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    Default Atoms stand the test of time and weather

    The only bad thing I have had to say about the Atom is that it slices through the deer so fast that I am unable to find my arrows after the shot most of the time. Not that is a bad thing but… it does get expensive after a while. I hunt a section of land that sits across the road from my house. Last night at work (I am a Police Officer) we had a call from the land owner that butts up against the property I hunt of 4 wheelers chasing deer. A DNR (Department of Natural Resources) officer and I responded to the call. While at the residence waiting and listening for the 4 wheelers, I had a conversation with the DNR agent about the lay of the land and the fact that I hunted the adjoining property. To make a long story short, I eventually told him that I hunt with a crossbow. He smiled and told me to come to his truck. He jumped up into the bed of the truck and picked up a 2219 shaft with an Atom Broadhead on it. I immediately recognized it as being one that I had lost last year after punching its way through a doe.
    It seems that the DNR guy had been walking the property I hunt, during turkey season this year and found it when I could not. He had picked it up and threw it into the back of his truck where it had stayed until now. The Atom had been lost and endured Rain, snow, heat and cold in the woods and in the back of his truck for almost a year. The wires were gone from it but other than that it was almost like new. No rust, no corrosion, just waiting for a new set of wires and the chance to do it all again. I have on occasion found an arrow that I had lost the year before but, the broadhead had to be thrown away because of corrosion. I think this goes a long way in telling just how durable an Atom really is. It now sports a new set of wires and is setting on top of a GT laser II in my quiver ready to go hunting again. We’ll see if it can do it again this year. Although, the DNR guy might get tired of finding my arrows for me.
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    Interesting !
    Was that a titanium one ?

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    No, actually it is one of the regular Atoms. I have not had the need yet to purchase new Atoms but when I do, I will most likely purchase the regular Atoms again. It just makes more sense for me monetarily to purchase a pack of three compared to a pack of two. I have used them now for two seasons and not had a moment’s trouble with them. They have performed flawlessly… and until someone invents a better mousetrap I will continue to use them. But, I would be willing to bet that when the better mousetrap comes along, it will have been designed by Matt Futtere
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    Thanks !
    So do I think Matt is great; after reading about the Atom on this site, I stressed the owner of the company I am in the bowhunting team of, to import Atoms in Europe, and I am very happy to read I gave a good suggestion... I am still waiting to have them in my hands and looking forward... !
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    Very cool im sold on my rages for deer, but im looking at the atoms for hogs seems very durable! and this proves it
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    Atom 100 did its job on a doe I shot. I made a bad hit in the rump as the deer moved when I shot. Deer only went about 65 yards and piled up. Lost one blade but don't know it I lost it or not. Would use the atom again. I did not hit the artery. I wanted to look at the hole but the mosquitoes was so bad I just want to finish up and get out of the area.

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