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The outback series of broadheads come form Australia and offer us a new style of broadhead that is sure to become popular. "Woody" Allan Woodward the inventor has taken the standard broadhead to a different dimension. These screw in broadheads are made with Rockwell 51 hardened spring steel blades that have a crimped on ferrule. I receiver 1 dozen of each ,the supreme and hunter in 130 grain to test.
These all spin perfectly and are supplied with the edges ground but not finish sharpened. The selling price reflects this approach. They are a bargain if you don't mind sharpening them. As for tough they stand up very well , these blades are not likely to fail you.
I was a bit concerned with the crimped ferrule at first , so the only thing to do was shoot one into something solid. After a few minutes of carving to retrieve the supreme it was still in new condition. If this was a tree in the woods the supreme would still be there, but tools were available so I was able to retrieve it and check the condition again. It still was sharp and spun true.
For flight testing I pulled out the compound to see just how well they would shoot. There is no better test to me than shooting a broadhead at high speed with precise sights to see how well it flies. Both the Supremes and hunters fly good. They group tightly together from a well tuned bow. I also shot both models from traditional bows with good results. Groups were as good as I am capable of shooting instinctively.
Of the two models I like the Supreme for a deep penetrating broadhead , especially from lower weight bows. It is being used on my wife’s Pecosriver longbow now for her Elk hunting. The narrow cut and proven long design 1" X 2 9/16 will be effective given the opportunity. The heavier weight 145 and 160 grain was not available at the time I received the samples or they would have been my first choice for a traditional broadhead.
The 115 or 130 grain will be a great choice for the compound shooters that want a deep penetrating head.
As the picture shows the Supreme blades come back over the arrow shaft. This is very different from the conventional long style broadheads and it provides a FOC that is very close to the fieldpoints, something not found in other long style broadheads I think this is a very good design that provides a better broadhead to fieldpoint impact relationship with minimum tuning.
The Hunters are a typical wide design that is vented for less planing. As I discussed above they tuned well and flew great from all setups I tested them with. The Hunters are a good choice for those with sufficient power to shoot a wider blade when penetration is not an issue and a wider wound is a better option, like on deer sized animals. I did notice a slight whistle from the Hunters, but a well known broadhead that we all are familiar with also does this and it harvests more game than we can count. Personally I don't think it is a concern at all as I normally make a whistle to stop a deer before the shot.
The bottom line for me is these are good broadheads that should take any game we use them on. They shoot accurately at all speeds and are made with very strong materials. The bargain price is very attractive, and with them now being available in North America we can expect to have a reliable source close at hand. If sharpening a broadhead is not for you then perhaps these are not the ones to buy. I don't have a problem with sharpening and usually "most" factory blades need to be re done before you hunt with them.
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