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Old 08-03-2019, 09:33 PM   #1
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Has any one used the Grimm Reaper 1 3/8Ē 3 blade broad heads? They say the open with just 20 pound draw weight.

Iíve been using the 2Ē Whitetail Specials for a few years now, with no complaints.

I am curious about these 1 3/8Ē though. Iím thinking I may try them out this year.

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Old 08-03-2019, 09:43 PM   #2
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I use them for pigs. Under the premise of better penetration due to less resistance/ blade length. I killed a black bear with one as well. Full pass through.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:46 PM   #3
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Has any one used the Grimm Reaper 1 3/8Ē 3 blade broad heads? They say the open with just 20 pound draw weight.

Iíve been using the 2Ē Whitetail Specials for a few years now, with no complaints.

I am curious about these 1 3/8Ē though. Iím thinking I may try them out this year.

Thanks for any replies
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If it ainít broke donít fix it.... whitetail specials have never failed me
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:10 PM   #4
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Thank you gentlemen, Drop Dead, you’re right, but the mind it does wander.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:16 PM   #5
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Good stuff- Iím a fan.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:37 AM   #6
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:23 PM   #7
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What kind of blood trail (if any) do y’all get from no pass through? I’ve always been on the fence about shooting these at something that mattered because of that
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:18 PM   #8
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What kind of blood trail (if any) do yíall get from no pass through? Iíve always been on the fence about shooting these at something that mattered because of that
Lots and lots of blood. The entry hole is so large a lot of blood comes out. At least thatís my experience.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:05 PM   #9
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Lots and lots of blood. The entry hole is so large a lot of blood comes out. At least thatís my experience.
Crazy. Didnít expect a large entrance. I was thinking it would be under a inch on entrance
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:08 PM   #10
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OP I've used them plenty of times on deer. Always get a full pass through with them. Even when I was only shooting 60 lbs. Bucks and does never went further than 30-50 yds.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:40 PM   #11
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Only Mechanical I will run. I've used them for the past 10 years with great success on deer and pigs. I think the razor cut 1 3/8 is the perfect size. I used an old style rage with the o-rings once on a doe and was not pleased. Not very durable. I've killed multiple animals with the same grim reaper head.

For deer I really can't see why everyone doesn't use a mechanical head. I know fixed blades work, (I shoot slick tricks too) but I would much rather create more havoc with a larger broadhead that will improve the blood trail and faster kill. A big broadhead can save the day on a bad shot.

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Old 08-06-2019, 03:49 PM   #12
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Out of the deer and pigs I have killed with the reapers 40 yards was the furthest one has ran.
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:47 PM   #13
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I think you'll find that many many TBHers prefer the 1-3/8' over the longer whitetail specials. I like them because I think the blades are stronger .....and they dang sure kill..
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:55 PM   #14
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I used them a couple of seasons ago with great success, switched to the Carnifour and had great success with those. I have to switch back this season because I had to lower my draw weight due to a shoulder issue. They make great broad heads.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:09 PM   #15
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I started shooting whitetail specials last season and have been super pleased. Had a marginal shot placement on a pig (he jumped the string) but the broad head did plenty of damage and he didnít make it two steps.


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Old 08-08-2019, 07:39 PM   #16
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My favorite mechanical,Kills everything it hits quickly!
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:41 AM   #17
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Killed several deer with them many years ago. Nothing wrong with them, I just don't like jackknife style opening mechs. However, their success is well documented.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:42 PM   #18
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Guess I’ll be shooting Reapers Whitetail Specials this year since I just found a box with about 15 in it while looking for my Solids & German Kentics for my boys to shoot. Also had some of the 1 3/8 fates steels in it.
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Old 08-31-2019, 04:03 AM   #19
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:17 PM   #20
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I've killed a few pigs with them. They are simple and reliable. As much as i love rage, i've never had a grim jingle around with the o-rings coming off. I usually have one in my quiver.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:20 PM   #21
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Solid... Don't like them in pop up cause we use shoot through mesh butbon agree I use them a lot
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:36 PM   #22
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For a great all-around broadhead, the Grim Reaper Razortip 1 3/8" is a great head. Good for whitetail deer, hogs & lower poundage set-ups. But for whitetail only, I definitely recommend the 1 3/4" Razortip. It still has a swept back blade angle (40 degree angle) for good penetration, tough, reliable and has more cutting diameter to help you out in case you're a tad off your mark. In the end, it's all about shot placement & razor sharp broadheads!!!!
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:45 PM   #23
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For a great all-around broadhead, the Grim Reaper Razortip 1 3/8" is a great head. Good for whitetail deer, hogs & lower poundage set-ups. But for whitetail only, I definitely recommend the 1 3/4" Razortip. It still has a swept back blade angle (40 degree angle) for good penetration, tough, reliable and has more cutting diameter to help you out in case you're a tad off your mark. In the end, it's all about shot placement & razor sharp broadheads!!!!
Hope this helps.
Yea man. Well said Rob ! Love my GRís.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:43 PM   #24
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I shot Grimm Reapers for years. Finally got tired of bent tips and poor penetration. They are killing machines but they do not like bone.


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Old 10-02-2019, 05:05 PM   #25
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I shot Grimm Reapers for years. Finally got tired of bent tips and poor penetration. They are killing machines but they do not like bone.


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You are shooting the wrong tip imo. That razorcut is what I shoot at turkeys.
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:36 PM   #26
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I shot Grimm Reapers for years. Finally got tired of bent tips and poor penetration. They are killing machines but they do not like bone.


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Use the razor tip 1-3/8 you will not have a bent tip and you wonít be sorry
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:18 PM   #27
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1-3/8" Razor tip user here, from a bow set at 58lbs. I've gotten pass-throughs on deer every time. Heck of a blood trail~! It's the only mechanical I'll use on low draw weight bows.


I also use the Grimm Reaper "Hades" fixed blade on pigs. Great blood trails with those too!
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:25 PM   #28
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I love the 1 and 3/8 inch razortips. Probably my favorite mechanical for deer and other animals around deer size. My all time favors was the 1 3/8 head with the expanded cups. Made for a 1 1/2 inch cut and I still got pass through and great blood trails. The giant blades on the two inch version seemed weak to me and I never have used them.
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I'm with DocMay on this... I tried the 2 inches and they couldn't go through a leaf without bending

1-3/8 cut is money ... Unless using shoot through mesh then slick tricks all the way
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:51 AM   #30
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I love the 1 and 3/8 inch razortips. Probably my favorite mechanical for deer and other animals around deer size. My all time favors was the 1 3/8 head with the expanded cups. Made for a 1 1/2 inch cut and I still got pass through and great blood trails. The giant blades on the two inch version seemed weak to me and I never have used them.


Is the 1-3/4Ē option a happy medium between the 1-3/8 and the 2Ē OR do the blades seem to become weaker(as stated) as soon as you go over the 1-3/8Ē size? Thanks

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Old 10-11-2019, 07:58 AM   #31
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Is the 1-3/4Ē option a happy medium between the 1-3/8 and the 2Ē OR do the blades seem to become weaker(as stated) as soon as you go over the 1-3/8Ē size? Thanks

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Can't speak for the 1 3/4, but the 1 3/8 are stout. My buddy shot a doe in the shoulder with a 2" whitetail special. Giant hole, but all the blades were trashed. I shot a couple magnum boar hogs with the same 1 3/8 head last year. It's still in my quiver right now.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:36 PM   #32
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I have had great experiences with grimm reapers on whitetail but had issues with hogs last season. Only got a couple inches of penetration due to one of the blades breaking upon impact with its shield which caused me to switch SEVR broadheads for hogs.
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