G5 Outdoors Small Game Fixed-Blade Broadhead
I like these and they kill small critters well - but I am not giving it a good rating for the following reasons...
1) the claws break off when they hit something hard.
2) I used these on easton axis arrows with the hit insert and the head screwed down flush with the end of the arrow (no insert metal ring between) and the force of the head striking an object causes the arrows carbon to split and fracture. The regular judo tips with the spring loaded arms seem to fold back when they hit something hard but these heads are unforgiving on arrows.
November 5, 2010
Best I've tried
I've tried several small game heads, most failed. Blunt types bounced off tough hide tree rats while metal prong styles worked on fur but bounced off feathers unless you head shot the bird.
Just shot a Colorado blue grouse last month with devestating results. Although I missed the wing, the bird was unable to fly with a solid body hit and unable to run fast or far.
After wiping down with a damp rag the arrow was ready to use again. Try that with a broad head.
Can't wait to kill an Ohio squril during a slow day on stand.
October 15, 2010
an OK point
These things are ok, used 2 of them in the woods on tree rats, and they both broke within 5 min. They CAN NOT be shot into trees or stumps, they will break if you do. I recommend shooting in open fields away from rocks and trees. I hunt groundhogs with the 3rd and final point, and it does a ok job. I am pulling about 50 pounds, and im not getting much penatration, but the penatration i do get does major damage, 1" entry holes, and plenty of nockdown power to take out the biggest critters.
August 10, 2009
Wonderful for small game.
Used these tips last year with my bow shooting just over 300 FPS through a chronograph. Only ever shot squirrels with them sofar, but dang do these tips ever do a number on them. It will tear them up at these speeds as each shot was actually a pass through and more came out the other side than just the arrow. Go for head shots if you don't want to ruin the meat of a small animal. I would imagine larger varmints would not be a problem for these tips. Reccomended!
September 26, 2007