Bowhunting Gear Review Broadheads, arrows, rests, bows, and more... read the latest reviews of hot new gear items related to archery and bowhunting.

VORTEX BROADHEADS - REVIEWS ????

Reply

Old 07-19-2002, 07:48 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Jacksonville Fl USA
Posts: 533
Default VORTEX BROADHEADS - REVIEWS ????

I cannot seem to get any opinions on these heads.... the company has been around a while and I have read good things but Id love to hear what you guys have to say....

Tom

Edited by - eightwgt on 07/19/2002 20:50:20
eightwgt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2002, 06:34 AM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Vinton VA
Posts: 2,978
Default RE: VORTEX BROADHEADS - REVIEWS ????

I tested a 125 grn 2 blade with a 2" cut a while back. It was a very good head, but I feel the vortex heads with cuttin dia. over 1 1/2" should be reserved for those shooting 60 ft/lbs of energy or more.

TAKE YOUR KIDS HUNTING AND YOU WON'T BE HUNTING FOR YOUR KIDS
5 shot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2002, 06:06 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Walker LA USA
Posts: 443
Default RE: VORTEX BROADHEADS - REVIEWS ????

I used the 125 gr 2 3/4" broadhead and killed several deer with them.I would agree with the previous post,you need alot of energy to use these heads.The biggest problem I had was the blades make almost a 90 deg. angle and they would catch on the off shoulder and not pass thru.None of the deer shot ran over 50 yards,the large cutting width did massive damage.I was worried about hitting the shoulder blade on entry limiting penetration.Also they tend to kick to one side when shot at extreme quartering angles.I lost one deer because of this.I know one of my hunting buddies shooting about 55 ft/lbs of enegry had one hit square in the shoulder of a large buck and the arrow did not penetrate.I think there are better mechanicals on the market.Most hunters in these parts have switched away from the vortex.

Billy

WHACKEM N STACKEM
CAJUNBOWHNTR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2002, 09:57 PM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
Mike from Texas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Arlington TX USA
Posts: 2,214
Default RE: VORTEX BROADHEADS - REVIEWS ????

I tried the 3 blade 100 grain heads a couple of years ago. I shot a doe at about 14 yards broadside. I ended up shooting her a little high but felt confident in the angle and the large cutting diameter of the head. I shoot a High Country Royal Hunter at 75 pounds, 31" draw length, 3-60 ACC's at about 275 FPS. The arrow combo weighs about 460 grains. Needless to say, this combo has a lot of kinetic energy.

The Result:

I did not get a complete pass through, nor did I recover the deer. I was disappointed in the 3 blade model. I have never used the 2 blade model but have heard there are better results due to the smaller ferrule on the 2 blade. I have used the NAP Spitfires in the past with very good results. I would hve to say I prefer the Spitfires over the Vortex heads.

I take my kids huting so I won't have to hunt for them.
Mike from Texas is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2002, 11:53 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Mountain View Ca USA
Posts: 105
Default RE: VORTEX BROADHEADS - REVIEWS ????

If you decide Vortex is the mechanical to go with DO NOT try any quartering away shots. I had the same results as CAJUNBOWHNTR. Once the blade hit the deer it caused the arrow flip forward and didn't penetrate. I spent 5 hours following the blood trail and ended up shooting the animal again. I was using the 2 blade Vortex 100. I hate to see animals suffer and vowed to shoot fixed broadheads ever since. Try Muzzy 100 4 blade, you'll be a happy camper and won't have to worry about it. If you decide that mechanicals are the only way to go, check the Rocky mountian Synper. 5 Shot gives them high marks and he is the resident broadhead expert.

Edited by - Roland from Calif. on 07/31/2002 12:56:10
Roland from Calif. is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2002, 03:27 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: knoxville tn USA
Posts: 4
Default RE: VORTEX BROADHEADS - REVIEWS ????

I had a friend use them last year and he shoot 3 deer and his blades did not open on any of the shoots.
stickems is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2002, 08:48 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Bon Aqua Tn. USA
Posts: 20
Default RE: VORTEX BROADHEADS - REVIEWS ????

A hunting buddy of mine swears by them.I have helped him process deer he has shot by them and they open up a nasty hole and do a lot of damage inside.
wine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 07:33 AM
  #8  
Spike
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: north central Fl
Posts: 2
Talking

I use the 2 blade 100 grain vortex for the past 2 years and I have shot numerous deer using them and have never had one not open. I made a quartering away shot on a spike buck at 30 yards and had a complete pass thru and only had to trail him 15 yards.
doeslayer55 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 07:35 AM
  #9  
Spike
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: north central Fl
Posts: 2
Talking vortex reviews

I use the 2 blade 100 grain vortex for the past 2 years and I have shot numerous deer using them and have never had one not open. I made a quartering away shot on a spike buck at 30 yards and had a complete pass thru and only had to trail him 15 yards.
doeslayer55 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 08:00 AM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
Psylocide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 1,035
Default

What a bump that was...
Psylocide is offline  
Reply With Quote

Quick Reply: VORTEX BROADHEADS - REVIEWS ????


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service