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  • October 23, 2013 at 1:57 pm #601032 Back to Top REPORT
    southerly
    Southerly

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    Guys,¬† I’m shooting the Slick Trick¬†100 grain Magnum¬†4 blade¬†1¬†-1/8″¬† and just wanted to know who has used these broadheaded and how they worked?¬†¬† Mine fly like a fieldtip and seem to be very durable,¬† just wondering with a smaller diameter how effective they will be for deer hunting.

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    October 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm #601063 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
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    Well, I killed a cow Elk with a 1″ cut 2-blade using a recurve, she left a blood trail Ray Charles could follow, collapsed within 35 yds and rolled downhill to within 10 yds of my treestand, so I’d think that a 1-1/8″ cut 4-blade should do the job on a deer if it is well placed. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

    I’ve tested the 100-gr Standard Slick Trick on an Elk scapula and it blew right through with minimal damage, and only on one blade at that.

    Locally, and out West in general, the Slick Tricks are very popular.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    October 23, 2013 at 8:29 pm #601094 Back to Top REPORT
    treestandwolf
    Treestandwolf

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    Super durable and tough. If your bow is tuned, these heads fly great. I’ve killed whitetail, hogs, and my Mt. Lion with the 100 grain mags. This year I’m upping to the 125 grain Magnums. They are strong enough for all North American game animals.
    What I will tell you is even through the animals die from a properly placed Slick Trick, don’t expect a huge blood trail like you would get from a mechanical.
    Good luck with your decision.
    1 Tactical and 1 Lost 2013 Creed, Axcel Sights, QAD's, Stokerized Revolver, GT Velocity Arrows, Rayzrs, Slick Trick Mags "I don't make excuses for what I do, only excuses for not doing it enough"
    October 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm #601195 Back to Top REPORT
    birdx33
    birdx33

    Joined: 8/13/2008
    Love them! I switched to them about three years ago.
    they do some damage and leave great blood trails.
    October 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm #601359 Back to Top REPORT
    tubemkr
    Tubemkr

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    I picked a set of the same heads that Southerly mentioned. Gonna try these babies out in the morning. I was shooting mechanicals (NAP Shockwave for years and Rage 3 blade up to today) but am moving toward fixed blade heads. I have killed deer with both the mechanicals I used, but switched from Shockwave to Rage because I broke one of the ‘waves in half.¬†One¬†Rage head I removed today has been passed through two deer on a diagonal path and suffered zero damage, but in either case left very little blood to follow. I am hoping for a better blood trail this weekend…
    Jerry
    October 26, 2013 at 12:00 am #601372 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    i had something go wrong.  watched my slicktrick slip in right behind the shoulder.  that deer went for miles..never found it.

    i’m smart enough to know that that shot probably wasnt as good as i imagined. ¬†my arrow was coated with blood tip to tip. ¬†it was crushing.

    i still shoot them..and montecs, and grim reapers.  i just need to do my part better.  i have killed alot of pigs with them.

    October 27, 2013 at 10:30 am #601558 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007

    Super durable and tough. If your bow is tuned, these heads fly great. I’ve killed whitetail, hogs, and my Mt. Lion with the 100 grain mags. This year I’m upping to the 125 grain Magnums. They are strong enough for all North American game animals.
    What I will tell you is even through the animals die from a properly placed Slick Trick, don’t expect a huge blood trail like you would get from a mechanical.
    Good luck with your decision.

    I would echo those sentiments.¬† Having killed maybe 8 or 10 with the SlickTrick 125′s, it seems that the blood trails are followable but not outstanding.¬† None lost yet.¬† They don’t seem to be as large as those I have gotten with something like a Thunderhead 125, but so much varies between exact placement and how the deer is standing, etc. that I would be hesitant to call my observations definitive or conclusive.

    I like how sharp they are, how tough they are, and how well they shoot from my setup.

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    October 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm #602116 Back to Top REPORT

    fxdwgkd

    Joined: 9/9/2013
    Great head, fly good and are durable. I have used both the standard and the mags. Both fly great, killed deer with both and am still using the same heads I bought 3 years ago. Just replace the blades

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    November 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm #604206 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
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    Solid head. When I first got mine there was only ‘one’ type. ¬†I was concerned that they might glance off bone at a bad angle (seemed to be a concern for what reason I don’t remember). I shot them through layers of 3/4 inch ply at all kinds of angles. They blew holes right through even at bad angles.

    Had one fail to penetrate through a doe once but wasn’t the heads fault. Shot through the blind fabric instead of the screen. Lesson learned. Arrow is lower than your sight LOL.

    They fly well and hit hard. Still have a few in the ‘tackle box.’ Switched to the G5 Montec and now use the Steelforce Phathead 100.

    Toyed with the thought of using the Slick this year but didn’t take the time to tune them with the new rig.

    December 5, 2013 at 7:44 am #609513 Back to Top REPORT

    hayden

    Joined: 1/3/2008
    I’ve shot st for 5 yrs w ave performance. They fly great look good but r not best head out there. It’s a small hole compared to others. E hit deer perfect and had to track for a long ways numerous times. I’ve switched to rage end of story both for whitetail and elk
    December 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm #609591 Back to Top REPORT
    bfisherman11
    Bfisherman11

    Age: 55
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    I just switched to these heads. I am getting great arrow flight and they group with my field points. I have not shot anything yet so I am encouraged to hear about those that like them.

    Early on I shot another fixed blade but it had the long ferrule. Those never did group with my field points. I think the Tricks group better because of the shorter ferrule. I did try a 2 blade mech for a couple years and killed a deer and a coyote with them BUT I have a couple friends shooting that same head and in this same time frame they have lost deer and were clueless as to why. Both say they made good shots (who can say). I just got tired of these heads flipping open in my quiver…. I figured what might happen if one of these blades opened up prematurely in flight so I wanted to go back to a fixed blade. I found the Tricks and hope I have found my broadhead.

    Bill

    December 6, 2013 at 9:41 am #609688 Back to Top REPORT
    randallb
    randallb

    Joined: 2/12/2008
    15 deer hits with Slick trick 1” and mag.¬†¬†¬† 1 deer lost, at dark, stomach hit, arrow with bits of grass/browse all over it.

    Tons of double lung with both sizes and deer is off¬† feet in 7-10 seconds.¬†¬†¬† Two direct heart hits and 2-3 outside cuts.¬† Also one bad far back liver hit.¬† Good x on liver….deer¬†found but far distance.

    Slick trick staff at office said 1” was designed for Elk (penetration) and mag for deer.¬†¬† I find the mag a little less forgiving of your release and they definitely pick up more wind.¬†¬† 1” is still picked mostly because of my confidence in practice and the accuracy.¬†¬† I like 1” with a 3” feather behind it or Flexfletch 360 vanes.

    Scarey sharp blades when new.      Simple, tough, accurate.   I like shooting old blades as dull practice blades.

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