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#2920625 - 08/26/12 08:54 AM Ulmer Edge broadheads
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I just ordered 2 packs to try this season . I like the design better than Rage heads . I also use fixed blade heads , but thought I would give these a try .
Trophy Taker is producing them .

http://www.trophytaker.com/edge_broadhead.aspx
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#2920753 - 08/26/12 11:07 AM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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Check the blades when you get them. Their initial release to the market a couple months ago had a bunch of "butter knife" dull blades. Trophy Taker is aware of the problem and the blade factory made the mistake. If they come in dull Trophy Taker will swap them out.
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#2920754 - 08/26/12 11:09 AM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: UTGrad]
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Let me add they are a good design and they were one of the top performers on a broadhead test over on Archery Talk.
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#2920979 - 08/26/12 03:31 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: UTGrad]
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Yeah , I have read up on that and watched the video on YouTube on testing blade sharpness with the single bevel blade . I'll do my own testing like I do with all of my equipment and come to my own conclusion on blade sharpness , durability , accuracy , etc.
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#2921171 - 08/26/12 07:12 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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I bought a pack at the shop the other day. Ain't even had the time to open them yet. I was there when the UPS driver brought his first shipment of them in and he opened them out of the box.
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#2921322 - 08/26/12 08:34 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Crow Terminator]
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I like that you can practice with the hunting head and also the blade is sharp on the front and back.

There have been a few negative reviews on durability ie blades bending on live game (hogs and even a Canadian Goose but I will wait for the 2012 deer season reviews to come in. The Ulmer Edge could be a winner cause it has many features I prefer over the Rage.

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#2921899 - 08/27/12 10:01 AM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
....but I will wait for the 2012 deer season reviews to come in.
Exactly what I am waiting on as well.
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#2921986 - 08/27/12 11:21 AM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Andy S.]
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I'll make sure to review it on this thread , based on results on game as well .
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#2923366 - 08/28/12 11:52 AM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
I just ordered 2 packs to try this season . I like the design better than Rage heads . I also use fixed blade heads , but thought I would give these a try .
Trophy Taker is producing them .

http://www.trophytaker.com/edge_broadhead.aspx


I'll be curious to hear how the set screw works for practicing with them. Keep us updated. I almost picked up some, but I still have plenty of what i am currently using.
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#2925327 - 08/29/12 06:32 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
I just ordered 2 packs to try this season . I like the design better than Rage heads . I also use fixed blade heads , but thought I would give these a try .
Trophy Taker is producing them .

http://www.trophytaker.com/edge_broadhead.aspx


I'll be curious to hear how the set screw works for practicing with them. Keep us updated. I almost picked up some, but I still have plenty of what i am currently using.


Got the broadheads today in the mail . Installed the set screws for practice . I'll test hem out tomorrow .
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#2925345 - 08/29/12 06:46 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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If I'm not mistaken there two sets of set screws. The teflon screws are good for just a few shots but they only weigh 2 grains. There are steel screws that weigh 10 grains for long term practice. Please let me know what the set includes.
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#2925436 - 08/29/12 07:44 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
If I'm not mistaken there two sets of set screws. The teflon screws are good for just a few shots but they only weigh 2 grains. There are steel screws that weigh 10 grains for long term practice. Please let me know what the set includes.

One set of set screws , one for each head .
I weighed a screw @ 3 gr. I'm not sure how a screw at 10 gr. would fit through that tiny of a hole , even made of steel .
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#2925563 - 08/29/12 08:39 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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I've been following this head over on Archery Talk for over a year. Rusty Ulmer, Randy's brother, designed the head and kept everyone updated on the progress. There was talk they would have a temporary set screw for 10 shots or so and a heavier set screw that would last for a long time. The weight was 2-3 grains for the light screw and 10 grains for the heavy screw. I guess they only released a light screw.
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#2925806 - 08/30/12 04:49 AM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
I've been following this head over on Archery Talk for over a year. Rusty Ulmer, Randy's brother, designed the head and kept everyone updated on the progress. There was talk they would have a temporary set screw for 10 shots or so and a heavier set screw that would last for a long time. The weight was 2-3 grains for the light screw and 10 grains for the heavy screw. I guess they only released a light screw.


Maybe for prototype testing . I have not heard of any issues with the set screws since they started producing them . I'll put at least 25 shots into the target to test the durability of the set screws . I'm sure they went with screws that would not shear .
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#2926699 - 08/30/12 05:29 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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Initial impressions . Well constructed , flies well , love the set screw for practice . No problems so far . I would resharpen the blades after practicing because the blades are close to the outside edge withIn the ferrule when in the closed practice mode . They may not become dull , but I like to put an edge on my broadheads anyway .
The only negative is the short deployment blades are even with the cutting blades when open . It could reduce the cutting contact on that section of the blade . If I were to change anything , I would increase cutting diameter , and sweep the deployment blades backward to expose more blade cutting surface without interference .
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#2926717 - 08/30/12 05:47 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
Initial impressions . Well constructed , flies well , love the set screw for practice . No problems so far . I would resharpen the blades after practicing because the blades are close to the outside edge withIn the ferrule when in the closed practice mode . They may not become dull , but I like to put an edge on my broadheads anyway .
The only negative is the short deployment blades are even with the cutting blades when open . It could reduce the cutting contact on that section of the blade . If I were to change anything , I would increase cutting diameter , and sweep the deployment blades backward to expose more blade cutting surface without interference .


Some folks that have tested the Ulmer have noted that the wings when the blade deploys actually block a portion of the blade cutting surface. I heard of one person taking a dremel tool to make the wings shorter so they woud not interfere with the blades. Were the blades sharp?

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#2926766 - 08/30/12 06:32 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: UTGrad]
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The blades are sharp . The single bevel edge is deceiving to some people , but they are sharp . I don't think I would shorten the deployment blades beause that may reduce their leverage to capure the hide and deploy the blades effectively .
As for design improments , I think changing the angle of the deployment blades enough to bring them further behind the main blades while open , while maintaing the ability to capture the hide with enough leverage to open the blades .
I'm going to hunt with them as is .
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#2926777 - 08/30/12 06:40 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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Good luck with them Radar...3 weeks and 2 days and hopefully we will see some pics!
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#2926808 - 08/30/12 07:03 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: UTGrad]
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I contacted Rusty about the deployment blade angle .
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#2930132 - 09/02/12 10:44 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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They look like the rocky mountain gator except for the fact that the blades are recessed into the head when closed where the gator blades are out even with the deployment blade. And the gator has a full 2" cut. If this head performs as well as the gator has in the past it should be an awesome head. As far as the deployment blades blocking the cutting surface it has never been a problem with the gator
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#2931819 - 09/04/12 01:57 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: GREATWHITEHUNTER82]
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Monster KY buck down with the Ulmer Edge. Getting good reviews!

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1839839

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#2932249 - 09/04/12 08:19 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: UTGrad]
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They are great heads , and that is a Nice buck . I'm sure many bucks will fall with the Ulmer Edge with well placed shots , yet like any other broadhead , there will probably be a few hunters who make poor shots and blame it on the heads . That's why I don't spend too much time on AT .
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#2932289 - 09/04/12 08:43 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
They are great heads , and that is a Nice buck . I'm sure many bucks will fall with the Ulmer Edge with well placed shots , yet like any other broadhead , there will probably be a few hunters who make poor shots and blame it on the heads . That's why I don't spend too much time on AT .


Agreed. Regarding AT, there are a ton of knowledgeable people amongst the masses over there.

Have you been shooting with the actual heads a bunch? I'm curious to how the little wings and the set screw are holding up to shooting into a target. I'm tempted to buy a pack. The only thing holding me back is the Reapers are a three blade cut vs two blade but they are a jack knife expandable thus the smaller entry hole. The Ulmer looks to have a very low profile and should fly like a field point. I dont see pre mature deployment being an issue with the Ulmer.

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#2933430 - 09/05/12 07:44 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: UTGrad]
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No problem with the practice mode with the actual heads . They group with my field points , and are durable .
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#2933920 - 09/06/12 08:53 AM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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I might pick up a pack today. Archery Den has a couple packs that the ferrule is actually Lost Camo.
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#2934154 - 09/06/12 12:43 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: UTGrad]
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I picked up a pack and I really like the features and design of this head. I was lucky to get one of the packs with dull blades but I simply touched them up with a diamond stone and now they are sharp. Each head weighs exactly 98.8 grains on my scale. That's excellent consistency. I did talk to Zach at Trophy Taker cause there is a trick when reassembling the blades to get the blades to function properly and lock. This trick was not in the instructions. The set screw weighs 3 grains. So far they are dead on at 20 yards and blasting through my broadhead target. These will be in my quiver.
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#2934511 - 09/06/12 05:50 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
I picked up a pack and I really like the features and design of this head. I was lucky to get one of the packs with dull blades but I simply touched them up with a diamond stone and now they are sharp. Each head weighs exactly 98.8 grains on my scale. That's excellent consistency. I did talk to Zach at Trophy Taker cause there is a trick when reassembling the blades to get the blades to function properly and lock. This trick was not in the instructions. The set screw weighs 3 grains. So far they are dead on at 20 yards and blasting through my broadhead target. These will be in my quiver.


Cool , they are nice heads . I would recommend touching up the blades after practicing as well . If you look , the blade surface when closed is real close the outside edge of the ferrule and they could become a little dull with multiple shots .
Good luck this season !
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#3117130 - 01/09/13 10:32 PM Re: Ulmer Edge broadheads [Re: Radar]
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Did you kill one this year with the Ulmer?

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