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Old 07-27-2015, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by cjclemens View Post
125 grain 4 blade Magnus Buzzcuts. Been thinking about trying a mechanical, but the Buzzcuts have yet to give me a reason to switch. I have a whole mess of different broadheads that I've tested on a target, intending to take them hunting, but they never seem to make it in my quiver.
I've used the Magnus Stinger and Buzzcuts for many years and harvested quite a few deer with them. I liked the lifetime guarantee with them but the reason I switched is they are not as strong as the Slick Trick Viper Tricks I am now using in my lighter poundage bow. In my heavier bow I use Rage Hypodermics for deer size critters. Blood trails are excellent and death is quick. The big cut is a plus too should I ever make a less than ideal shot which is bound to happen sooner or later but which I don't ever want.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:58 AM
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Thunderheads and Muzzy 3 Blade.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
I've used the Magnus Stinger and Buzzcuts for many years and harvested quite a few deer with them. I liked the lifetime guarantee with them but the reason I switched is they are not as strong as the Slick Trick Viper Tricks I am now using in my lighter poundage bow. In my heavier bow I use Rage Hypodermics for deer size critters. Blood trails are excellent and death is quick. The big cut is a plus too should I ever make a less than ideal shot which is bound to happen sooner or later but which I don't ever want.
I've never managed to bend a Stinger. I suppose you could curl the tip on one, if you shot directly into shoulder bone or if your arrow hit a rock after making a pass-thru, but that's what makes the warranty on Magnus broadheads so great. Slick Trick does make great heads, though. I've played around with some ST Mags, for the fun of it. They flew great, but I never did switch because my Stingers have yet to let me down. The Viper Tricks look pretty sweet - they look to be about as close as you can get to a cut on contact and still have a full length ferrule. If I ever did switch from Magnus, It would probably be for some kind of Slick Trick.

I do like the ferrule they used on the Rage Hypo's, but I'm not a huge fan of the blade angle. If they'd made the ferrule a little longer and swept the blades back a little more (or just made it 1 3/4" cut) I'd probably be more interested. I do have some of the new SS heads, but I'll probably end up using the same old Stingers I used last year.
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:59 AM
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Switched from a 3 bladed Rage to a 2 bladed Rage. Guess the 3 bladed heads are Illegal here in NY.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:24 AM
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:15 AM
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Switched from a 3 bladed Rage to a 2 bladed Rage. Guess the 3 bladed heads are Illegal here in NY.
Figured I would head this off at the pass before it jumped into a big debate.

The Rage 3 blade has a tendency to "hang up" after being deployed into an animal. The way they operate, on a slide rather than a pivot point, they SOMETIMES, not all the time, will lock open which NY state considers that to be a "Barbed" or "hooked" point. Now, this was 3 or 4 years ago when this issue became a pretty hot debate among hunters in NY state that really liked the Rage 3. Since the design is for them to retract, and they do just not consistently, many feel they should not be illegal. NY State disagrees. Honestly, I don't use mechanicals anymore but back when I did, I did have a couple lock open after penetrating rib bone. A couple of the blades got a little bent. These were the popular Rocket Steelhead BH's 100 grain. So my opinion on NY's ruling is if they disallow the Rage 3 then they should disallow ALL mechanicals because any one of them could get locked open.

As far as what I use, and have been using since around 2000-2001, is the G5 Montec on my hard and fast compounds and the Slick Trick standard or magnum (depending on the bow) on my Traditionals and my slower bows. Thinking seriously about switching to the Viper Trick on my traditionals as that is a mean looking cut on impact design.
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by super_hunt54 View Post
Figured I would head this off at the pass before it jumped into a big debate.
It's a good thing, too...we were on the verge of WW3 in here. The tension was palpable...
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by cjclemens View Post
It's a good thing, too...we were on the verge of WW3 in here. The tension was palpable...
LOL do a search and you will see on about 30 various archery and hunting forums where this was a hot bed issue for months a few years back.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by super_hunt54 View Post
LOL do a search and you will see on about 30 various archery and hunting forums where this was a hot bed issue for months a few years back.
30 just seems like a borderline number. If it were on 31 or 32 different forums, I'd be more concerned.

But, back to the broadhead issue - Why would you advocate a ban on ALL mechanical broadheads? It seems to me they were very specific, in that they banned the 3 blade Rage only, because it was the only model that had issues with the blades retracting properly. If the blades on other heads had similar issues, don't you think they would have banned them as well? Banning ALL mechanical broadheads when the 3 blade Rage is the only one with an issue would be kind of like recalling every single pickup truck on the road, when they found an issue that is specific to the Ford F150 only...

Besides, if you're telling me that it's possible for a Grim Reaper or a Wasp Jackhammer to somehow get locked open, you're nuts.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:23 PM
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No just saying that yes ANY mechanical has the possibility to get one or more blades locked open if they hit heavy bone. Say clipped the back of the shoulder joint on entry. Yep even a Reaper blade can and has been bent and if bent, they aint going to go back up into their slots. In other words, LOCKED OPEN. Was saying that if you ban ONE for this possibility then shouldn't you be fair and ban ALL that this can happen to? Basically, it's not fair for them to ban a perfectly good broadhead for something that pretty much any other mechanical broadhead is susceptible to. Just NY State doesn't agree with that perfectly reasonable concept.
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