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Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by Ankh » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:13 pm

Harvested 2 deer with 150g boltcutter, both double lunged, both close to 0 blood trail. Switched to swhacker 150g have harvested 3 deer , all fell within 30 yards. Now the excal trailblazer 150/innerloc has caught my attention due to 3 blade/no band design. My question is should I stick to what has been very effective or roll the dice on the trailblazer. Give it to me straight, I wont melt. And thank you in advance for your input.
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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by Normous » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 pm

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

"Don't Sweat the Petty Things and Don't pet the Sweaty Things :thumbup:


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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by janesy » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:27 pm

I am waiting to try them out. They were impressive at the ATA. Innerloc told me that they did all of their testing on an Excalibur 440 to make sure it'll stay closed on launch.

But ya, Norm's right haha.

It's certainly a rabbithole
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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by Bcxbow » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:35 pm

No rabbit hole, swhacker has a sub-par entry hole which leads to difficult tracking if you don't get a pass thru, trailblazer cuts a 3 blade 2" hole on entry and exit with .040" thick blades. :eusa-think:
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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by Cardinalsfanforever » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:26 pm

my only experience is with 1.75 swacker, beautiful heart shot, complete pass thru, I'm sur the others will prove worthy, some blood trails are easier than others. I've seen good shotgun slug shots not very easy to trail by blood. dbl lung or heart, their gonna die, soon!
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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by Ankh » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:30 pm

Forgot to mention my main concern is the blood trail. As I am color blind and have trouble spotting blood, so the more the better.
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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by Normous » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:09 am

Look at the US MADE SWAT 4 blade mechanicals. Every blood trail I have experienced using them was truly exceptional.

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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by janesy » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:18 am

Normous wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:09 am
Look at the US MADE SWAT 4 blade mechanicals. Every blood trail I have experienced using them was truly exceptional.

Drain Your Game!
X2
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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by flightattendant100 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:48 am

Normous wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 pm
If it ain't broke don't fix it.

"Don't Sweat the Petty Things and Don't pet the Sweaty Things :thumbup:


RIP Awshucks !
:) Gave me a chuckle this morning, Norm. Miss Dan.

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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by xcaliber » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:00 pm

Normous wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:09 am
Look at the US MADE SWAT 4 blade mechanicals. Every blood trail I have experienced using them was truly exceptional.

Drain Your Game!
I have dome everything with the Swat A4-Mini heads except shoot a deer, very impressed with them though, and bought more based on construction, accuracy, and customer service, support! The blades open without fail, and not prematurely, in my testing, and do the NASTY to my target! I know this head for the speed I'm usually hunting with is the best combination!
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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by longbow joe » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:11 pm

The regular xact cut has worked flawlessly for me I'm looking forward to trying the wider version.
I too have experienced poor penetration with the shwacker but have still recovered all of the 3 i shot with a decent blood trail .
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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by AJ01 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:43 pm

Normous wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 pm
If it ain't broke don't fix it.

"Don't Sweat the Petty Things and Don't pet the Sweaty Things :thumbup:


RIP Awshucks !
Norm...you crack me up!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by Doe Master » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:05 pm

Yes there are times when a little Dan wisdom would be welcome .
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Re: Broadhead rabbit hole

Post by flightattendant100 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:39 pm

Doe Master wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Yes there are times when a little Dan wisdom would be welcome .
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