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I tested many broadheads, fixed blade, replaceable fixed blade, and mech head in a worst case scenario ... angled shot on a fresh Elk scapula and fresh hog scapula. Of the the mech heads, the Grim Reaper performed best with the least structural damage, largely due to the ferrule design and Trocar tip. While the blades did bend, the deformation was less than the Rage which had broken/lost blades and a bent tip that caused a deflection and less penetration than the GR. The G5 Striker performed OK, but as the OP described, chipped and dulled blades. The blades are only .030" thick, a bare minimum IMHO. For a similar broadhead as the G5 Striker, but stronger and of better blade quality, try the True Fire T1, comes in both 100 and 125 gr, with .032" thick blades. Also, the Slick Trick now has .035" blades standard and is also of 100% machined steel. The Trophy Taker Terminal-T is 100% heat treated, machined steel with .041" thick blades. All of these are excellent performers.
If a larger cut is desired in a 100-gr broadhead, that is very accurate and strong, the QAD Exodus is what I'd recommend. 100% machined steel, .040" blades, 1-¼" cut. These performed exceptionally well on Elk and Hog scapula without any damage, while retaining edge sharpness.
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