks to sharpening them? I bought the flat diamond Montec stone, and followed the video's instructions, and still could not get them sharp enough for my satisfaction. Any help might save me $70 worth of heads.

I had the same problem, couldn't get them as sharp as I would have liked. Went back to my Magnus Stingers.

MTNMAN5C
05-11-2011, 09:50 AM
I have shot 3 bulls with G5 Montecs. One was straigh out of the package, unsharpened, and the bull only made it 60 yards. The other two I sharpeded the Montecs per the video and it made them noticably sharper, but they still don't feel like removable "razorblade" broadhead. Don't let that fool you, the one piece design will never feel the same due to blade thickness and sharpening angle. What I do is highlight the blades with a sharpie and sharpen the heads until the sharpie marks are gone and you have exposed new metal. If you want them crazy sharp, touch them up on some very fine sand paper after you have sharpened them with the stone. The two bulls I shot with the sharpened montecs died within sight also......great heads.

ID_MW
05-11-2011, 11:43 AM
I have been shooting the CS montecs, and they are tougher than the originals, but still need a touch to the sharpening stone out of the package. I have been sharpening mine with a small 1" X 3" wet-stone I can throw in the pack. I will see if I can find one of each version of the montec (after they've been used), and post back later

wolftalonID
05-11-2011, 01:41 PM
I have shot the older first versions of them. They are tough as nails for a broadhead, however they also whistled in flight. Several other guys that I have chatted with at Cabelas and Sportsmans proshops also commented on the whistling noise they made and so they preferred other broadheads.

I came across the non mechanical heads by aftershock archery not too long back. If it wasnt Steve of S&S it was someone else that told me about them. Back when the proshop on Garity Blvd was still open. The broadhead is called the Maniac. The blades are nice and sharp, forward cut on contact main blade and a smaller bleeder blade. Nice broadheads. Here is the Link AFTERSHOCK (http://www.aftershockarchery.com/maniac.aspx?product=1)

llp
05-11-2011, 04:22 PM
I've shot the G5 Montecs last year and was very satisfied. Two clean pass throughs and two dead elk in very short order. I previously shot Muzzy's, and was also happy with them. I will still use either of these brands without reservation.

Don't let the hype fool you, the Montecs aren't lazer guided, magic killing machines. They do a great job, I'm happy to recommend them, but don't feel compelled to change.

llp

lindner115
05-16-2011, 02:36 PM
The montecs will not feel as sharp, though they actually are. The angle of the blade is a lot less than other heads. Look at Archery talk theres a big right up on them. I've used them with a lot of luck.

gon4elk
05-16-2011, 09:06 PM
I used the Thunderhead 100 for a lot of years on elk and was happy but I must say I love the G5 Montec better.

Steve

shanehamblin
05-16-2011, 09:46 PM
Hell of a back country broadhead. toughest broadhead out there. nothing special or complicated about it just sharp and fly well. simple and work as advertised

Sharpstick
05-18-2011, 08:04 AM
Great broad head, but the Striker G5 is sharper out of the package, flies great and doesn't have the noise issues.

mthuntress
05-19-2011, 12:00 PM
G5 all the way !!!! Two deer three elk all yardage added together 350 yards of blood trail.

IL Hntr
05-19-2011, 06:46 PM
I haven't ued the G5's on game because they whistled out of my bow. My buddy used them last year when we hunted muleys and whitetails in SD. He was using the CS version and we hunted in some rain. His broadheads rusted very quickly after the rain. I think they are good broadheads but he was disappointed with the rust and how fast it came on.

Wyoflightmedic
05-21-2011, 02:16 PM
Have been using them for years. I did switch from 125 to 100 cs to make sharpening easier. Remember that most blades have a 23 degree angle on them. Montec blades have 30 degree ankle to them, it is harder to feel the sharpness.

J.E.P.
05-22-2011, 09:13 PM
This is the way I sharpen the G5 an it works an it feels as sharp as any replaceable razor inserts. 1 piece of glass 4inch wide 12inch long. 1 sheet of 600 grit wet dry sand paper . 1 sheet 1200 wet dry sand paper . cut paper to lay on glass wet glass surface an both sides of paper surface. Push broad head back an forth on 600 just like on your stone then do the same on the 1200 an it will be razor sharp. When you are done. I have killed elk with the 125 g5 . an white tails. Good penatration . But blood trails weren,t real heavy , But they werent very long trails either.

pcc2b
05-25-2011, 07:02 AM
Just an FYI, I called G5 yesterday to ask about the regular montec stainless steel head vs the carbon steel. I had heard that the CS tends to rust fairly quickly. I explained that I was going to be in the backcountry for a week and couldn't risk having rusty broadheads if it rained. They suggested that I stick with the regular stainless steel model. The CS model is advertised as stronger and sharper, but if its rusty that's about as useless as hunting big game with a slingshot. I have used the montec on a dozen or so deer and love it.

MT.MAN
05-25-2011, 03:24 PM
Have shot the g5 before. This last year I made the switch to the VPA Terminator. A TRUE one-piece head. G5 has pot welds in places. The VPA is CNC machined out of a single piece of steel. There is no head out there today that is tougher than the VPA's. I am happy with my switch.

8750
07-30-2011, 10:23 PM
couldn't you just give them a light spay of laquer to keep the rust off?

Fink
07-31-2011, 07:07 PM
I love the G5 Montecs. I had a quiver full of Montecs and Rages, but after double lunging a whitetail, and following the bloodtrail for 200 yards before finally finding her, and drilling a coyote through both lungs, and never even finding blood, I gave up on the rages. The montecs fly every bit as true as the rages do, but in my opinion, cause much more carnage.

Plus, in the timber, on a real quiet day, when you let loose a Montec, it screams its way to the target!

Jon Boy
08-09-2011, 09:38 PM
Yes, there that good.

nvarcher
10-01-2011, 02:12 PM
Shot an antelope with them this year and bllood was just pouring out of him!

cali_hornhunter
10-03-2011, 04:26 PM
i too shoot the montecs never had a issue so far accurate as all get out shot a buck at 50 yards went through its front shoulder and completely through a rib at 50 yards and blood pas everywhere recovered not even 60 yards from where the shot was overall great broadheads