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Boar Kill, broad heads results
I just returned from a Hunt in Tennessee. Had a great time and was able to take this nice boar. I was shooting Wasp fixed blades (Drones) and A Wasp Mech (Jack Hammer). I was Spot and Stalk. First shot was 40 yards quartering away (Drone Head) hit was good and stuck through the offside leg. Second shot hog was running towards be (hard quartering to angle (Hog was up above me slightly (good penetration and stuck in Spine from below (Drone). Third shot was quartering away mid section Great penetration (Jack Hammer) hog went down almost instantly.....After retrieved one blade on first shot was missing, the second drone in spine had 1 slight bent blade and the Jack Hammer can live to shoot another day...... Big shout out to (Krieger) a Bowsiter who sent me these heads to try!!!!!
Congrats man! Glad you were able to get a nice hog. Thanks for the report, sounds like the JakHammer did pretty well for you. I use them on turkeys with great success, haven't on anything larger though. Nothing like a boar hog for BH testing!
that is a good report, but how much poundage do you shoot? I shoot the Wasp Boss sst 125 grain,,,,, you never hear too much about wasp heads,,,,, I have to order mine, not sold in any shops I have found in Wisconsin.....
two of my friends shoot the drone, ,,,,,,,,,
I have found snuffer 160 (glue ons) are the best hog BHs made. Good luck with simmons interceptors also. Have taken several hundred feral hogs with a bow. Would not recommend anything mechanical or replacement on hogs.
The old Snuffers are still one of my favorites for most everything. They do a number on hogs.
I was shooting 70lbs, 530gr arrow total with 100gr tips. Agreed never hear much on Wasp. I started doing some research and they seem to prove over and over a very strong head. My experience supported that. Krieger - The Jackhammer impressed me greatly. Huge hole and I thought great penetration. The Fixed heads performed well also. I am going to be giving these Jackhammers a try on some whitetails. They all (fixed) and (Mech) flew great in practice out to 60 yards. Would not shoot that distance most days in the woods on live animals but gave me great confidence shooting the 40 yards on this hog.....Thanks again Krieger for the chance to try these.
It amazes me when I see people speak of mechanicals? in a definitive negative manner. I have shot loads of hogs with fixed and mechanical heads. Bottom line is I recover more pigs with mechanicals?. I do have a penetration problem on the really big pigs that are 200++lbs. This is because of light draw weight and light arrow due to a bad shoulder. This forum could be so much more informative if people were more unbiased towards what they do must be right for everyone if I shot 70lbs and a 450+ grain arrow I would not hesitate shooting larger board with mechanicals.
Bowtech Archer thanks for an informed unbiased assessment.
I can't speak of mechanicals, but I've killed pigs from 40 lbs to 200 lbs with magnus stingers and muzzy 3-blade. All with either pass-thrus or buried to the fletch. I did once hit a large boar at very close range (almost straight down) out of a stand from 18 feet, very little penetration. That was my fault for taking a poor percentage shot. I believe most heads out there will kill them as long as proper shot placement/angles are used. Congrats on your pigs!
EmbryO, I carry one Magnus Bee Stinger two blade in my quiver for the really big ones but this is to make up for the light draw weight.
I never shot the Jack hammers, but have shot Wasp's fixed heads. Wasps' fixed I think may be one of the best fixed head from my experience.. If I went back to fixed most likely it would be a Wasp.. Ed
Teeton I agree,,,,,, if I shot more poundage, I would shoot a mech, they are devastating, but for me the wasp boss sst, at 125, well its the way, the blades are retained, hard to destroy that head,,,,,
Razorhead, Shortly after I started bowhunting I started shooting Wasp cam locks 130 and shot mostly them for years. Then started shooting mech heads off and on and I think the Wasp boss stt 100's before I started shooting pretty much only one brand of mech heads. Wasps fixed always did me well. I've killed my first elk with the stt 100 and many deer, turkey and a few bear. If I was to switch, Wasp would be the first head I would try.
I think that hogs are a great animal for testing any broadhead on. If a head dose well on hogs, it well do well on any bear, deer or even elk or moose. Ed
Your welcome Bowtech! Glad it all worked out. With your setup, I don't think you have to worry about energy/penetration at all, lol.
The JakHammer is a very good head, holds up well, as you just proved on your hog. You will blow right through whitetails, with your bow setup.
I've killed a couple or three hogs myself, and have to agree on the Wasp heads. I shoog the Hammers and they have never let me down. I do wish I had used a mech on the javelinas I shot though. Blood trails were on the skimpy side.