Toxic Broadheads

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Africa' started by rooihond, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. rooihond

    rooihond GOLD SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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    Has anybody given the Toxic Broadheads by Flying Arrow Archery a try? They look like they would create a large wound channel but may suffer a bit on the penetration side of things. How do they fly? If nothing else, they look great in the package.

    Flying Arrow Archery
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    They look very high tech, but I think the little positive side of the design(cut a big slug hole) far from compensates for the disadvantages of it.
    I am sure it works great on broadside shots and you don't hit bones.
    But the blades are way to flimsy and will either lose parts or/and get very poor penetration if bones are hit.

    I really see no reasons for "wasting" money on the Toxic.

    My short list for fixed broad heads are Slick Trick, Exodus and DRT(made by a member on this forum).
    I see no reason to consider anything else than one of those 3.
  3. rooihond

    rooihond GOLD SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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    By what I could see, I tend to agree with you. Sometimes the results from practical use surprises me though. I like Slick Standards myself but I think I might have to try those DRT's!
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    Grade A gimmick. I got some widgets for you to buy to go with it!
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    Darn! I'm all stocked up on gimmicks and widgets. Anyway, all of my disposable income seems to keep pointing towards Africa now.
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    Dammit sales are slow, Ill never get back to Africa at this rate
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    Hahaha!:D
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    I know somebody preparing to run a test batch of the Toxics on African game. Standby for the results.
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    I sure hope he/they use setups with proper KE and momentum.
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    I will pass the info as it comes in. It looks like a novelty item but sometimes the world hands out a surprise.

    On a side note, I'm giving the DRT's a try. Tom seems to be pretty darn cool.
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    I don't see how you would get great penetration with the toxic broadheads.
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    rooihond GOLD SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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    It does look like an energy sapping effort to force one through anything.
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    Maybe they could be used to cut meat sticks for pepperoni?
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    And cheese to go with it.
    The guy with the test batch is still running around southern Africa. Maybe we can see some tests in a week or so.
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    I'm gonna try them on turkey here in Canada , season starts in 31 days .
    Glen
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    Let us know how they work for you. Good luck!
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    Anybody have some test results on the Toxics? I have tested them on beef ribs for toughness. They are actually very tough, but the penetration appeared to be less than most of the heads we tested.
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    I hope to stick a few animals with them next year in New Zealand and Australia TOM :)
    Sadly it looks like I will not have the time and the money to go bowhunting this year:cry:
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    I had the toxics on the arrow rest more times then I care to remember . Out of the 37 (I think ) days of turkey hunting here in Ontario I was out at least 30 . I could not gett 1 0f the 6 birds I seen to come inside of 40 yards . SORRY COULD NOT GET IT DONE ! Tomorrow is the final day of the season and I'll be out with the shotgun . Wish me luck I think I'll need it !
    Glen

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