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Old 08-17-2008, 04:11 AM
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Ok I was shooting bow last night. I looked over at the electric water heater we just tore out. Thats when the thoughts went through my head lets shoot it. Well I started with fieldtips and that when the light bulb came on in my head. So I grabbed a Thunderhead, Hellrazor, and a Spitfire. Here are the results. The Hellrazor got maybe 1/2 inch more but they were all right there close to the same. Take this test for what its worth. You can see I had no plans this Saturday night.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:25 AM
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you gotta get the armor piercing head that your dad made and see if you can get a pass through!
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:15 AM
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Might be a redneck if.......lol
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:55 AM
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Hmmm... I've not shot a water heater yet.

Thanks Bull! Guess I'll find me a heater and see how the Steelforce and Eastman First Cut's fair.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:09 PM
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Rick, just make sure you take it out of the house first!
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:20 PM
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Man Tim!! You took all the fun out it just then!
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:12 AM
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Thats a heckuva group you got there....

Do you have the right tags to be shootin that thing?????

I didn't think they were in season yet??
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:24 AM
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Did it leave much of a Water Trail?
Man did I miss out earlier this year when we had to replace ours! Lol
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:26 AM
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A couple of questions...

(1) Did the broadheads penetrate the tank itself or just the outer covering and insulation? The reason I ask is, when I got restarted in bow shooting I had a tendency to shoot hard left at times. Either my right wrist or elbow would let go at the wrong time. Anyhoo, When I'd missed the target, I shoot into our backstop that was 2 full sheets of 1/2 plywood. I'd get penetration on both pieces! Field tips or broadheads.

(2) Were you able to get the broadheads back out? If so how mangled were they?
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:51 AM
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Well I think I'll put the water heater shoot on hold.

Last night, I was full-on-devils-playground.

I read somewhere that when testing bowtuning, one should shoot a group of arrows: non-fletched first and fletched second. I'm sure I read that this should be done with a fieldpoint rather than a broadhead... I'm sure of it... now.

Well... tempting fate, I shot a bare shaft at 10 feet and split the x. So... let's try 20 right? Sure! Why not...

I'LL TELL YOU WHY NOT!!!

That thing couldn't have shot left harder if it had a rudder and a copilot! It missed the target by 4 feet, blew through... I repeat blew THROUGH my tackle box. Now this is no $5 box. It busted a 4 inch hole in the side of the lid, destroyed 3 lures what were in the wrong place at the wrong time, obliterated 2 stacked drawers inside the box, and punched a 3 inch hole out of the back. Obviously unsatisfied, it then punched a 2 inch hole into Cheri's tackle box, and cut into her stacked drawers, before the shaft snapped and the KE was expended.

The Broadhead, an Eastman Outfitters First cut 125, was already farily dull, and it blew apart. There are chunks of metal deposited in both boxes, and the ferrel bent in a 15 degree arc.

Now... we all know I am not afraid to test the limits of my equipment, and we all know how much smarter I am after I test said limits. I got my doctorate last night. That scared the absolute hell out of me and you can take this to the bank: Never again will I test those waters. NEVER.
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