Testamate to Cutthroat broad heads? KME Sharpeners? You decide.

RockinRam96

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I decided this year was the year to put together a solid, reliable archery set up. Bought a new brand new Hoyt Ventum 30 and the shop set me up with FMJ arrows. It was time to turn to broad heads. I have always been a believer in fixed blade broad heads, but I have always shot a replaceable blade broad head. After listening to many Podcast, reading many reviews and many post, I settled on a single bevel, Cutthroat broad heads. As a hunter that rarely shoots no more than 1 whitetail deer a year I wondered if I would really see the difference.

Three weeks ago I got lucky enough to get a shot at a nice 3.5 year old, 8 point buck. He was quartering to me slightly, made a perfect shot, went through two rib bones. Left a perfect profile of the broad head in each rib bone. Zipped through him without any trouble. There was a small rock pile behind him that the arrow obviously finally stopped the arrow.

Most all of the edges were rolled over. I did some researching, reading and listening about broad head sharpening. Heard great things about KME Sharpeners and settled on the broad head sharpening package and a cheap leather strop from Amazon.

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Following photos are of the original edge as I picked it up off the ground.

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Weighed the head before sharpening. Started out at 155.2 grains.

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Took a few minutes and a few passes to get the jig set right, but got it to nicely bevel the whole edge.

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Weighed the head after sharpening. Weighed 152.9 grains. Lost about 2.3 grains through sharpening.

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Very happy with the sharpener and the performance of the broad head. Both edges turned out great, came back super sharp. Will be putting this broad head back in my quiver for future hunts.


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Rob5589

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Nice. Seems a lot of guys have trouble with sb heads, this post should help them out. Curious, did you touch up the head prior to shooting it or did you pay for the sharpening service?
 
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RockinRam96

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Nice. Seems a lot of guys have trouble with sb heads, this post should help them out. Curious, did you touch up the head prior to shooting it or did you pay for the sharpening service?

I bought these broad heads through RMS Gear and there was an optional sharpening service, so I had them sharpened. They were SHARP! There was no need to sharpen them out of the box.


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bullet225ho

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I used the 200 S7 Cutthroat this year. Worked well. I shot a doe through both shoulders that resulted and a touch of roll on the blades. Shot a buck through the chest cavity...zero damage.

Rockinram96, You may want to revise your single bevel technique. The only edge that you should actually touch up with the KME is the bevel side. The back side or "flat" side of the blade needs to stay flat. It appears that you have attempted to take the bur off by turning the head over in the KME and working the flat side. If that's the case you now have a nice double bevel head. It will work but not as intended. Once you get the bur with your coarse of med grit then you need to lay the blade back side flat and take the bur off....then proceed to the next level of stone/paper until you get to the strop.

Here's a video I did a while back using the KME.

 
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