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Good point, the price is certainly up there. I found these while searching on elk bh’s and was intrigued by the design. I read all I could find but their being so new, I couldn’t find any real life experience. That’s how I found Crossbow Nation and just became a new member. I’m loving these forums, finding all of your experiences to be a big help to a novice crossbow hunter (5 years,5deer with Horton 150) now soon to be new elk hunter(although 67yrs young) with mission sub 1 xr (1yr,1deer). The G5 Striker VS , 125gr is looking pretty good to me right now. Also having fun on the Arrow forum. Learning a ton about various arrows, weight, ke, foc and momentum. Thanks to all... this is a very valuable resource!
 

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No, you’re viewing it exactly right. It does have a scooped bottom and yes, you would think this design causes a slow down or drop. I’ve been viewing many tests of this Bh on-line and only one found it to drop after 40 yds. All others I’ve watched and read have ranked it very high in side to side tests for penetration, strength and cutting/wound channel.
Just yesterday I saw where the tester who found it to drop published an apology as he was challenged by others to retest it and well... you can watch for yourself his findings
https://youtu.be/462cDTIh3yM
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ts called the Annihilator re test on you-tube in case my cut and paste job doesn’t work. Lusk Archery Adventures was the tester.
I’m going to get a pkg. of 125 gr and shoot them. Curious as to how my rhinehart target handles them.
 

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Thank You for the retest link. It worked for me. I prefer to see side by side testing when possible. His explanation for the first video makes sense. I believe he is being honest when he states that the Annihilator penetrates better than some, but not as good as others. That tells me, ya better do your own testing.

Again, I would be concerned about lose of momentum from drag and tissue. Thus, resulting in lose of penetration. Noise level as well. Sounds like the company will be introducing a larger cut and a 150gr model this spring. That could be beneficial for elk!
 

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Cant help but wonder how those will shoot compared to field points.
 

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Check out the video above. If memory serves me, the field point baseline poi had a .75” spread. He tested 50 bh’s; and the annihilator won the accuracy competition with the same .75” spread. It also won the angular penetration test (penetration inches shooting through a 1-2” plywood at 40 degree angle - it was the only bh to go all the way through) and came in the top group in bleed out test (shooting through a gallon jug of liquid and timing the drainage in seconds). An incidental observation of damage to the Bh showed this came through with zero damage, ready to hunt.
 

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Worth a look. Just ordered a 3 pak of 125 gr. There’s a 30 day wait time. I’m down to QAD exodus and these for my Oct elk hunt.
The more information I see on these broadheads, the better they look. The only negative I've seen so far is : "They group well, but slightly off of where the Field Points hit". Shouldn't even be a factor in my opinion. Think I'll test some myself.
 
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