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    Personally, I like to stay away from expandables for elk. 90% of the time they're going to do the job. I truly believe fixed blade heads will get the job done on a marginal shot when a expandable will let you down. (a should shot) I've seen it first hand. I would try a few different heads and see what flies good. G5 striker, magnus stinger, and my favorite..vipertricks from slick tricks. Cut on contact for me when it comes to elk.

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    I agree with staying away from expandables on elk. I shoot the grim reaper 3 blades.


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    Might as well ask which is better Ford, Chevy, or Dodge…..

    I would stay away from expandables for elk but I have taken one with an expandable.
    I have had great success on deer but on the elk, the expandable just didn't get the penetration, and the head was all sorts of twisted up when I fished it out.
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    I agree this question won't ever get a consistent answer. My personal experience is that Montecs fly great, but for some reason I have had trouble with longer recoverys with those heads. I have taken two different animals (cow elk, mule deer buck) with Montecs that both took 2+ minutes to lay down after what turned out to be double lung shots, and both were pass throughs. I am not good about resharpening broadheads, and I am sure that made a difference. I have had good luck with slick tricks, and Rage. I have not had any penetration issues with mechanicals, but I would think that some shots (hard quartering) probably would penetrate less with an expandable.

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    I used fixed blade broad heads on many deer and one 5x5 bull elk. Since then I have used Rage mechanical broad heads 3 blade 100grain. Have taken three elk and one muley buck with these... won't use anything else. They fly true and all these animals bled out fast... All in Arizona

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    I shot a whitetail doe with a T3, blew right through then slammed into a feeder post ( was hunting in Texas). The broad head was completely fine but the BH Was rammed 3 inches into the arrow shaft. I think you'll be fine with a T3, I'll be using them this year on elk as well.


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