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#909261 - 09/11/08 09:05 AM Trophy Ridge Broadheads
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I'm sure this has been a topic before. Anybody used these yet with success? I think I may buy a pack for my elk hunt next week.
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#909595 - 09/11/08 12:10 PM Re: Trophy Ridge Broadheads [Re: ]
Radar
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I would go with fixed blade heads for Elk , because of the increased penetration and strength .
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#909609 - 09/11/08 12:18 PM Re: Trophy Ridge Broadheads [Re: Radar]
bobthebowhunter
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i saw a broadhead test in bowhunting world mag. If i remember correctly it didnt fair so well in the "durability test"
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#911360 - 09/12/08 07:45 AM Re: Trophy Ridge Broadheads [Re: bobthebowhunter]
John & Teresa - EWA
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John used the Steelhead 125 in Africa with no problem. (This was Rocket, now Trophy Ridge.)
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#911379 - 09/12/08 08:00 AM Re: Trophy Ridge Broadheads [Re: John & Teresa - EWA]
JeepKuntry
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I've used the Rocket Steelhead 100 with success. That was before Trophy Ridge took over. I haven't bought any of the new Steelheads made by Trophy Ridge, but I haven't heard good things. Over on archerytalk, there was alot of people that were having problems with the wrong size blades being put in there broadheads. Personally, I went back to fixed. Many will suggest Slick Trick, they will fly like your field points if your bow is properly tuned.
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#911469 - 09/12/08 08:57 AM Re: Trophy Ridge Broadheads [Re: JeepKuntry]
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I USE THEM NOW, I HAVE THE ULTIMATE STEEL [ FIXED BLADE WITH 1" CUTTING DIAMETER ] AND LOVE THEM FLY GREAT AND PENETRATE WELL
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#913110 - 09/13/08 09:04 AM Re: Trophy Ridge Broadheads [Re: POSSUM HUNTER]
megalomaniac
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As far as penetration goes, the most important factor (besides KE of arrow) is the cutting diameter and shot placement. A larger cutting diameter results in a significant increase in friction through the animal thereby reducing penetration. Shot placement is obvious... if you hit the scapula on an elk, no matter the broadhead, penetration could be a serious issue.

I elk hunt with the 100 grain steelhead expandables. Granted, I've only taken two elk so far, but both have expired very, very quickly. Last year I shot my elk at 50 yards sharply quartering away. entered just behind the shoulder, lodged/ stopped against the offside scapula... about 18" penetration including both lungs and heart- she went 60 yards.

This year I shot my elk at 52 yards, slightly quartering away. Hit her just behind the last rib, complete passthru with exit about 4 inches behind the offside shoulder. She went about 180 yards or so (but would have only gone 100 yards had I not pushed her right after the shot).

The steelheads only have a 1 1/8" cut, that's why they penetrate so well. And with the longer shots out west and the increased wind, they fly so, so, so much better than fixed blades (that's where the 'shot placement' comes into play).

I think the rages would be about perfect for whitetails, but I would be a little nervous about them on elk due to the larger diameter. In fact, one of the locals lost an elk with the rages while I was out there this year.

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#914750 - 09/14/08 04:22 PM Re: Trophy Ridge Broadheads [Re: megalomaniac]
String Music
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I shot my muzzys today and they werent flying very good at 35 yards. Given, the wind was a big gusty today. I may look in the steelheads. Which exact one did you use?
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#914780 - 09/14/08 04:47 PM Re: Trophy Ridge Broadheads [Re: String Music]
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Slick Tricks .
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