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African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Mac » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:22 pm

Got a couple of packs of these in 125gr, seem pretty well made.

Not too sure about the bevel and a half story but they fly well and group with the field points with a slight tweak to the tune.

Always weary about using something new on game, Anybody tried these things?
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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby MrBallistic » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:36 am

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They work fantastic once they are tuned to shoot where your field points fly.
Have no doubt about the bevel, these guys are super sharp and cut easily.
The big pro of the Pathfinder is its resillience to damage, they stand up very well to hitting bone.

I have only ever tested them up to 30yrds as most of the time one doesnt really hunt more than that safely. Up to the 30 they fly well although when a friend and myself tested they are noisy through the ai but this is typical of a fixed blade BH. You will not be sorry you bought them.

There was a test in one of the Bowhunter mags.
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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Philip Roets » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:37 am

Mac, you can try them without worrying. When a toolmaker makes a blade, be sure it will last and be supersharp.

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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Mac » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:27 am

Much obliged.

Ain't gonna be shooting at 30 yards Mr Ballistic, bit far for me. Did you shoot them from a single string bow, I'm getting in the mid 180s at 9.3gpp and they seemed quiet.

I am using them with a left wing helical and wondered whether they need a RW fletch with that bevel? Hence the query.

Do you recall the mag. with the review?

Phillip, they weren't the proverbial "hair popping" sharp out the box but took a good edge quickly.

Have either of you actually taken any game with them?
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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby MrBallistic » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:38 pm

Mac

When we tested them we were shooting compounds with speeds
Of around 280fps.
From the shooter position its quiet but standing from a distance off to the side they were way more noisier than the Rage which I shoot.
But like I say its the design. The Rage is retracted until impact and flies like a fieldpoint compared to the fully "open" Pathfinder.

I have not taken game as yet as I would typically use it for myself on slightly larger game.
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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Mac » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:18 am

Thank you.

Expandbles are not an option so I will put my wife behind a tree and ask her to listen.

I've always used Zwickeys so maybe the vented heads are noisier.
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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Thunderhead » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:07 am

I have only shot the 250grs. I found them to be very accurate out to 70, much more forgiving then Zwickeys. They do make a noise in flight hence I have not tried them on game, I shot them at 220 with a 960 gr arrow.
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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Mac » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:16 pm

Recurve hybrid or longbow :D

That's some serious momentum you got going on there!
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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Philip Roets » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:15 am

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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Thunderhead » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:38 am

Its out a 80 lb insanity.
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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Mac » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:55 pm

Thanks for the link henried.
Thunderhead wrote:Its out a 80 lb insanity.
Yeah I figured it were one of them wheelbows ;) That 's an insanely heavy arrow, what you planing on shooting?
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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Thunderhead » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:07 pm

Mac I have always shot heavy setup for all game. I used to shoot trad but as you know if you dont practise consistently you wont shoot consistently. With my compound i can pickup after a months layoff and be able to hunt. With the stick bow thats not the case.
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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Mac » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:04 pm

So have you given up on the single string?

Pity if you have, stickbow shooters are thin around my area. I have great respect for people who hunt but don't have the time to practice and therefore shoot wheels rather than fling and hope with their "trad" equipment.

I ain't saying shooting a compound is easy so don't take my post the wrong way!
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Re: African Pathfinder Broad Heads

Postby Thunderhead » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:20 pm

I love walk and stalking and getting within 12 to 15 yards is extremely difficult. I like the compound because i on average snipe them at about 25 yards but have the option to go further thereby inproving my odds. Stick bows are great for bowfishing, bird shooting and stumpshooting. I stil have a 50lb Recurve which i play with occassionally.
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