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#2965440 - 10/02/12 10:45 AM G5 Striker field test
Crow Terminator
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Dropped a doe yesterday with the Ulmer Edge broadhead. I hit her high but didn't spine her...instead I hit under her spine but she dropped instantly like I had spined her. I placed a follow up shot because she was trying to get away on her front legs. Shot her with the G5 Striker.

Was surprised the Striker had quite a bit of damage to it.



You can see the to blade is bent and broken and the one to the side is broken as well. The head didn't hit anything but the deer and stuck in soft dirt on the other side. The Edge didn't make a big gash in the deer like I'm use to seeing with the Grim Reaper or Rage. There was a much shorter slash but if it would have been in the lungs it would have done well. The overall head condition after the shot = great. No rolled or broken tip and the blades aren't bent either. I went and bought a pack of NAP Killzones yesterday on my way home so I have some of those in my quiver now. Could have killed another yesterday evening but it was a button buck by itself...glad I had binoculars or I would have mistaken it for a doe.

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#2965501 - 10/02/12 11:26 AM Re: G5 Striker field test [Re: Crow Terminator]
TNDeerGuy
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I have shot a bunch of deer with the strikers and have never had any problems with them—my number one arrow has a striker sitting on top of it that has taken down 6 deer.
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#2965812 - 10/02/12 03:33 PM Re: G5 Striker field test [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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That can happen with any of them.
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#2966973 - 10/03/12 12:09 PM Re: G5 Striker field test [Re: StalkingWolf]
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Question is...why? If it would have hit something hard I would understand why. Ground was more the less mud from raining all night and that morning.

I'm not out to bash them. Just real world tests on what they were designed for. Sure beats plywood and metal drums.

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#2966985 - 10/03/12 12:17 PM Re: G5 Striker field test [Re: Crow Terminator]
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I would like that answer myself as to how it occured because those blades are some of the thickest on the market. My guess would be that there could have been a small rock in the dirt/mud, and when the head passed through and went in the dirt it came in contact with it doing the damage. Although, no one should rule out anything when it comes to shooting through an animal because anything can, and will happen.

This actually has me thinking....we should post a pic of our broadheads after the shots so we can see the real-world results of all of these different heads that everyone is using.


Edited by TNDeerGuy (10/03/12 12:26 PM)
Edit Reason: a bright idea
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#2967054 - 10/03/12 01:20 PM Re: G5 Striker field test [Re: TNDeerGuy]
ratsnakeboogy
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I've got two slick tricks at the house that look brand new except for the blood and dirt from pass throughs. I'll try to get pics tonight. I retire them for sentimental reasons after a kill. \:\)
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#2968735 - 10/04/12 02:39 PM Re: G5 Striker field test [Re: Crow Terminator]
StalkingWolf
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
Question is...why? If it would have hit something hard I would understand why. Ground was more the less mud from raining all night and that morning.

I'm not out to bash them. Just real world tests on what they were designed for. Sure beats plywood and metal drums.



Possibly a defect. You could probably take that same shot 100 times and that not happen again.

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#2968900 - 10/04/12 04:41 PM Re: G5 Striker field test [Re: StalkingWolf]
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Here's the Ulmer Edge after it's killing job. All I done with it was clean the gore and hair off it. Compared to other mechanicals I have shot, this thing is in remarkable shape. No nicks on the blades...no bent or broken blades. Obviously, I would still need to get sharp replacement blades for it but the overall condition is great.


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#2971173 - 10/06/12 05:34 PM Re: G5 Striker field test [Re: Crow Terminator]
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I have killed plenty of deer with G5 Strikers without any issues , but I have Ulmer Edges in my quiver as well this season .
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