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jeauxyburrow
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2022
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Broadhead sharpening

I've decided to move to the Iron Wills and sharpen with the stay sharp guides. What is the OBs take on these products?


Success
Member since Sep 2015
1469 posts

Great head. Pricey. The sharpening guides work but take time. Iron will uses some strong excellent metal


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Grifola
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The pro's are they are bullet proof, razor sharp, penetrate, and can be reused.

I tried them a few years back, shot one doe and then switched back to rages. It's only one data point, but the iron will passed through like butter, but left a small clean wound channel that did not leave much of a blood trail. I prefer a 1.75"+ gaping wound channel over penetration.

Again, it's just my experience with one whitetail, but I think they are better suited to larger/tougher game where penetration is more of a priority. I do still carry one in the quiver for an opportune shot on a hog.

Also they are kind of loud, but I went with the slotted design. The solid may be a little more quiet.


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Barneyrb
Arkansas Fan
NELA
Member since May 2016
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Magnus Suffer is the easiest to sharpen. Set it down on a stone with one blade up and go to work.


bigbuckdj
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Ive had pretty good results with the single bevels. I shot a decent buck that walked 30 yards and died, a doe that walked 20 yards and died, and I hit a doe very low at a steep angle and she bled a good amount but ended up getting chased off the property by some house dogs(long story) and I didn’t recover her. I’m not sure if I would’ve with any broadhead with that shot and circumstance.

The main thing I’ve noticed is they don’t react as much when hit with a sharp broadhead. Much easier to find a deer that walked 30 yards vs one that ran 120 yards. I’m pleased, I’ll use them again. I have the stay sharp stuff, there’s a learning curve but it’s works very well.

Doe


Blood trail from buck


I may not always shoot iron wills or even fixed blades but I’ll definitely be shooting the sharpest thing I can.

This post was edited on 6/27 at 7:22 pm


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Junky
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Louisiana
Member since Oct 2005
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Looks like Ashby's way of broadheads.


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Salmon
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On the trails
Member since Feb 2008
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quote:

What is the OBs take on these products?



I don't shoot Iron Wills but I do shoot GrizzlyStik Samurai, so same concept.

I also use stay sharp guides and they get the job done.

I also recommend a strop for finishing and get them that extra sharp.

Just be careful. I've cut myself so many times when I made the switch


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AyyyBaw
Member since Jan 2020
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I use a KME sharpener and would highly recommend it to anyone. You can adjust the bevel angle by just adding/removing a little painters tape to the rolling wheel. I have sharpened both cutthroats and VPAs on it and they are scary sharp. I use diamond stones - I forget the actual grits but it is about 4-5 different grits then finish by stropping on cardboard with a little compound on it. The twist rate of the single bevels with a 4 fletch helical is crazy. I shoot into a Rhinehardt BH target, and the arrow makes about 4 revolutions once it impacts the target. Bareshaft tune first and the BH should fly good. Just my 2 cents


bigbuckdj
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I wish I’d of waited on the kme. They were out of stock everywhere at the time and I bought the stay sharp. I’m able to get my broadheads very sharp but it’s not as nice of a tool as the kme


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