What is this bias against expandables?
That Wasp Jakhammer is a great head. Hunted with it years ago.
I've killed somewhere between 150 and 200 deer with Rocket Steelhead mechanicals in either standard 100gr or XL 100gr flavors. As far as I can tell I have never had a broadhead failure.
These broadheads perform very well with the Tac15
and shoot right with field points out to 60 yards.
Penetration is excellent. Never had an arrow stay in a deer if shot broadside with the Tac. With my vertical bow (62 ft-lb KE) I get more than 90% pass-throughs.
Last year with the Tac15 I got 27-inches of penetration on a large buck end-on. Short him through the neck from the front... the arrow penetrated 16 inches of heavy neck muscle and gristle, broke a rib going into the chest, and penetrated another 11 inches into the chest to cut arteries over the heart. Dead deer.
The argument against expandables is valid for trad shooters, or kids or women shooting low poundage bows with KE under 40 ft-lb. The Tac15 has over 150 ft-lb of KE. On broadside shots the arrow will blow through the deer and still be traveling over 250 fps when it exits.