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Check out the Vortex 125 Grain Steel test we completed live on Facebook. You can't make this stuff up .
What is the suggested momentum for this head with pass through being the goal. Looks like durability isn't an issue and the blade angle seems better than most 2" heads. Do the blades cut while folding back? Currently shooting 505 gr arrow @ 26" draw out of a darton ds-3800 (ibo-350). Im pretty conservative with b heads and shoot 150 gr. 2 blade Magnus buzzcts and 125 gr slick trick standards. Thanks
Looks like a great head. Any future plans of say an all steel 85-100 grain with a 1.75” cut?
Long distance shots should be tested along with field point grouping.
I HEARD RUMORS OF A 100 GRAIN IN THE FUTURE 2 INCH CUT. I KNOW THAT IN THE PAST THEY OFFERED A 75GRAIN AND A 100 GRAIN ALL STEEL BUT THEY WERE BOTH 1-1/2" CUTTERS.
Listen to the DOCTOR, he knows best!
I'd prefer a 1.5" cut in 125 gr. all steel.
I'd like to see a 1.5" cut steel too.
Well durability has been settled, lol. There's a lot of fixed blade heads that would have curled in 12 shots in 3/4" plywood...not too mention some of the popular mechanicals wouldn't have survived 2 shots. Well done.
When you have more time and a better camera, get close ups of the cutting edge please, that will convince a lot of folks, IMO
I will be ordering some to try. Thanks for the video.
Your setup will be fine with any of our heads. We are currently working on a 100 grain head. We have to get the perfect weight to material ratio. I will be shooting our prototype 100 grain into Cow Shoulder blades this afternoon. +
Why is there no blade hole in the wood. Only a round hole from the arrow. Maybe I can’t see it. But did the blades open. If so why no blade cuts Thru the board?
Steven: That is impressive strength. Do these heads require a rubber band or do they just close up on their own?
Could you shoot that board on a 45 degree angle on video please.
They use o rings Charlie. Simple but super effective design.
Altitude sick Yes the broadhead leaves a 7/8" cut on the entry side of the board and a 1.5" cut on the exit. The board woukd have to be 1.25 inches thick to show the complete 2" cutting diameter. The broadhead is designed to not be fully deployed until it has penetrated the animal a total of 1.75 inches. This helps to maintain energy and through the hard bone on the entry side of the animal .
Were the black ferulle stainless heads 1.5"? That was an awesome head. The first deer I ever shot with a mechanical was with that head and it went about 5' and fell over dead.
I actually found a picture of the deer. Not a great picture but it was the quickest kill I have ever seen.
Bowfreak THe new All Steel is made from a superior Material than the old ones.
I believe it. Was the black one 1.5"?
Whatever it was it was a dandy head. I mostly shot the 2.75" cut on turkeys.
Bowfreak THe black broadhead was 2 inches.
My brother in law shot vortex when the first came out 30 years ago. They were devastating then. But I seem to remember issues with angled hits and one blade deploying and kicking the tail of the arrow. Bad penetration. Has that been addressed?
Put a new 125 steel through this buck this morning.
Well he might be a pig, but looks like he shot a nice deer ;o) LOL
Great buck If you have social media please share to our pages. How did the broadhead perform?