Question about grim reaper mech. Broadheads

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by stephenky, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. stephenky

    stephenky Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2018
    Posts:
    68
    Likes Received:
    25
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    This year my son is pulling 60# at 28 inches and I was wondering how well the grim reaper 1 3/4 mech will perform his arrows I built are 435 grain. Any feed back is helpful thanks
     
  2. bucksnbears

    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2014
    Posts:
    2,188
    Likes Received:
    790
    Dislikes Received:
    16
    Get him a good fixed blade.
    Your welcome:wave:
     
  3. dnoodles

    dnoodles Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Posts:
    5,675
    Likes Received:
    4,544
    Dislikes Received:
    8
    Location:
    People's Republic of IL
    at that low of poundage I would only use rear-deploying mechs. Not over the top opening.
     
    MUDSHARK likes this.
  4. stephenky

    stephenky Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2018
    Posts:
    68
    Likes Received:
    25
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Like rage hyperdermic
     
  5. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Posts:
    17,389
    Likes Received:
    6,836
    Dislikes Received:
    44
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Slick Tricks, no mechanical for now.
     
  6. dnoodles

    dnoodles Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Posts:
    5,675
    Likes Received:
    4,544
    Dislikes Received:
    8
    Location:
    People's Republic of IL
    similar in style but maybe not a 2" cutting diameter.
    NAP Killzone low KE cut on contacts.

    Honestly under 65# I would probably stick with fixed heads; but plenty of hunters use mechs at 60 with success.
     
  7. Fix

    Fix Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Posts:
    3,323
    Likes Received:
    3,137
    Dislikes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Western NY
    Without going down the rabbit hole here... 60 is acceptable as along as FOC is correct. Another thing to check is true draw weight. My bow with 70# limbs maxes at 67. Which to me puts it close to the 65 rating. Find a shop with a digital scale and test it. Then consider some weight in the front and finally when you're done... Buy slick tricks.
     
    Sota likes this.
  8. Fix

    Fix Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Posts:
    3,323
    Likes Received:
    3,137
    Dislikes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Western NY
    I have shot mechanical with lower weight and the issue I have found almost Everytime is deflection. The exit is always somewhere crazy as opposed to where it should logically be. Hope this helps
     
  9. MUDSHARK

    MUDSHARK Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Posts:
    3,003
    Likes Received:
    2,098
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NW PA
    My son is shooting 60 lbs and has a 28 inch draw, he is shooting the grim reaper hybrids. 15645738763154637386601133928113.jpg 15645739215955025529067505760742.jpg
     
  10. MUDSHARK

    MUDSHARK Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Posts:
    3,003
    Likes Received:
    2,098
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NW PA
    He has had great success with them.
     
  11. stephenky

    stephenky Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2018
    Posts:
    68
    Likes Received:
    25
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Are they hard to tune? I am considering the hybrids or wicked tricks. I trying get him use 125 grain heads and don't think slick trick has those
     
  12. MUDSHARK

    MUDSHARK Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Posts:
    3,003
    Likes Received:
    2,098
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NW PA
    They shot just like his field points,. He didn't have to change anything. However they are 100 grain heads
     
  13. stephenky

    stephenky Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2018
    Posts:
    68
    Likes Received:
    25
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    OK thanks
     

Share This Page