In recent years we've see an obsession with speed bows and making our arrows as light as possible. Broadhead have shrunk to sub 100 grain weights. The 100 grain seems to be the most popular seller and easiest to find. A smaller broadhead are reduces the FOC for the arrows that we shoot, and arrows out past 25 yards will fly a little more eratic. Some manufacturers recommend 150 grain broad heads with their bows. They are OK with a lighter broadhead, if you're OK with less accuracy.
Has anyone noticed a difference in how their broadheads group past 25 yards?
IMO, this speed thing has gotten out of hand. Don't get me wrong, speed is great when shooting arrows but too many hunters are going after the speed rather than the accuracy. There really is a trade off. Flinging arrows as fast as they can possibly fly might be a neat thing in itself but when you add hunting to the equation, accuracy and knock down are everything.
I have been shooting 125 grain broadheads, Muzzy's particularly, for decades simply because of the fact that mass carries energy longer. I sacrifice a little bit of speed for a great deal of knock down power. Kill a few bucks with 100 gr. broadheads and then kill a few with 125's and see if you notice a difference. 125's punch through, hit harder and carry energy farther. I'll never drop down to 100's again when hunting big game.
I hope I didn't get too far off the subject but accuracy and knock down power are 2 critical areas that can't be sacrificed when hunting.