Anyone know what these are and why they came about?
That’s real interesting,always something new to learn.Thanks for posting that.
Thanks, again Bob. Always appreciate your input.
The "Falcon" has been altered but only in the rear of the blade; the blade originally had round shoulders.
For a field ( 2d) broadhead shoot i would choose the widest broadhead on the market, or make one wider yet.
ChuckC, I see where your goin but wide blade heads can windplane. At least that’s what I was told by the guys who used to shoot in broadhead shoots like the one we had in CA. every year.
@TomM that's why we test our gear. I have heard tell that the genesis of the 7/8" rule is from the Case Kiska. When lawmakers decided there should be rules they asked around and came up with that.
Huh! Not one that I thought would actually be a cool thing. What an interesting piece of nostalgia.
Never would have guessed. I was thinking some sort of unhandy bottle openers.
Agree that many states had 7/8-inch as the legal standard. I wonder if our local game wardens carry a tool like that with them.
Thanks Bob! If anyone knows it's you.
I never would have gotten it.
The reason for the 7/8" measurement is, that is what most States use as a standard for a legal hunting broadhead. The regulations read "A legal hunting broadhead must not pass through a 7/8" hole."
At the upper left are a standard broadhead and a modified version of the same head. To the right are a standard head and 2 modified ones. At the bottom are 2 modified heads. The left one looks like it was originally a 4 blade.
OK, this was a tough one. I really didn't think anyone would get this.
Here's the other side.
So, why did the NFAA need a Legal Blade Gage?
Seems like there is always someone trying to game the system. In this case, archers competing in the Broadhead Round at NFAA tournaments were looking for a way to get one up on the competition.
If a broadhead were more aerodynamic it would fly more accurately. Sounds logical. Some archers therefore took to grinding material from the broadheads. The NFAA deemed this an unfair advantage and decided to set a standard for broadhead diameter. The hole in the gage is 7/8". Why they chose that measurement, I don't know. Also not known is when this occurred. I'm guessing the mid 1950's.
To be clear, if your broadhead passed through the 7/8" hole it was disqualified.
Next, we'll look at some of the modified heads.