Cold Steel Poly Broadheads- more than just Archery?

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  1. Wasp

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    I put these here on purpose because I figure archers already heard of them and thought you guys might like them for other things.

    I thought these were pretty cool, they are a Zytel broadhead that is serrated. Would be good for a survival kit or bow as a varmint or pests, or stump shooting head. Maybe as a makeshift spear or harpoon or thread your hiking stick?

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    Its called the Cheap Shot and ten heads cost $12.

    They have 100 and 125 grain headswith threaded shafts and serrated blades.

    http://www.coldsteel.com/review/product/list/id/789/category/4/



     
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    I can see a purpose or two for them. Thanks young fellar. joe
     
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    Thanks for posting. I haven't seen these yet.
     
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    I own both sizes and I can tell you that the 125 grain heads are huge!!! They are also very sharp for what they are. I could cut my thumb skin with them when I tested the edge. They look quite wicked and fill a great niche as a "disposable" small game head.

    I have yet to kill an animal with one, but I have no doubt they will be very effective.
     
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    That's what I was thinking, they would be much larger in size for the weight match of a conventional broadhead. That could be useful.
     
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    I've heard they chip pretty badly if they hit bone or something hard. Have you shot any into anything tougher than a haybale?
     
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    These things are pretty dope! I hope they have glue on models.
     
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    Nope, not yet.
    I can see that they could chip upon a hard object. They are more or less made for "one time" use anyways. I bought them to shoot at grouse, rabbits, raccoons, porcupines, and any other miscellaneous small to midsized critters that might offer them selves up to my recurve.
     
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    No glue on available, but you can buy threaded aluminum adapters that glue on to wood arrows so you can use screw in points. I use them.
     
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    I kinda like the idea of carrying a spare head in your pack and threading a walking stick. There are other options but the 125 grain would be better than lashing your knife to a stick. :) Extended cutting, Dogs, Hogs, etc.
     
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    I have heard, not witnessed, that the threads have a bad habit of snapping off and getting stuck in your arrow inserts.

    Pretty interesting little things. Not my cup of tea but I bet they work well under the proper conditions. My muzzy trocars are on the cheapish end of things for broadheads, and they still run about 10 bucks a piece.
     
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    I can definitely see that happening, and I figured it would sooner or later. A guy needs one of those special bits for your cordless drill that's used to remove stripped screw heads to remove them if that happens.
     
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    Yeah, if you ruin an insert or mess an arrow up trying to get an insert out they suddenly cost a lot more than a buck a head.
     
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    When I used to shoot I had what I called "my good and bad arrows". Some were cheaper than others or had been deflected, hard impacts, etc. And if I was shooting larger game, it would still beat possibly messing up an expensive head and a shaft.
     
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    Just because I have funny thoughts, I'm wondering how one set in a otzi type handle would work as a "play" otzi knife for those who don't knap.

    I try funny ideas like that from time to time.

    I have knapped a otzi blade and it is what it is.

    I also took a piece of tractor supply steel (low carbon) and shapped a otzi blade from that, and then heated it and did a quinch without temper. It is better than the flint or glass otzi's I have made for cutting and edge and such.

    Next will be a copper blade for one if I ever get around to it.

    As for my archery, I"m pretty much at the point where I use primitive self made archery gear. Nothing as satisfying as stalking up a small feral pig or one of our lil' bitty Alabama deer and taking them with a self bow, using self made arrows with self fletching and knapped points.

    The older I get the more it's about time in the woods and the less it is about having the latest and fastest or must modern of stuff.

    I even admit I hunt with either a trade flint lock or a kentucky poor boy flint lock rifle a lot more than I do with my more modern weapons.

    I have even done more hand gun hunting than rifles last few years. I always get my game, but I do it My way (cue the Elvis song) lol

    Thanks for sharing something I hadn't seen yet, turned on the old brain drizzle juices.
     
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    I guess it depends on your end game, but I get what you’re saying.

    For me, I’m saving my nest arrow and sharpest broadhead for an opportunity at a big game animal. Everything else (practice and such) leads up to that. If I had the opportunity to hunt more small game and nuisance species those CS broadheads would be mighty tempting.
     
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    If you drag the threads of a broadheads ( or field point) thru a stick of bowstring wax, it will do 2 things.
    Stop the point or broadheads from rattling loose and being noisy and makes it easy to remove because the metal will not seize up solid even after impact.
     
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    I believe the threads on these are plastic as well, but that’s probably not a bad idea. The issue I’ve heard about has more to do with the head snapping off and leaving the threads stuck in your insert.
     
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