Specially designed for higher kinetic energy bows and whitetail-sized game
2" cutting diameter
Three .035"-thick mechanical blades
Blades sit flush with the point during flight and expand upon impact
Includes practice head
Specially designed for higher kinetic energy bows and whitetail-sized game, with a 2" cutting diameter and three .035"-thick mechanical blades that sit flush with the point during flight and expand upon impact. Includes practice head. 100 grain; 3 pack.
Rated 5 out of 5 by eckart07 awesome product
i have been using these for 5 years now and killed several deer and never had it fail to open all wounds are devastating and deer rarely run more than 75 yards or so it is my experince that unless you hit the sholder directly the broadheads remain in good enough shape to clean and resharpen all this talk about them falling apart on arrows is because if it is not seated on the arrow properly the broadhead can work loose and as far as the wounded deer if you are acurate at all and can hit a lung or heart or majior artery the deer will not go very far
to sum it all up shoot acurately make sure they are tightly screwed in and you will NEVER have a problem
March 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by destin worse broadhead ever!!
i bought two packs of these for me and my father and they seemed like there was no way for them to not open so we took them for the first day. i had a perfect broad side shot on a nice 12 point at 17 yards with a Mathews reason at 65 lbs. and it went straight threw and never opened!! on the next morning we went out again and we were walking to our spot and it fell apart!
January 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jmw1980 Reliable Head
I've used these heads for three seasons now and killed a dozen, or so, deer with them. All devistating wounds, and all deer were recovered. One shot was on a mature buck that was quartering toward me. The head passed through the shoulder and exited the deer's stomach. He went about 150 yards. This is the only deer that has made it past 50 yards for me with this head. I have used muzzy, thunderhead, and ramcat heads before, but I am most confident in these heads. Never found that not opening was an issue. After the arrow stops, the blades will retract if there is no resistance. This would be my explanation for people who think that they aren't opening.
November 22, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by ryrob Two times no a charm
Honestly wanted these broad heads for a year and got my first pack and put one right through a nice doe, but it never opened.. company gave me new ones. took my new ones out and seemed fine, but while out in stand noticed one seemed loose. after playing with them for a liitle bit two out of the three fell apart... ended up not using them. too bad had high hopes but, its just not worth it. now its back to muzzy.
November 7, 2011
My blades have always opened up. Try using a paper plate, it's a little stronger, more like hide, and they should open up. If not, disassemble and make sure they ring is seated properly, with the open section of the ring seated on the groove for it. The blades should open and close very easily just by the touch, and spring load closed, when assembled properly.
Very Very unhappy with these blades and will write a very bad review if I can't get this problem fixed. One, two, or no blades open causing the arrow to plane. Lost a very nice doe. Wisp of blood on a fletch, no blood trail. Started checking the flight using a piece of paper. The only thing consistent was that not once did all three blades open.
I've never had this problem. All 3 ALWAYS open. As you open a blade manually they should open easily, and snap back into place as you push them gently back toward the point. 4 years and a dozen deer for me with these.
There is no way these blades are opening during flight unless they head is installed improperly. I did have that problem, so i thought, with the Rage heads, I switched to these after completely missing a buck last year at 15 yards. I have since been convinced that the problem was not the heads, but my inexperience with a new VERY fast short brace height bow. Now i practice a lot more and properly. I have used the grim reaper and harvested a doe a few days ago with one for the first time. GREAT head. I don' think you're going to get all three blades to open on paper, it just doesn't work that way. Look on Youtube for videos on how to install these heads, the cup can be a bit tricky, but when they are done properly, they work perfectly.
Not sure why arrow is planing. Grim Reapers open upon impact, therefore paper would not be enough to force the blades open. These broadheads are made for higher FPS bows though. Older compounds may not have the FPS to use effectivly. I sight in my bow using field points of the same weight as the Grim Reapers. They shoot the same. Check to make sure when screwed into the end of the arrow that all three blades fall into their respective places. Blades should "click" open and closed when opened and closed with your finger.
Make sure your cups are installed properly, and the springs are installed. I have killed 6 deer with Grim Reapers Whitetail specials and lost a 7th due to a bad shot. They have always opened. It definitely sounds like a binding problem. Also they should not open during flight, unless the spring is missing, and I doubt they will open through paper. You can also try shooting through 2 pieces of carpet spaced about 3" in between, to simulate an animal. As with most mechanicals, it is the internal damage and exit hole that should be more noticeable the the entrance wound. I hope I helped a little.