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Old 07-11-2017, 06:46 PM   #1
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What is everyone's opinion of these. I'm thinking about trying them bit would like to see some damage pics.

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Old 07-11-2017, 06:47 PM   #2
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My opinion is their penetration is crap
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Old 07-11-2017, 06:49 PM   #3
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:06 PM   #4
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I guess I'll be the first one to say that I like them. Pass through on the deer in my profile pic. Giant exit wound and massive blood trail.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:30 PM   #5
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I am with Bullseye07.
I shot two different deer with the carnifour this past season. The Buck was a close 12 yard poke from 20ft platform, I felt the shot was still high, had an easy pass through, but the blood was unbelievable. It painted a walkway for maybe 40 yards.
The doe I shot was far beyond my normal and for that I still am not proud of. Everything was as calm as it could have possible been and 38 yard shot. My arrow blew through and buried in the dirt behind her. Again, the blood was heavy and the trail was maybe 20 yards.
Obviously not the bow in the pic. I shoot a Quest rogue at 60ish pounds.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:35 PM   #6
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I am not real impressed with them. I shot a Sika doe with one and it did not pass through. I have some if anyone would like to buy them.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:35 PM   #7
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The pic may come out way to big but here is the buck, and notice the ground around him.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:37 PM   #8
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I have a set and am kind of hesitant on the amount of pressure it takes to open the blades up. I am sure they have no problem opening on impact but in my head the mechanical mechanisms are a little rough.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:39 PM   #9
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To those who've had success, did you do anything before shooting them? Like opening and closing them a handful of times to break them in.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:41 PM   #10
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I was told (may or may not be truth), that they made the head with three different springs. Gold Silver and Black. Mine had the silver and worked perfect. The head in the picture was undamaged after going through the deer and hitting a rocky ground. Also the hole seen is entrance and all 4 apparently opened in the entering. Just personal experience. I have seen the damaged heads pics, and the stories. They just REALLY worked well for me.
I did open and close mine probably a dozen times before shooting them. I have very limited experience with mechanicals and was trying to encourage my mind that it would work.

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Old 07-11-2017, 07:55 PM   #11
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I have had good luck with them as well. I found them to be effective and great blood trails.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:34 PM   #12
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I am not real impressed with them. I shot a Sika doe with one and it did not pass through. I have some if anyone would like to buy them.
Would you send me one haha

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Old 07-11-2017, 10:35 PM   #13
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I have a set and am kind of hesitant on the amount of pressure it takes to open the blades up. I am sure they have no problem opening on impact but in my head the mechanical mechanisms are a little rough.
That's kinda what I was worried about.

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Old 07-11-2017, 10:36 PM   #14
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If anyone does have any they would trade i have a pack of ramcats that I would trade. Still in the pack. They are 100 gr but I'd prefer 125 gr

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Old 07-11-2017, 10:39 PM   #15
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If anyone does have any they would trade i have a pack of ramcats that I would trade. Still in the pack. They are 100 gr but I'd prefer 125 gr

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Dang it man!! I have already made a deal with another member. I asked him if he had any ramcats to trade, but he didn't.


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Old 07-11-2017, 10:45 PM   #16
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Sorry man I was at diaper party/bow shoot for our coming little one and couldn't answer

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Old 07-11-2017, 10:51 PM   #17
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Sorry man I was at diaper party/bow shoot for our coming little one and couldn't answer

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I just sent you a PM.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:45 PM   #18
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Well... I just got back from On Target archery in Canton. They put on a new cable for me and I picked up another pack of Carnifours. Just had to good of a season with them last year not to try it again.
Really good folks there and if you go. CHECK out the Techno hunt room.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:12 PM   #19
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I had mixed results with them last year. I shot an elk and two whitetail and they worked great. The third whitetail I shot had a small entrance and small exit and I thought it must not have opened, but after skimming it looked like it opened after entering and closed before exiting. I'm don't know how that could happen but I know for sure it wasn't open when it exited. All shots where complete pass throughs except the elk.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:42 PM   #20
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Not sure about the black spring, but when they first came out they had a gold spring. And they were really hard to open. People had mixed results ( as always) . They admitted they had a problem with them opening reliably and switched to the sliver spring. Wich I guess most of there heads use. Some still have problems with them, while others don't. It's a gamble, and I am not a " lucky" gambler I guess.
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:42 PM   #21
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Wanted to add this. I read the package earlier, and it said you could fold the blades back and make it a fixed blade. So of course I grabbed a couple and went out back. Besides the blades being really close to my fingers (I shoot an open palm) they flew good opened up. I did not go for any real distance. 30 yards max today, but right with field tips. That would definitely solve the, did not open, situation.
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:09 PM   #22
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I have never shot them, but after this past Friday, I think I will stick with my 125 grain Ramcats. 32 yard shot. Entered the right shoulder area right at the crease, (see the pic) and exited in front of the left shoulder. Full pass thru with blood at the point where he was standing and an 80 yard tracking job that even I could follow! (color deficient for red and green colors).

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Old 07-16-2017, 10:36 PM   #23
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I've had great success with the old razor tips and razor cuts. Those and slick tricks!
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:31 PM   #24
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One of our lease members started using them last year and he had great success. Prior to switching he had lost a couple of does and a buck over the three years previous to last season. Looking at giving them a try myself.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:48 PM   #25
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http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...t=carni-4+cull

I had a great experience with them.
Only shot one cull buck with them last season.
Penetrated fine, and I watched the deer go down. Crazy amount of blood.
Huge entrance and exit holes. Head is in perfect condition.

Also, look the blood trail in my avatar.

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Old 07-17-2017, 03:04 PM   #26
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Great heads IMO. All of you that don't like them; send all of them to me.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:30 PM   #27
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I really like the Grim Reapers when I shoot my compound. Top pic is a 3 blade razortip and next is a carnifour. Buck pictured was the carnifour. I rarely get a pass thru with the shot I take. Both bucks dropped inside 50 yards. My draw weight is 65#. I don't know how they would do if I ever hit the near shoulder.


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