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Old 10-10-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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anyone have any reviews on these broadheads? they look devastating!
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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post up a pic... I think I know what we are talking about.. but the server wont let me look up BH's here at work!
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:10 AM   #3
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I have killed and seen a lot of deer killed with them and they are devastating. The only problem I have with them is that once the blades open they lay pretty flat and in my opinion they are not good for thick skinned animals and getting through a big boars armor plating but they work great for deer.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:24 AM   #4
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Didn't know they still made them. A buddy of mine used to shoot them years ago. Seems like they had a 2" or 2" + cut.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:02 PM   #5
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If you think a Rage makes a hole Try um they are devastating.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:17 PM   #6
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:37 PM   #7
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I've used them for the last ten years and have not been disappointed. They do alot of damage.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:45 PM   #8
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I used them for at least 15 years along with alot of friends. They are very tough broadheads. With the chiseled tip they crush bone pretty good. The blades are spring steel so they can bend but I have never seen one break. If the blades are bent I just straighten them in a vise and use them over. They fly like field points and leave some big holes. Some people don't like the 2.5 cuts for hard quartering shots because they may cartwheel although I have not ever had that happen. The 100 grain mini max's have a 2" cut and almost eliminate the cartwheel effect due to the longer nose on the body. I use them on all south Texas animals that I hunt.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:49 PM   #9
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i have them they are great. i like the fact that they have never had to change the design since they came out a long time ago. they have a few different sizes up to 2 1/2 inch cut and they simply fold back to open when they enter an animal. so nothing to fail and a muzzy style tip. but with any large cut mechanical they dont do that well on thick bone
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:50 PM   #10
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my only complaint is they dont come out of the package very sharp so you have to sharpen before you use them
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:51 PM   #11
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I have seen what they can do and it's massive.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:59 PM   #12
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All the guys in Arkansas I hunt will only use them. I've tracket/drug out so many animals I cant count them shot with Vortex. (I'm in no way a mech. fan)

I rarely see them get a pass thru...but I rarely have to track/drag more than 50 yrds either. (It helps that they can all shoot good too)
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:09 PM   #13
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I think I may be one of the friends that CLR mentioned above . I used the 125 grain 2 1/2" cut Vortex for a long time. The chisel point will bend on them but only if it hits something really hard, like a rock. They are pretty dang tough as I have used the same head several times to take several animals in the past. Main reason I switched from them to the Rage is the entrance hole. Rage's is just bigger. Other than that, they are awesome heads that do some real damage.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:20 PM   #14
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I used the them for years with great success however, I got very few pass through shots. I used the 125 grain that opened to 2 3/4. I never lost an animal but without an exit wound, I always worried that I might so I switched to Slick Tricks and have never looked back. Slick Tricks are a lot sharper and more durable. Almost every shot with a Vortex bent blades.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:39 PM   #15
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Been shooting them since the mid 90's... Have put an absolute ton of animals down with them, more than 75 hogs on that list too... Never lost a animal b/c of the heads, I have made a couple bad shots over the years but never lost one b/c of the heads... I have never had an issue with a pass through, most of the time my erra's are a good ways the other side of the animal... If you have the KE to push them and your erra is flying true, they will get the job done

Most recently killed the Axis in my avatar with them back in June, Could put my 4 index finger in the wound channel on both sides of the animal

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Old 10-10-2011, 10:23 PM   #16
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does anyone know where to get some of them
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:39 AM   #17
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Yes Big D is one of the shooters I grew up hunting around. You can buy them online from the vortex website. I think it reroutes you to another website to purchase them. I heard they had a disagreement with Cabelas on an invoice and now Cabelas is no longer selling them.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:15 AM   #18
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The 2-3/4" cut on the 125 grain cuts impressive holes and if the animal is quartering, the cutting width is even bigger. These heads and their larges cutting width do more damage than even Rage heads.

But Rage heads have bigger entrance holes which is important because as many have posted previously, you don't always get the exit wound with these heads.

Mar-Den has outstanding customer service and they used to send a free pack of heads if you sent a pic of an animal killed with their product.

I used them for 10 years with complete confidence, I switched to Rage for the larger entrance wound.

If you keep shots at reasonable distances and push good KE, Vortex broadheads are a great choice. <--Just my opinion.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:27 AM   #19
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i like the blood runners
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:52 AM   #20
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I used the them for years with great success however, I got very few pass through shots. I used the 125 grain that opened to 2 3/4. I never lost an animal but without an exit wound, I always worried that I might so I switched to Slick Tricks and have never looked back. Slick Tricks are a lot sharper and more durable. Almost every shot with a Vortex bent blades.
Same exact story here. With a 28 inch draw length, I was maxing out my bow at 70 lbs and still did not get pass throughs. But I shot 4 deer with them and found them all within 30 yards of the shot. I got to worrying if a bruiser buck came out, the broadhead may not penetrate deep enough. So I switched to slick tricks a few years ago.

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Old 10-11-2011, 09:35 AM   #21
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Work great on black bear. I have seen great results on deer too but stay away from shoulders or heavy bone as the blade angle does not lend well to deep penetration.

Huge holes though.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:36 AM   #22
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The 2-3/4" cut on the 125 grain cuts impressive holes and if the animal is quartering, the cutting width is even bigger. These heads and their larges cutting width do more damage than even Rage heads.

But Rage heads have bigger entrance holes which is important because as many have posted previously, you don't always get the exit wound with these heads.

Mar-Den has outstanding customer service and they used to send a free pack of heads if you sent a pic of an animal killed with their product.

I used them for 10 years with complete confidence, I switched to Rage for the larger entrance wound.

If you keep shots at reasonable distances and push good KE, Vortex broadheads are a great choice. <--Just my opinion.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:30 PM   #23
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My buddy asked me to research to see if these are still available--->

Mar-Den (sp?) vortex pro Extreme 100 Grain

He can not find them to purchase new anywhere online. Anyone know where he can order some, or are they out of business?


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Old 10-24-2013, 02:40 PM   #24
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No sir they have quit selling them! Sucks bc they were awesome.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:49 PM   #25
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No sir they have quit selling them! Sucks bc they were awesome.
I still buy em. Best **** mech made to this day imo. And I shoot the 125 Solid Steel.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #26
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they are very good broadheads. little fragile after hitting bone or shoulder like most mechanical heads but on good shots they do lots of damage cutting through ribs and lungs. Very small tracking jobs if at all. Most deer I have shot with them have fallen in sight.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:20 PM   #27
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I still buy em. Best **** mech made to this day imo. And I shoot the 125 Solid Steel.
Where you gettin em ragin??
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:22 PM   #28
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Where you gettin em ragin??
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:33 PM   #29
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From Vortex. Bought a dozen last spring.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:40 PM   #30
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From Vortex. Bought a dozen last spring.
I tried for him.

1) website won't let me order
2) website ph# directs me to a new #
3) new# directed to goes to busy signal
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:41 PM   #31
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I'm talking about now, they have quit selling them on their website
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:44 PM   #32
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I got turned on to them in a bow shop in Shawnee, OK back in like 1996 (was working there) and started using them exclusively until I found Grim Reapers years later. I likely would have stayed with them, but they got very hard to find. At the time I started shooting them, seemed like they were one of the only expandables on the market.

The biggest hole I have ever seen with archery equipment was on an eight point I shot quartering away at 31 yards with a 100gr. 2" cut Vortex. It started cutting ribs on impact and opened a gash all the way to the armpit, hit a bone and then fell out. It happened so fast I thought my arrow bounced of him or something. When I walked up to the arrow there was only blood on the broadhead and I was a little disappointed, then I looked left and it literally looked like someone was pouring blood out of a five gallon bucket, deer was dead at 20 yds, with a 10-12" long gaping wound. Would still shoot them if I could find them.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:06 PM   #33
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I'm talking about now, they have quit selling them on their website
I use, the phone.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #34
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So is spring the last time you ordered them or have you more recent?
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:25 PM   #35
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So is spring the last time you ordered them or have you more recent?
Uhhh. Spring like I posted.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:43 PM   #36
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My buddy Matt called Diane today from the # on Vortex website. She confirmed that they quit making them.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:07 PM   #37
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Wow! Sad to hear that they no longer are made. They were my go to broadheads for many years during my compound days. Took many deer and hogs with them, never lost an animal due to the Vortex broadhead.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #38
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My buddy Matt called Diane today from the # on Vortex website. She confirmed that they quit making them.
Well that sux **** n blows Swamp water!
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