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Iron Will Broadheads... thoughts
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TREESTANDWOLF 25-Aug-17
Bowfreak 25-Aug-17
midwest 25-Aug-17
Bowfreak 25-Aug-17
drycreek 25-Aug-17
Scotty 25-Aug-17
midwest 25-Aug-17
LINK 25-Aug-17
Glunt@work 25-Aug-17
TREESTANDWOLF 25-Aug-17
PECO 25-Aug-17
PECO 25-Aug-17
Franklin 25-Aug-17
spike78 25-Aug-17
TD 25-Aug-17
Glunt@work 25-Aug-17
Jaquomo 25-Aug-17
Bullhound 25-Aug-17
TREESTANDWOLF 25-Aug-17
WV Mountaineer 25-Aug-17
Scotty 25-Aug-17
WV Mountaineer 25-Aug-17
drycreek 25-Aug-17
Matt 25-Aug-17
Bowfreak 25-Aug-17
Jaquomo 25-Aug-17
Trial153 25-Aug-17
TD 25-Aug-17
arctichill 26-Aug-17
Wood 26-Aug-17
Huntcell 26-Aug-17
Bowfreak 26-Aug-17
razorhead 26-Aug-17
midwest 26-Aug-17
arctichill 27-Aug-17
oldgoat 27-Aug-17
Jaquomo 27-Aug-17
midwest 27-Aug-17
Genesis 27-Aug-17
Fulldraw1972 27-Aug-17
Jaquomo 27-Aug-17
Ermine 28-Aug-17
APauls 28-Aug-17
LesWelch 28-Aug-17
Barty1970 29-Aug-17
deerhunter72 29-Aug-17
PECO 29-Aug-17
PECO 29-Aug-17
Bowfreak 29-Aug-17
Barty1970 31-Aug-17
Bowfreak 31-Aug-17
DarrylDunsloppy 04-Sep-17
DarrylDunsloppy 04-Sep-17
TD 05-Sep-17
arctichill 05-Sep-17
TREESTANDWOLF 05-Sep-17
Tajue17 10-Sep-17
Woods Walker 10-Sep-17
ground hunter 28-Nov-17
Beendare 28-Nov-17
Trial153 28-Nov-17
25-Aug-17

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Disclosure: I am not affiliated with Iron Will Outfitters Broadhead Company

Not that that is out of the way. Has anyone tried these? Yes they are super expensive, however the head looks really interesting and tough. Check out the link to see the actual head in 3D, pretty neat.

A couple of my friends have their elk arrows tipped with them, I may follow. :)

One thing for certain, loose a whole arrow with this head and its costly....LOL

From: Bowfreak
25-Aug-17
I think they are great looking heads. I am not sure I could even talk myself into buying them simply because of price. IF I were to use one they would be for basically for elk. I wouldn't want to try one on a KY doe. :)

From: midwest
25-Aug-17
I'd like to try....can't justify the price.

From: Bowfreak
25-Aug-17
Buy a pack and send me one Nick. I will be careful with it. :)

From: drycreek
25-Aug-17
My only question is why pay that much when there are many excellent heads on the market for much cheaper ? Add to that, the fact that these very same heads have been killing animals cleanly for years, except with a poor shot, in which case the broadhead will make little difference. The most of my game has been killed with three heads, Muzzy, G5 Strikers, and Wasp Hammers, and I only changed to try something new. They all worked as advertised if I did my part. If I pay the price Iron Will wants, the head better have a heart seeking device built in it !

From: Scotty
25-Aug-17
I ordered a 3 pack. I used one for target practice. I was shooting into a Reinhart broadhead target. Shot between 50 and 100 times. The head was amazingly sharp. Just a little bit of work on a leather strap had it shaving hair. I think they should work great.

From: midwest
25-Aug-17
I don't care what other people spend their money on. I'm sure they're a great head.

Mark, I'll send you one if you promise to put it through a big 6x6. :-)

From: LINK
25-Aug-17
I'm sure they are solid. They look like a cross between a Magnus stinger and a VPA penetrator. That's said for the price I would use one of the two I just mentioned.

From: Glunt@work
25-Aug-17
They are local and I checked them out at a shoot he brought them to. They are very well made and the design looks like a great performer. They are expensive but I know great elk hunters that wear surplus BDU pants and great elk hunters that wear KUIU. The BDU guy is sure his surplus pants are the better value and the KUIU guy is sure that his are. We are lucky to have so many great choices no matter what a guys budget is.

25-Aug-17
Good points above.

I do like the front of the head design.

From: PECO
25-Aug-17
I am on the side of not spending more than necessary on a product, when there are several excellent, time proven products available for a lot less money. Does the broad head fly better, kill better, last longer if not lost? Then why pay up so much for it? I wish someone could honestly answer this question. "Stop worrying about what others spend their money on," does not explain it.

From: PECO
25-Aug-17
All of that being said, I am happy to live in a free country and have options!

From: Franklin
25-Aug-17
Archery hunting is a personal thing, each hunter uses equipment that suits him personally. You will never be able to "figure it out" as it`s a individual endeavor. Personally...I will never even use a Trail Camera. I hunt sign and topo and Aluminum arrows...lol...as I did when I started....anyway to get you in the woods WORKS.

From: spike78
25-Aug-17
Why when anyone asks if they used a certain head does everyone have to mention they are too expensive? Just saying. In my opinion if the head can be reused it's worth some extra money.

From: TD
25-Aug-17
For some it's not that much money and if you are in a search for "the best there is" it likely belongs in the hunt..... deserves a look.

That said, there is a bunch of really quality heads that I CAN afford which I haven't tested yet. And a few I have used I know are top quality. If this one is better, I'm going to guess it's a tiny percentage better, not overwhelmingly better. Maybe we'll see someday.....

I will say, I've had issues before with heads made out of knife steel. Hold an edge like crazy, scary sharp. But too hard, they shatter and break before they will bend at all. Like a knife blade would. Knives do not have to deal with the impact and dynamic forces a broadhead has to deal with.

From: Glunt@work
25-Aug-17
There's no need to figure out why some people spend more money than others on products when there are comparable choices for much less. Its just a choice.

Now, for business purposes it can be really important to understand why. It can be actual quality, status, simple preference, brand loyalty, etc. There is a market for products that are maybe a 1 notch above the crowd even if priced 5 notches higher.

When I pull a beverage out of my 20 year old Coleman cooler, its cold. When I pull one out of my buddy's Yeti, its cold. We are both happy with our coolers.

From: Jaquomo
25-Aug-17
I started using them this year after learning about the design, material, strength and integrity. Haven't shot an animal yet but all 6 spin true and the one I've used for practice in a foam block is still as sharp as when I took it out of the box. I am shooting a lighted nock now just for recovery purposes.

From: Bullhound
25-Aug-17
look like a solid head. I think I'll stick with my VPA's.

25-Aug-17
Nicely put Glunt.

I purchased 3.

I admit, I'm bit of a broadhead junkie.

25-Aug-17
These aren't my cup of tea nor, would they ever be. I could have just won the 750 million dollar lotto and I still couldn't justify it. To each his own. God Bless

From: Scotty
25-Aug-17
When you figure in what a hunt costs, gas, license, camping gear, whatever, spending 99.00 dollars on what actually does the killing is not a big deal. And if you don't lose them they are guaranteed for life.

25-Aug-17
99 dollars is a big deal to some people. Especially when principle is involved

From: drycreek
25-Aug-17
Well, the OP did ask for.......thoughts

Just to clarify, those were my thoughts !

From: Matt
25-Aug-17
Looks like a great BY, but a bit too rich for my blood.

But for guys who will spend top dollar to buy the best (Hoyt, Matthews, Swarovski, Kifaru) when there plenty off less expensive options that will suffice, these heads may fit the bill.

From: Bowfreak
25-Aug-17
Goodness Lou....you are now a now a militant compounder.

This may be the last straw for your leatberwall membership.

From: Jaquomo
25-Aug-17
They fired me from the Leatherwall long ago, but Traditional Bowhunter magazine still sends me checks that don't bounce. Go figure! Iron Will heads are trad-approved though. Even have the tanto tip!

From: Trial153
25-Aug-17
I been playing with one that someone sent me. It's very very solid, flys excellent and holds an edge well. Wish I had three to shoot groups at longer distances as if feel that is most telling for me in my experience. If I had any knock on the head would be that it was a little noisy in flight. However not more so then, solids, GKs and Vented VPA..now that I sent the head back I plan on buying a couple of packs of the the Iron will in 125's as I love the fact that they are the same profile as the 100's. These are nicely done and I the quiaity and detail.

From: TD
25-Aug-17
"trad-approved..." heheheheh, well, then, long as they are approved... LOL! made my day....

From: arctichill
26-Aug-17

arctichill's embedded Photo
arctichill's embedded Photo
I've used Stingers for years, but after extensive testing I'm using Boners this year!

There simply is not a stronger, sharper or more accurate broadhead on the market.

From: Wood
26-Aug-17
I hope to put one through a bull in a few days. Fly great, seem to hold an edge shooting into foam targets even better than GKs. And they put the bleeder on the back end where it belongs,

From: Huntcell
26-Aug-17
I will wait for the field reports to come in. And hope all is find with the initial model rollout. Hope to see a single right hand bevel model to be added to product line. That would seal the deal.

From: Bowfreak
26-Aug-17
"I'm using boners this year."

That's set up on a Tee for someone....

From: razorhead
26-Aug-17
Bowfreak,,, I just spilled my coffee,,,, ha ha

From: midwest
26-Aug-17
Boners....nah, too easy. lol

From: arctichill
27-Aug-17
They are actually called "Bone Broadheads", but only after the manufacturer changed the name due to a big push about political correctness. The original name was "Boner Broadheads". I committed to calling them "Boners" despite the political correctness argument.

I'm comfortable letting everyone know I spent the evening slinging boners and measuring their penetration.

From: oldgoat
27-Aug-17
If I was going on a once in a lifetime hunt I might spend that kind of money on broadheads. I kind of like the Valkyerie System or however it's spelled better for my trad gear.

From: Jaquomo
27-Aug-17
Most serious knife makers I know agree that A2 tool steel is the best compromise between hardness, durability (resistance to chipping) and ability to resharpen when needed. Iron Will uses A2.

Single-bevel is useful for durability in softer steel broadheads but will never be as sharp as these heads due to the edge angle. With a head like this, single bevel isn't necessary, and is counter-intuitive. IMO, single bevel is a trad fad, unnecessary for anything in NA and unnecessary for a head with superior integrity.

From: midwest
27-Aug-17
Titanium ferrule on the 100's, stainless on the 125's and larger....which one you shooting, Lou?

From: Genesis
27-Aug-17
Once they see we will pay a C note for a three pack it will be all over.

Better go corral my sons arrowhead box just in case

From: Fulldraw1972
27-Aug-17
I like the looks of them. It's to late in the year to try them this year. At least for my elk hunt anyways. Since I am the worlds worst sharpener I will have to improve on that ranking with these heads. That's the one thing I like about VPA. Even I can figure out how to sharpen them.

From: Jaquomo
27-Aug-17
I use the 125s because that's what I've always shot since I knew broadheads had different weights. Back then we just screwed something in or glued it on and went hunting.

From: Ermine
28-Aug-17
They are pricey but the thing about it is you buy them and have them for life. Backed by a lifetime guarantee. As opposed to most broadheads that once you shoot an animal they are one and done

From: APauls
28-Aug-17
Oldgoat - my problem is I try and do a "once-on-a-lifetime" hunt every year. They may not be, but I tell myself that it is :) By the time I go, I have myself truly convinced that it is once-in-a-lifetime for this or that reason.

This year I'm going way up North for moose, and it's once-in-a-lifetime because if I had to pick a spot in all of Manitoba this spot is prob top 2. Also hasn't been hunted in many years and burnt 4-5 years ago. If I am able to get back there again one day it will no longer be virgin, so then it's not the same hunt. So basically what I'm saying is it doesn't take much for me to call it once-in-a-lifetime and I had to stop telling myself to treat them like that because I'd be broke every year. At some point it had to stop lol.

From: LesWelch
28-Aug-17
The best broadhead money can buy hands down, IMO. I've tested them through many trials, they always perform. Targets, flight, animals, torture, all kinds of tests. Seriously these will be the head of choice in no time. I don't predict much, but watch and see. I know of a couple of good animals that hit dirt with them this week-end, including a 35" muley.

From: Barty1970
29-Aug-17

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Apologies if I'm off-beam here...but as a British bowhunter, I see the US as the ultimate example of freedom of choice; if an individual wants to spend £100 per broadhead, then who is anyone else to say that he or she shouldn't? The matter of freedom of choice aside, pretty much any future bowhunting trip I may make to the continental US will be 'once in a lifetime', so I would look to have my bow set up super-tuned, including 'what's up front'; I read somewhere that guys are willing to spend $80K on a truck, but complain about $10 per broadhead...it's a case of priorities If I was fortunate to live in a country where archery equipment was a legal means of take [which it currently isn't in the UK], then I wouldnt be shooting does with an IronWill BH...but if I'd drawn an ultra-primo tag, I'd be thinking different. At present, Slick Trick Magnum 125s serve my purpose as I endeavour to practice 'with extreme intent', and hit where my FPs hit out at 60 yards [as long as I do my part] ...heck, I may even buy a couple of IronWill BHs for some 'contrast and compare' testing. Whichever BH you're shooting, good luck and good hunting!

From: deerhunter72
29-Aug-17
Impressive warranty, which I'm sure drives the price.

From: PECO
29-Aug-17
"Seriously these will be the head of choice in no time." What does that mean? Head of choice to who? To me it means they will out sell all other broad heads. I predict, NOT.

From: PECO
29-Aug-17

From: Bowfreak
29-Aug-17
Hey Barty....do you have any plans to come stateside to hunt? I realize the travel is a big constraint but once you get here you could do a smorgasbord in a few weeks.

From: Barty1970
31-Aug-17
Thanks Bowfreak...as and when I discuss the matter of my entering the Continental US of A with those nice folks at the US Embassy and C&BP, I'll be making a trip long enough to be worth the while with a shopping list to match But first, I need to save money...not for the airfare, primo tags and guided hunts....but for the broadheads :-D

From: Bowfreak
31-Aug-17
LOL!

04-Sep-17
I don't have any thoughts about them personally. But after this weekend, I can say that you better have a saw on hand or another rugged cutting device to get your fancy broadhead out of a tree if you get a pass through and a tree is conveniently behind the cow :)

04-Sep-17

DarrylDunsloppy's embedded Photo
DarrylDunsloppy's embedded Photo

From: TD
05-Sep-17
I just did the same thing last week involving a two blade vpa, a pig and about a 6" tree that was near 3 inches buried in (our mountain pigs are razor thin, disappear almost when they turn lengthwise)...... then negated a good deal of the economy of the effort by snapping my saw blade in half.

Got it back though.... spun like a top, sharpened up and in the quiver...... =D

Kinda liking the SS inserts and the two blade VPA. tough as anything I've ever shot.

But, looking for new pruning saw.....sigh ...... see some Japanese folders on Amazon that look killer.....

From: arctichill
05-Sep-17
I've shot Magnus Stingers for years! They've flown true and also have a 100% replacement guarantee. Even so, I'm liking these Boners, although I've yet to shoot an animal with one.

05-Sep-17

TREESTANDWOLF's embedded Photo
TREESTANDWOLF's embedded Photo
Once the yoke tune was completed, zero flight issues to 60. Looking forward to a real test :^)

From: Tajue17
10-Sep-17
Looks like Boner copied the design from Abowyer's whitetail heads--> those rounded points and single bevels theres nothing better for heavy bone ,,, I do like the one piece design Bones doing though....

From: Woods Walker
10-Sep-17
That's a great looking head, solid and COC. I'd consider them for sure but I think the blade angle (relative to the arrow) is not low enough for a 50# recurve. I shoot Razor Caps (for now, they don't make them anymore so when I've used my last few I need a go to a new head), and the low blade angle on them gives me excellent penetration and pass throughs.

28-Nov-17
Here is my perspective, after looking at this head,,,, I know Rage shooter who buy a new pack every year, so there goes, "it cost too much of a head"....... You can have all the best and newest and latest clothing in the world, the best pack, and bow etc,,,,,

Do you honestly think an elk cares...... I looked at this from an engineering look, and the cost is good,,,,,

After all, all that matters, is whats at the end of that arrow, once it is let loose, nothing matters more, than the broadhead

From: Beendare
28-Nov-17
They look like a very good head....and I'm not one of the couple guys above that are IW shills pushing these.

The question I ask myself...are they twice as good as what I'm using now...and the answer is a resounding No.

From: Trial153
28-Nov-17
I been enjoying them. Holding up excellent, fairly easy task to bring back to usable sharpness. They been are par with 100 grain solids which up till now been my best performing head at longer distances. I will be stocking on on these as can. Excellent product

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