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Offline TheHunt

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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.
Yes sir well put o only SAVORA'S go in my quiver

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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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