A few years ago, I shot a nice buck with a Puckett's Bloodtrailer broad
head. This was the old style 100 grain broad head (conical shaped head
with point on the top) that was non expanding. I shot the buck in the
heart @ 20yds, and did not get a complete pass through. The deer traveled
about 60 yds before collapsing.
Penetration seemed to be a problem, but when I called Puckett's to ask them
about this, they said that they had heard about the problem and decided to
adjust the broad head design. The new broad head is called the Austin
Wedge Head. I haven't used the Puckett's variety broad heads since then.
Anyway, thats my report.
Russell Hillis <arr...@telusplanet.net> wrote in article
:he spitfire's leading blade edge is blunt to grab hide to help open it
(anti-penetration) and the blades lock closed with a built in snap (more
anti-penetration). But still the spitfire is an excellant head from what
I've seen so far. But it is new, just came out last deer season and I've
only seen (witnessed after the shot) 3 kills. None were pass throughs,
but they killed like poison. Very short easy to follow blood-trails. In
my limited experience with them they are equal to, not better than Vortex.
I think vortex heads were a good idea in thier day. They still would be
if they didn't have blade that were perpendicular to the ferrule. Have
you ever tried to cut something with a knife holding it perpindicular to
what you want to cut instead of a sharp angle to it? It doesn't work so
good even with a sharp knife. The leading edge of a spitfire is not
sharpened because it doesn't cut, it slides around to pull open the
blades. Spitfires also open easier than vortexs with the heavy rubber
o-rings. A vortex works good on a lung shot, but a thick bone will stop
a vortex with that staight out blade design quite often. Heads like
spitfires function m,uch like a traditional head when hitting bone-no
better or worse. I've seen vortex wounds that looked like a hatchet hit
the deer, and i've also seen them stop on impact. especially on hogs or
other thick skinned game.I just got some of the new titanium rockets with
.050 thick blades and one piece head/ferrule. I can't wait to let one