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How bad would a broadhead need to be damaged in order for you to say it failed? Even after contact with heavy bone.
 

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If it did it's job on the vitals I'd say it did it's job, no matter how messed up it was afterwards. If it hit heavy bone and didn't work, I would blame it on myself for not shooting right.
 

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for me, breakage upon impact to the deer resulting in no or very little penetration-for hard bone.

Failure for a clean ribs pass thru would be bent or broken blades, tip or ferrule. If I can't reuse a head just by touching up blades or swapping out replacement ones, it's garbage.
 

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For me a dead deer is a dead deer. Unless the blades somehow all sheared off before hitting the vitals the head's done it's job in my book.
 

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brokenblade said:
For me a dead deer is a dead deer. Unless the blades somehow all sheared off before hitting the vitals the head's done it's job in my book.
Agreed.

Generally, I never use a broadhead twice on game. No reason to do this. I get 3 tags a year. I can afford 3 broadheads easy. Add 3 for practice or whatever and you got a 6 pack. $30 year isnt much. Wether or not the broadhead survives the internal punishment an animal places on it means nothing to me as long as I recover the animal.
 

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If it's just a rib punch then a broken blade, bent tip or busted ferrule is failure. If I caught a nice chunk of shoulder or leg then I could look past a bent or chipped blade, but the ferrule had better be intact and functioning. I also had better have a nice entry and exit hole. I quit using a particular head becaue the entry holes were terrible which resulted in little to no blood. I don't shoot a broadhead with the intention of re-using it, but if it won't hold up passing through a whitetail then I don't want it.
 
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