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For over a year, I had been reading glowing reports about this broadhead. TruGlo?? Seemed to me like a new Yugo had come out and was getting glowing reports. I’ve just not been impressed with TruGlo in the past.

I want a low inflight aerodynamic signature for any broadhead I shoot. Additionally, I prefer to not need bands and for launch forces to help keep it closed. Silent in flight, cut a big hole, tough blades, identical practice points or being able to use the actual broadhead for practice, affordable, ability to reuse would be just gravy - these I want. Vaguru , whom I greatly respect, told me that he was using these and intended to continue.

I ordered just 3. 2 deer down with just one of these BHs , and appx 50 shots into an 18-1. The entrance holes were large, exits were larger.

I’m down to just one arrow for all 3 xbows, one broadhead for all hunting (bear and deer). Still use Chinaderms for varmints. Essentially one crossbow for all hunting - either of my two SWATs.

The last deer was a large, beautiful 8-pt. He went down in 80 yards with a huge bloodtrail.

This is a broadhead to consider.








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Yes, I have a boat load of Ramcats and Rage Hypodermics amongst some Shwackers and an array of others, including Thorn HPXs and non mechanical broadheads but I need to add a few of these to my collection for sure !
Those look devastating !
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Nice review Steve.:D

Mine all spin well. I've been surprised by the number of times they can be shot (into an 18-1) and the blades are still sharp and straight. They certainly have more exposed blade in flight than many mechanical heads. Very nice that they can't predeploy, and I never had much of an issue with them "bumping open." I was also surprised that the buck I shot (hard quartering away) had 3 sliced ribs going in, two going out, plus a 1" slice to the back of the shoulder blade. The pivoting around bone idea is not something I saw when I assessed the damage, though I didn't take excellent pics like yours.:( I still have 5 of these heads left and may use them out of my hybrid recurve. I was just so impressed with the way Ramcats just devastated the two deer this year that I'm leaning in that direction. Lots of great broadhead choices for sure, and I will always remain a small sample size data collector.;)
 

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Ramcats … dropped a couple dozen deer like a poleaxe for me. Until I had on two separate occasions the shorty version break off at the insert and never hit the deer! Swore off them at that point. Trust is hard to regain once you've lost it.

The Spitfires made in China have turned me off. Last bunch I rebuilt had the retainers not fitting right and sticking out of the ferrule. Had to track two of the last nine deer I killed after not tracking two deer in the last 8 years or so. Dropping them.

My 3" NAP-FOC experiment is coming to an end. Big as they are, a broadhead only cutting in one plane scares me a bit. I've been concerned that considering some of the angles I kill deer at, it could slice through a beast in a way that might miss cutting vital stuff because it's only cutting flat instead flat plus up/down. Plus in somewhere between 18 and 2 dozen kills I haven't seen any reduction in death runs.

My Slick Trick Standards and Magnums are reputed to get squirrelly above 400fps or so. Don't use them anymore other than for a close setup, varmint, or in case a coup-de-grace shot might be required.

I'm not in love with replacing piles of dental bands every season on all my FOCs and Spitfires.

Rage are just a media hyped less reliable and smaller version of the FOC. Ten different color "shock collars" to screw up your life? Really???...lol

I never woulda expected anything TruGlo to get TruGlo-ing reviews, but this broadhead does. There's been a good word here and a good word there that kind of stick in your mind. Probably because it's incongruous to see good words being attached to something TruGlo. If SEW and Vaguru, who are the persnickety's of equipment research, have moved to this head, that's testimonial enough for me to move to them.

Now let's see how long it takes TruGlo to #@%& up a good broadhead ...lol:p;)
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Yup, this is my go to head since I tried them out last year. They are devastating, reusable (can be re-sharpened and durable ferrule), fly like field points for me and can't pre-deploy. What's not to like?

My son killed 7 deer with the same head before it evaporated after number 8. Will have to go look for it after season is over.
 

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There are just so many broadheads! And a significant number of really good ones. In a hobby such as hunting with a crossbow, it’s easy to join the chase for the very best of everything: crossbows, arrows, scopes, rangefinders, and not least, broadheads.

As speeds have gone up, combined with the short arrows used on crossbows, many broadheads that have served well on the longer, and former slower vertical bows, just don’t perform well . Long fixed (Thunderheads) and 2-blade (Super Razorheads) are difficult to get to fly accurately.

As Joe mentioned, we almost all , individually, have a relatively low sample sizes from which to make our evaluations. Duke is a notable exception. However, combined, we can possibly get a little better idea of what works well overall. Unfortunately, manufacturing changes (NAP US ->PRC, Slick Trick Jonesboro, AR-> New York -> ?) muddy the waters. I’ve noticed a radical change with the integrity of Spitfires and Doublecross broadheads. I, like many others, have had disappointing experiences with various broadheads and have wanted to find a broadhead that I can just set up camp with and stay there.

I had pretty well decided on the 125g Grizz Trick and the 150g Crossbow Trick, which I consider to be two of the better fixed broadheads ever made. Still, I wanted a little larger cut and the TruGlo Titanium 4-blade entered the picture and hasn’t disappointed. However, I’m not convinced that it is the very best of all broadheads, though it may be. It’s just extremely good and what I’ll use for the foreseeable future. The same with the SWAT crossbow, which will likely be replaced only if an improved version of the same materializes. And the Optimizer and Zeiss scopes. And the Tapp Nation Spynal Tapps.

We can spend and waste a lot of money chasing the latest and greatest. The TruGlo Titanium 4-blade has earned the position of becoming “the” broadhead that I will use for the foreseeable future, just as has the SWAT, Spynal Tapps, Optimizer and quality rifle scopes. For me, the chase is over! At least for quite a while.
 

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Awesome info, boyz!!!! Thanks, y'all!!! Hey! Where'd that American accent come from!? LOL
Dat … Yankee American or Rebel American accent?;) If it's Johnny reb … fohgettaboutit. :D
 

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I shot the crap out of these. Just a warning be careful that you don't bump open a blade it don't take much. I found by opening one to the point it might not get noticed. It in fact flew off. So i hand checked each broadhead before loading them.

They do fly very good. The deer i killed with the hybrid truglo. I did this by adding rear blades replacing the small front blades. For a 1 3/4 x 1 3/4" cut. The bucks left a great blood trail.
 

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I shot the crap out of these. Just a warning be careful that you don't bump open a blade it don't take much. I found by opening one to the point it might not get noticed. It in fact flew off. So i hand checked each broadhead before loading them.

They do fly very good. The deer i killed with the hybrid truglo. I did this by adding rear blades replacing the small front blades. For a 1 3/4 x 1 3/4" cut. The bucks left a great blood trail.

Dude! That sounds wicked!!! Did it still get great penetration though? But I'm wondering if those small front blades are meant to open up bone while starting room for the longer, back, bad boyz come'n through!?
 

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FOC and tru glo are my go to heads for deer and bear. I shot a pretty decent black bear this spring with the tru glo and watched him drop...Same thing this fall with a big ol doe and I also shot another big doe with an FOC and she didn't make it three jumps....Awesome heads at a good price. The tru glo comes with one set of extra replacement blades as well....
 

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There are just so many broadheads! And a significant number of really good ones. In a hobby such as hunting with a crossbow, it’s easy to join the chase for the very best of everything: crossbows, arrows, scopes, rangefinders, and not least, broadheads.

As speeds have gone up, combined with the short arrows used on crossbows, many broadheads that have served well on the longer, and former slower vertical bows, just don’t perform well . Long fixed (Thunderheads) and 2-blade (Super Razorheads) are difficult to get to fly accurately.

As Joe mentioned, we almost all , individually, have a relatively low sample sizes from which to make our evaluations. Duke is a notable exception. However, combined, we can possibly get a little better idea of what works well overall. Unfortunately, manufacturing changes (NAP US ->PRC, Slick Trick Jonesboro, AR-> New York -> ?) muddy the waters. I’ve noticed a radical change with the integrity of Spitfires and Doublecross broadheads. I, like many others, have had disappointing experiences with various broadheads and have wanted to find a broadhead that I can just set up camp with and stay there.

I had pretty well decided on the 125g Grizz Trick and the 150g Crossbow Trick, which I consider to be two of the better fixed broadheads ever made. Still, I wanted a little larger cut and the TruGlo Titanium 4-blade entered the picture and hasn’t disappointed. However, I’m not convinced that it is the very best of all broadheads, though it may be. It’s just extremely good and what I’ll use for the foreseeable future. The same with the SWAT crossbow, which will likely be replaced only if an improved version of the same materializes. And the Optimizer and Zeiss scopes. And the Tapp Nation Spynal Tapps.

We can spend and waste a lot of money chasing the latest and greatest. The TruGlo Titanium 4-blade has earned the position of becoming “the” broadhead that I will use for the foreseeable future, just as has the SWAT, Spynal Tapps, Optimizer and quality rifle scopes. For me, the chase is over! At least for quite a while.
Why do I feel the urge to go out and buy something after reading your posts? I need to stay off this site,I'm going broke!:(:D
 

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Why do I feel the urge to go out and buy something after reading your posts? I need to stay off this site,I'm going broke!:(:D
All the … silver tongued seductionists ...lol They'll have you besotted with stuff you never knew you needed. ;)
My Titanium's just showed up in the mail.:rolleyes:
 

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All the … silver tongued seductionists ...lol They'll have you besotted with stuff you never knew you needed. ;)
My Titanium's just showed up in the mail.:rolleyes:
LOL,I was just looking at them myself and saved to my Fav's! Probably be adding them to cart soon....;)
 

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Dude! That sounds wicked!!! Did it still get great penetration though? But I'm wondering if those small front blades are meant to open up bone while starting room for the longer, back, bad boyz come'n through!?
Blew through both bucks like they was a sack of air. One was 40 yds the other was close to 50 yds both shot from the ground from a blind. The first buck i watched go down the 2nd ran all 40 yds stood there a few sec then walked out of sight and dies in maybe 15 20 yds.

Heres a entrance on the 2nd buck. I still have all of my Truglo, FOC and 3" cut swhackers just incase. The new ones let me down :).
Hand Skin Finger Flesh Soil

As you can see full deployment going in. If one blade hits bone there supposed to close up. But i don't think they do at crossbow speeds. Your not going to miss ribs with a hybrid lol. They do have more drag and hit lower. You can also buy the 2" 2 blade replacement blades and just replace the rear blades with those. Kinda giving you a 4 blade rage kinda :).
 
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