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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2016, 06:01:55 PM »
Schwacker worked good on this little buck!
Outstanding. I am jealous. I ate the last of my spike from last year a few days ago, and I am ready to fill the freezer back up.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2016, 10:28:54 AM »
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.

The coyote may have some influence on that...


Question: Was the head expanded properly when you recovered it?
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2016, 01:19:34 PM »
Having just had a high shot on a deer this season, you can double lung a deer and have little to no blood on the ground.  My deer ran fifty yards across a lawn and did not leave a drop of blood that I could find.  Once we did find some, it was still less than a half teaspoon. It completely filled the chest cavity, but stayed there.

Also, last year, I hit a deer in about the same location as you did, although I was shooting uphill a little.  I never found the deer but there was some blood for 80-100 yards. I think I hit above the lungs, but I will likely never know.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2016, 01:51:52 PM »
I've had good luck with the Rage Hypodermic's.  You could follow the blood trail by smell if you needed to lol.  Watched 2 of the 3 critters I hit with em die within a few yds.  My bull this year only went about 10 yds and face planted. 
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2016, 08:49:02 AM »
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.

The coyote may have some influence on that...


Question: Was the head expanded properly when you recovered it?
It was. It was a clean pass through, so the arrow had also hit the ground after.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2016, 08:51:03 AM »
I've had good luck with the Rage Hypodermic's.  You could follow the blood trail by smell if you needed to lol.  Watched 2 of the 3 critters I hit with em die within a few yds.  My bull this year only went about 10 yds and face planted.
I had a few teammates with TFO tell me the same. Those Hypodermics are apparently amazing.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2016, 08:58:14 AM »
Here is the problem with expandables in the West side. You shot through a very little brush and the expandable will open up and get hooked on another twig.  I tried it on a target and if you have any expandable you should never shoot through brush. 

I have two types of broad heads in my quiver...
The farthest two arrows in the quivers are expandable's
The three nearest are Shuttle T-Locks which will blow through brush. 

I do this for the simple reason of blood trail...  I love the expandable blood trails.  Most animals do not go beyond 75 yards after you put an arrow in their lungs.  But it is nice to follow a blood trail quickly to the animal. 

Anyway, Just my opinion... 
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2016, 11:13:11 PM »
Here is the problem with expandables in the West side. You shot through a very little brush and the expandable will open up and get hooked on another twig.  I tried it on a target and if you have any expandable you should never shoot through brush. 

I have two types of broad heads in my quiver...
The farthest two arrows in the quivers are expandable's
The three nearest are Shuttle T-Locks which will blow through brush. 

I do this for the simple reason of blood trail...  I love the expandable blood trails.  Most animals do not go beyond 75 yards after you put an arrow in their lungs.  But it is nice to follow a blood trail quickly to the animal. 

Anyway, Just my opinion...
I have considered doing the same thing. This is only my second season bow hunting, so there has been a steep learning curve. It is highly addictive, but can be equally frustrating. I already can't wait to launch more arrows. My current goal is to get good enough with my Fred Bear Montana longbow to use that regularly. I think another season or two will pass using my compound before that becomes an option.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2016, 11:17:19 PM »
Here is the problem with expandables in the West side. You shot through a very little brush and the expandable will open up and get hooked on another twig.  I tried it on a target and if you have any expandable you should never shoot through brush. 

I have two types of broad heads in my quiver...
The farthest two arrows in the quivers are expandable's
The three nearest are Shuttle T-Locks which will blow through brush. 

I do this for the simple reason of blood trail...  I love the expandable blood trails.  Most animals do not go beyond 75 yards after you put an arrow in their lungs.  But it is nice to follow a blood trail quickly to the animal. 

Anyway, Just my opinion...

IMO no arrow should ever go through brush. Slows it down and will kick it every which way possible with a slight brush of a branch. No way.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2016, 11:21:03 PM »
Here is the problem with expandables in the West side. You shot through a very little brush and the expandable will open up and get hooked on another twig.  I tried it on a target and if you have any expandable you should never shoot through brush. 

I have two types of broad heads in my quiver...
The farthest two arrows in the quivers are expandable's
The three nearest are Shuttle T-Locks which will blow through brush. 

I do this for the simple reason of blood trail...  I love the expandable blood trails.  Most animals do not go beyond 75 yards after you put an arrow in their lungs.  But it is nice to follow a blood trail quickly to the animal. 

Anyway, Just my opinion...
I do the same thing. I have two Shuttle T Locks, two schwacker, and a rubber blunt for stump shooting and grouse. I will use the shuttle Ts on elk.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2016, 06:31:50 PM »
Here is the problem with expandables in the West side. You shot through a very little brush and the expandable will open up and get hooked on another twig.  I tried it on a target and if you have any expandable you should never shoot through brush. 

I have two types of broad heads in my quiver...
The farthest two arrows in the quivers are expandable's
The three nearest are Shuttle T-Locks which will blow through brush. 

I do this for the simple reason of blood trail...  I love the expandable blood trails.  Most animals do not go beyond 75 yards after you put an arrow in their lungs.  But it is nice to follow a blood trail quickly to the animal. 

Anyway, Just my opinion...

IMO no arrow should ever go through brush. Slows it down and will kick it every which way possible with a slight brush of a branch. No way.

I understand your comment is your opinion.  My comment is my opinion and my results as I have killed at least three elk blowing through brush to hit a kill shot on an elk.  I have tested the arrow on different types of brush.  If the brush are ferns...  No deflection within 3 feet of the target.  Huckleberry bush at most a 3 inch deflection.  Still worth accurate...   If it is thick brush and dead fur bows...  I don't take the shot.  If in Jack Firs that is 12 feet high the deflection is about 3 - 4 inch. 

If your target is the lungs of an elk ...  That is a huge target.  Those deflections are not going to amount to enough to wound the elk in my opinion using fix blades like Shuttle T-Locks.  I would never use an expandable through any type of brush.  That is why I have the expandables and the fix blades in my quiver.

Again this is my opinion and how I do it...
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2016, 02:27:40 PM »
One word.  SAVORA.  And never look back.
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2017, 08:34:57 PM »
Schwacker worked good on this little buck too. The shot hit high but caught the top of both lungs. DRT.
I am still ambivalent about whether I would shoot an elk with a schwacker.

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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2017, 06:14:27 AM »
Shot a doe at 20 yards with the Swhacker 100g. Made it about 15 yards before expiring. I'm sold.
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Re: Swhacker Broadheads - Stay Away
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2017, 01:06:14 PM »
You can kill most anything with a sharp stick if it is placed in the right spot. I shoot Shuttle T broad heads. They go clear thru both shoulders of elk and keep going. No blade damage and fly like a field point. The entrance hole is huge and what ever you hit sprays blood immediately if hit in the vitals. I don't believe in expandable s , especially for large animals. You can never completely be sure the animal wont duck,step or flinch on the shot. Anything that has to mechanically open will take away from the delivered kinetic energy worsening penetration. I have seen it many time s from other hunters trying to take down large game. It can be done but in MY OPINION not a high percentage option.

 

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