My wife hunted with 35# and shot grim reaper fatal steels and always got pass throughs. It’s all about shot placement and not taking bad shots.
Never noticed this BH in the past. Thanks for sharing.
Sorry to see, very little press on this specific BH option. While I am quite encouraged with the design of this BH. Main improvement Id like to see might be a more layer back deployment for more mechanical advantage.
Still I would not be very confident in most new archery hunters having the patience to make good to great shot angle choices. In this regard Id be more hopeful on a young female archer over a young male archer being very disciplined in waiting for the right shot b4 letting the arrow loose. Never mind the deer may be likly to move at the shot.
With this in mind Id feel way more comfortable recommending a COC 2 blade head with no moving parts to a new archery hunter that brings a marginal, DW & DL to the table.
I would hope the new archer would be able to work with a experienced archer to help tune their arrow set up. Suppose this brings us to the point that should be stressed Is perfect arrow flight is vital. Practice & good coaching & correct arrows & points for the application at hand can be vital to perfect arrow flight.
Then a smaller cut diameter COC quality head will improve the chances of success for any archer. This is even more so true for a low DW archery hunter. COC heads will offer noticeably improved margin of forgiveness on less than ideal shot angles.
Potential down sides of the mechanicals including the grim reaper fatal steels is the lesser mechanical advantage in the deployed angle. The potential for a delayed deployment of one, blade is also a risk on a less than ideal shot angle. In the case of a delayed deployment of one blade the arrow tends to re-direct upon Impact. The redirect results in a massive energy dump that results in poor penetration. The re-direct can happen with any set up on poor shot angles, Though mechanicals are less forgiving.
Not uncommon that the shot was great upon release, though due to deer movement at the shot the shot angle can go wrong in a hurry by the time the arrow impacts & penetrates. Targets at the range & moving targets in the field do vary.