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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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