I was wondering which mechanical is better. Rocket steel head (or mini blaster) or hypershock. What do yall think?
Very well said. I concurAshadow315 said:Steelhead, Miniblaster, and Hypershock, and I would use them in that order. The Steelhead has proven to be a very reliable and tough mechanical. The Miniblaster is slower to open with its longer blades, and I have bent a ferrule before on a turkey. I just don't like the Hypershock. The delayed opening design creates a tiny entry hole, and the huge cutting diameter increases the odds of not passing through. Small entry holes and no pass thru equals a tough trail. The small heads in the Hypershock line up may be more reliable, but I don't like smallish 2 blade cuts. They have the potential to create a weak blood trail. Though 2 3/4" of cut in a 2 blade design has to be devastating internally, a deer can cover a lot of country in a few seconds. In thick cover, if you don't get an exit, the blood trail is going to be tough to non existant. I really like the Steelhead 125 verses the 100. It has a longer tip, and slightly longer blades. One other note about the Miniblaster. Using the Pathfinder tip on them really seems to weaken the ferrule. I think it creates a lot more force by acting as a lever. The only ferrules I have bent always had the Pathfinder tip on them. I have never bent one with the regular chisel tip. A turkey absolutely destroyed a miniblaster on me this season. The ferrule isn't just tweaked, it looks like I put it in a vise and smacked it with a 2 pound sledge.
A lot of guys in the HS camp say you don't need a trail when you can see the deer fall, but I am not putting all my eggs in that basket. The woods where I hunt are THICK. It is real easy to lose a deer with a decent blood trail, and would be flat out impossbile with a skimpy trail.
Where did you get those at the hunt-n-shak!AdamG said:I just bought a pack of Rocket Hammerhead 100gr to try(I shoot Muzzy). First experience with expandables and I have to say Im liking them alot. Big cut with field point accuracy in my experience so far ...think Im goin to give em a shot this year!