Killing experience with Bear Razorheads

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I mentioned before I have a batch of the old glue on's that I'm shooting......hope to stick a pig with one soon.

I know they've slayed a lot of critters over the years, and shot placement is the most important factor.....but how do they compare to Grizzly's, Simmons, Zwickeys, etc. with regards to blood trails and penetration?
 
After watching all those old Fred Bear movies where he kills everything from bobcats to moose, caribou, elephants and kodiak bears graveyard dead with them, I wouldn't really worry about how they compare to anything else-if I had some I'd stick 'em on an arrow and shoot critters. If they killed critters efficiently in 1954, they'll kill 'em just as efficiently today.
 
You already know the most important thing, where you put the broadhead into the animal. Some hits give you a great blood trail and some don't. My last bear broadhead went into a armadillo and both disappeared. No sign of the dillo or my arrow. Mike
 
I like 'em as two blade heads on my aluminum arrows. They weigh @ 116 or 117 grains without the bleeder blade. With a 30 grain adapter they come in @ 147 grains. DEADLY!!
 
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I like 'em as two blade heads on my aluminum arrows. They weigh @ 116 or 117 grains without the bleeder blade. With a 30 grain adapter they come in @ 147 grains. DEADLY!!
I'm gluing them on a 100 gr adapter......217 mean grains of broadhead......:D
 

bobman

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I've killed a ton of deer with them over the last 40 years, file the pointed tip into a chisel tip so it wont fold over on a bone, sharpen the blades and they are deady.

I killed three deer with one shot by accident with one in Wisconsin in 1975, two does and a small button buck.

Shot the nearest doe thru the lungs, the arrow went thru the neck of the doe behind her and stuck in the button buck. They all took off running none of them went 30 yards.

I didn't do it on purpose, back then the limit was one deer per hunter. My friends tagged the other two for me but they weren't real happy about it, even though they wanted and ate the venison.

10 yards with a 70 Lb Bear super Kodiak TD I still have that bow
 

Necedah

Senior Member
Wow Bob, that's one of the best archery experiences I've ever heard.
I've also used Bear broadheads for years, and I always got complete pass throughs, even cutting ribs in half.

Dave
 
Would love to have seen the expression on your face Bobman...not to mention the expressions on your friends faces.
 

bobman

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At first I didn't have a clue what happened and once I figured it out I was worried because I had two illegal deer and this was long before cell phones.

Learned an important lesson that day about watching what was behind the animal I was going to kill.

I shot a 5 point buck once at about 5 or 6 yards with a bear razor head ( thats all I ever used) he was quartering away and I hit him right in front of his right rear leg, the arrow came out of his chest and stuck into a tree so deep I had to unscrew the tip and leave it in the tree.
 

RogerB

Gone but not Forgotten
Muzzy Phantoms are so close to being Bear Razorheads it would scare you. I used to shoot Razorheads but they have become so hard to find, I switched to Phantoms.
 

gurn

Gone but not forgotten
That has to be the best deer hunting story I ever heard.
Three for one. :)
 
bobman,
could you post a picture of one of the modified bear tips with your custom chisel point? i have heard of doing that, but never seen the modified tips.:pop:

great story, by the way the wardens up here still have you picture posted and would like to ask you a few questions.:bounce:
 
killed one deer & two yotes with razorheads over the years, oh yea, & a couple ground hogs.
they just seemed to fly better than other heads, must have been the venting.
 
I know this threads about Bear Razorheads but I'm new to trad and have been practicing with Zwickey Eskimos. After a lil' tuning I think they fly better than my viewpoints! Any of y'all killin with Zwickeys?
 
I know this threads about Bear Razorheads but I'm new to trad and have been practicing with Zwickey Eskimos. After a lil' tuning I think they fly better than my viewpoints! Any of y'all killin with Zwickeys?
All I use, I'm into the Eskilites 135gr (real weight 148gr) and have killed with Eskimos and Magnus II. I do not like vented.
 
I like the Zwickey no mercy heads in single bevel. I`ve used most all of them including the Bear Razorheads. I killed my first deer with a bow with a razorhead. Still have the broadhead.
 

Todd Cook

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I thought about this and don't believe I've ever shot anything with a Zwickey. I have with the Bear Razorhead, woodsmans, snuffers, stos, magnus, muzzy, thunderhead, etc. I've got a pack of delta's, maybe I will this year. I've been using 160 grizzlys( the black ones) lately and really like them. I can sharpen them easier than anything else, by far.
 
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