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Broadhead Accuracy Tested
One October long ago, I was stalking the Pennsylvania mountains with a recurve made in 1959 by Fred Bear. The bow is called an Alaskan. It sports a leather grip and has a 52-pound draw. My arrows were cedar and the broadheads were a self-sharpened razor head design.
Why Bucks Bleed
Ever wonder why that blood trail dried up so fast and you lost the buck? I have an answer. The wound clotted quickly and allowed the buck to survive. There is some basic animal physiology and biology involved. It is very basic.
East Texas Hog Hot Spot
The Longview newspaper ran an article on the overabundance of wild hogs up in Texas' northeastern corner. You may know this area by a town on I-30 that goes by the name of Texarkana. I was intrigued by the article and saw the overabundance as a blessing. I've always been under the opinion that God had arrows in mind when he created hogs.
Let's get objective. We don't have to believe everything we're told. Maybe using reason and science may be a better solution. Let's apply some common sense to the Cut-on-Contact mania that has swept the bowhunting industry. Make no mistake; mega-marketing dollars has influence on buyers . . . at least for a while.
Why Broadhead Science
Nothing is more important to a bowhunter than broadhead selection. This is THE single piece of bowhunting gear where performance or failure translates into YOUR success or failure. It should be easy to select a great broadhead.
Steel Drum Testing
Why shoot broadhead tipped arrows into a steel drum? I shoot broadheads into drums because it tells an important story. In industry, there is a term called destructive testing where we measure the failure point of a device or component.
Broadheads and Ballistic Gelatin
Mixing the ballistic gelatin for broadhead testing is an art. This was not my first Jello Fest. I've conducted as much broadhead testing as anyone in our industry...and I still continue to learn.
Mechanical Broadhead Design
My first whitetail fell to a Bear Razorhead. That was back in 1971 before broadhead science had crawled out from under the rock. Today the choice of broadheads is astounding.