I haven't bought any as of yet. I have always used cut on contact. I hadn't thought about the pain factor, :thankyou:. What got me interested was the bigger wound and faster blood loss (cant run far with no blood supply). I have seen some you tube videos showing excellent blood loss/trails, all compound shooters, so I am curious if any one has used them with a recurve.Chisel or trocar tips cause the animal more pain regardless of where you hit it.
Which results in them running further.
Poke yourself with one then a genuinely sharp blade an see which one hurts the most.
There's quite a difference.
Had forgotten the Sharpening factor. I do carry a sharpening stone for my Zwickey's although cant say I've ever used it in the field while hunting I always check and touchup before heading out. But it's always there if needed. ThanksWouldn't be my choice either. Here are some things I look for in a BH.
Cut on contact tip for maximum penetration.
3 to 1 length to width ratio for maximum penetration.
Easily sharpened in the field. Dull BH's don't work well, and they get dull just sitting in a quiver. Must be able to keep them sharp with tools carried in my pocket or backpack.
They have those tips so they can retain the replaceable blades. Not everyone can sharpen a blade, nor do some care to.So why do the chisel/trocar type tips exist if the cut on contact are so superior?
I mean, what's their advantage or purpose of the trocar tips?
The wheel is still round and broad heads still cut, but both have evolved over the years. Remember knapped heads killed deer and wooden rim/solid rubber model A's went from point a to b.Daniel L, I think if you look at this broadhead , you can answer your own question.
People will shoot anything. I look at that and think that it's the second or third last broadhead I'd choose. Rage being the first. (my dog and I have been on a little over 20 Rage blood trails and have found 2 animals).
The wheel has never been re-invented and neither will a COC, long broadhead. Wonder why the keep trying with the BH and don't with the wheel?