Rated 5 out of 5 by JakeHunter Flys Like a Field Point!
After trying numerous mechanical broadheads, I found the Sidewinder had the best flight. It flys in the exact pattern of my field points. The penetration is good.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Colten Not to bad.
Last year, i had an chance at a nice 8 point with a small drop, but i shot him just a hair low with these broadheads. Never did recover the deer, but he did live...only to get him by a car about a month later. Anyway, i was skeptical about using these broadheads again, not because of the unsuccessful hunt, but because of my draw weight. Im only 15, and im not a big guy. So my draw weight is only about 57# at 27" draw. After trying out muzzy mx-3s, which i had bought when they first came out, they didnt fly straight at all. I didnt want to go out and spend $30-$40 on another pack of broadheads, so i stuck with these. Im glad i did. I know they fly true, so i avoid using them while practicing. I usually shoot em about a week or 2 before season. Anyway, i took a 9 point this year, about a 200 pound deer. 30 yard shot, hit just a tad bit high, but it tore through both lungs. Didnt get a complete pass threw, because i busted threw 2 rib bones and nicked the spine. the deer ended up only running about 60 yards from where i shot it and piled up. Dead withing a minute. But being he ran into a hallow were i didnt see him drop, i waited a few hours to track it. When we gutted him, the lungs were SHREDDED. Tore em all to pieces The blades on the other hand, are kind of weak. Replace them after every kill. make sure you clean the slots for the blades too, because they will pack full of tissue. But they are sharp, i found out that the hard way...Lol. But i highly recommend to anyone with a draw weight above 55#. Great heads.
January 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lanc723 Break too easy
Last weekend I shot an average-size Oklahoma whitetail buck with the rocket sidewinder. Admittedly, I hit the deer a little farther back than I like. The deer was broadside, so the arrow passed through both sets of ribs quite a bit behind the shoulders. The good news is that the broadhead opened well, and the deer only traveled 75 yds before expiring. The bad news is there was basically no blood trail (all internal bleeding), which I blame on the poor shot. My major issue is that a blade broke completely off and broke a piece of metal which holds the set screw. Now, the broadhead is useless, even with new blades. I don't mind buying new blades, but broadheads are too expensive to completely replace after each shot. I'm going back to something more durable.
November 7, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by drewga05 Accurate, but garbage
These really did have the same pointy of impact as my field points, but they never fully deployed and I bent a blade on two out of three heads shooting a foam block target. I shot these with every rubber band in the package and out of over 50 shots, they never once fully deployed. One or two of the blades would always deploy, but never all three. Also, the back of the blades destroyed the lip on my inserts. I would have only given one star rating, but I haven't hunted with them and I never would.
August 27, 2012