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Offline Jarhead Chase

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Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« on: September 04, 2016, 11:26:06 AM »
I used a Swhacker broadhead yesterday for the first time, and I hate them. I put a 100gr Swhacker on a 300 spine Ted Nugent Gold Tip at 10.1gpi cut to 30 inches and launched it from a Bowtech Instigator set at 65lbs. My shot was good and penetrated both lungs, but I am fairly certain the broadhead failed to open. She jumped in some brush about 40 yards away, and I went and checked my arrow. I found very little blood on the arrow, but I figured some of it must have come off when it skidded through the grass. I watched her come crashing out of the brush with a coyote in hot pursuit and just keep running. I couldn't get a second arrow in her, and she just kept going. My biggest problem was that there was absolutely no blood. When she ran by I could see where I had hit her, and it was just above the scapula. She should have been pouring blood if the broadhead had opened internally as designed. No such luck. I ended up not being able to track at all (deer shot at 6:15 am, searched until 10:30). Moral of the story, Swhacker broadheads will never be on my arrows again. Good luck all, and I hope this helps.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 11:34:59 AM »
You definitely didn't double lung her then. Sounds like you found the "void". A field point will kill one with a doubly lung pass through. :twocents:

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 11:51:19 AM »
You definitely didn't double lung her then. Sounds like you found the "void". A field point will kill one with a doubly lung pass through. :twocents:
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 01:44:21 PM »
You definitely didn't double lung her then. Sounds like you found the "void". A field point will kill one with a doubly lung pass through. :twocents:
You are probably right. Judging by where it looked like the exit wound was, it looked like it should have been through both lungs. She was in a full sprint when I saw her, so I can't be entirely certain, but it looked good, and the shot felt good too. Even through the "void" I would expect some blood if the broadhead functions I would think. Or am I off on that? Honest question.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016, 02:35:02 PM »
No arteries on main vessels to get much blood in the void, hence the name. Never seen one bleed much if any if hit there. Good thing is, the deer should be fine.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2016, 03:06:47 PM »
Well I am happy about that then. Thanks for the info. Never had that happen.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2016, 03:52:30 PM »
If your going to stick with mechanicals, I've spent countless hours reading consumer reviews before picking grim reaper. I won't go near swhackers or g5 way to many failures to roll the dice. Rage and Grim Reaper had the best consumer reviews and in my opinion after watching product testing videos online reapers were the way to go. Most companies test their product on wood for penetration tests, Grim Reaper uses steel drums backed by wood boards and ballistic gel. They stand behind their product too.
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2016, 08:58:08 PM »
If your going to stick with mechanicals, I've spent countless hours reading consumer reviews before picking grim reaper. I won't go near swhackers or g5 way to many failures to roll the dice. Rage and Grim Reaper had the best consumer reviews and in my opinion after watching product testing videos online reapers were the way to go. Most companies test their product on wood for penetration tests, Grim Reaper uses steel drums backed by wood boards and ballistic gel. They stand behind their product too.
I think I am going to switch back to fixed blades. I like the idea of mechanicals, but I don't want failures to open.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2016, 02:17:09 PM »
Ehhhh not of fan of swhackers either.  Tried em on turkeys once with little success.  Thing about mechanicals is some guys swear by em, while others had no luck.   I only trust Muzzys & Montecs.
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2016, 02:40:34 PM »
You definitely didn't double lung her then. Sounds like you found the "void". A field point will kill one with a doubly lung pass through. :twocents:
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2016, 02:46:34 PM »
You definitely didn't double lung her then. Sounds like you found the "void". A field point will kill one with a doubly lung pass through. :twocents:
You are probably right. Judging by where it looked like the exit wound was, it looked like it should have been through both lungs. She was in a full sprint when I saw her, so I can't be entirely certain, but it looked good, and the shot felt good too. Even through the "void" I would expect some blood if the broadhead functions I would think. Or am I off on that? Honest question.

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I hit a big whitetail buck in the "void" a couple years ago. 200 grain Accubond from my .300 Win Mag. Very little blood, luckily there was snow.  I tracked him for a long time. He went right back to chasing a doe.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2016, 04:10:34 PM »
One word.  SAVORA.  And never look back. 
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2016, 05:08:22 PM »
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2016, 05:45:47 PM »
I picked up some Muzzy MX-4's. I just need to get a chance to stick them into something.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2016, 05:01:31 PM »
Schwacker worked good on this little buck!

 

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