Oops... Just saw this was a crossbow thread. I shoot 100s with a compound.
Set up my dad's crossbow for 125s just bc he bought it used, and that's what they were shooting before. I would probably err toward a heavier head with a crossbow bolt to get a little more weight (shorter than an arrow) and kinetic energy.
Horton recommends between 95 and 125 grains, I'm quite sure. I use 100 grains on mine, with carbon bolts. Flies right thru and sticks in the ground. At close range, most modern crossbows are fast enough without a heavier head to get good penetration, unless you take head on shots or other chancey shots. And for slower bows my wife shoots 100 grain mechanicals on her copperhead 150 lb pull xbow, and shot right thru a 6 point broadside this last season.
All I know is that I was having all kinds of trouble two years ago! My bolts were flying all over the place. I was using the light bolts with 125's. Did some research. Made a call to Horton. Discovered I needed to ditch the light bolts and switch to 100 grain heads. Since then, it's been goooood!:biggrin:
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