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Satellite titan 125 grn tests results, not good!

Old 05-31-2002, 08:29 PM
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Default Satellite titan 125 grn tests results, not good!

Satellite titan 4 blade 125 grain:

Plywood: 3 points
Steel drum: 1 point
Tire: 2 points
Cutting diameter: 3 points
Accuracy: 2 points
Non-mechanical head: 2 points
Blades: 4 points
Total score: 17, blade sharpness rating of B-

This head is typical of what I have come to expect from Satellite Broadheads.
Of the three heads I had, two had loose main blades and rattled when I spin tested the arrows. I know I had the heads put together properly as the third one was fine. I did everything I could think of to tighten up the blades, but the tolerances were just to loose. I can’t understand how any company could let heads like that slip past quality control. Under normal circumstances I would think it more of a one time thing, but with every Satellite head I have tested, there has been quality issues!
In the tire the head stuck in up to the back of the blades and did not penetrate fully. In the steel drum it went through one side, with the tip making a small hole in the back wall, then bounced back out. I lost one blade, and the tip broke off flat( about 1/8” or so). In the plywood it buried up halfway, the tip sticking out one side, and the rear of the blades on the front side. The cutting diameter is 1 1/8” which is not what I call large, but when you combine it with the full size “bleeder” blades, it does make for a fairly large head. This is the reason the penetration was not as good as many other heads in this class. About the only other head I tested that had this much cutting surface would be the Magnus snuffers, but they are a 3 blade head and penetrated much better overall. I could live with the lack of penetration in exchange for all the cutting surface, but not at the cost of strength or loss of accuracy. I found groups with these broadeads to be about twice the size of my Muzzy 125’s, or any other head for that matter. I would not call them “unstable”, but they are not the most accurate head I have tried by a long shot! Overall I would rank these among the worst broadheads I have tested. I say save your money and buy one of the many other quality cut on contact heads that I have tested.



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Old 05-31-2002, 10:36 PM
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Default RE: Satellite titan 125 grn tests results, not good!

Thanks for another good report Chris.

But for some reason I dont think you will be getting a comission check of them in the near future <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>


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Old 05-31-2002, 11:42 PM
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Default RE: Satellite titan 125 grn tests results, not good!

Thanks for the review, 5 shot!

Now what am I going to do with the three Titans that I have left? <img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>

Guess I will try to get them to tune and use them for grouse, crows and coyotes instead of deer and elk. I won't feel too bad busting one of these if I miss a forest grouse...

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Old 06-01-2002, 06:45 AM
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Mouse, they will work great on small game, LOL if you can hit with them. It realy is a shame as I like the way these heads were setup with full size bleeders. I wonder if thier is a patant on them? If not I think a company Like Magnus or Rocky Mtn could make a fine head out of them.

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Old 06-01-2002, 08:53 AM
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I'll take some of the lawsuit pressure off your excellant report. I needed broadheads for a 50# recurve I was planning to use on a trip to the mountains. The only shop I could get to had Bears and these Titans. I wanted 125 grains. The Titans were $27 for only three and I decided they must be good heads and bought them. I should of bought the Bears. They were almost impossible to get together properly and I am surprised I didn't cut myself. They would not spin test correctly as the main blade is free floating until they are locked down and it is very hard to get everything aligned properly before tighten the head to the arrow shaft. I hated to waste the money, but guess it was a lesson I needed. Don't wait till the last minute to get your equipment ready for a big trip.



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Old 06-01-2002, 07:39 PM
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5Shot Thanks for the report, I'm sure I'm speaking for all of us when I say thanks for taking the time and effort to test these things first hand. It saves alot of us alot of heart ache. Thanks again
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Old 06-03-2002, 07:51 AM
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Thanks for the report. It goes to show you that there are definitely good heads and bad heads out there. This also strengthens the case that someone has to shop for the the best heads out there. I read on another thread here about braodheads for elk where someone wrote that it really doesn't matter what head you use because shot placement is more important. - - - Well, I agree that shot place is extremely important, but choosing a good braodhead is also important. Thanks again 5-shot, these reports always help.
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Old 06-04-2002, 05:10 AM
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Thank you all. It's nice to know I can still write a bad report! lOl most of the heads I have tested lately have been very good to excellent and I know my reports were starting to sound like some of those bowhunting Mag reports<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 06-04-2002, 08:28 AM
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You're always writing FAIR reports. That's what counts. I've never been a fan of Sattelite heads....like you've said in this and past reports...the quality leaves alot to be desired.

Thanks, as always for the reports!

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Old 06-04-2002, 09:12 AM
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thanks 5 shot, such a sad story about satellite. it's a shame when you are part of one of the biggest archery companies and you can't get your act together to make a good product.
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