6. October 2009 04:13
With the best of both worlds screwed on the end of my Carbon express arrows it was time to put these things to the test!
With almost a month in on the Wisconsin archery season and passing on a couple opportunities I was not going to pass on testing my new broadheads any longer. It was a cool evening and a good mature doe presented me a 15 yard quartering away shot so I settled my pin and released. With the mighty mule kick presenting herself I knew I hit my spot.
After watching her crash threw the brush to where I couldn’t see or hear her any more I picked up my binoculars to see if I could find my arrow from atop my stand. With no luck I went down and with my arrow not present a little knot formed in my stomach but I had good blood right away. Dark red blood upon observation I figured I caught the liver but that’s all I could come up with without my arrow.
So giving her time I packed up, went home, changed and gathered a little tracking crew. After 2 hours we were on the blood trail.
With good blood for roughly 40 feet it went to pin drops. After 20 yards of that it was everywhere, blood on trees I mean you could see where it was spraying out of her but still no arrow. Heavier blood upon heavier blood, my confidence was building on my shot. While snapping pictures of the blood trail my Father in law and cousin who were ahead of me on the trail gave me the best words a bowhunter can hear “Here she lays”.
The shot was perfect, my arrow hit and busted her opposite shoulder which prevented a pass through so after a 50yd tracking adventure I could finally see the damage of the new BloodRunners. The blood trail with only one open wound and the arrow still in her was pretty impressive!
Upon field dressing I confirmed I hit the liver, lung and on top the heart one the main arteries was sliced. Now I don’t know if the shot caught the heart or with the arrow in her and her bumping trees would have done the damage there?
The liver was slit wide open and I apologize, the lung and heart picture did not show up clear enough to show damage.
The entry wound was an impressive 2 inch opening on the quartering away angle and the full 1.5 inch on the up and down cut.
Upon cleaning the arrow there was no damage to the broad head itself. After hitting the lower part of the opposite shoulder the tip was in good shape and the blades were all in tact with no nicks in them so overall to me this is a tough and very reliable broadhead!
It is clear to me that the decision I made this year, switching from Rage to the BloodRunner
was an absolutely good decision. And more importantly, guys if you want the best of both worlds, it's still not too late to get a set and tune your bow up and be ready to go before the rut hits.