Mathews Inc.
Vortex Broadheads test videos
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
Ward's Outfitters 03-May-20
bowbender77 03-May-20
Dale06 03-May-20
PECO 03-May-20
Matt 03-May-20
GF 04-May-20
Bou'bound 04-May-20
jdee 04-May-20
APauls 04-May-20
GF 04-May-20
NeilH1967 04-May-20
ohiohunter 04-May-20
NeilH1967 05-May-20
ohiohunter 05-May-20
NeilH1967 05-May-20
carcus 06-May-20
Scooby-doo 06-May-20
NeilH1967 06-May-20
NeilH1967 06-May-20
JLeMieux 06-May-20
bghunter 07-May-20
Bowfreak 07-May-20
JLeMieux 07-May-20
Ward's Outfitters 10-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 10-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 10-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 10-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 10-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 10-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 10-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 10-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 10-Jun-20
Ucsdryder 10-Jun-20
altitude sick 11-Jun-20
Bou'bound 11-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 11-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 11-Jun-20
Matt 11-Jun-20
Guardian hunter 12-Jun-20
fubar racin 12-Jun-20
stick n string 12-Jun-20
stick n string 12-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 12-Jun-20
stick n string 12-Jun-20
Ward's Outfitters 12-Jun-20
Beachtree 13-Jun-20
03-May-20
During these crazy times, I thought it would be cool to have you guys tell us how you would like to see the Vortex Broadheads tested. Also if you have any questions we could also answer those with short clips of video. Please give us some reasonable tests you would like to see.

From: bowbender77
03-May-20
You could always send some broadheads over to John Lusk. He has tested many broadheads on his youtube channel.

From: Dale06
03-May-20
What bowbender77 said

From: PECO
03-May-20
bowbender77 x3. Consumers are not interested in test results from the person selling the broadhead.

From: Matt
03-May-20
"Consumers are not interested in test results from the person selling the broadhead."

John Lusk has an archery web store which sells broadheads.

From: GF
04-May-20
But a retailer can afford to be a lot more objective than a manufacturer... If a manufacturer didn’t think his heads were as good as a head can be, why would he still be in business?

Personally, I think it’d be instructive to see what happens (using very high speed video) when 1 blade strikes a solid bone.

From: Bou'bound
04-May-20
Just keep showing pictures of dead animals Whose demise they contributed to. It’s the only test that matters

From: jdee
04-May-20
^^^^^ +1

From: APauls
04-May-20
My favorite are gory, graphic wound pictures. I am also generally skeptical on tests performed by the manufacturer, unless I know their character very well.

From: GF
04-May-20
If all that matters is the number of animals killed by a design, there’s no hope for anything other than a 2-blade COC. :p

From: NeilH1967
04-May-20
I’ll never shoot another head, shot big buck quartering away, blew thru liver lungs and into opposite shoulder, dropped in 20 yards. Absolutely devastating

From: ohiohunter
04-May-20
High speed ballistic gelatin from more than one angle to show blades opening for starters. Than maybe some beef ribs and humorous for durability, but get little creative with their set up.

I’ll agree that 3rd party testing holds more water.

From: NeilH1967
05-May-20
100 percent money back guarantee if you lose an animal ( with proof of course)

From: ohiohunter
05-May-20
Ya! If I (emphasis on I) lose an animal I want my tag fee, guide fee, equipment costs, AND travel expenses refunded! —insert most sarcastic tone and clown horn.

From: NeilH1967
05-May-20
Lmao, refund on the pack of blades I mean. Should of been a little more clear on that one! They are great head along with a great company who has great customer service. If you don’t shoot these, you need too!

From: carcus
06-May-20
Send me a pack and I will use them on my spring bear hunt and will video it of course, i will give one to my buddy David(rattling junkie) so likely 2 big bears killed on film using vortex

From: Scooby-doo
06-May-20
I have one for you, shoot a 3-1 coc and a Vortex through some thickest brush or grass placed 3 foot before the target, see which one drives straight through and don't deflect or tumble! Shawn

From: NeilH1967
06-May-20
Orrrr just take the owners words for it. They are outstanding heads. No need to go back and forth just spend the 45$ and try them! I’m sure you guys have spend more money on less

From: NeilH1967
06-May-20
Hey ward maybe give us a code for free shipping for a discount on the heads if you buy a certain amount. Bowsite only members

From: JLeMieux
06-May-20
What does shooting any head through thick grass and brush really accomplish?

From: bghunter
07-May-20
I just received mine yesterday. 100 grain steel American archer. Hopefully will test them this fall on a WI Bear

From: Bowfreak
07-May-20
JLeMieux,

I think it just tells you that you shouldn't shoot through thick grass or brush. :)

From: JLeMieux
07-May-20
Haha, thanks Bowfreak.

10-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo

10-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo

10-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo

10-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo

10-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo

10-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo

10-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo

10-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo

10-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo

From: Ucsdryder
10-Jun-20
You’d get a lot of visibility if you sent a pack to John Lusk. He does a lot of Broadhead reviews. They’re not perfect but he does them all the same so you can begin to compare heads against eachother.

11-Jun-20
The only one that impressed me was the leg bone pass thru. Impressive I didn’t think an expandable would hold up going through that bone

From: Bou'bound
11-Jun-20
Can you use those on moose

11-Jun-20
Bou bound

Absolutely with the correct setup.

11-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Altitude sick

This one broadhead was shot 12 times through 3/4"plywood without failure. You can watch a live video on Facebook.

From: Matt
11-Jun-20
"The only one that impressed me was the leg bone pass thru. Impressive I didn’t think an expandable would hold up going through that bone."

I shattered the offside femur of a mountain caribou with a Vortex 125 gr. steel w/ no damage to the BH. 50 yard shot, quartering too, started walking just as I released so I hit back. Not quite the same as the pic below where the BH penetrated through and the bone stayed intact, but still impressive performance.

12-Jun-20
Steven, how low of poundage can these effectively and consistently open and penetrate effectively. It seems that they might need more KE than rage etc. Would consider selling them in our shop.

From: fubar racin
12-Jun-20
I’d like to see them shot out of a heavy bow on a heavy arrow into heavy bone and then see what comes out the other side.

12-Jun-20
How sharp are the blades? I have always used mechanicals, rockets mostly and Have had very good success with them. I’ve also used Grim Reaper and I tried one pack of rage and the biggest thing that bothers me is the blades just are not sharp. Are the blades on a Vortex anywhere near “shaving sharp”?

12-Jun-20

12-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Guardian Hunter they utilize less energy than rage feel free to give me a call and I can explain why 520-404-5114 Fubar Racin they have been independently tested and shot through cow femurs without failure. Stick and String yes they are sharp and we have never had an issue harvesting game to include moose and bison

12-Jun-20
Ive never had am issue taking game with a few different mechanicals. But they arent the definition of sharp. I am intrigued and interested in giving the vortex a try, im curious as to how sharp they are. Input from users carries more weight than input from the owner. Some of the after pictures are impressive, no doubt.

12-Jun-20

Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Ward's Outfitters's embedded Photo
Stick n String The Vortex blades are sharp enough to kill anything you decide to hunt. The blades are made of an industry secret material that is designed to bend under extreme loads rather than break. Because of this they are not as sharp as a blade used to shave with but we have never had an issue with the thousands of animals harvested with Vortex.

From: Beachtree
13-Jun-20
I can say I took two pair of pliers, took a blade from the big vortex, and bent it till it looked like a curly french fry. its extremely tough and did not break.

  • Sitka Gear