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antelope600
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Grim Reaper pro series

Post by antelope600 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:45 pm

Just wondering if anyone has tried them? I have been using the spitfires and am fairly confident I had two open in flight last year. I don't want to band them and did some research on the new grim reapers but want to get any feedback you guys might have. I finally drew my 1st elk license in Wyoming after 13 years of preference points and feel a bit crazy making a broadhead change. I also found out that the spitfires are not made in USA anymore.

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Re: Grim Reaper pro series

Post by Driftless hunter » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:06 pm

antelope600 wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:45 pm
Just wondering if anyone has tried them? I have been using the spitfires and am fairly confident I had two open in flight last year. I don't want to band them and did some research on the new grim reapers but want to get any feedback you guys might have. I finally drew my 1st elk license in Wyoming after 13 years of preference points and feel a bit crazy making a broadhead change. I also found out that the spitfires are not made in USA anymore.
I am Slick Trick guy myself, but I just watched this yesterday. He discussed the top three fixed & mechanicals companies. Some comments support Grim Reaper being his first mechanical choice for archery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FWouoJuaMI

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Re: Grim Reaper pro series

Post by Normous » Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:39 am

Take a look at the US made SWAT heads.

SWAT heads were used in the Temagami bear hunt a few threads down on this page with photos.
EXCALFFLICTION 1991 ->>--------> 2021
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LEUPOLD VX-R 2-7, TRIJICON SRO and KAHLES Red Dot
Boo Strings
SWAT BH's
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Re: Grim Reaper pro series

Post by xcaliber » Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:57 pm

Normous wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:39 am
Take a look at the US made SWAT heads.

SWAT heads were used in the Temagami bear hunt a few threads down on this page with photos.
Yep, did a great job for the two deer I stuck last fall!
Matrix 380 (Max) Nikon P3 / TT / SWAT A-4 Mini Heads
Axe 340 Kryptek (Axe) Nikon P3 / SWAT A-4 Mini Heads
Vortex (Kix) Nikon P3 / TT / Bigfoot / SWAT Hybrid Heads
Y25 LH (Special X) Nikon P3 / ACP / SWAT Hybrid Heads

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Re: Grim Reaper pro series

Post by antelope600 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:14 pm

Thanks guys for your replies I really appreciate it !!

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Re: Grim Reaper pro series

Post by janesy » Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:34 pm

SWATS definitely worth a look.

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Re: Grim Reaper pro series

Post by Normous » Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:03 pm

Antelope600, SWAT uses a heavy duty mil strap that prevents premature opening at any arrow speed and I have tested them over 500 fps out of fast Scorpyd xbow.

Tip- when using mechanicals broadheads of any kind or manufacturer DO NOT take a quartering to shoulder shot since the shoulder may stop large cut mechanicals. Broadside or quartering away is your best shot always.

Below is a photo of an SWAT A4 buried in tree to the insert.
I cut down the tree to retrieve the head and after a lengthy dry period I chiseled it open to find no blades bent or broken.
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EXCALFFLICTION 1991 ->>--------> 2021
Krug Micro 355, Matrix 355 and TREMOR
LEUPOLD VX-R 2-7, TRIJICON SRO and KAHLES Red Dot
Boo Strings
SWAT BH's
Teach Your Family How To Hunt So You Don't Have To Hunt For Your Family
Nature Is My Nurse

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Re: Grim Reaper pro series

Post by xcaliber » Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:14 pm

They work, and the holes on entry in the case of a non-pass thru shot, no worries! That buck in photo 2 was tumbling within 60 yards, and may have made 100 yards. His stomach plugged the huge hole in his side. The entry was in front of his stomach on a very steep angle, the other pic is a doe that went 20 yards, the opposite shoulder had all 4 blades buried into it, could not remove in the field!! I likey! :thumbup:

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Matrix 380 (Max) Nikon P3 / TT / SWAT A-4 Mini Heads
Axe 340 Kryptek (Axe) Nikon P3 / SWAT A-4 Mini Heads
Vortex (Kix) Nikon P3 / TT / Bigfoot / SWAT Hybrid Heads
Y25 LH (Special X) Nikon P3 / ACP / SWAT Hybrid Heads

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Re: Grim Reaper pro series

Post by antelope600 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:57 pm

I will definitely be looking into the Swat's !! Thank You !!

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