2019 Sevr for ElkContributors to this thread:
Grey Ghost 28-Jan-20
ground hunter 28-Jan-20
I know this is always an intensely debated topic of using mechanicals on elk. I do NOT use mechanicals currently (Use Exodus). Many of the complaints on mechanicals were about blade breakage on bone. The SEVR supposedly pivots so less chance for breakage. Also have a 1.5" version for penetration they pitch based on request from elk hunters. My question is if anyone used the 2019 versions on elk?
I will try them on javelina in a week or two and deer this fall. Would also like to hear any experience on elk.
I killed an elk with the 2.1 last season. Along with a couple deer and an antelope. I didnt get a pass through on the elk as i hit an opposite side rib straight on. I clipped the back of the shoulder on the buck deer i killed and didnt get a pass through. Both the elk and deer died quickley (within sight)
From: Grey Ghost
Have your fixed blades given you reason to change, ....or?
Killed a bull with them in 2018 with a frontal shot. Arrow buried to the fletching. It was the first and last time I will ever use a head that requires a rubberband. The slightest bump and it breaks the rubberband. A super pain in the rear. I'm back to the old trusty Magnus buzzcut.
SEVR 1.5... 60 yard recovery
This was with the original Ulmer head... basically same as the SEVR 1.5
I dont know if this is a new feature, but the 1.5s I just got have a flat spot on the blades where the band goes. Should be able to handle a little bumping.
I’m not a fan of a mechanical for elk. I know they have killed them but just my personal opinion
Ive has bad luck with the original sevr (Ulmer edge). But haven’t used the sevr
I’ve killed a lot of deer with mechanicals. Went on my first elk 7 years ago and went to the Exodus. Never looked back. Killed 8 elk with them. If it’s not broke...don’t fix it! Good luck.
Since only gil_wy has chimed in with a 1.5 Sevr kill I will add on. This past September I killed a medium sized bull with a 2.1 Sevr. It was a clean pass through. He made it 60 yards.
Thanks for comments thus far. Rubber band issue can also be resolved by putting two on and as nmwapiti suggests, the notch should help. Have killed a bunch of hogs with Rage, but will try Sevr 1.5 this spring to see if any major difference. Only reason I am thinking about switching for elk is I have super high speed crossbow (can't shoot compound anymore due to bad back) and fixed blades get a little shaky at 470 fps (only ones that fly good are Viper Tricks and Exodus). Staying with Exodus until I hear more elk hunters successfully using SEVR. Thanks again.
From: ground hunter
What crossbow is that? Wow lots of speed..... I would think you would need a mech that does not prematurely open with that speed, I can not imagine one, that would be any better than the exodus,, which you know works.......................... I know a guy shooting a high speed cross bow, and shoots the ram cat,,,,,, that is one killer head
I have a bad shoulder as well and had to go to a 50lb bow. I used Easton Injections with a 50 gr. outsert and 1.5 Sever on my deer this year. I was disappointed, I had only about 12 inches penetration, very little blood loss on a nice whitetail on a 23 yd shot. I found the deer and arrow about 200 yards from the shot about 2 weeks later. Mine are for sale.