What are the technical specifications on the Swhacker broadheads?
The 125-grain Swhacker is 1 inch in-flight and expands to 2.25 inches after penetration.
The 100-grain Swhacker is 1 inch in-flight and expands to 1.75 inches after penetration. We also offer a 100-grain, 2-inch broadhead that is 1 inch while in flight.
The blades are .032 inches thick, honed razor-sharp high quality stainless steel.
The point is made from hardened high-carbon steel and the ferrule is crafted from anodized aircraft aluminum.
What makes the Swhacker broadhead different from the rest?
Our unique blade design provides you with two separate cutting edges.
The Swhacker broadhead The first set of edges, also known as the wing blades, are used for cutting the hide and the first set of ribs. These blades are also used to open the broadhead, and are much smaller than the main blades. They take the most punishment by cutting through the hair, dirt, hide and bones during entry. The smaller blades take less energy to penetrate through the first side than an "open on impact" broadhead. These wing blades also provide a load bearing surface for the ferrule during impact.
The second set of edges, or the main blades do not touch anything during the initial penetration. They still have "virgin" edges when they open in the body cavity. This allows the main blades to remain razor sharp for the internal organs.
What about angled shots?
Angled shots are not a problem with the Swhacker. The tip of the head enters the animal well before the blades impact. This eliminates cantilevering, or deflections as the blades open. Six Swhacker Broadhead (100 Grain) replacement blades & extra shrink tubing.
Do field points come in the same weight as Swhacker broadheads?
There are field points made by other companies that come in 100 and 125 grain weights. However, Swhacker does not sell field points. Even if the field tip and broadhead weigh the same, there will be some variation in shot placement when going from the field tip to the broadhead. Most people have to move the pins on their bow sight when going from field tip to broadhead.
The main reasons why the shot locations differ are:
- The shapes, while they maybe similar, are not exact.
- Even though the package may say 100 grain or 125 grain, if you weigh each field tip and broadhead with a digital postal scale, you will notice that the weight of each may be off (+ or -) by a few grains.
A slight variation of shape and weight can drastically change where the arrow hits.
Here is a link to a page with video archery tips on Buckmasters.com.
How to install replacement blades:
Insert blades into the slot of the ferrule (the arrow head). Secure in place with the setscrew. Insure that the blades rotate freely from open to closed.
How to install shrink tubing:
Place a single band over the tip with the blades fully enclosed in the slot. Slide the band down the ferrule until it is in the slot. Slide the band down the ferrule until it is in the retaining groove. The blades may move slightly. If the band does not stay in the retaining groove, use a heat source such as a pocket lighter or a hair dryer to shrink the band down. Care should be taken to not overheat the band.
CAUTION: This product is EXTREMELY sharp. Serious injury can occur if handled improperly. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Does Swhacker.com ship products to Canada?
Swhacker.com accepts orders shipping to U.S. addresses only. We encourage our Canadian friends to please visit our Retailers page for Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's stores located in Canada.