I've shot about 12 deer with a bow. The first 8 were shot with a Bear Razorhead.
|Bear Razorhead Broadheads|
My experience with them was to miss my first two shots at deer. Although the broadhead I shot the second time is still stuck in the then 1" diameter tree that I didn't see and hit instead of the deer.
My third shot at a deer hit a buck in the heart, he did a u-turn and ran about 30 yards.
My fourth shot at a deer hit a buck in the back leg. He ran in a large arc and I saw a softball sized amount of blood run down his leg. he went about 80 yards.
My fifth shot at a buck also hit the buck in the back leg, he went 60 yards (I don't recommend hitting the deer there, and I don't know how I did.)
I've shot 3 other bucks in the heart or lungs, and one a bit too far back, with a Bear Razorhead all went less than 60 yards.
I also shot a fawn with a Bear Razorhead. I hit both lungs and the deer fell down, got up, and fell down again.
I have recovered every deer that I have ever hit with a Bear Razorhead. No matter my poor shot placement.
Those broadheads are questioned by some because they have a big flat surface which can "plane," or curve through the air. This may, perhaps, explain my poor shot placement.
Bear Razorheads have become hard to find. So I have switched to the standard Muzzy 3 blade.
|Muzzy 3 blade screw-in|
I have hit several bucks with a Muzzy 3 blade. Of those that I have recovered: two went about 70 yards, one about 50 yards, and one went about 20 yards. I also hit one in the guts that went 50 yards and bedded for about an hour. He then got up and disappeared. I hit a buck, that would have scored around 140 B&C last year, in the front shoulder. I had blood drops for 70 yards and then they stopped.
I decided to stay with fixed blade broadheads because I do not like the idea of an expandable not expanding. A fixed blade does not need to expand.
I liked the Muzzy 3 blade because it has three blades and should, therefore, not "plane" while in-flight.
After, just now, reviewing my experiences I am reminded that I am not satisfied with these Muzzys.
Ideally, I think, a broadhead should be:
- fixed (not expandable)
- have 3 blades (to prevent "plane-ing")
- have long blades that start at the tip (unlike the Muzzys).
When I have looked at broadheads in the past it seemed that I could find only two of those three points in any one broadhead.
I will most likely stick with the Muzzys this year, but I would like to find a broadhead that meets all three of my three qualifications.