Eastman Outfitters Shocker Small Game Point
I bought these for the price advantage over other small game heads and quickly found out why they were cheaper. Whenever they strike anything anywhere close to solid (ex: tree, rocky soil, dead limb) as you often do when shooting at small game such as squirrels, the wire springs surrounding the blunt head go flying off in a million directions. The blunt head is still usable afterwards but will bury much deeper into the ground and not be as near as effective on your target
September 28, 2014
Shouldve Stuck with the Judo
These heads are nothing like the Zwickey Judo. ive shot Judos at stumps and small game for years. I wanted more of them, and took a gamble on these heads. Theyre garbage. within a half dozen the entire wire ring is ripped off. ive only broken ONE Judo, which was shot into a rock. These have only been shot through grass, tree limbs and stumps, which was no issue to Judo. These heads just don't have heavy enough gauge wire to hold up. the reason for two stars instead of one, is that they have a more blunt tip than a judo which keeps them from the occasional stick high up in the trees.
January 4, 2014
you can't replace a judo
This point is nothing but a poorly made zwickey judo with a more blunt tip. The only thing I like more about this point than the judo is the shorter, more blunt tip. This results in more blunt force than penetration. As the judos would often go straight through a squirrel with my compound. However, i have not had this problem with my recurve...But, the judos do have more powerful spring arms. And although the arms are pretty bent up, which, by the way,can easily be fixed with a pair of needle nosed pliers,I still have both of my old judos that my grandpa gave me from a pretty good while back and through countless shots into the ground, trees and squirrels. The spring arms are designed to take the force of the impact of the arrow and bend. But with my shockers,all of the spring arms are broken from one point and two of the four springs on the other. And I've only had them a week! Although it does just as good a job at keeping the arrow from burying itself as the judos, the arms break after about 15 shots into the ground. and these shots are from my much less powerful recurve (Pse Stalker). Overall,there are some advantages to the shockers, but they just aren't as good quality as the judos. Ill take the judos anyday for the fact that they are the same price, but at least 100 times more durable.
December 1, 2012
Terrible small game heads
bought these because i had heard good things about them but was very disappointed with them. Shot a grouse from 3 YARDS and hot it directly in the back/neck area and it tore feathers off and the bird still took off. I had to give it a shot with my shotgun to get it after looking for half an hour. Dont waste your money I just use field heads and they do much better.
January 15, 2012