Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16
Rated 5 out of 5 by rtreefanatic sidewinder
I have killed 27 deer and 14 hogs with these heads. the are as good or better than any head on the market. anyone who says the don't open is full of it unless you bent a blade or have debris wedged in it, it will open. longest kill 53 yards longest tracking 37 yards. you will have to replace blades once you shoot something but that's true of any replaceable or mechanical head. or at least sharpen them up. I would not hesitate to use on anything up to black bear. fly true and straight. if you cant get'em to fly TRY TUNING YOUR BOW! no broadhead will give great results from a poorly tuned bow.
January 20, 2014
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