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Old 10-11-2018, 11:51 AM   #1
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Man, I am not sure what Grim Reaper did, but I am done with them. I used to absolutely love their 2" whitetail special. Dang thing would open a stupid big hole and turn a marginal shot into a money shot.

They fixed them I guess. They fixed them so they no longer open. Good work Grim Reaper. Now the dang things turn a money shot into a marginal shot.

What the hell were you thinking?

If you've got older ones, hold onto them. The new ones suck.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:50 PM   #2
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Those the pro series?
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:46 PM   #3
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Yes, the Pro Series.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:49 PM   #4
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I don't shoot them anymore, but I think the new ones are designed to be harder to open in order to stop them from opening prior to contact. However, I can see where this may cause issues opening at all. I like my 1.5" Ramcats now!
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:02 PM   #5
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Crap I just bought some new razor tip 1 3/8”reapers today, I’ll compare them to an older one and see if there’s any difference.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:04 PM   #6
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Care to elaborate
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:18 AM   #7
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If you take the new Pro Series Grim Reapers out of the package and sit in front of the TV one evening and open and close each blade 25 or so times each, they open just like they should. I did this with my CarniFours, and I put them back in my quiver. I just hate it when a company fixes it so it's broke. No way anyone should have to do that with a new pack of broadheads.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:10 PM   #8
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I bought some fatal steel 1 1/4 & found them hard to open also. But I seen they had 2 wire washer type dodads under the spring. Took one of wire washers out & opens a lot smoother & easier.
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:47 AM   #9
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I don't shoot them anymore, but I think the new ones are designed to be harder to open in order to stop them from opening prior to contact. However, I can see where this may cause issues opening at all. I like my 1.5" Ramcats now!
The RAMCAT Savage works like a champ!
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:58 AM   #10
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stick to a fixed blade why chance it!
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Old 11-22-2018, 12:01 PM   #11
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I’ve lost to many animals due to mechanical broadheads failing to open, slick tricks and was exodus’s have always performed flawlessly for me
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Old 11-22-2018, 12:17 PM   #12
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I'll stick to the slick trick
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:37 PM   #13
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I have never had a mechanical not open. Might want to change brands.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:42 PM   #14
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I shoot the grim reapers 2" white tail special so does my son and they have been spot on for us on several deer this year.
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:46 PM   #15
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grim reaper sells a version made for high KE bows that are harder to open. Are you sure you didn't get those by accident?

Otherwise, have you confirmed they actually didnt open by inspecting the would or just the arrow after the shot?
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:56 PM   #16
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grim reaper sells a version made for high KE bows that are harder to open. Are you sure you didn't get those by accident?

Otherwise, have you confirmed they actually didnt open by inspecting the would or just the arrow after the shot?
Is this true?
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:49 PM   #17
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Yup. I was big on Grim Reapers and one didnt deploy last year. Luckily it was a lethal shot but I dropped them for good. No question that the Rage Hypodermic Trypan is so so so much better.
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:54 AM   #18
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Is this true?
Yes it is. I was at Cabelas the other day and picked up a set and saw that it said for High KE bows. Here is the link and description:

https://www.cabelas.com/product/GRIM...6.uts?slotId=4

Also, they will close sometimes due to the inertia changing direction. See 1:20 into this video:

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