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Old 06-29-2022, 12:14 AM   #1
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I know there are a bunch of different kinds and my experience is limited to the Carni-4's which worked great but I was wondering what all the other GR fans are shooting and if they have any carnage pics or blood trail pics they wouldn't mind sharing. I am trying to determine my setup for the season and want to buy now cry now sort of thing...
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Old 06-29-2022, 04:34 AM   #2
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Two does from last year 100 grain Whitetail Specials neither one went 30 yards



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Old 06-29-2022, 04:40 AM   #3
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Big fan of the whitetail special. Killed a bunch with them and they always leave big holes.
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Old 06-29-2022, 06:03 AM   #4
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3 blade Razorcut 2” or
The white tail special have been great for a friend of mine
I do like the new pro series tip though
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Old 06-29-2022, 06:22 AM   #5
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I have heard great things about that whitetail special. How does it hold up to hogs?


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Old 06-29-2022, 06:34 AM   #6
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I am a big fan of there hybrid model. Killed both deer and pigs with it.
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Old 06-29-2022, 08:18 AM   #7
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I am a big fan of there hybrid model. Killed both deer and pigs with it.

And it held up fine?


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Old 06-29-2022, 08:49 AM   #8
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Old 06-29-2022, 08:52 AM   #9
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Best mechanical I've ever shot. I've shot the whitetail special, carnifour and pro micro hybrid. All excellent a quality. I'll dig up some pics.
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Old 06-29-2022, 08:55 AM   #10
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I shoot the pro series mini mags. Tough accurate broad heads.
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Old 06-29-2022, 08:56 AM   #11
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That was awesome! Which head did you use?
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Old 06-29-2022, 09:03 AM   #12
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I don’t have a pic on my phone, but on the Broadhead carnage thread, there’s a picture of a deers heart nearly cut in half by a GR Fatal Steel 125 gr. I’m a fan.
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Old 06-29-2022, 09:11 AM   #13
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I shoot the Micro Pro Hades. Cant say enough good things about it.

I may give the Micro Pro Hybrids a flight this year
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Old 06-29-2022, 09:15 AM   #14
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Yes they did! I don't have pics on this phone but I believe Smart shoots the hybrids also and has plenty of pics.
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Old 06-29-2022, 09:17 AM   #15
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125 gr. Whitetail Specials. Iíve painted a lot of senderos with those BHs. Highly recommend

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Old 06-29-2022, 09:49 AM   #16
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This will be one of the most knarly wounds you'll ever see

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=716106
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Old 06-29-2022, 10:07 AM   #17
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Been using Grim Reaper heads for a long time. can't go wrong with the Whitetail special 100 GR.
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Old 06-29-2022, 11:42 AM   #18
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Whitetail special pro series are amazing. I have shot over 100 animals with them and great blood trails.

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Old 06-29-2022, 12:00 PM   #19
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Whitetail special pro series are amazing. I have shot over 100 animals with them and great blood trails.

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Just ordered a pack of whitetail special pro series broadheads based off this reply and a whole bunch more ive read just like it over the years. Im excited to give them a try.


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Old 06-29-2022, 12:05 PM   #20
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This will be one of the most knarly wounds you'll ever see

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=716106
Holy cow dude!!! That's INSANE and AWESOME! Congrats on the buck btw!!!
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Old 06-29-2022, 02:59 PM   #21
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I have used them a lot on WT and pigs, and a little on elk.

Currently my favorite for hunting deer in Texas is the Mini-mag 4 blade. I like that all the blades are the same length, and they fly a little better at farther ranges than the Carni-4.

For Elk/Muley where I will be shooting farther, I like the Fatal Steel 3 blade. The shorter/compact head just keeps its accuracy better.
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Old 06-29-2022, 05:18 PM   #22
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I have used them a lot on WT and pigs, and a little on elk.

Currently my favorite for hunting deer in Texas is the Mini-mag 4 blade. I like that all the blades are the same length, and they fly a little better at farther ranges than the Carni-4.

For Elk/Muley where I will be shooting farther, I like the Fatal Steel 3 blade. The shorter/compact head just keeps its accuracy better.
Great info! Thank you!
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Old 06-30-2022, 09:12 AM   #23
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Grim Reaper is having a 4th of July sale now(15% off). Just ordered 4 packs of heads! Use code GRBUSAPROUD.

https://www.grimreaperbroadheads.com...nt=15984425795

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Old 06-30-2022, 09:40 AM   #24
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It drops them in their tracks. I shot one last year & it went a whopping 5 feet and fell over. Massive blood loss.
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Grim Reaper is having a 4th of July sale now(15% off). Just ordered 4 packs of heads! Use code GRBUSAPROUD.

https://www.grimreaperbroadheads.com...nt=15984425795

Thanks for spending more of my money!


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Old 06-30-2022, 10:10 AM   #26
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I shoot the 75 and 85 grain razor tips and have no complaints.

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Old 06-30-2022, 10:27 AM   #27
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I tried grim reapers once. I shot a pig and the head did not open. The shot was true though and the pig died with an arrow shaft sized hole in it. That is when I swore off of flappy heads. I may still have them if someone wants em

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Old 06-30-2022, 11:53 AM   #28
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Shot a couple pigs and my buck last year with the wts. On my buck it zipped right through and he went 30 and was down with blood everywhere. Never had a pig go over 50 yards either. I have some of the 4 blade 1 3/8” I’m going to give a try sooner than later


They are also having a 15% off sale for 4th of July
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Old 06-30-2022, 02:41 PM   #29
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I tried grim reapers once. I shot a pig and the head did not open. The shot was true though and the pig died with an arrow shaft sized hole in it. That is when I swore off of flappy heads. I may still have them if someone wants em

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If youíre serious Iíll take them. Just let me know.
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Old 06-30-2022, 02:46 PM   #30
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The blood trail from the buck in the pic was the thickest I've had. Not a full pass through but Ray Charles could've found that buck. Ran 80yds.

A friend of mine shot a cull high/back and we tracked him over a mile to recover him because of GR's. I am a believer.

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If youíre serious Iíll take them. Just let me know.
I will see if I can find them and I will let you know

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Old 06-30-2022, 04:29 PM   #33
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Iím a big grim reaper fan. Iíve shot a boatload of different fixed and mechanical heads over the years. I like a lot of different brands but GRís are my favorite.

Iíve had great success with the Carni4, Hybrids and the RazortipsÖ.Short tracks and great blood trails.
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Iím a big grim reaper fan. Iíve shot a boatload of different fixed and mechanical heads over the years. I like a lot of different brands but GRís are my favorite.

Iíve had great success with the Carni4, Hybrids and the RazortipsÖ.Short tracks and great blood trails.




Well yes, yes you have!

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Old 07-08-2022, 01:47 PM   #35
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I'm a big fan of the smaller cutting heads. They're shorter, stouter, and put less stress on the blade retention clip.

The 4 blades I've shot (Mini-mags and whitetail extremes) seemed to have issues with the expander cup and the retention clip. I think it's because you have an additional cut out on the expander cup and its too much tension. John Lusk ran into the same thing in some of his testing but supposedly its more of an issue with the 100gr expander cups and if you replace them for the 125gr it solves the issue.


I've killed probably 10+ animals between the whitetail extremes and specials, and between the two they work great as long as you avoid the shoulder. I caught the top of the scapula on the buck in my profile (Broadside shot) and spined him luckily. I only got about 6 inches of penetration, but if you look at the broadhead design of an over the top head (spitfires, swhacker, grim reapers etc.) theres a point in which the head can essentially wedge if the blades hit something hard and do not fully deploy.

If you call grim reaper they will tell you that the smaller heads also tend to leave larger entry holes because they open faster because the radius is shorter than on the longer heads. I can't say I agree or disagree.

I will say that most of the guys I know who kill elk/moose with them swear by the 1 3/8 or the fatal steel.

I ran into issues on a hunt in LANWR when I took quartering shots on 2 different cow nilgai with the fatal steels. Didn't get a pass through, and I likely won't shoot a mech for something that big again. I did however shoot lengthwise through the spike I shot down there on a hard quartering shot.

I'm a 31.5 draw length and slinging 500gr arrows in the 290s, so I thought I'd have enough KE to shoot one through a nilgai but they're a whole other animal. On whitetail they're great! I will say that the longer ones are usually a one and done with my setup at least because they tend to bend or mangle blades.
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