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#5483299 - 12/17/14 10:16 AM How long are broadheads good for?
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I've always wondered how long I should keep my broadheads. Do they get dull from not being used for a period of time? I've heard they may rust but not sure if that's true... Anyone have any advice?
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#5483343 - 12/17/14 10:34 AM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: staywarmguy]
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As long as they stay sharp, I don't know why they would have an expiration date. It would be rare to have them rust in the package even if they're years old. I always run them over a sharpener once or twice just to ensure they're as sharp as possible once I open the package, but that's just how I like to do it.

Once out of the package and maybe they've been used once or twice, just sharpen and lightly lubricate with an oil if you want to, and you're good to go for however long.

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#5484780 - 12/17/14 09:44 PM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: staywarmguy]
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I've got some that are over 10-years old, and I've shot several deer/pigs with them and just clean them up and resharpen. These are not the replaceable blade type.
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#5485771 - 12/18/14 11:51 AM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: Bowhunt Only]
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Originally Posted By: Bowhunt Only
As long as they stay sharp, I don't know why they would have an expiration date. It would be rare to have them rust in the package even if they're years old. I always run them over a sharpener once or twice just to ensure they're as sharp as possible once I open the package, but that's just how I like to do it.

Once out of the package and maybe they've been used once or twice, just sharpen and lightly lubricate with an oil if you want to, and you're good to go for however long.


Yep. Unless you've sharpened them to the point where you've removed a significant amount of weight, and they don't fly well, I don't think you'd ever need to get rid of them.
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#5486007 - 12/18/14 02:16 PM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: staywarmguy]
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I think they expire 4 months from your purchase date.
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#5486201 - 12/18/14 04:03 PM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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One year from the date of purchase.

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#5486523 - 12/18/14 07:10 PM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: staywarmguy]
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It all depends on when the newest RAGE product comes out bang

On the other hand I pretty sure slick tricks will last a lifetime
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#5487023 - 12/19/14 05:25 AM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: staywarmguy]
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I have some old Hoyt BlackHoles that are at least 20yrs old...4blade fixed and still hitting the mark when needed

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#5487593 - 12/19/14 11:23 AM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: staywarmguy]
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Depending on the head and quiver they can dull over time from putting them in and taking them out of the foam on a quiver but other than that, keep the rust off and they should be fine for as long as you care to shoot them.
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#5487734 - 12/19/14 12:30 PM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: staywarmguy]
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I have never worn out a broad head; but sure have I've lost some. roflmao
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#5488188 - 12/19/14 05:28 PM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: staywarmguy]
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Depends on how many rocks, I mean deer that I shoot them at.
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#5492563 - 12/22/14 09:24 AM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Registered: 11/02/09
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Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
I think they expire 4 months from your purchase date.


T-CBoy is right. Send them all to me....


Edited by toaster (12/22/14 09:25 AM)
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#5499125 - 12/25/14 11:01 AM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: staywarmguy]
Get'n Jiggy Offline
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Registered: 09/14/13
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I still use a 2 blade bear from the late 60's and have a couple from the 70's from my great uncle when he passes away.


But yeah all archery stuff expires quickly so PM me with your expired goods grin

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#5500816 - 12/26/14 03:10 PM Re: How long are broadheads good for? [Re: staywarmguy]
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Good until you cannot sharpen them anymore!!!!!
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