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I have been a diehard fixed blade BH user for 50 years; that's not to say that I have not tested numerous mechanical heads. However, I was never satisfied with any I tested or the ones I ended up using to hunt with.
It's been a very long frustrating search to find a mechanical head that had all the features I was looking for - at least until I tried the Sevr.
I switched from a compound bow to a crossbow in 2011 and realized that I had a greater accuracy range ( with field tips) with the crossbow than I had with my compound bow. However, I could not get that consistent accuracy at longer ranges (over 35 yards) with my tried and true broadheads. My favorites were Muzzy and Slick Trick 100 grain 4 bladed heads. That being said the fact of the matter is I kill most of my deer under 30 yards. So why do I need to have a BH that is accurate beyond that range? I want to be prepared and confident for those occasional shots that are at longer distances.

My criteria for a mechanical BH: #1 Accuracy #2 Durability #3 Sharpness #4 Replaceable blades # 5 Produce a good wound channel #6 Ability to target practice with the BH Sevr has all of these features. The practice mode is especially nice because the blades are totally enclosed in the Titanium ferrule. You can remove the set screw and your practice head becomes your hunting head - SWEET!

My equipment: Scorypd Ventilator Extreme 130 # limbs, Arrows: 20" Spynal Tap Arrows 405 grain

I put in over 25 days trying to kill a mature buck and I did get a marginal opportunity at one; however, my arrow deflected off of a twig and missed the deer. I had so many trail cam pictures of mature bucks that all seemed to disappear after September 30th. Our deer permit season ends on December 31st so when a young 6 pointed presented me with a shot on the 20th I felt it was time to fill my tag. Prior to that, I killed 5 antlerless deer using the Sevr. It perform flawlessly on each deer. The furthest one traveled 60 yards. All provided excellent blood trails.

I have attached pictures of the buck and one doe to show the massive wound and blood released. In addition,
I also attached pictures of some target practice using the Sevr BH set with the practice set screw . Also I tested it "live" without the practice set screw at 50 yards. The size of the paper plate is 6 inches.

If your looking for an excellent mechanical head to try you may want to consider Sevr. They are sold directly from the MFG (Easton) and you can purchase them individually. If you purchase 5 you get one free and there is free shipping for orders over $50.
 

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I have been using the Sevr 2.1 for 2 years now and have had great success . They have dropped the deer faster than any other head I have used before. First deer went less than 40yds the second one went less than 25yds.

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Vee: Did you get that plastic tool to work to close the broadhead? I have the same 1.5 and the only way I could close them was to partially remove the main screw and reposition the blades. Doing it like I did, one has to be very careful to keep the small bent washer centered or the screw will chew it up when re installing the screw.

I found the broadheads shoot the same point of impact as the field points as long as one used matched point weights both in the practice mode and hunting mode, when target shooting.

All the best.
 

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I read a lot about blood trails and dead quickly, but seldom is the shot and Hit described. any head shot in the right place will bring good results. What I like to hear are the less than perfect shots and how head performed. I have read quite a few bad reports from Sevr users as well. Guess that can be said for all broadheads tho.
 

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Vee: Did you get that plastic tool to work to close the broadhead? I have the same 1.5 and the only way I could close them was to partially remove the main screw and reposition the blades. Doing it like I did, one has to be very careful to keep the small bent washer centered or the screw will chew it up when re installing the screw.

I found the broadheads shoot the same point of impact as the field points as long as one used matched point weights both in the practice mode and hunting mode, when target shooting.

All the best.
I have only replaced blades on 2 heads and it took me a while to get it done. I did use the plastic tool but I had difficulty with it. Not sure exactly what I did but I got it done and killed a deer with the replaced blade head. I'll need to pay more attention to how I did it the next time I replace blades.
 
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I read a lot about blood trails and dead quickly, but seldom is the shot and Hit described. any head shot in the right place will bring good results. What I like to hear are the less than perfect shots and how head performed. I have read quite a few bad reports from Sevr users as well. Guess that can be said for all broadheads tho.
All my shots were 25 yards and under and shot placement was pretty much perfect. I realize that is not always going to be the case. That being said, a poor shot is always going to present problems. You always need to come into contact with something that is vital in order to kill an animal. If it's a gut shot you need to wait at least 8 hours before tracking the animal - no head speeds that process along.
The head is accurate so you can depend on it if you do what's necessary - take shots within your effective range, take high percentage shots (broadside or slightly quartering away) always visualize where the arrow will exit.
 

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Vee: Did you get that plastic tool to work to close the broadhead?
I used the tool and it worked fine after I played around with it for a few minutes and figured how to do it. I believe I slid the tool parallel to the ferrule and between the blades and then they folded the in.

I'll get them out and make sure that's how I did it.
 
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