Black Bear Mechanical Broadhead Setup

TJE0705

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Hey guys I just booked a black bear hunt for may of 25 in Saskatchewan. This will be my first bow hunt ( I’ve killed some javelina with a bow and and am hoping to kill some whitetails next season ) and I have a question about shooting mechanicals for black bear. Everything I read says black bears aren’t that hard to kill and that a larger hole equals more blood and and more blood on an animal that doesn’t leave that good of a blood trail. I’m thinking of shooting 2.0 sevrs this year for whitetail and was wondering what you guys think of using that for black bear? I’m shooting a 70lb Hoyt double XL @ a 33” draw length with 610 grain arrows going 265fps so I feel like the setup is sufficient for mechanicals. I also understand the importance of waiting for a good broadside shot and not taking chances with poor angles. I understand that everyone has either a love or hate for mechanicals and had one type of a broadhead that has failed them in the past. I’d like to keep this objective in that aspect. Just wondering what your guys opinion on this setup would be. Thanks guys.
 
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Zac

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You can use whatever you want with those specs. The Sevr will work just fine. However I would try the Bowmar Beast. It’s much sharper out of the package and should have better edge retention.
 
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I like 3-blade 1.5” mechanicals (original Spitfires)as I’ve had much better blood trails than with the 1.5” 2-blade Ulmer Edge..forerunner of the Sevr. Had great luck with the Spitfires….475 gr arrows going about 272 fps from my 65# Prime Rival….taken lots of black bears and a large polar bear with the combo over the past 7 seasons.

You have enough energy to hunt anything in the world with your arrows.
 

Muleyczy

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I’ve never shot severs, but I’ve killed a handful of bears using Rage mechanicals and have great luck with them. Huge holes and quick kills.
 
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Plenty. Just stay off the shoulder. It’s better to hit a bear further back than too far forward. A big mechanical will put one down quickly and hopefully leave a good blood trail if needed.
 

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I like 3-blade 1.5” mechanicals (original Spitfires)as I’ve had much better blood trails than with the 1.5” 2-blade Ulmer Edge..forerunner of the Sevr. Had great luck with the Spitfires….475 gr arrows going about 272 fps from my 65# Prime Rival….taken lots of black bears and a large polar bear with the combo over the past 7 seasons.

You have enough energy to hunt anything in the world with your arrows.
Link to polar bear photos please 😁
 
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Evolution Outdoors Hyde. Small fixed up front. Two inch mechanical behind. Flies as good or better than any mechanical I’ve shot.
 

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Last year killed one with a 2.0 SevR and the other with an IW wide. They both went about the same distance. I generally prefer a mechanical for bear however for my second bear I grabbed the fixed blade from the quiver because shot was frontal.
 
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Zac

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Last year killed one with a 2.0 SevR and the other with an IW wide. They both went about the same distance. I generally prefer a mechanical for bear however for my second bear I grabbed the six blade from the quiver because shot was frontal.
I’m very interested in the 6 blade head. Please do tell.
 

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One of the worst murder scenes I’ve had was a black bear with a big Rocket 2 1/2” mech head.

The bear shot up a huge spruce after the shot bleeding like a stuck pig and that bear drenched the thick foliage and devils club turning the green for 15’ around 270 deg circle of that tree a solid red.

Then the bear did a back swan dive- dead before he hit the ground. Big head with enough arrow and BH tuned is a great choice.
 

Jack84

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I shot a black bear last spring with the sevr 2.0 only went 3 or 4 yards. This year I’m trying evolution hyde.
 

big44a4

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You got enough juice to shoot anything! If I was I. That boat I’d lighten the setup a little to tighten pin gaps for when you have to judge yardage on a shot. But for sure a mechanical for a big hole with that much energy.
 
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TJE0705

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Thanks for the info guys. I figured I was was good but have the tendency to overthink things lol.
 
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I’m a big fan of a three blade for bears. They have lots of fat to close a hole made with just a two blade that slices in one plane rather than multiple.
That seems to give me better blood trails.
 
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