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"I don't like the o ring and

"I don't like the o ring and may try the surefire switch blade during the off season.  I've asked for some opinions on it, but so far no takers."

If you don't like the o-ring, try the grim reapers. We've had great results with them. You can shoot them in either position, open or closed.

I shot a doe thru both shoulders one time. The gentleman who used to process my deer meat called me a liar when I told him I shot it with the bow. I had to show him the blade marks by peeling back the meat to reveal the wound channel.

I like them and haven't had any problems, except friends wanting to borrow them. Help!

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Grim Reapers

ecu,

I personnaly have not used them, but my brother did several years ago. He had taken one bull with them and they perfomed well. I did kill a big cow several years ago during 1st rifle season that had a Reaper in her front shoulder and the crazy part was that the blades were not pushed back. The broadhead was stuck in the shoulder blade, but the blades were still forward like they would be in your quiver. Think

I don't know about the Switch Blade, but the Blood Runners performed beautifully this year on my brothers bull.

Quinton

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Quinton, you definitely have

Quinton, you definitely have more experience taking the bigger size game and what it takes to bring them down. Having said that, I wouldn't hesitate to use the reapers on elk size game.
They have performed excellent on deer size game with devestating results. I have shot several deer entering the last rib and exiting the front shoulder while they were quartering away. The arrows stuck about six inches in the ground when they exited. So I am a fan of the reapers.
Maybe next year I can try them out on a Co elk.

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Thanks for the info on the

Thanks for the info on the grim reapers.  I will look into them.  I do like mechanicals and the rage does a good job with excellent flight and cutting performance.  I don't think I'd use one on an elk but they say  they work well on them too.  Just seem a little flimsey to me.

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I took two elk with the 3 blade rage broadhead last year.  I will use them for all my big game hunting until they come out with something better.

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Where have you been, A_H? How

Where have you been, A_H? How has your hunting been or should I ask if you've been? I think you said you were going to take your son this year. Any luck?

Godspeed and good luck. Thumbs up

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As you saw I had some success in Colorado... :\\\\:D/   I got my cow elk opening day and took my bear few days later.

How has the year treated you so far?

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It's been kind of slow...one

It's been kind of slow...one farm I hunt was cotton and tobacco so no food sources to amount to anything...landowner issues and logging on a couple other farms...a couple buddies have scored on hogs this year...there has been some nice deer killed in the neighborhood...I did get invited by some friends to go on a bear hunt with dogs...it was fun

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Whether it is rabbits, coons,

Whether it is rabbits, coons, cats or bears, I think hunting with dogs make the hunt more exhilerating and dynamic.  You should have fun on the bear hunt.  Good luck.

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Dogs

CVC wrote:

Whether it is rabbits, coons, cats or bears, I think hunting with dogs make the hunt more exhilerating and dynamic.  You should have fun on the bear hunt.  Good luck.

Yea, it was a blast...watching the dogs go crazy wanting to get to the bear...leaping up the tree 3 feet in the air...when they came down, they would bite the nearest sapling they could get a hold of...they get so excited and/or frustrated they'll start to fight each other...some pretty mean dogs to say the least.

The excited yelp of a dog chasing rabbit has always gotten my adrenaline pumping...just imagine how pumped I was listening to the dogs and watching the bear knowing he could sail out of the tree and release his anger upon me or the dogs at moments notice. That was fun!

Have you ever hunted a cat with dogs before? I have always wanted to try that hunt with my bow in hand.

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