"aren't as well machined." I beg to differ sir. As for the Striker head itself, the design is awesome so it should perform well. However, just know the Striker head is cast out of powdered metal (mim process). The Wac'em is machined from stainless steel which tends to be more durable and precise, IMO. This may be the reason why loose blades are not uncommon on the Striker head.
The Striker is definately a stolen design.....Just another case of a large company bullying a small family owned business like Wac'em. G5 definately disappointed me with this move. However, the patent violation lawsuit is already in the making, so penalties may be applied in the future.
The blades on the Striker are sharp and thicker than Wac'ems. However, on replaceable bladed heads, how thick do you need? I don't think many here will dispute the toughness of a Muzzy head which, by the way, has a blade thickness of .20. The Wac'em is .27. Is that enough or should it be .30?
Bottom line is this folks, since the design is exactly the same as the Wac’em head it should perform well. Blade thickness is important, but once you’ve reach .20 thickness on a replaceable bladed head, it’s significance is reduced, IMO. I believe overall STRENGTH of the ferrule is more important once you have established proper blade thickness.
If you like the Striker, shoot them, as the design is awesome. However, the only significant difference is the way the body of the head is produced, as I reported above.
On a personal note, I don’t support ANY company that copies designs from the “average joe” businessman trying to make it in the archery world. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time it’s occurred in the archery business and until consumers voice their displeasure with this power tactic used by large companies it will continue. Sad, but true!
Lastly,I was just poking fun at ol' Ike.....I owe him! :wink: