Originally Posted by Dieselsite
Anyone try Ramcats on the Tac? That's what I shoot on my Parker and Compound. A freind is pushing me towards a Swacker because of bullistic reasons only, ...
No doubt ballistics (consistent accuracy) are critically important. Likewise so is effectiveness and durability, when it comes to termination. Before I used either broadhead on a game animal, such as a Deer or Wild boar, I would want to test the broadhead.
One such method, out of many...
In the past I have bought a cheap rack of beef ribs and repeatedly shot broadheads into the ribs. Granted, not scientifically precise and repeatable, but better than taking a maker's claim.
What I found was that some broadheads were up to the challenge, while others were not. In once case a well known broadhead failed on its very first shot / impact making it, IMO, worthless in the real world. At a minimum, I want a broadhead to survive three such shots, no broken blades, no binding-up (mechanical), no bent main body, etc.
With that survivability said, I still do replace all blades after having shot the broadhead into a deer. So as to ensure the blades are as lethal as possible on the next critter. If I think the broadhead's body may have suffered damage (hit rocky dirt), I make that broadhead into a practice broadhead. And, yes I have several practice broadheads for 3D practice targets, but so far none of those foam bucks have runaway.