Broadhead collecting discussion

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Broadhead collecting discussion

#1 Post by Grizzly » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:04 am

I always enjoyed spending an evening looking at the broadhead collections when we went to the Compton Traditional Bowhunters Rendezvous up in Southwestern Michigan at Berrien Springs. Maybe you will share what you had.

It seems that many hunters obsess seeking that perfect broadhead. It's fun to see all the variations that tinkerers have come up with over the years. For deer anyway, I would think that any broadhead that stays together and can be made sharp will get the job done if it can fly true. Would you say that is heresy or true?

Did you experiment with your collection on deer? That would be an interesting venture. I remember doing that with most all the bows I had. The one broadhead that I never did try out on a deer is one my Dad bought as he believed the advertising back in the day. I think he was impressed with how it would core an apple. I don't think thought that it worked very well on a deer. I'll post this on the Collecting and History forum just in case you care to join in.
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Re: Broadhead collecting discussion

#2 Post by Captainkirk » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:30 pm

I have seen those before, but seriously doubt the effectivity. Thinking pass-thru's would be non-existent.
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Re: Broadhead collecting discussion

#3 Post by Graps » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:14 pm

I remember when those came out in the mid 70s and they were terrible.
Impossible to sharpen and the penetration was very bad.
Shortly after they came out they were banned here in Michigan.
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Re: Broadhead collecting discussion

#4 Post by Grizzly » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:06 am

A case of designers loosing touch with reality. Or, the need to sell something obsessing their mind: a case of deception causing a blindness to reality.

But they did work really good on apples - and as someone experimented with - watermelons
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It looks like it cuts a hole on either side of the point!!!!
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Re: Broadhead collecting discussion

#5 Post by Grizzly » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:10 am

Graps wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:14 pm
I remember when those came out in the mid 70s and they were terrible.
Impossible to sharpen and the penetration was very bad.
Shortly after they came out they were banned here in Michigan.
I wonder how they worded that in the regulations.

Something like, only flat sided broadheads may be used? Or did they specifically mention the Serpentine head by Browning?

I still have Dad's fiberglass shafts with one or two of those heads mounted. I don't think he ever took a shot with one.
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Re: Broadhead collecting discussion

#6 Post by Graps » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:30 pm

If I remember correctly, it was something like couldn't cut a hole. There were a few at the time, one was like a three blade and cut 6 holes.
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