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    I know a few threads have already been started on Grim Reaper Broadheads but I wanted to give my account on them and let everyone know what exactly it is that I love about these heads.....................


    I have never been an anti-mechanical guy, I have just always liked the simplicity of a fixed blade head. Fast forward to this past spring where i snagged a few packs of the Extra Cut Reapers. The thing that really drew me initially was the Extra Cut version with the 1 3/4" cutting diameter, to be quite honest, and with the expander cups I can make it a 2" cut.

    I screwed them on my arrows and immediately appreciated how the blades were set back from the tip a bit to avoid deflections on angled shots. Big plus right off the bat. The blades had me a little concerned at first as they seemed a little tricky to open and I had my doubts but after shooting them through Lord knows how many different mediums how many times they opened on every shot. The holes in the boxes constantly showed blades opening and slicing going in with 3 very large slices on the back end. Another big plus.

    They seemed very durable but I always have doubts about aluminum heads, especially ones with a long body like the Extra Cut Reapers. Well, 2 deer later I can assure you that all doubts are erased. I shot a nice size doe @ 25 yards back in October at a sharp quartering angle. The arrow came down in to her just below the spine (she dropped a tad on the shot), it may have actually nicked her spine. At any rate, it came down through her vitals and smashed in to the far shoulder socket. I didn't get a pass through because of the socket but she literally took 2 steps & just dropped. I lost about 1/4" off of a blade but other than that the head was fine. Not bad for clipping the spine, going through the vitals then busting the shoulder socket. In November I was lucky enough to harvest a nice 8 point that was about 175 pounds on the hoof. The arrow entered a little further back than I wanted on another sharp quartering away angle @ 34 yards but the head didn't slow down until it hit dirt. Shredded the liver and the left lung before exiting out the front in the arm pit. He went 70 yards and was down for the count with a blood trail a toddler could have found. No damage at all to that head and after cleaning it up you really can't even tell it has been used. Now as a disclaimer, I am shooting a 457 grain arrow @ 297 fps for 89# & some change of KE so my results may not be the same as someone shooting less KE.


    For the time being, while the Lord blesses me with the ability to draw back & comfortably shoot 70# bows I won't be switching heads any time soon & when the day comes that I do have to drop draw weight I'll simply scale down to the regular 1 3/8" cutting Reapers.
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    nice you got 32 or 34. whats your draw length
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    thanks for sharing! have some on order just like you have cant wait to get them and try them out on some late season hunting!!
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    What he says is true!!!! I have been an anti-mechanical guys but finaly broke down and griedthe reaper razortip. Fantastic head!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by saddleman View Post
    nice you got 32 or 34. whats your draw length

    I have the 32" Accomplice (hoping to have it a friend soon lol) & I am shooting it with a 30" draw length set at a little over 70#. When we were setting my bow up we shot it with a legit IBO weight arrow & if memory serves I got 330 fps out of the chrony & that was with a loop, peep & speed nocks installed. Factor all that in and my Accomplice does an IBO of about 338 fps or so.

    These bows flat out cook & best of all, they draw nothing like a speed bow
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    Post some pics of entry and exit for us.

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    Unfortunately I don't have any. Both deer were shot in the evening and after gutting, dragging, hanging & all I dropped the ball & never got any pictures

    They leave a big hole and let out plenty of blood, not to mention they turn lungs to soup. I promise you will not be disappointed in them if you try them.
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    Didn't get any on mine either Temps were pushing 80 so we were in a little rush to gut and get her to the processor..........
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    Ya'll suck!! KIDDING!!!!!!! hahahaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booner View Post
    Ya'll suck!! KIDDING!!!!!!! hahahaa
    And it was Pre broadheadtalk.com 9/19/09 for me

    I'm gonna head out after Christmas. Hopefully the lack of any protein the the woods isn't causing them to shed early. I know there are three good bucks still on the hoof out there. It'll be COLD but I hope to stick another Reaper into a deer! I WILL GET PICS OF THE NEXT ENTRY AND EXIT! Accompanied with some autopsy pics of organ damage, which there was MUCH on the doe! BOTH LUNGS were complete JELLY!!!!!
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    I told you brotha they are the best on the market
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    Quote Originally Posted by cartman308 View Post
    And it was Pre broadheadtalk.com 9/19/09 for me

    I'm gonna head out after Christmas. Hopefully the lack of any protein the the woods isn't causing them to shed early. I know there are three good bucks still on the hoof out there. It'll be COLD but I hope to stick another Reaper into a deer! I WILL GET PICS OF THE NEXT ENTRY AND EXIT! Accompanied with some autopsy pics of organ damage, which there was MUCH on the doe! BOTH LUNGS were complete JELLY!!!!!

    they will be massive holes
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    my buddy shot a brand new one into a block target at 30 yards and broke two of the blades. sounds pretty tough to me . . . .
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    Two blades broke by it going in to a target?.....................

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    Shot mine through a doe at 45 yards..... No issues with mine. Sometimes with mechs the blades will snap off when they are being pulled out ofthe target. They aren't designed to go that direction.
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