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Old 10-15-2018, 06:38 PM   #151
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How were the blood trails with the strykers? I use to shoot those before slick trick and I never had good blood trails, it killed them quick as any other but the blood was always sparse.

Magnus is a great head and I have my first set of wicked tricks to try out. I am a little worried about the bleeder being a little too steep for good penetration but we shall see.


I always had good blood trails with the Striker, especially the mag.


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Reminds me of the below on a LBJ Nat Grasslands thread from a few years ago. It's the shooter, not the equipment. He has not posted since.

"Went back out yesterday and set up in another area with a good pond and natural draws that funnel the deer in. Large pond so it made for a bit longer shot than I cared for hunting off the ground, but it worked. Actually everything worked out perfectly except my broadhead. 4 does at dusk, picked the biggest and after 30 min with fading light I took the one shot opportunity she presented me: 55 yards facing straight towards me. Head came up, stick her dead center of the brisket with a 100grn Grim Reaper razorcut. After the hit when she bolted I could see the last 6" of arrow and my lighted knock sticking out of her chest. Waited her out, went over to where I shot her and could not find a drop off blood anywhere. She ran up into a ticket, (thick enough I couldn't even see the lit knock). After an hour tromping through briars and thorns in the dark I gave up... first deer I've ever lost. First deer I shot that didn't bleed...guess there's a first time for everything, but this one has me tore up."
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:16 PM   #153
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Reminds me of the below on a LBJ Nat Grasslands thread from a few years ago. It's the shooter, not the equipment. He has not posted since.

"Went back out yesterday and set up in another area with a good pond and natural draws that funnel the deer in. Large pond so it made for a bit longer shot than I cared for hunting off the ground, but it worked. Actually everything worked out perfectly except my broadhead. 4 does at dusk, picked the biggest and after 30 min with fading light I took the one shot opportunity she presented me: 55 yards facing straight towards me. Head came up, stick her dead center of the brisket with a 100grn Grim Reaper razorcut. After the hit when she bolted I could see the last 6" of arrow and my lighted knock sticking out of her chest. Waited her out, went over to where I shot her and could not find a drop off blood anywhere. She ran up into a ticket, (thick enough I couldn't even see the lit knock). After an hour tromping through briars and thorns in the dark I gave up... first deer I've ever lost. First deer I shot that didn't bleed...guess there's a first time for everything, but this one has me tore up."
If the hole is plugged up with an arrow and there is no exit your very unlikely to have blood.
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:23 PM   #154
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They would have found that deer dead as a door knob, in 15 minutes, on any TV hunting show.. Hmmm. It's a head scratcher..
But yea it's a bad hit.. Small diameter BH are no Bueno far marginal hits..
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:30 PM   #155
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I always had good blood trails with the Striker, especially the mag.


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Old 10-15-2018, 09:25 PM   #156
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Interesting...

My personal experience.
I have recovered every deer (40+) and elk (6) I have shot with a slicktrick..had a couple poor blood trails and have also had some incredible blood trails.

I have lost 1 deer and 1 Axis each shot with a Rage.
Bruce. That is about my exact experience with Tricks.

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Iíve killed over 100 animals with slick tricks. They are awesome!
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Shot this boar this evening with one of the dull slick tricks. He didnít make it far (thankfully 25 minuets later a flood came)

Would have been a walking blood trail... if I could have stood up to walk


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Just to be clear... 1 1/8Ē x 1 1/8Ē = 2 1/4Ē of tissue and blood vessels cutting area. There are a few mechanicals with more but not many and none that guarantee that amount 100% of the time.

Iíve had too many issues with mechanical when they first came out to ever go back. I know they have came a long ways and have seen awesome devastation. I still wonít use one again but they do have their place.

Ainít bashing them, just lost trust in every one I used back in the day
I have been selling Slick Tricks right here on TBH since 2000. 18 years running. When we started selling Tricks they were $20.00 for a three pack. I sent out many a pack to TBHers with no payment up front. I told them if they liked them to send me $20.00. If they didn't like them send them back. I never got a pack back. Gary Cooper (Slick Trick inventor) ran his business this way and taking after him....so did I. In all the years I had one guy that did not pay for his Tricks. Maybe he forgot......maybe not. I did not dun him, but I did not forget about it and who he is either.

Tracy and I keep more Slick Tricks on hand than any archery shop. We usually have $2500 to $3000 in Tricks at dealers cost in stock. We are a little low on inventory this year because of our move to Iowa. We just have not had time to really promote and pursue sales this year. I guess what I am saying is over the 18 years we have averaged about $5000 to $6000 in Slick Trick sales which comes to over $100,000 worth of Tricks mainly sold right here on TBH. I have NEVER had anyone say "I hate those Slick Tricks. I want my money back". Maybe someone felt that way but they sure did not tell us.

I am pretty sure that the guys that dislike them are not going to put us out of business and I know the guys that like them are not going to make us rich.

I do know that Slick Tricks are dang good heads that have stood the test of time.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:50 PM   #157
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:00 PM   #158
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Never claimed this was a perfect shot, nor do I believe itís a perfect shot. I would have liked it further forward and a tad lower, but what I am saying is that it should have been fatal either way.


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It's not the broadhead's fault, chief. You didn't hit the good stuff, that's just how it is.




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Old 10-16-2018, 09:30 AM   #159
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I've been using SlickTricks for years now with no complaints. Kilt many a game with'em and will kilt some more. Hope this weekend...

I never take a quartering towards shot. But that's just me. I prefer quartering away first then broadside next. Anything other and I wait for my shot or I wait for the next deer. And even then crap happens...

Keep huntin and use what you feel confident in.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:35 AM   #160
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I've been using SlickTricks for years now with no complaints. Kilt many a game with'em and will kilt some more. Hope this weekend...

I never take a quartering towards shot. But that's just me. I prefer quartering away first then broadside next. Anything other and I wait for my shot or I wait for the next deer. And even then crap happens...

Keep huntin and use what you feel confident in.
Yeah, but have you killed any decent bucks with them?
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:03 PM   #161
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Bruce. That is about my exact experience with Tricks.



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I have been selling Slick Tricks right here on TBH since 2000. 18 years running. When we started selling Tricks they were $20.00 for a three pack. I sent out many a pack to TBHers with no payment up front. I told them if they liked them to send me $20.00. If they didn't like them send them back. I never got a pack back. Gary Cooper (Slick Trick inventor) ran his business this way and taking after him....so did I. In all the years I had one guy that did not pay for his Tricks. Maybe he forgot......maybe not. I did not dun him, but I did not forget about it and who he is either.

Tracy and I keep more Slick Tricks on hand than any archery shop. We usually have $2500 to $3000 in Tricks at dealers cost in stock. We are a little low on inventory this year because of our move to Iowa. We just have not had time to really promote and pursue sales this year. I guess what I am saying is over the 18 years we have averaged about $5000 to $6000 in Slick Trick sales which comes to over $100,000 worth of Tricks mainly sold right here on TBH. I have NEVER had anyone say "I hate those Slick Tricks. I want my money back". Maybe someone felt that way but they sure did not tell us.

I am pretty sure that the guys that dislike them are not going to put us out of business and I know the guys that like them are not going to make us rich.

I do know that Slick Tricks are dang good heads that have stood the test of time.
Mike, I'm still shooting all those Razor tricks I bought from you before the sell-out. Are they still not making razor tricks?? Since Snuffer was sold out, they went south, that Razor Trick is the best head I've found to replace them... Can you get replacement blades?
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:41 PM   #162
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Yeah, but have you killed any decent bucks with them?
You didn't just ask that, here we go again.
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:44 PM   #163
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That's what I do in golf, if I hit a bad shot it's the clubs fault LOL
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:57 PM   #164
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hahahaha.....
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:52 PM   #165
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I’ve got another reason I’m staying with slick trick, I purchased a pack of 100grain viper tricks and I guess during packaging they put a standard head in the package. I contacted slick trick via email within a few hours they replied back to me asking for additional info and shipping address. Late yesterday evening I sent the email with pictures to slick trick and I just received a tracking number for another 4 pack of heads.... that’s customer service.

All I had asked for was to swap the single head out with another and they send a full pack to me!
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:03 PM   #166
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This was my 1st bow kill on my 1st bow hunt. I was using slick trick magnum 100"s Shot was a little high and forward, can you nervous LOL. She went 20 yards and piled up. Lots of blood. The arrow actually hit the shoulder bone and cut through and was dragged out of the side when she ran through a thicket.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:09 PM   #167
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This was my 1st bow kill on my 1st bow hunt. Slick Trick Magnums 100"s 20 yards. I hit high and forward can you say nervous. The arrow cut through part of the shoulder bone and was hanging out the other side. She drug the arrow out when she ran through a thicket. Piled up about 25 yards from where I shot her. I still use the same set up today. That is the exit wound.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:13 PM   #168
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im always a little baffled by these broad head strings. I don't pick a broad head based on what it will do to an animal if i make the perfect shot, i pick a broad head that will give me the most advantage when i make a marginal shot.
lot's of folks blaming the op here for a bad shot, which if that is the deer that he shot in the pic it wasn't the perfect shot but i know there are several broad heads out there that would have made that shot fatal.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:25 PM   #169
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Here is my opinion on hunting with a bow/arrow/broadhead combo.

Get a bow that you love to shoot, shoot it a bunch. Get arrows that are matched to your specs from a bow and pick some BH's that are matched to what you are going to hunt. In TX that fits 99.99% of any head on the market. Make sure everything is tuned to the MAX.

Become very comfortable and confident in your ability to use that combination anywhere at anytime.

If you have that confidence in your equipment and your ability to use that equipment, then when an animal comes into range all you are asking for is a shot opportunity as you know you can make that shot.

If you do not get the bow tuned to the max and you do not have that confidence in your ability to use that equipment, when an animal walks in, you may be thinking, "can I make that shot or a shot when it presents itself?" If this is the case, you could be in for a miss or a poor shot resulting in a lost animal.

The proper equipment fit to your specs and tuned to the MAX including the bow and everything attached to that bow, the release, arrows and broadhead and your ability to use that equipment when needed is the most important aspect to bow hunting.

It does not mater what bow, accessories or broadhead you use as long as it matches what I said above.

Sometimes you will make a bad shot and loose an animal, but that is bowhunting. If a person, in my 40+ year opinion of doing this, says they have never lost an animal, then I say they have not shot at a lot of animals or are telling a big fib! Just my opinion.

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Old 10-16-2018, 09:29 PM   #170
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Mike, I'm still shooting all those Razor tricks I bought from you before the sell-out. Are they still not making razor tricks?? Since Snuffer was sold out, they went south, that Razor Trick is the best head I've found to replace them... Can you get replacement blades?
Charlie. Unfortunately we do not. If they are not nicked up too bad or bent hit them with one of the little carbide sharpeners and them leather strop them with some Yellowstone stropping compound on the strop. You can put a super sharp edge on ST blades with this combo. I use a little clamp from Home Depot to hold the blade.

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Old 10-16-2018, 09:38 PM   #171
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Charlie. Unfortunately we do not. If they are not nicked up too bad or bent hit them with one of the little carbide sharpeners and them leather strop them with some Yellowstone stropping compound on the strop. You can put a super sharp edge on ST blades with this combo. I use a little clamp from Home Depot to hold the blade.

Look at post #23 here:

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...g+Slick+tricks
Yea, Mike I sharpen them too. Even was able to straighten a bent ferrule.. Of course with all the floods last year, and so far this year... I may not need many this year!! At this rate, I've got plenty to last me for years!!
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:10 PM   #173
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:57 AM   #174
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Why Iím sticking with slick tricks



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Old 10-20-2018, 11:16 AM   #175
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I still have some Slick tricks. Will shoot them, but after guiding for the past 8 years and seeing the giant holes that Rages and Kill zones and grim reapers make, there is no reason not to shoot them. As for my history with Slick tricks, I never got a good blood trail from the Magnums. So I swithed to the griz trick and started getting better blood trails. Still nothing like a rage or a kill zone.

As for the hole in the doe, it is a little off. But he clearly stated it was a little off. Had that been a rage or a Kill zone or a reaper, it would not have mattered. They just do too much damage. They make marginal shots way better. And in the event a dog is needed, there is plenty for the dog to go on. Slick tricks fly great, but so do the mechanicals. I do not see a reason not to use the mechanicals. If you shoot through mesh, then stick with a cut on contact. Any other application I would shoot a rage or Nap Killzone
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I still have some Slick tricks. Will shoot them, but after guiding for the past 8 years and seeing the giant holes that Rages and Kill zones and grim reapers make, there is no reason not to shoot them. As for my history with Slick tricks, I never got a good blood trail from the Magnums. So I swithed to the griz trick and started getting better blood trails. Still nothing like a rage or a kill zone.

As for the hole in the doe, it is a little off. But he clearly stated it was a little off. Had that been a rage or a Kill zone or a reaper, it would not have mattered. They just do too much damage. They make marginal shots way better. And in the event a dog is needed, there is plenty for the dog to go on. Slick tricks fly great, but so do the mechanicals. I do not see a reason not to use the mechanicals. If you shoot through mesh, then stick with a cut on contact. Any other application I would shoot a rage or Nap Killzone
Agree 100%. Makes marginal shots much better
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:50 AM   #177
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Bruce. That is about my exact experience with Tricks.



We got plenty more Dan when you need some.







I have been selling Slick Tricks right here on TBH since 2000. 18 years running. When we started selling Tricks they were $20.00 for a three pack. I sent out many a pack to TBHers with no payment up front. I told them if they liked them to send me $20.00. If they didn't like them send them back. I never got a pack back. Gary Cooper (Slick Trick inventor) ran his business this way and taking after him....so did I. In all the years I had one guy that did not pay for his Tricks. Maybe he forgot......maybe not. I did not dun him, but I did not forget about it and who he is either.

Tracy and I keep more Slick Tricks on hand than any archery shop. We usually have $2500 to $3000 in Tricks at dealers cost in stock. We are a little low on inventory this year because of our move to Iowa. We just have not had time to really promote and pursue sales this year. I guess what I am saying is over the 18 years we have averaged about $5000 to $6000 in Slick Trick sales which comes to over $100,000 worth of Tricks mainly sold right here on TBH. I have NEVER had anyone say "I hate those Slick Tricks. I want my money back". Maybe someone felt that way but they sure did not tell us.

I am pretty sure that the guys that dislike them are not going to put us out of business and I know the guys that like them are not going to make us rich.

I do know that Slick Tricks are dang good heads that have stood the test of time.
Fantastic heads. IMO
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I have been selling Slick Tricks right here on TBH since 2000. 18 years running. When we started selling Tricks they were $20.00 for a three pack. I sent out many a pack to TBHers with no payment up front. I told them if they liked them to send me $20.00. If they didn't like them send them back. I never got a pack back. Gary Cooper (Slick Trick inventor) ran his business this way and taking after him....so did I. In all the years I had one guy that did not pay for his Tricks. Maybe he forgot......maybe not. I did not dun him, but I did not forget about it and who he is either.

Tracy and I keep more Slick Tricks on hand than any archery shop. We usually have $2500 to $3000 in Tricks at dealers cost in stock. We are a little low on inventory this year because of our move to Iowa. We just have not had time to really promote and pursue sales this year. I guess what I am saying is over the 18 years we have averaged about $5000 to $6000 in Slick Trick sales which comes to over $100,000 worth of Tricks mainly sold right here on TBH. I have NEVER had anyone say "I hate those Slick Tricks. I want my money back". Maybe someone felt that way but they sure did not tell us.

I am pretty sure that the guys that dislike them are not going to put us out of business and I know the guys that like them are not going to make us rich.

I do know that Slick Tricks are dang good heads that have stood the test of time.[/QUOTE]

How have the reviews been on the Slick trick Raptor trick2? Looks like it should accomplish the same goals of Slick trick. Durability is something that I would say Slick trick dominated the broadhead market. Can shot them through bricks. The mechanical looks pretty tough as well. Would be interested in shooting it through one of my 7 year old culls. Might stop into Hoffys today to see if they have some. If so i will give a report Sunday evening if i get a chance to use them.

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Bruce. That is about my exact experience with Tricks.



We got plenty more Dan when you need some.







I have been selling Slick Tricks right here on TBH since 2000. 18 years running. When we started selling Tricks they were $20.00 for a three pack. I sent out many a pack to TBHers with no payment up front. I told them if they liked them to send me $20.00. If they didn't like them send them back. I never got a pack back. Gary Cooper (Slick Trick inventor) ran his business this way and taking after him....so did I. In all the years I had one guy that did not pay for his Tricks. Maybe he forgot......maybe not. I did not dun him, but I did not forget about it and who he is either.

Tracy and I keep more Slick Tricks on hand than any archery shop. We usually have $2500 to $3000 in Tricks at dealers cost in stock. We are a little low on inventory this year because of our move to Iowa. We just have not had time to really promote and pursue sales this year. I guess what I am saying is over the 18 years we have averaged about $5000 to $6000 in Slick Trick sales which comes to over $100,000 worth of Tricks mainly sold right here on TBH. I have NEVER had anyone say "I hate those Slick Tricks. I want my money back". Maybe someone felt that way but they sure did not tell us.

I am pretty sure that the guys that dislike them are not going to put us out of business and I know the guys that like them are not going to make us rich.

I do know that Slick Tricks are dang good heads that have stood the test of time.

How have the reviews been on the Slick trick Raptor trick2? Looks like it should accomplish the same goals of Slick trick. Durability is something that I would say Slick trick dominated the broadhead market. Can shot them through bricks. The mechanical looks pretty tough as well. Would be interested in shooting it through one of my 7 year old culls. Might stop into Hoffys today to see if they have some. If so i will give a report Sunday evening if i get a chance to use them.
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I still have some Slick tricks. Will shoot them, but after guiding for the past 8 years and seeing the giant holes that Rages and Kill zones and grim reapers make, there is no reason not to shoot them. As for my history with Slick tricks, I never got a good blood trail from the Magnums. So I swithed to the griz trick and started getting better blood trails. Still nothing like a rage or a kill zone.

As for the hole in the doe, it is a little off. But he clearly stated it was a little off. Had that been a rage or a Kill zone or a reaper, it would not have mattered. They just do too much damage. They make marginal shots way better. And in the event a dog is needed, there is plenty for the dog to go on. Slick tricks fly great, but so do the mechanicals. I do not see a reason not to use the mechanicals. If you shoot through mesh, then stick with a cut on contact. Any other application I would shoot a rage or Nap Killzone





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Old 10-20-2018, 12:46 PM   #181
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How have the reviews been on the Slick trick Raptor trick2? Looks like it should accomplish the same goals of Slick trick. Durability is something that I would say Slick trick dominated the broadhead market. Can shot them through bricks. The mechanical looks pretty tough as well. Would be interested in shooting it through one of my 7 year old culls. Might stop into Hoffys today to see if they have some. If so i will give a report Sunday evening if i get a chance to use them.
The Raptor Tricks are tough mechanicals that cut a wicked wound channel.

We have a 3 pack of Raptor Tricks we will be glad to send you at probably the best price you will find. PM me and we will get them headed your way. We are in Iowa now so it may take a couple of days to get to you. When we were in Texas we usually got them to our customers in a day.
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Sorry J.T.

You are just simply out numbered Dude. Haters gonna hate.

Slick Tricks are gonna keep killin' and Rages are gonna keep failing.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:52 PM   #183
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Sorry J.T.



You are just simply out numbered Dude. Haters gonna hate.



Slick Tricks are gonna keep killin' and Rages are gonna keep failing.


Rage heads are all junk except for the trypan. The hypos are garbage.

The trypan is the best whitetail head ever made.


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Rage heads are all junk except for the trypan. The hypos are garbage.

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I am just messing with ya.

I know they are good and I know you have had great success with them.

It all comes down to shot placement, angle of the shot, animal position/reaction at the shot. A big mechanical that deploys correctly will definitely give you an advantage on a marginal shot and be devastating on a perfect shot.
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:03 PM   #185
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The Raptor Tricks are tough mechanicals that cut a wicked wound channel.

We have a 3 pack of Raptor Tricks we will be glad to send you at probably the best price you will find. PM me and we will get them headed your way. We are in Iowa now so it may take a couple of days to get to you. When we were in Texas we usually got them to our customers in a day.
Give me your paypal and I will shoot you some Money. Want to give them a try.
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:36 PM   #186
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guys i am disappointed reading this thread. this use to be courteous place. this guy didn't ask to get roasted and if you hunt long enough and kill enough you are going to have marginal or bad shots. his shot was not that bad. the higher you are the further back you can be and sometimes it just doesn't work out.
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