Very lucky: broadhead failure - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 5B
Posts: 694
Back To Top
Very lucky: broadhead failure

Saturday morning I had a nice 6 point stop perfectly in my shooting lane at 30 yards. When the arrow hit, I could see that it was a bit forward and that I got very little penetration. I thought I heard him crash so I backed out for about an hour. When we headed in to find him, there was no blood to be found. After a quick search, we found him about 60 yards away. Since we did not recover my arrow, I was very cautious when gutting him. After skinning him, I removed the front shoulder on the side that I had shot him. Between the shoulder and rib cage, I found 6 pieces of my broadhead. Other than the tiny piece of ferrule attached to the threads, none of the broadhead penetrated the chest cavity. The basically bare shaft luckily hit the heart. Since I did hit the leg bone, I can't fully blame the broadhead, but would have thought at least the ferrule, would have held up better.
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg KIMG0129.jpeg (345.5 KB, 25 views)
File Type: jpeg KIMG0133.jpeg (202.9 KB, 26 views)
jk828 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 08:58 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 1,142
Back To Top
Congratulations on a successful hunt. Thanks for sharing.
littlegopher is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 09:42 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,836
Back To Top
Yep. You did get lucky. But at least your tag is on the deer instead of it laying around suffering somewhere. Congrats on the deer.

Not trying to start an expandable versus fixed head argument, but that kind of thing is exactly why I use the Montec G5's. One piece head, resharpenable. No mechanical aspect. I'm sure SOMEBODY on here can come on and relate a bad experience with them also. But I hate the mechanical failure thing.
kudu58 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 5B
Posts: 694
Back To Top
They are fixed blade Muzzy Trocars. I have never used any expandable heads. After this, I will be going back to standard Muzzy 3 blades or Slick Tricks. I can understand damaged blades after hitting bone but to have the main body of the head shatter is not good.
jk828 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 10:03 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,836
Back To Top
Wow. I am surprised by that too then. I saw those mounting holes in the blades and I guess just assumed it was a mechanical. I would report that to them and see what they have to say. Wonder if they've received reports of any other occurrences of it???
kudu58 is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 10:09 PM
Regular Member
 
RacksnQuacks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW PA
Posts: 2,382
Back To Top
Congrats. on the buck. Glad it worked out in the end.
RacksnQuacks is online now  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-08-2016, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 5B
Posts: 694
Back To Top
I spoke with Muzzy today and their rep. was shocked at the picture. Other than typical bent blades, he was not aware of any other failures close to what I experienced. They were great to deal with and are sending me different broadheads as a replacement.
jk828 is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-08-2016, 04:43 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,836
Back To Top
Good for you. I've never heard anything like that from a Muzzy before. Anyway, enjoy that venison. Good job.
kudu58 is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2016, 11:09 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: ND/Bucks County
Posts: 3,610
Back To Top
Great buck, never seen that happen before. Congrats!

USAF 1980-2010
OEF VET
VFW Life Member
NRA Life Member
American Legion Life Member
USAFRET is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2016, 08:10 PM
Senior Member
 
octagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pittsburgh,PA.
Posts: 12,615
Back To Top
Congrats!!

Life Memeber NRA
Life Memeber NAHC
octagon is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome