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> Smoke Ramcat Broadhead, anybody else hunted with it?
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post Feb 12 2012, 01:52 AM
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Used it this past season and have mixed feelings about it. Used it for spot and stalk muley hunt and hit him in the shoulder blade,dead centering the spinous process, which it travelled thru completely but did not penetrate the chest cavity. We (my guide and I) found him again and were able finish him but with 2 blade rage. Killed a mature buck last day of season with it with a double lung shot and it only went about 75 yards but wasn't a red carpet blood trail. I'm going elk hunting in September in Colorado and trying to decide if I should stick with it. I really like how much it flies like field tips. You have to carry an Allen wrench with you to tighten the blades if your blades get snagged on grass or brush when doing spot and stalk. I lost my allen wrench on that muley hunt crawling down a hill and had to finish with the rage. Just curious what others experience with it was like.
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post Feb 12 2012, 02:32 AM
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They work just fine. Blood trails were awesome. Buck was 62 yards quartering away, bull was quartering away at 40. Pass through on the bull, hit solid bone on the buck. Buck expired @ 40 yards, bull expired @ 50. Never had to tighten them in the field. Good luck and God bless.

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post Feb 12 2012, 03:32 AM
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Thanks for that, darktimber. I think I need to get a different quiver to keep from snaggin those blade tips. Those were nice trophies. Congrats and thanks again.
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post Feb 12 2012, 07:18 PM
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If I had to worry about the blades loosening during my hunt, I wouldn't use them in the first place. I wouldn't care how they performed after that. Just my opinion.


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post Feb 12 2012, 08:24 PM
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Thats a good point. But alot of that was my fault in not havin a quiver that was adequate and then doing belly crawls to get close. I shoulda known better and won't be in that situation again (I'll be better prepared). Its not been an issue since.
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post Feb 13 2012, 12:37 AM
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The ramcat is a different animal as it is designed to loosen so that the blades can roll forward. Just crank them down good and tight and have a quiver that protects them and you will be fine. On a side note, I have tested them loose and in my setup it has not effected flight characteristics. Still hit spot on. For turkey hunting, you can actually flip the blades and tighten them in the forward position, making a great turkey head. A good quiver will solve all of your problems. Just don't bury the head all the way into the quiver or they will try to roll forward when you pull them out. I hunt in the same ways you do (spot&stalk) and have never had a problem. Good luck and God bless.


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post Feb 15 2012, 09:07 PM
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darktimber, what kind of quiver do you use? Do you shoot the 100 or 125 gr for elk? I checked out the graylight productions, that looked great! Spot and stalk is hard to beat. Got my first mulie this past September in Alberta and never had a rush like that before. Looking forward to tryin to get my first elk this fall.
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