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Thread: Mechanical BH That Reliably Shoots Thru Ground Blind Window Mesh, Do They Exist?

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    Default Mechanical BH That Reliably Shoots Thru Ground Blind Window Mesh, Do They Exist?

    I had quite the ordeal the night before the season opener with my son's bow. At the last minute we decide to shoot a couple BHs into the deer decoy before heading to bed to make sure all was well. My bow worked great and was good to go. My son shoots his and it is way off. So we end up messing with his bow until way way too late. This was a self inflicted wound on his part I believe, but just the same, we only got a couple hours sleep that night.

    I never want to go thru that again! I would like to find a mechanical BH to have on hand in case such an occurrence ever rears it's ugly head again. Instead of having an ordeal late at night I can just say, here, use these and know they will shoot like FPs. I know there are a lot of good BHs out there but I want one that can be used in a ground blind with the window mesh in place.

    I know there are a lot of variables but I'm sure some of you have tried this, with varying degrees of success no doubt. The BHs I like all have the L lever like the Spitfires/Reapers and I think that is asking for trouble. I don't know why but I don't seem to care for the BloodRunners. I was thinking maybe the TR Meat Seekers since they use the plunger style with rear opening blades? Have any of you found mechanicals that work reliably thru the window mesh?

    I'm not in a position to run out and buy hundreds of dollars worth of BHs and window mesh for testing. I'm hoping to get some input here to at least narrow down the options. Please don't bash, I'm trying to find something that could save someone's hunt in a bind.

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    hello
    the meatseeker has o-ring.....
    if u look for a broadhead withlot the L, u can look the trophy ridge steelhead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabbri View Post
    hello
    the meatseeker has o-ring.....
    if u look for a broadhead withlot the L, u can look the trophy ridge steelhead
    Fabbri

    I was thinking the O ring would be a positive in this case. O thought it may hold the blades shut as it passes thru the screen. Are you saying that you think it would be a problem?

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    I changed the o-ring using the tube I was using for the peep (cutting it to made a o-ring) and it is harder to open blades.I think a stronger o-ring will not made the blades to open so easily. I was watching the differences between this head and the "L" shaped heads, and I can tell you that the aerohead open a bit more harder than a "L" shaped blade.
    maybe it is the mechanical u need to pass the screen without opening.
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    I shoot them trought a broadhead target many times and they open all the times.
    cheap but great mechanical for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabbri View Post
    I changed the o-ring using the tube I was using for the peep (cutting it to made a o-ring) and it is harder to open blades.I think a stronger o-ring will not made the blades to open so easily. I was watching the differences between this head and the "L" shaped heads, and I can tell you that the aerohead open a bit more harder than a "L" shaped blade.
    maybe it is the mechanical u need to pass the screen without opening.

    I think I'm missing something in the translation from you to me. Rate the BH (MeetSeeker, Steelhead, Slammer) in order from 1 to 3 that you think would work, 1 being the best.

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    I don't believe a reliable mechanical through mesh exists. Some people think there are but I can't convince myself its a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cartman308 View Post
    I don't believe a reliable mechanical through mesh exists. Some people think there are but I can't convince myself its a good idea.
    You very well could be right. If I was a BH manufacture this as an avenue I would be exploring because blind hunting is getting very popular as ground blind prices drop every year it seems.

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    The one that just popped in my head that I MIGHT be able to convince myself to.shoot through mesh is EPEK broadhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    I think I'm missing something in the translation from you to me. Rate the BH (MeetSeeker, Steelhead, Slammer) in order from 1 to 3 that you think would work, 1 being the best.

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    please forgive me for my so poor english
    for me for your need
    1) Steelhead
    2) Slammerhead
    3) MeetSeeker

    of course u have to try them. the Links I gave you are links of cheap broadheads. in my opinion the steelheads will works great

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    I don't understand why those would be considered better than a read opening meatseeker? From what I have read the meatseekers take a bit of pressure to get them open. The other two are rubber bands and forward opening like most BHs. Why do you consider these different than the rest and better than the meatseekers?

    BTW, I'm not dead set on anything or saying you are incorrect, I'm just trying to figure out your way of thinking.

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    I fired off an email to Epek to see what they have to say. No response yet.

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    My Swhacker broadheads have no problems shooting through mesh, gotta love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Bear View Post
    My Swhacker broadheads have no problems shooting through mesh, gotta love it
    Are you doing anything different with the banding? How do you know the blades aren't opening after exiting the mesh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    Are you doing anything different with the banding? How do you know the blades aren't opening after exiting the mesh?
    No, I am not doing anything different with the banding. This is how I know the blades are not opening while going through the mesh. I set up a holding jig that securely holds a 1/8" piece of wet cowhide leather and its usually set up at 15 yards and behind that leather is a cardboard box. After shooting a 125 grain Swhacker broadhead, I always have the 1" hole going through the leather followed by a 2 1/4" hole through a cardboard box. Should the main blades had opened while going through the blind, the first hole through the leather would have been substantially larger than 1".

    Believe me, I have shot a Swhacker through a moose shoulder ( hide, meat and all ) and have had a complete pass thru with the broadhead intact, blades still sharp.

    Also, I am attaching a link to tests with videos of Swhacker broadheads going through mesh without opening, its an interesting video with very slow frame by frame shot. There also, you can see that the Swhacker does not open while being shot through mesh in a blind.

    Have a great day and remember, shoot straight and shoot what you have confidence in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    The other two are rubber bands and forward opening like most BHs. Why do you consider these different than the rest and better than the meatseekers?

    BTW, I'm not dead set on anything or saying you are incorrect, I'm just trying to figure out your way of thinking.
    I don't tell that I am correct.... I just know meatseekers has o-rings too.... on the back of the blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Bear View Post
    No, I am not doing anything different with the banding. This is how I know the blades are not opening while going through the mesh. I set up a holding jig that securely holds a 1/8" piece of wet cowhide leather and its usually set up at 15 yards and behind that leather is a cardboard box. After shooting a 125 grain Swhacker broadhead, I always have the 1" hole going through the leather followed by a 2 1/4" hole through a cardboard box. Should the main blades had opened while going through the blind, the first hole through the leather would have been substantially larger than 1".

    Hank Parker Swhacker Broadhead Video Part Two - YouTube

    Just to make sure I have this correct, you shot thru the blind screen into the wet hide and cardboard 15 yards later? |-----15 yards-----|-|

    I would believe you, a total stranger, than a promotional video.

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