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    This guy has done some pretty in-depth penetration testing of many types of broad heads. I haven't broke the code on all of it but it is still fun to watch. It is in three videos so it will take a bit to watch them all. He said more was to come but I guess he hasn't got around to it yet. Bummer.

    Sorry Sonny, no broadband for you. Just keep doing what you are doing, it's working good.

    http://broadheadhunter.blogspot.com/
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    I can't wait for the last of the videos. For right now though, I am pretty happy with how my Wasp Bullets preformed. Thanks for the link.
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    Interesting but in the end...... meh.

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    What part let you down?

    I was surprised the boards didn't break any blades off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    What part let you down?
    None, just feeling meh.

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    This whole thing came about because his forward opening BH failed him on an elk hunt. The blades folded all the way back to the arrow shaft and gave him a very small cutting diameter.

    He uses masonite boards spaced at 1.5" apart to slow the arrow down. When questioned as to why he didn't use the scapula of an animal he said he wanted something consistent to test on all BHs to make it a fair comparison. He shoots a lot of BHs into the material to see which goes in the furthest but it's not quiet that simple. He has other things that fall into the equation because it seems that just counting the penetrated boards alone don't make it a winner.

    I'm impressed with how tough all the BHs are. I have some NAP Thunderheads and they faired ok. The traditional old COC Magnus and the like didn't fair to well which surprised me.I also found it funny he didn't include the rage BHs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    Well, I'm not quite sure what the sharpness test amounts to. Haven't got the videos downloaded yet, but have seen the string test/results; It seems the arrow is losing force or using up force to cut the string, thus hindering punch on the game animal. The only thing is, broadheads are so sharp you can cut yourself just looking at them. Oddly, the NAP Spitfire is deemed sharpest, but then being a mechanical broadhead what sharpness/punch it possesses is hindered by activating the blades upon impact on the game animal. So, the only thing being checked is nothing but sharpness of the blades.

    Way back I noted the NAP Braxe fixed broadhead. Radical looking for sure, it's so sharp just picking one up I could feel the blades trying to bite into my finger tips. That's sharp.
    Sonny, I don't want to spoil the video for you, but I guess the Spitfire had to be the sharpest since in the test, they did not open on contact. They finally opened on the second board. I would hate to have to punch through a board to get my broadhead to open.
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