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Old 10-04-2008, 09:38 PM
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I am using 100gr magnum slick tricks out of my parker buck buster 175 (325fps). I have hit two deer with this set up. I hunted the deer opener on my farm and hit a doe and could not find a blood trail. Today I hit a doe, complete pass through about 4" behind the shoulder and the deer didn't start bleeding until 25 yards down the trail after it was hit. My buddy uses Montecs G5's and he is getting blood at the point of impact while I am not. Is this normal using slick trick's? The slick tricks fly phenominal and are just as accurate as my field points. I am baffled at the lack of blood I am getting with these broadheads.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:08 AM
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how high are you hitting your deer ? put it in the bottom of heart and it will leave a blood trail like pouring paint out of a bucket
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:20 AM
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The deer I took yesterday wasn't too high of a hit. Yes it could have been lower, but it's not like it was next to the spine or anything. The entry hole was about in the middle of her body right behind the shoulder.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:25 AM
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did you look at my Doe pic ? i think we both hit about same area. mine went 40 yds into the thicket. blood was nothing but small drops took me awhile to trail her. all the blood was inside chest cavity. i should have aimed abit lower and into the heart, i took a clear shot rather than risk a twig or leaf in the way.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:38 AM
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Slick tricks fly well out of a crossbow but my limited experience has been poor blood trails and they don't seem to open a hole like say a 100 Snuffer I plum centered a groundhog the other night it knocked him down and he got up and ran off when I use the snuffer they don't seem to go anywhere
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:46 PM
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The deer I took yesterday wasn't too high of a hit. Yes it could have been lower, but it's not like it was next to the spine or anything. The entry hole was about in the middle of her body right behind the shoulder.
I shot one last year in the same spot with a 12 Gauge. Very little blood, but a very dead deer 100 yards later. The blood was very spotty but when I field dressed him the cavity was full of blood. It is not the broad head. If you are hunting from the ground aiming lower will help.

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Old 10-05-2008, 01:38 PM
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Good blood trails result from a lung or double lung hit. Blood is sprayingto the side, through the entrance and/or eixt woundsfrom the bellows action of the lungs A heart hit will sometimes give a good blood trail but a lot of time the blood stays in the body cavity. Last deer I shot with a Slick didn't go very far and there was little blood even though the arrow passed through It was a solid heart shot and the blood was all in the body cavity. Had same thing happen with an elk, heart was toast, nice exit hole for the bullet and little blood on the outside.

It's not the broadhead faiing to do it's job!
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:39 PM
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I'm getting ready to do a Slick Trick Razor Trick Test part 2 since I hunted with one yesterday and had great success. So I'll just post it here for those who check out this thread regarding Slick Tricks.

Yesterday, Saturday the 4th was opening bow season for us here in Virginia. I had bought some of the Slick Tricks new Razor Tricks to try out hunting since I prefer a "cut on contact" type of broadhead. I have been impressed with them target practicing but I figured hunting would really tell the tale. While in my stand in the morning I saw eleven deer, 2 bucks and 9 doe's, but only three of the doe's offered me a shot. The bigger of the three doe's was the closest but she had also spotted me in my stand while I was facing the opposite way watching the two bucks. After the normal "head bobbing" and stamping of her feet, she nervously moved behind a very large red oak tree and I quickly changed direction and started aiming my crossbow. She didn't come out for a broadside shot but rather was heading away from me for a quartering shot. She was only 15 yards so I took the shot. She jumped up and took off. I could see my arrow and it was sticking out of the ground like I had missed. When I came down I saw it was a complete pass through, the blood trail was immediate and she only went about 40 yards from my stand. The arrow hit her to the left of her spine and exited out at the bottom of her neck. The size of the holes was amazing compared to how small the heads look. I was not able to take any photo's of the holes as my old Kodak 3.1 megapixel Easyshare went blank and is D.O.A. It was so warm that we had to process her right away so we could continue to hunt the afternoon.

I am very impressed with this broadhead. The route of it's travel was not the shortest or easiest by any longshot. It hit some bone on it's way through and then into the ground well past the broadhead. The two main blades are still quite sharp and I believe I could touch them up for another hunt. The two smaller blades were dulled and are now no longer straight edged and I'm not sure if I could sharpen them back into service but I'm going to try. The screw holding them together is still tight and both blades are still tight together. I will be taking some photos of them after I get myself a new digital camera to try and show the effect on the blades.

The Razor Tricks were shot from an Excalibur / Bear Buckmasters Maxpoint travelling at 324 fps. The arrow is a 20" Gold Tip Lazer II with 2" Bohning Blazers and with the 100 grain Razor Trick it weighs in at 401 total grains. [/align]
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