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Author Topic: rocket steelhead expandables  (Read 161 times)

Offline yari

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rocket steelhead expandables
« on: August 30, 2018, 10:46:00 AM »
i know everyone likes the latest and greatest broadhead, but i've had great luck w/ the ROCKET STEELHEAD 100 gr. i just got 2 packs from amazon today. they fly great and are tough. 1 1/8" cutting diameter, chisel point and open backward on contact blades. (i'm not sold on the blades that open forward. too many things to go wrong IMO)

here's the best part. a pack of 3 still goes for $15. i bought mine for spares down the road. i'm guessing they will be bought out again and be taken off the market. i can get 3 packs of these for the same price as 1 pack of other broadheads and these are proven.

prices are out of hand! it's hard to believe $10-15/ arrow and $10-15/ broadhead is common. that's $20-30 per shot! no wonder archery is losing the biggest percentage of hunters. it's not affordable for a lot of people, especially young kids

i've killed several deer over 200# and 3 P&Y bear w/ these(one approx 450-500#) and never had an issue. only one shot wasn't a pass through. that was a +200# buck at 35 yards and i blew through one shoulder and lodged in the other. they are solid

here's my 2 cents. if you are looking for an affordable solid head, check them out
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Re: rocket steelhead expandables
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 07:44:02 PM »
Thanks for the info Yari, I'll give them a look.  I'm happy as can be with my Grim Reapers but never hurts to take a look at alternatives, especially if they're high performers without the crazy high pricetag.
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Re: rocket steelhead expandables
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 07:41:41 AM »
Thanks Yari. I will also check them out. I love my NAP Spitfire Crossbow expandables but always willing to see what else is out there.
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Offline yari

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Re: rocket steelhead expandables
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 04:46:13 PM »
Thanks Yari. I will also check them out. I love my NAP Spitfire Crossbow expandables but always willing to see what else is out there.

I would think these would work great w/ an x-bow
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Re: rocket steelhead expandables
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2018, 05:07:23 PM »
Yari - I did a little web reading after your original steelhead post to see what they had to say about X-bows.  Couldn't find a lot, some guys stated that on faster vertical bows or X-bows you should consider using 2 bands to insure they don't open up in flight.
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Re: rocket steelhead expandables
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2018, 05:09:59 PM »
Yari - I did a little web reading after your original steelhead post to see what they had to say about X-bows.  Couldn't find a lot, some guys stated that on faster vertical bows or X-bows you should consider using 2 bands to insure they don't open up in flight.

I have shot these open just to see how they fly in case that would happen. they shoot the same. I do change bands every year though
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Re: rocket steelhead expandables
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 04:41:39 PM »
I was talking to another hunter in Wal Mart last week and I was just looking at the broadheads. He said he uses the Allen expandable and he has killed a bunch of deer with them. He says they work as great as the big names ones, just a lot less expensive. I'm not sure I like the bands though but he swears by them.
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Re: rocket steelhead expandables
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 05:32:05 PM »
I can't remember if I mentioned this. rocket was one of the first companies to make expendable's. they have a long track record. even though they were bought out a few years ago, this prototype has stood the test of time.



the positive of the bands is they open on impact w/o having to rely on anything mechanical failing. KISS-'keep it simple stupid'.



they have been good to me since they originally came out. approx. 15 years ago?
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Re: rocket steelhead expandables
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2018, 05:42:23 PM »
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Glad they work that great for you!!
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