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what is it about the qad exodus
That makes them leave that huge arse triangle hole? Why don't other heads of a similar diameter punch such a big hole through a critter? Those entry and exit wound pics I have seen from the qad exodus are insane!
Every seen a ramcat hole!
I shot my ram with a ram cat,,,, you could paddle a canoe thru the hole, both great heads,,,,,,,
Shot a doe last night with a G5 Striker Magnum (1-1/2” 3 blade). Maybe it was just how she was standing but the entry and exit were noticeably larger than I have seen with the 125 grain Ramcat. Both the 125 Ramcat and the Striker Magnum leave bigger entry and exit hole than the Exodus in my experience, as they should since they are a wider cut. Doesn’t make them a better head, just a bigger cut.
I love the QAD Exodus. Tough as nails and have yet to get one that doesn't spin true. The only thing I would change is the packaging. I nearly bleed to death getting them out of that stupid plastic piece that the ferrules are stuck through!!
Griz - I picked up a scissors and cut up to the ferrule.............. after the 1st bloody finger.
Agreed, those Exodus heads leave a nasty hole! Here's a frontal shot on a bull from this past season from a 100 grain head!
Buck, I'm usually like a kid on Christmas morning when opening a new pack of broadheads and don't think to clearly. I'll try and calm down and remember the scissors next time!!
I like them lots, still need to get my hands on some full blades for the states that do not allow barbed bh. The arrow went through this bull so fast at 30yds I thought I had missed, he died in site. Is Wyoming a barbless state???
They work on Saskatchewan whitetail bucks as well! Great broadhead.
Anyone have a picture of a QAD Exodus and ramcat?
The Exodus swept blade !! Awe-SUMMMM!!! Never seen blood poor like this past year. Bull went 20 yards!! 51 yard quartering towards me came out opposite arm pit!! Not as durable as my Magnus but super sharp!
Not as durable? Have you seen the destruction tests they've done on the exodus?
Osage, if I have any ramcats I'll take a pic. The ramcats have a 1.375" cut diameter while the exodus have 1.25" cd. Of the 2, I prefer the exodus but believe the ramcat will fly better esp if your bow is out of tune. First time ever this year I had to do a little yoke twisting to get my exodus shooting w/ the FP's. Certainly the bows fault, not the bh.
In my experience yes not as durable. The blades broke after two missed shots from my son into a shell rock hillside. Same misses with the Magnus buzzcut not as broken. Lol the buck fever has got the best of him! Ohio are you shooting full or swept?
I have shot the Exodus Full's and they are a very accurate head... Ive said I may try them next season .. this year used my Modified ViperTrick 100gr. on the big Doe I whacked, it left one heck of a hole in and out, it was well after dark by the time I got her out so I didnt get pics, but awesome is how I would put both holes ... I replaced the bleeders with the 1 1/4" Grizz Trick Blades so it was then a 1 1/16 x 1 1/4" COC 4 Blade ...
"what is it about the qad exodus"?
Most likely, it's the chisel point. Especially on the way out, the skin will stretch/drape over the point of the head and each of the blades will leave a slit that is closer to the length of the blade than it is to the frontal/cross-sectional area.
The effect is less on the entry side because the hide is held in place by muscle, bone, etc., so the cut is more similar to what you'd get by poking the head through a taught sheet of paper.
Biggest hole I've ever seen was from a Thunderhead 125 "Magnum"...
But FWIW... I'm not sure that I believe that the hole in the hide matches the hole inside; unless your blades have taken quite a beating on the way through the skin, internal organs and tissues are just a whole lot easier to cut through than the hide, so the stretching effect is much lessened...
I’m on the QAD Exodus bandwagon too. Amazing heads. I like the swept version.
Helluva bull, love them tails! I’m shooting the swept, but planning on Wyoming next yr so may have to get some full blades, haven’t read up on the regs.
Reason I questioned the durable statement was bc of others experices with tip curling on magnus vs the point on the ramcat. Even with 2 broken blades the ramcat will Almost cut the same sized hole as an intact magnus.
Sorry, no ramcats for a side by side pic. But having shot both my preference is with the qad.
They are pricey but not too long ago cabelas was selling 125’s for $28.99
Why the swept vs the Fulls ?? ... curious .... Full's fly great for me, just never hunted with them... been a Slick fan for 10 or more years.. I did use the Wac 'em 4 blade 100gr 3 seasons back and blew thru a big 8 pts left shoulder blade like hot butter with 'em ..
I think when they first came out they only offered swept, then due to multiple states regs regarding barbed bh they realized the market for the full. I personally like the tip, it’s close to coc without going to a true coc. I need to get a rod to see how sharp I can get them.
I’ve never shot the fulls but some guys have noted they are not quite as easy to tune as the swept. Also the first pack I bought had stainless tips, which reminded me of wasps sst.. which I love!
The fulls for me and my friends at the shop required a lot of tuning from our bows to get him to fly straight. The swept blades fly awesome right out of the package for us they are awesome heads and the only downside is some states do not allow them.
to me I went with the Full's to try in the BH targets 'cause it looks like the swepts would pull out chunks of the foam ...
They certainly are not the most target friendly, but the ramcats are worse! Thankfully w/ my current bh target most are unscrewed before pulled.