So I just did a little test between a couple broadheads. All were 100 grains and shot through a 55# High Country Iron Mace with a 27" draw. I took a Rocket Steelhead, Grim Reaper Razortip, and the old Muzzy 3 blade. I was seeing if they really worked as advertised (don't fuss about the setup, it cost me an Easton A/C/C and a field tip, I shot cardboard not backed by the target.
Anywho here's the setup. I took a box from a Gander Mtn hang on stand (yes the stand was removed
) and shot it from 20 yards with each in different spots on the same target. I wasn't really going for accuracy, so I don't know if they fly like field points. I was just trying to make sure they each had their own seperate area to do their thing.
To answer everyones question, the only head to performed as advertised was the Muzzy. The Steelhead and Grim Reaper didn't open through the first layer of card board, but were both open by the second layer which was about 3" behind the first.
Penetration? Believe it or not, the Grim Reaper out penetrated the Steelhead and both the Steelhead and the Grim Reaper out penetrated the Muzzy.
Cutting diameter? I measured the second layer. I figure that a deer is a little more solid and could yield a faster opening than cardboard. The Muzzy was lowest with a diameter of a little over and inch. The Steelhead scored just at an inch and a half. And the Grim Reaper topped the scales with a whopping two inch diameter.
I've shot both the Steelheads and the Muzzys, but now I'm going to be shooting Grim Reapers. Will they do different on deer? Most likely. Which one is guarenteed not to foul up? Muzzy by far. No opening blades, so it's consistant. It seemed like the Steelhead flew a little faster than the other two and the Muzzy was the slowest. Seems to me like the Steelhead and Grim Reaper would be a great choice. I'm going to have both in my quiver and see how they perform on deer, hopefully in the same day.