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Old 02-06-2016, 07:41 PM   #1
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With the razortricks being discontinued I want to try a new head this year. I like the looks of the QAD and it is supposed to be unltra sharp how is the durability compared to Ramcats?

Have you'll had any trouble with the blades holding up to hard impacts?
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:14 PM   #2
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Took the 125 gr. exodus with me to Africa a couple years ago and performed great. Been shooting them ever since.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:30 PM   #3
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I actually carry and shoot both. Exodus is a very stout head and very sharp. Ramcats are very sharp also with a stout ferrule but the blades will bend. Now I didn't say break which is important. They stay full length and still cut when they bend and may actually be more forgiving on some bone hits by acting that way. Wouldn't hesitate to shoot anything in the US with either head
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:39 PM   #4
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Viper tricks are awesome! Killed two 100 plus pound hogs in one shot!
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:10 AM   #5
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Killed a bunch of critters with Ramcats here and in Africa. Never had one fail or bust apart. Not many fixed or hybrid heads can match the cutting diameter of the Ramcats.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:19 AM   #6
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We had a few problems with ram cats, switched to exodus and none of us have had any blade failures ,yet. Exodus are like ram cats on steroids.
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We had a few problems with ram cats, switched to exodus and none of us have had any blade failures ,yet. Exodus are like ram cats on steroids.
What failures?
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:39 AM   #8
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What failures?

Don't know what his failure is, but my buddy had 2 fail on him, and they both broke at the same spot

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Old 02-09-2016, 12:34 AM   #9
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I love Ramcats, but unfortunately I've had a lot of issues with them catching on my Tightspot quiver so I switched to Slick Trick Mags. The 125gr ramcat blades make BIG holes and you can swap them into the 100gr heads. It's only a 9gr difference by doing so.

Buddy of mine shoots the Exodus and loves them. Both are great heads.
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We had the blades bend and brake on a few. We were not sure if they broke in the animal or after pass through and upon impact with ground. But the last time we found out, we were cleaning a deer and my buddy cut his had pretty bad. The blade had broke and was sticking out of the bone, as he ran his hand down the bone it cut him and came lose, in the meat some where. We threw a good bit of meat out so no one would swallow it. We joked and said if we are going to keep shooting these we are going to invest in a metal detector to run over the meat before we wrap it. So we switched to exodus, with the full blades. But ram cats have been good to many, I(we) just don't shoot them any more.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:17 AM   #11
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The durability of a ram cat can't be compare to an exodus. I shot the ram cats for a while and they fly great, but I had blades bend just from shooting them into a target. I've never shot the exodus, but my brother and his wife do and they are extremely durable. I've seen them shoot multiple critters wth 1 head and that head is still in their quiver. His wife has had a pass through with every shot from her exodus even all on the pigs she's shot with her low poundage
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:17 PM   #12
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Kd350, what did you hit to break those heads? Anything usually hard or just standard ribs and shoulders?
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:23 PM   #13
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Kd350, what did you hit to break those heads? Anything usually hard or just standard ribs and shoulders?
those were both mine, one was the off shoulder on about a 200lb boar and the other was a miss and hit the ground, they both broke flush with the insert
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:11 PM   #14
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I started shooting ram cats this year and they have been great to me. I personally like that the blades are thin like they are. It helps them bend and not break. The thicker the blades are the more prone they are to break. Good luck I think you will be happy with either choice.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:52 PM   #15
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Ima Ramcat fan. Penetration wise, I'll match it with any broadhead mentioned above! Flight wise I will do the same. Durability, well if you bend the blades back to position if they get bent, no problem!
The ShuttleTlocs are other heads I've considered before but don't know much about..
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:16 AM   #16
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Ramcats for me. I have bent and broke blades but they have always done the job when I do mine. Hard head to beat penetration wise like haas said above. I think a pack of 9 replacement blades is like 10-12 bucks maybe and you pretty much got 3 new broadheads. Been shooting some for a couple years now and they have been through plenty of animals.
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Never worried about a bent or broken blade in any replaceable head i have ever used. I always replace the blades, never have resharpened any.
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:41 AM   #18
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Ramcats are more forgiving than the Exodus will fly better at distance. They cut a bigger diameter hole. The Exodus are a more durable design, fly very well for any reasonable hunting distance. I use both. I prefer the 125 Ramcat for deer and like the Exodus for hogs, but either will work better than many other choices. No need for a mechanical when you can get 1-1/2" cut from a Ramcat that is so easy to tune.
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I also have had good results with the Viper Trick broadheads . Cut nice holes & zip through hogs with no problems.
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:03 AM   #20
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Everyone seems to be raving about the ramcat, maybe it's time I try them out
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:28 PM   #22
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With the razortricks being discontinued I want to try a new head this year. I like the looks of the QAD and it is supposed to be unltra sharp how is the durability compared to Ramcats?



Have you'll had any trouble with the blades holding up to hard impacts?

You know the Razor Tricks are the same concept only stronger right?

And of the 2 you mentioned. Ramcat.
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Don't know what his failure is, but my buddy had 2 fail on him, and they both broke at the same spot


Are you certain those were not the Chinese knock offs that got out? Because they would fall all to pieces.
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bought strait from ramcat website sir
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bought strait from ramcat website sir

Did you send them back? I know Brett the owner. He won't stand for that. I've also never seen one break like that and I've shot cinder blocks with em.
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Crazy deal for sure. I know i still have one of them i could send him back if you think he would be interested in seeing it?? Can pm me if you like
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:34 PM   #27
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I have used the QAD exodus and I don't get good blood trails.
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:58 PM   #28
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I use QAD's. They have worked great for me. I hit a doe low and Forward a couple of years ago and it broke both front legs. She didn't go far. I still use that same head. I just changed the blades.
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:28 PM   #29
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Just made the switch to the QADs today in their 125 offering. Shot them this evening and there will be no re-sighting necessary. Very sharp and seem like they are going to be pretty durable. Taking them with me on my bear hunt in a few weeks. I'll keep you guys posted.


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Old 05-10-2016, 09:15 AM   #30
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Ramcat makes a 125gr deep six, so it gets a spot in my quiver currently
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:20 AM   #31
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I have used the QAD exodus and I don't get good blood trails.
Need to make better shots then.
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Need to make better shots then.
This. Unless your talking a thick shield on a pig. Then just about any head is iffy , if it will bleed out. But these are about as good as a broad head gets. Sharp, shoot great, extremely durable, well built, have not lost a blade yet, and that is even counting misses, and they hit gravel and go bouncing along, using them for practice heads shooting into a gravel mound, hit rocks what ever, let alone in an animal on bone or anything. Most of the time you get a pass through and the heads look brand new after just rinsing them off.
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Never worried about a bent or broken blade in any replaceable head i have ever used. I always replace the blades, never have resharpened any.
You don't worry that some one may swallow one of those blades ? Or just never thought about it.
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You don't worry that some one may swallow one of those blades ? Or just never thought about it.


He's been bowhunting for over 40 years now. He's good.
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He's been bowhunting for over 40 years now. He's good.
Thanks Ragin'.

No, I have never worried about that period. How long you been hunting and eating venison or anything killed with your bow? Been doing this a little over 40 years and nothing has even come close to breaking a blade off in an animals unless it was in a bone/spine! I would be more worried about a bone from a catfish or other fish after being cooked. I have run into that WAY more times than finding a part or a blade (never have found one yet!) from a BH in something I was trying to eat.
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This guy was a ramcat kill. Dropped him in his tracks. I was 340lbs there..



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Took the 125 gr. exodus with me to Africa a couple years ago and performed great. Been shooting them ever since.
ditto. Picture below is of one that zipped through a wart hog then hit the concrete trough causing minimal damage to the head. Hard to find a tougher BH for their price.

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Old 08-06-2016, 05:23 PM   #39
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No, I have never worried about that period. How long you been hunting and eating venison or anything killed with your bow? Been doing this a little over 40 years and nothing has even come close to breaking a blade off in an animals unless it was in a bone/spine! I would be more worried about a bone from a catfish or other fish after being cooked. I have run into that WAY more times than finding a part or a blade (never have found one yet!) from a BH in something I was trying to eat.
Just seen this, I have some on the ignore list so I don't see every thing. But I guess this is directed at me. I have been eating venison sense I could chew solid foods. My older brothers and dad archery hunted. Have never eaten or had to worry about a piece of broad head in the meat as we never found one with missing or broken blades. We didn't really think about it until he our friend cut his hand on a broken blade. Seen how small the piece of blade was and then it dawned on us some one could have swallowed that had we not seen it. I am 53 now, so I would say I have been eating archery harvested meat for 52 years. Never had to think about it until that episode. Well we should have thought about a few times before as we found them ( same brand of broad head) with broken or missing blades but thought it was probably because of rocks or what not after passing through the animal. I just prefer not to have that in the back of my mind while I eat, or serve others the meat I have harvested. Don't really think it comes down to how long each of us have eaten bow killed meat, just that the risk of it does exist if blades are left behind in the game we harvest, not a risk I am willing to take now or ever, knowing I could have prevented it. Hope your luck don't run out.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:57 PM   #41
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Ramcats are my 2nd favorite head with the Rage Hypodermic being my 1st. With a heavy arrow they penetrate like butter and leave a nasty hole.

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Taken with a 100 grain Ramcat Crossbow broadhead this weekend. I'm impressed so far.
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:12 PM   #43
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I know nothing about QAD's, but I've given up on Ramcats.
I never got good blood trails and on at least three occasions, I discovered that one of the blades had fallen off somewhere. That would be a fine howdy do if I flung an arrow at a deer not knowing one of the blades was missing.
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I know nothing about QAD's, but I've given up on Ramcats.
I never got good blood trails and on at least three occasions, I discovered that one of the blades had fallen off somewhere. That would be a fine howdy do if I flung an arrow at a deer not knowing one of the blades was missing.
Who's fault is it that the blades fall off? I check mine everytime before I go out on a hunt. Just saying.I said this above and will say it again, I have never lost a blade before I shot it or in an animal and I have shot them for quiet a while both here and in Africa.
They have changed to where they are a LH thread now.
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Have not tried the QAD but absolutely love the performance I have gotten from Ramcats for the last 4-5 years.
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:52 AM   #48
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Ramcat cuts a bigger hole....You do have to make sure the blades are tight periodically. If the screws get loose, they can fall out. before I realized this, I shot a big sow and lost two blades that came unscrewed, did not break. She still left a heck of a blood trail and ran about 40 yards.
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which QAD Exodus are y'all shooting?
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