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Been testing these broadheads out of crossbows for Ramcat for about a week now. They have gained a loyal following and I can see why. Probably the best flying head I have ever shot out of a different crossbows.

The Firenock FACT technology assures that the broadhead is perfectly centered on the shaft and I have no doubt that is a big reason for their out of the box accuracy.


In this image the blades are pivoted forward. The back of the blades are sharpened, so in case of a non pass through, the blades will pivot forward and cut their way out.


Here is a close up of Firenocks Centering Technology. Two O rings self center the ferrule into the shaft.
 

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BONZy said:
Good head in my opinion. My Dad and I both took deer with Ramcats last season with devastating results
Thats good to know. I have no doubt they will perform on game.
 

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I have no doubt they'll fly good and penetrate well.The look similar to the old rocket steelheads and those things penetrated like crazy.I shot about four deer with them years ago and busted blades every single time.I don't like the way the blades are connected to the ferule in only one spot.I've used a bunch of mechanicals constructed like that and it was always an inherently weak design.The ramcat blades do seem to be much thicker and the field reports have been good so it probably isn't an issue.I wouldn't hesitate to try them.
 

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Looks like the blades hit the ferrule, can you confirm and is there any damage to the ferrule? The blade looks like there is a slight dent in the sharp part.
 

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automated11 said:
Looks like the blades hit the ferrule, can you confirm and is there any damage to the ferrule? The blade looks like there is a slight dent in the sharp part.
Not that I can tell. Probably camera makes it look like that.
 

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automated11 said:
I am interested in this head, is there any talk of a 150 or 175 grain ram cat?
Not that I am aware of but I will ask them when I report back to them. I suspect not because most crossbow arrow manufacturers are going to brass inserts, which makes the need for heavier broadheads less of a issue.
 

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I bought a pack and liked them until I saw they are made in China. Lots of American made gear is hard to find but broadheads aren't one of them.
 

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I bought a pack and liked them until I saw they are made in China. Lots of American made gear is hard to find but broadheads aren't one of them.
That`s not good. Too much made in China now. We need to make and buy as much Made In USA as we can.
 

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Fellow I know shot em through 3/4 inch plywood. I think it is safe to say the broadhead is tough enough for hunting applications.
 

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I bought a pack and liked them until I saw they are made in China. Lots of American made gear is hard to find but broadheads aren't one of them.
The packs I have all have Taiwan as the place of manufacturing. Maybe they have switched recently.
 

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Got a pack from the owner at the Kinsey show and they say "China". Kind of surprised me since he is from Pittsburgh and I just assumed they were made around there.
 

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Is your pack the new version with the Firenock "Fact" technology?
 

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I never knew these were made overseas?? Just assumed being a Western PA company they were also made here?? That put a different perspective on these heads for me!!

I bought a couple packs of Muzzy Crosskills that I'm gonna have to put to the test before I consider more Ramcats.
 

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I have checked out those Ramcats a few times and just can't get excited about them or any other mechanical head. If it has moving parts, it can fail. Even if it did shoot through plywood one time.
I shoot G5 Montecs. One piece, stainless steel, resharpenable and they fly to field tip point of aim in mine and my dad's crossbows. I have shot a number of deer with them, as have friends and family and have never had a failure. Why risk something that you don't need to?
 

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To me a mechanical is a broadhead that is closed and then opens on impact with the target. Ramcats are open all the time and on a pass-thru, would operate exactly like a fixed blade. On a non-pass-thru, the blades fold forward and cut on the way out. Sounds like a win-win to me.
 

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R2D2 said:
To me a mechanical is a broadhead that is closed and then opens on impact with the target. Ramcats are open all the time and on a pass-thru, would operate exactly like a fixed blade. On a non-pass-thru, the blades fold forward and cut on the way out. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Yep...I'm pickin' up what you're layin' down bro'....As for them being built overseas, it is what it is.
 

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The best results I have seen from them is the low poundage vertical bows used by most women and children. They almost never get a pass through and this head assures a good clean kill. I've seen what these heads do when they cut thier way back out...it's amazing!
 

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I shot a buck last year with the 100 grain, it was one of the best blood trails I have seen. They fly great out of my parker cyclone and dad parker tornado. Actually the only head that does fly good out of dad xbow, and we've tried about 6-7 kinds.
 
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