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Slick Trick blade orientation

Postby ThunderXB » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:54 pm

I'm going to use 100 gr 4 blade Slick Trick Magnums for my bear hunt this fall and was curious to see what the consensus was for blade alignment.

12/3/6/9 or 1:30/4:30/7:30/10:30 ???

Using BE Zombies out of one of my 405's.
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Re: Slick Trick blade orientation

Postby longbow joe » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:53 pm

Ive shot and tested em a lot. Dont worry about orientation ...lts not a factor at all. Really dosnt matter.Just shoot one with dull blades if it shoots well put on a new set of blades and shoot with confidence.lf it were 4 fletch maby match with fletch but its still analish. Good luck l found out im going on a bear hunt today also im stoked !
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Re: Slick Trick blade orientation

Postby paulaboutform » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:25 pm

I've slicks out of my compounds for years and I've never found a difference in poi related to blade orientation. Crossbows, especially excals are a different animal. I do believe that everything being square and true will equal perfect results. Having said that, if I had a choice I would pick the 12, 3, 6, 9 pattern only because my ocd dictates perfect symmetry and alignment. :mrgreen: :wink:
Sacrifice some blades and go to town shooting further than you expect to and dial in with your broadheads.....can't wait to hear all about it.

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Re: Slick Trick blade orientation

Postby Normous » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:37 pm

What he said :lol:
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Re: Slick Trick blade orientation

Postby ThunderXB » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:23 pm

Thanks guys.

Pretty much what I though too, but I wanted to see what others thought because I TOO have that OCD thing.

I was originally going to use my smokeless muzzleloader for my bear hunt, mostly because the stand I planned to use is very difficult to shoot a crossbow out of.

BUT a big sow with 3 cubs has moved in on that one and is running most other bears off so I set up a second stand about a mile away and have several nice bears including one absolute monster coming in.

That stand is exactly 25 yards from the bait site and very conducive to a crossbow so I'm gearing up in that direction.
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Re: Slick Trick blade orientation

Postby L. E. Carroll » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:59 am

We all enjoy pictures of successfull hunts and I sure would enjoy seeing one of "The Big One" should you take him. :D

As a side note, I took the bull in my avatar picture with a 125 Slick Trick Mag @ aprox 47 yards in 2015 and blade position was a non factor.

Good Luck ! :wink:
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Re: Slick Trick blade orientation

Postby racking up points » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:17 pm

You might want to PM SEW on this. I remember he posted about different orientations with STs and he found a 12-3-6-9 orientation to be more accurate. In my experience with vertical bows, orientation didn't matter but I was not shooting a BH tipped arrow at 100y either.
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Re: Slick Trick blade orientation

Postby Quintehunter » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:14 pm

Blade orientation with fletching has no effect on flight at all.
Now spending the time making sure your broadheads are true to the shaft, that's extremely important. If it has any slight wobble to it, your going to have issues with flight. Take the time to spin all your shafts with broadheads attached to make sure that there is no wobble in the tip.

Over the years I've found that Thunderheads had to be one of the worst for this and Slick Tricks were amazingly easy to get to shoot with either the compound bow or crossbow.
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Re: Slick Trick blade orientation

Postby MTBighorn » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:15 pm

Look closely at the blade retention washer!! There is a flat side and a round side. Make sure that the flat side is against the arrow insert. This really seems to make a difference with the ST's. Wish that this was mentioned on the package..lol
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Re: Slick Trick blade orientation

Postby ThunderXB » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:38 pm

Thanks for the tips/feedback!
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