Sitka Mountain Gear
Slick Trick Users (Vipertrick)
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
One Who Knows 30-Nov-18
Trial153 30-Nov-18
deerhaven 30-Nov-18
Tennhunter 30-Nov-18
trackman 30-Nov-18
jstephens61 30-Nov-18
Brotsky 30-Nov-18
skipmaster1 30-Nov-18
smarba 30-Nov-18
JTreeman 30-Nov-18
wyobullshooter 30-Nov-18
808bowhunter 30-Nov-18
APauls 30-Nov-18
nmarchr 30-Nov-18
Ambush 30-Nov-18
smarba 30-Nov-18
Glunker 30-Nov-18
Hawkeye 30-Nov-18
nmarchr 30-Nov-18
JTV 30-Nov-18
BOHUNTER09 30-Nov-18
Kdog 02-Dec-18
fran 02-Dec-18
spike78 02-Dec-18
fran 02-Dec-18
JTV 02-Dec-18
marktm250 02-Dec-18
JTV 02-Dec-18
JTV 02-Dec-18
Genesis 03-Dec-18
smarba 04-Dec-18
deerslayer 07-Dec-18
30-Nov-18
I need some advice.. I am going on an Axis deer hunt in a few weeks.. I know they are bigger than east coast whitetails that I am currently hunting.. I am thinking about going with the Vipertrick for this hunt.. I have killed a few whitetails with the Slick Trick Magnum and a bear.. Should I have any reservations about using the ViperTrick on this hunt? I also a, a big fan of the Spitfire Mechanical.. But man these Viper Tricks are super sharp.. Any advice is appreciated.. Or input from anyone who has hunted Axis deer with the bow..

From: Trial153
30-Nov-18
Vipertricks are solid choice. I killed an elk and bear with them, and I would modify them and with griztrick bleeders and use them for deer. I think they are called wicked tricks now. Any way the viper trick is fine choice, and honestly I think the slick tricks best designed head. I wouldn't give it second thought using them on axis deer. good luck

From: deerhaven
30-Nov-18
Wife and I have used slick tricks for years. Have gone to vipertricks exclusively for last few years. Have performed well on animals from moose down to whitetails. She has shot two-day bull elk at 50 lbs and gotten full penetration. I doubt we will ever use anything else.

From: Tennhunter
30-Nov-18
Went to Alaska this year with the vipertricks to caribou hunt and had great success with them, overall I believe in having more confidence in my shooting ability than a broad head because when it comes down to it cases can be made for any Broadhead on the market both good and bad, but just about anything out there put in the right spot means dinner on the table.

From: trackman
30-Nov-18
I also killed a caribou elk and antelope with the vipertrick and a good choice

From: jstephens61
30-Nov-18
Agree with all the above, one outstanding head! Some of the quickest kills I’ve ever seen.

From: Brotsky
30-Nov-18
Vipertrick will get the job done for you!

From: skipmaster1
30-Nov-18
I’ve killed well over 100 Whitetails with Spitfires without a single failure and I always have at least 1 in my quiver but this year I’ve been using Vipertricks the most. They fly with my FP’s out to 100 yards and they are super tough. 4 of my deer this year we’re killed with them. All pass throughs, including a 62 yard quartering away shot on a small doe and close shot on a big doe that went through (cut a huge chunk totally out) her spine, both lungs and buried into an oak root under the dirt. I’m very pleased with them.

From: smarba
30-Nov-18

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Used 125 Magnum since Slick Trick was invented. Couple years ago switched to Viper to be more like cut on contact. Super tough head, fly accurate, love them. Killed 300lb boar black bear this year with one. It shattered offside humerous (upper leg bone - super big bone) and looked like new except slight damage to portions of blade edge (blades still straight & true). Highly recommend.

From: JTreeman
30-Nov-18
I am a fan of viper tricks for fixed blades, I think they are generally the best replaceable blade heads out there. But I certainly don’t see any reason not to use the Spitfires. I wouldn’t consider an Axis deer a particularly tough animal, their coat and skin is generally kinda thin in my experience. Don’t over think, shoot what you are comfortable with, hot where you aim and everything will be fine.

—jim

30-Nov-18
Vipertricks do just fine on elk. Pretty sure they can handle an Axis. ;-)

From: 808bowhunter
30-Nov-18
Axis deer are a not a very tough skinned, big boned animal. I have lots of friends that shoot big mechanicals for them for easier recovery on mediocre shots. They jump strain pretty fast! I use viper trick for everything including axis deer, which i hunt a couple times a year. They work great for everything!

From: APauls
30-Nov-18
Either/or. Shoot away!

From: nmarchr
30-Nov-18
Whatever broadhead you feel comfortable with. I have killed axis deer with both fixed and mechanical heads, just put the arrow where it needs to be and you’ll be fine.

From: Ambush
30-Nov-18
Listen to Brian. He has killed one deer so he must be an expert.

From: smarba
30-Nov-18
Muzzy aluminum ferrule. Slick trick steel. You decide.

From: Glunker
30-Nov-18
All the tricks would work on an axis. Arrow weight should be considered before which trick to use. Hope to hear the results.

From: Hawkeye
30-Nov-18
Awesome head.

From: nmarchr
30-Nov-18
Whatever broadhead you feel comfortable with. I have killed axis deer with both fixed and mechanical heads, just put the arrow where it needs to be and you’ll be fine.

From: JTV
30-Nov-18
Vipers are my #1 head right now, along with the WickedTricks ... Vipers are super accurate and penetrate as well or better than any out there right now ....

From: BOHUNTER09
30-Nov-18
I switched from mechanical to viper tricks this year. I shot 3 deer including 2 good bucks. All three were down within 60 yds.

From: Kdog
02-Dec-18
I shoot Viper Tricks and have great luck with them. Killed a few whitetail, elk, and a caribou. That being said anything that works on a whitetail will work on an Axis. Axis are very spooky animals, good luck!

From: fran
02-Dec-18
I had great success with viper tricks but was intrigued by the wicked tricks and gave them a try. I have to tell you I have never seen a bigger entry and exit wound than they inflict. I shot 3-deer this year with them with devastating results. One was a nice 10-point that I liver shot at 25yds . He kicked and ran 40 yds stood there and tipped over.

From: spike78
02-Dec-18
How do the Wicked Tricks fly with the bigger blades?

From: fran
02-Dec-18
They group slightly different than my field points shot from my Triax but that's not a big deal to me I zero in for broadheads for hunting season. What I like about them is they have a SS ferrule and are a cut on contact head.

From: JTV
02-Dec-18
the Wickeds fly fine for me, but they are not 100grs as advertised, because of the wider blade, they weigh in at 105ish grs ...... the Buck I killed this season wa with them, 21/22 yd shot, full pass thru, watched him go down after 60 yds ... great entry and exit holes ... its hard to beat the accuracy of the Vipers however ..

From: marktm250
02-Dec-18
I have always shot the 100g standards for a long time now and never thought about switching. Do the Vipers have an advantage. Kinda hard to tell from the website which has greater cutting diameter.

From: JTV
02-Dec-18
the Standards are 1"x 1" (2" total cut) ... Mags are 1 1/8" x 1 1/8" (2 1/4 Total cut)----- Vipers are 1 1/16 x 7/8 (1 15/16 total cut) ... Wicked's are 1 1/4" all blades (2 5/16 total) .... btw, Slick has 20% off right now from their web site ..

only a 1/16" difference between the Vipers and Standards ...... Vipers are suppose to be a COC head, the Standards a Chisel tip

From: JTV
02-Dec-18
one thing I just found out after looking at their site... the Wicked Tricks use a different ferrule than the Vipers and also are a 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" instead of the 1 1/4" x 7/8" I thought they were ...... since I kinda made up my own for several years using Grizz Trick blades, I thought Slick just used the same ferrule and bleeder... I guess not .... the Wicked is the same tip as Mags and Standards, a 4 edge Chisel ... the Viper is a 2 edge COC they say .... maybe that is why those I made up are 105 grs ....hmmmmm ... the Wicked Trick is just a super Magnum Magnum it seems ...

From: Genesis
03-Dec-18
Been shooting the ST magnum since they came out see no need to switch to any other variation of ST

From: smarba
04-Dec-18
Genesis: me too...until I tried a Viper and like it even better LOL

From: deerslayer
07-Dec-18
I know elk don't like em!

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