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    trophy ridge meat seekers

    I just got a set of the 3 blade, 2 inch cut trophy ridge meat seeker broadheads, I was wondering if anyone has used them, and are they a good broadhead? Well I guess they are good I didn't pay anything for them, but are they worth using?



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    meatseekers

    I am wondering the same thing. I am thinking of using them this season. Wonder how they work...

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    If you hunt from the ground you should know they make alot of noise in your quiver. I carried them with me for the first day of my deer hunt this year but I could hear the sliding metal piece clanging all day. I changed them out that night without ever shooting them, they looked like they would cut a pretty mean hole but just too noisy.
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    I got a free sample to try out and was not that impressed with it. I only tested it on my block target and from what I could tell it wasn't deploying on impact.

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    I shot the 1.5" 3 blade meat seekers last year. I used the weaker
    bands from Top Dog Rick. I would say they opened ok. here's an
    entry and exit wound picture.
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    I killed 5 deer with them last year and my dad killed 4. They all opened on contact with massive wounds and large blood trails. We used the 3 blade 1 1/2 inch cut. They have to be some of the best flying heads on the market.

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    I've shot 3 deer in the last 2 years with the 3-blade 1 1/2" cut. I didn't notice any noise from them at all and only had one not pass-through. It drove into the opposite shoulder joint on a quartering away shot

    I don't know that I would shoot them into a block target. I'm not sure they would come back out without damage.

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    I shot muzzy for over 15 years switched to Montecs teo years ago and told myself I would never change. I had a pack of 3 blade 11/2 cut given to me and liked they was they were built. I shot a nice buck and a doe with them this year and had GREAT bloodtrails. Both Pass Throughs Blades still intack. I love them. I now have over 15 of em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash519 View Post
    I've shot 3 deer in the last 2 years with the 3-blade 1 1/2" cut. I didn't notice any noise from them at all and only had one not pass-through. It drove into the opposite shoulder joint on a quartering away shot

    I don't know that I would shoot them into a block target. I'm not sure they would come back out without damage.
    They were free and I was just trying to compare to the rage 2 blade. The slice in the foam was huge with the rage and only about 1" with the TR. That is the only exp. I with them so I can't say anything else about them. By the way I'm not a rage fanboy ( I gave up on them also). Actually it did not damage the blade pulling it out, but it did take a chunk out of the block. I guess they are durable anyways.

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    I shot a doe with them this past season and they did an amazing job. Zipped right through her as if she wasn't even there. Blades were still in tact and she went less than 60 yards with a massive blood trail...would use them any day.
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    Killed four deer and a black bear with them this year. All pass through shots. I love them. I don't understand the 'noise' thing. Nothing is sliding and banging around in my quiver.

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    I have saw a broadhead test on them and they did not hold up very well at all I probably would not shoot them maybe at squirrels or something

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    the dude with the noise problem...your an exception. I used them almost exclusively last season and killed 6 out of 8 deer with the 1 1/2 inch cut 3 blade meat seekers. No noise i could hear coming from them.

    Of all the deer i shot with them and the two i shot with the rage 2 blade broadheads, all 8 deer died within 100 yards. All 8 deer had impressive bloodtrails and non had broken blades due to the deer itself.

    The Rage Broadheads...I shot two deer and bent both rage broadheads. I shot all 6 deer with only 3 Meat Seekers. Reusing one of them 3 times before i lost the arrow. Reused the second one twice and on the second shot, it struck a rock and broke off a blade. The 3rd meat seeker was used for the final deer and is now in my broadhead box awaiting this coming fall.

    At 40 bucks for 3, i like the idea of reusing the broadheads...something i have not been able to do with the rage broadheads in two years of using them.

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    have shot two bucks nether made it 30yrds all about shot placement well worth trying

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    i have mixed feelings. on one hand, the blades were toast after shooting my target about 5 times. one in the trash. but on the other hand, i shot a doe SEVERE 1/4 away, it cut the back leg, went in the guts, and came out the opposite front shoulder. any other expandable most likely wouldnt have even went in. that broadhead was also toast though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveohrsp View Post
    i have mixed feelings. on one hand, the blades were toast after shooting my target about 5 times. one in the trash. but on the other hand, i shot a doe SEVERE 1/4 away, it cut the back leg, went in the guts, and came out the opposite front shoulder. any other expandable most likely wouldnt have even went in. that broadhead was also toast though.
    broadheads are for deer not targets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzlyplumber View Post
    If you hunt from the ground you should know they make alot of noise in your quiver. I carried them with me for the first day of my deer hunt this year but I could hear the sliding metal piece clanging all day. I changed them out that night without ever shooting them, they looked like they would cut a pretty mean hole but just too noisy.
    try setting still

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    Quote Originally Posted by booblover View Post
    try setting still
    Now why in the world would I do that? The deer aint holdin still and if I aint movin I wont ever catch up to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booblover View Post
    broadheads are for deer not targets.

    i guess you could say that, but 15 shots with my strykers into my 18-1 and the blades will cut your finger off still!
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    I have them in my quiver but have only shot one into my block to practice with it. I e-mailed Trophy Ridge cause I used up most of my rubber bands. They mailed me plenty of replcements for free in a couple of days (thanks guys). They also suggested using dental floss or fishing line to tie the blades down to keep from burning up my bands and tearing up my target so much. Glad to see all the positive feedback from the guys who shot them at deer.
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    I used them this year and killed 5 and lost 1. This is the ONLY time in 25 years of bow hunting where I had a complete broad head failure. It was a broadside shot at 10 or so yards and the head disintegrated pretty much on impact. I have taken this shot dozens of times with Steelheads over the years and even if I hit the scapula, the blades were still on the Steelheads after the shot. The Meatseeker blades do not hold up to bone and fail when really put to the test. After this I will never again shoot another animal with those heads. There are plenty of heads out there that are far superior to Meatseekers.

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    I really like the meat seekers. They seemed to fly great and provided adequate penetration. Pass throughs on an elk and a ram. The hog didn't like it much neither, he only went about 30yds.

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    If you do use the Meat Seekers, be careful to only use the rubber bands that are provided for that specific broadhead. I made the mistake of using a rubber band from another Trophy Taker head on my Meat Seekers and put a perfect shot on a huge doe last fall. It was right in the boiler room from 24 yards. The blades never opened and there was virtually no blood trail and no recovery. My bad for using the wrong rubber bands. The rep told me that they are toleranced for that specific head. So much for my experiment with mechs!
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    I will never use one again. Deer was close and I was 20 ft up shooting down. Hit it in the upper 1/3 of the rib cage and 2 of the blades broke off on entry. I did get the deer, but a field point would have gotten it because it hit just where it should. When gutting the deer we noticed a very small entrance hole with 3 small slices indicating it started entry with all 3 blades, but they did not get to open fully because 2 blew completely off. The exit hole was the size of the shaft plus 1 fully deployed blade. I can't trust a head that will do that.
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    They worked well for me on a pig hunt...

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