Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
cdes, bxrchk, Big Puma, Horbach Outdoors, Cert. Weigh Master
60502 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77598
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43790
BOBO the Clown 41127
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32705
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30585
facebook
Forum Stats
60502 Members
45 Forums
476395 Topics
6249585 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6395519 - 08/05/16 07:05 AM Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads
Blood Trail Offline


Registered: 04/23/09
Posts: 377
Loc: Fort Worth
_________________________
2014 Xpedition Xcentic 30 in @ 70#
GOld Tip XT Hunters
100 grain Grim Reapers Razor Cut 1.75 in
QAD-XDs Pro Drop Away rest
Bowlite

Top
#6396060 - 08/05/16 03:50 PM Re: Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads [Re: Blood Trail]
ChrisB Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 879
Loc: Prosper , TX
All I use on deer. I like huge holes and massive blood trails.

Top
#6396279 - 08/05/16 07:19 PM Re: Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads [Re: Blood Trail]
Skipetex Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/31/13
Posts: 49
Loc: Hughes Springs, Tx
They are my go to point

Top
#6397568 - 08/07/16 09:26 AM Re: Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads [Re: Blood Trail]
JThoele Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3670
Loc: Wills Point
One two separate occasions, I have had two blades break off when shooting a turkey through the body. Also had a failure to open on about an 80 pound pig at 25 yards. Not impressed with them.

Top
#6398314 - 08/07/16 08:48 PM Re: Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads [Re: Blood Trail]
jasons Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/02/10
Posts: 65
Good to know I'm not the only one evaluating my kills/autopsy to eval shot, ect.

I am new to cross bow/bow hunting. I shoot them through a FX4 stealth cross bow, and really like them. Seem accurate to practice points. 3 Shots, shattered bone, and only one bent blade on one of the shots. Blood trail seems good enough. I can only compare them to NAP spitfires my brother uses, and feel just as good blood trail between the two tips.

JThoele
I do question how you knew failure to open, considering the blades always close when you pull them back out of ground, animal, ect. You would have to look at internals of animal you shot to know whether failure to open.
The turkey situation is crazy though, and would bother me.

I got the newer carni-four to try this year, hope the new tip design is as good as trocar type.

Top
#6398346 - 08/07/16 09:19 PM Re: Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads [Re: Blood Trail]
epolanco Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 166
Loc: south texas, RGV
Ive only taken a doe with the grim reapers but i was surprised at how much damage they do. She didn't run far
_________________________
"I'm a modern day John Wayne with my daddy's last name born 50 years too late"

Top
#6398352 - 08/07/16 09:27 PM Re: Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads [Re: Blood Trail]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20319
Loc: Texas
JThoele, I have also seen one have a failure to open 2 blades. It was easy to see that one blade cut on entrance and through the lungs. On exit the other 2 blades opened going through ribs and skin which aided in recovery but those were a little late opening.

That and one other instance is why I prefer fixed broadheads.
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#6398457 - 08/07/16 10:39 PM Re: Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads [Re: jasons]
JThoele Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3670
Loc: Wills Point
Subcutaneous tissue and fat was clogged in the slot where the blade would cam open. Also once I retracted the blade open for further inspection the blade surface was not knicked in the slightest and there was a delineated difference in the film created by blood and tissue on the exposed non cutting surface that passed through and the blemish free, factory clean blade surface which was not exposed when it didn't deploy. The other two blades were a different story. Between that and the turkey experiences I'm not planning on shooting another one into a game animal. Believe me, I wanted to be a fan of them, and after paying for two packs of them I wanted them to work as advertised!

Top
#6400437 - 08/09/16 11:24 AM Re: Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads [Re: JThoele]
Blood Trail Offline


Registered: 04/23/09
Posts: 377
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: JThoele
One two separate occasions, I have had two blades break off when shooting a turkey through the body. Also had a failure to open on about an 80 pound pig at 25 yards. Not impressed with them.


I've seen people not assemble the broadhead correctly and had the same issue you had. No offense, but that was prolly operator error.
_________________________
2014 Xpedition Xcentic 30 in @ 70#
GOld Tip XT Hunters
100 grain Grim Reapers Razor Cut 1.75 in
QAD-XDs Pro Drop Away rest
Bowlite

Top
#6400864 - 08/09/16 04:29 PM Re: Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads [Re: Blood Trail]
JThoele Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3670
Loc: Wills Point
^ I wouldn't rule it out, but I did confirm the retention cup and ring where in correct alignment before screwing them on?

Top
#6402026 - 08/10/16 11:26 AM Re: Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads [Re: Blood Trail]
Blood Trail Offline


Registered: 04/23/09
Posts: 377
Loc: Fort Worth
Hmmm.... Of course, nothing is fool proof. Even fixed blades can fail, maybe not as often. I've nothing but great luck for the past 10 years, even helped me find game that I've pulled the shot (due to massive carnage). AS you saw in the vid I posted, two deer. Same broadhead. Two broken bones of the dreaded front leg bone. No damage to the head.

I do recommend you shoot a high energy bow when shooting any mechs. I know they say you need at least 60#KE, but I'll go out on a limb and say at least 80#KE. I'm around 100#ke.
_________________________
2014 Xpedition Xcentic 30 in @ 70#
GOld Tip XT Hunters
100 grain Grim Reapers Razor Cut 1.75 in
QAD-XDs Pro Drop Away rest
Bowlite

Top
#6402564 - 08/10/16 04:16 PM Re: Why I shoot Grim Reaper Broadheads [Re: Blood Trail]
JThoele Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3670
Loc: Wills Point
^ true. I also considered this when purchasing a mechanical, and is why I chose the more conservative cutting diameter reaper rather than the 2" WT special. Nonetheless, a 100gr head on a gold tip XT arrow traveling 305 fps yield plenty of energy for these sub-30 yard shots. In fact one of the turkeys I used a reaper on that had two blades break off, I assumed it was because it passed thru the bird and carried on for another 10 yards before hitting rocky soil, but upon cleaning the turkey I found the mangled blade inside the carcass. This yields my personal distrust and dissatisfaction with the product; however, I'm aware many people swear by them.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide