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Zaccai King
Dec 03, 2021
Thanks Chuck!
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Core wood performance
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Zaccai King
Dec 02, 2021
Chuck no it is a rawhide-backed Osage bow. The reason I was wondering is that osage is a good bow wood for self bows and such but it is fairly heavy and I was wondering why anyone would use it in a glass bow. It isn't a good self-bow wood because it is heavy, there are plenty of exotics that are heavier. It is good because it resists compression, where needed, and is elastic, where needed. Right? I likely would not have good results making a self bow out of the core foam. But it works fine as a spacer. I have never worked with foam or had limbs with foam cores, I did not know it was heavier than wood. That is interesting. so basically the core wood makes up such a small percentage of performance that it doesn't really matter? At least not until you get into some of the highly stressed designs like super curves? I have not looked into the core wood options for those designs... I have two sets of limbs in the mail right now, one is a foam core with carbon, and the other I believe is bamboo and glass. they are the same length and within a few pounds of each other. It will be interesting to see how much they weigh and what the draw force curve is. they will be on a 21" riser so I'm expecting them to both be very smooth. I have two sides of my archery interests, almost two personalities. One loves wood bows wood arrows and stone points, primitive as can be, the other thinks that if you're going to use glass why not squeeze as much out of it as possible? you can engineer a glass bow, you have to coax out a wood bow. that's just my way of looking at it. I like that archery can be as simple or technical as you want to make it. in the end, we are all performing the same function, launching arrows! I have primitive bows hanging up next to cnc machined bows, they all shoot better than I can tho lol!!!
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Another broadhead question
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Zaccai King
Dec 02, 2021
I shot 10 deer this year with different broadheads. I shot zwickeys (solid), bear paw jager (vented), grizzly single bevel (solid), and dirt nap 2 blade with bleaders (vented). I sharpen all my heads on an angle guided system, (lansky) then hone with ceramic and strop on leather. The best blood trails were from the 4 blade, they left gapping holes, very impressed. The worst blood trails were from the single bevel grizzly, followed by the jager, which left holes slaller than the width of the blade. Then came the zwickeys. I do not have any three blade heads to test as of right now. I acquired some ace heads and bear razor heads that I will use next year as well. I did not see any significant amount of hair pulled into the wound channel from any of the heads. also there was more variation within the heads than there was between them. however, the 4 blade was the exception. I made a bad shot on a deer and hit it in the guts, the large opening caused the intestines to spill out and and the deer bedded in sight, I was able to follow up immediately. likewise i had a poor shot on a deer with the single bevel grizzly and other wasn't a single speck of blood. Not one. I did strike heavy bone on one deer with the bear paw jagers and had one inch of penetration, the deer walked off like nothing even happened, not even a limp. I struck the shoulderblade where it connects to the humerus. I do not have a large enough data set to make any real conclusions. However, I do think that if your heads are dragging tissue into the wound channel you have a problem. Either your broad head is not sharp to begin with, or the steel is not hard enough to retain its edge all the way through. The jagers had very poor edge retention while the zwikeys and grizzlys were pretty good, the dirt nap was in between. I shot deer with micro diameter carbons all the way to woodies, with a variety of flatchings including 5" feathers to 3" trad vanes. I have no clue if they add to any of it or not. This is only my second year hunting so I'm still learning at every turn, this is just what I experienced. If you want proof of different heads and have instagram follow @thetradlab lots of good pics of terminal performance of different heads in real hunting situations. Also, love him or hate him, Aaron Snyder kills more animals a lot of us ever will and he is rocking rms 3 blades right now as well as iron wills with bleeders.
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Zaccai King
Nov 22, 2021
Thanks Steve.
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