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WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:04 pm
by IronNoggin
USA production Only Please.

The new offshore manufactured ones Suck Royally!

Also any US made rebuild kits for the same.

Bit of a long shot, but I could use a few more...

Cheers & Thanks for the look.
Nog

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:59 pm
by IronNoggin
Bumping & Hoping...

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:50 am
by Hillcountry
I just bought some at Bass Pro...how can you tell new from old?
Mine are still in the packaging.

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:49 pm
by IronNoggin
Hillcountry wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:50 am
I just bought some at Bass Pro...how can you tell new from old?
Mine are still in the packaging.
On the front of the package there will be an American Flag with the words Made In USA under it if they are the good ones.

Cheers,
Nog

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:14 am
by Hillcountry
I looked at the packaging last night and on the back it says “made in Taiwan” :(

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:48 pm
by IronNoggin
Hillcountry wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:14 am
I looked at the packaging last night and on the back it says “made in Taiwan” :(
OUCH. :thumbdown:
Those are the ones I sent back to them after firing but one of them. VERY poor quality.
Informed them they have made a serious mistake, and in doing so lost me as a customer forever.

Nog

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:06 pm
by Hillcountry
IronNoggin wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:48 pm
Hillcountry wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:14 am
I looked at the packaging last night and on the back it says “made in Taiwan” :(
OUCH. :thumbdown:
Those are the ones I sent back to them after firing but one of them. VERY poor quality.
Informed them they have made a serious mistake, and in doing so lost me as a customer forever.

Nog
Thanks! I think I’ll return them to Bass Pro. (Unopened)

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:14 pm
by W.Miguire
I knew a lot of the people who worked for them would go to the archery range and shoot together once a week. they lost their jobs . felt bad for them.
W.M.

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:52 pm
by Hillcountry
A sad state of affairs for sure. They will lose good customers that used their products before they shipped manufacturing overseas...

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:54 pm
by Hillcountry
I will say that looking inside the package through the plastic bubble they appear to be the same as my older ones?

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:22 pm
by Bcxbow
Hillcountry wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:54 pm
I will say that looking inside the package through the plastic bubble they appear to be the same as my older ones?
There is a 30% chance that one blade will open prematurely, a 30% chance that two blades will open prematurely, a 30% chance that all three blades open prematurely and a 10% chance that they stay closed until impact with your target. And they used to be the only head I would shoot before manufacturing went across the big pond.

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:01 pm
by IronNoggin
Hillcountry wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:54 pm
I will say that looking inside the package through the plastic bubble they appear to be the same as my older ones?
Yep, they look the same.

Took them afield last year. Of the three, only one passed the wobble test after mounting to the arrow.

That one prematurely deployed one blade when shot at a whitetail at less than 30 yards.
Went high over it's rump (aimed dead center chest) then embedded in a tree at knee height 10 feet behind it.

Never again! :evil:

Nog

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:57 pm
by Hillcountry
IronNoggin wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:01 pm
Hillcountry wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:54 pm
I will say that looking inside the package through the plastic bubble they appear to be the same as my older ones?
Yep, they look the same.

Took them afield last year. Of the three, only one passed the wobble test after mounting to the arrow.

That one prematurely deployed one blade when shot at a whitetail at less than 30 yards.
Went high over it's rump (aimed dead center chest) then embedded in a tree at knee height 10 feet behind it.

Never again! :evil:

Nog


Nope...not worth trying to use them.

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:47 pm
by newbie
NOG I have 2 packs of older production 100 grain heads if you are interested shoot me a PM. They are opened but un unused.

Re: WTB: 125 Grain Spitfire Mechanical Broadheads

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:54 am
by Hillcountry
Went back to Bass Pro and traded my Chinese broadheads for some American made (I hope) “no collar” Rage Hypos. Won’t use them this year as I still have old Spitfires to use. The selection of broadheads at Bass Pro was meager.