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Tru-Fire Switchblade Review
by Write Outdoors staff writer, Stacy Ogle
After this past archery season I wanted to do a update on the Switchblade. I must say the head did its job for me on three whitetail deer. The heads worked flawlessly on three harvest, the first deer I shot this past season was a doe at 40 yards from the ground. The head had a total pass through shot from my BowTech General set at 60 lbs.... <read more>
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Thank You Switchblade!!!
Last weekend I went to southern Oklahoma on a bow hunt for a free range wild hogs. I took a good friend with me, Ron Mahmens. While preparing for the trip Ron asked which broadheads I would be shooting, I told him 100gr switchblades. After demonstrating the heads for him, he asked if I would order some for him. Ron shoots a Mathews Switchback XT set at 60#’s. The first evening on stand Ron had a huge group of hogs come in. He took a 20 yard quartering away shot on a 225 pound sow, the arrow flew true, lodging in the off side shoulder. Upon making the shot Ron called me and asked that Jason and I come to help him find his hog. Reaching his stand a nasty thunderstorm started to roll in. Having been 45 min since the shot, Jason and I immediately took up the blood trail. Having tracked hogs before, I was amazed to see the size of the blood trail! The hog took of down the mountain through some nasty stuff, but after a 20 min track job we had found the hog! The entry wound was huge! When we removed the head it was still intact and there was no blade damage!! My favorite things about the switchblade are that it is completely open upon impact, and that the blades are locked in the open position once deployed! Thanks for a great head!!!!!!!!!
Open Season TV
During a recent trip to south Texas, I was able to harvest a quite large Javalina on my first trip out. Dropped him inside 15 yards. The next day I was able to take a whitetail with a questionable shot, that still dropped within 60 yards. While waiting to go look for the deer another Javalina appeared. I knocked the Switchblade I had forgotten to clean from the day before, No problem, same result as the first. After returning home I was still ready to hunt.( I did remember to clean them this time. ) Was able to harvest a nice 8 pt. So far I've harvested 4 animals with 2 broadheads and they ars still sharp and ready to go again. Thanks for the great tools.
The morning of November, 15 2008, I Expired a pope
and young 10 pointer, using the Trufire broad head "switchblade".
Just wanted to let you know how impressed i am with the switchblade.I went out thanksgiving morning with high hopes.This buck came offering me a twenty yard shot.The switchblade done its job with great penetration.The buck only traveled 50 yards before expiring.
Just wanted to write and tell you how great the switchblade broadhead is.This is my largest buck to date with bow.I was set up in a ground blind when this buck came in giving me a twenty yard broadside shot.Thanks to the great penetration of the switchblade he only traveled70 yards before expiring.
On the evening of Oct. 29, 2008 I harvested my largest buck to date with my bow in the state of ohio. This buck has a gross score of 196 1/8 with 19 scorable points. I owe this harvest to the great cutting ability of the new tru-fire switchblade broadhead. The buck came into fifteen yards offering me a broadside shot. I hit him taking out both lungs,he only traveled 70 yards before expiring. I’m real happy with the performance of this head. It makes a large entrance and exit hole making blood trails easy to follow after the shot. Thanks for such a great product.
This cow was harvested on our last set up on the last day of an 8 day hunt. I just wanted to show the damage done by the 100 grain Tru-Fire Switchbalde I am shooting a PSE Dream season X-Force at 70 lbs with a 385 grain arrow At 320 feet per-second this arrow blew through both shoulders found arrow about 20 yards or so on the other side the Switchblade performed Excellent. In the picture the wound you see is the entrance the exit looks the same, also wanted to say this animal was taken with fair chase and here in New Mexico Archery Elk tags when drawn are either sex. I already have lots of friends asking about the Switchblade,
Thanks again and Happy Hunting to all.
Dean (New Mexico)
My name is Thomas Augustine i am the owner of Indian Trails Archery and i shot this 150 class 11 point buck sept. 30th in ohio using the Switchblade broadhead. The buck turned broadside at 15 yards, i shot him behind the shoulder hitting both lungs. He went about 85 yards and crashed and was found about 20 minutes later down. The Swichblade worked flawlessly and the enterance hole was huge.
Thanks for a great product,
My name is Ryan Brenner and I am a guide at Bluff Bucks Outfitters in Buffalo County Wisconsin. On September 27th, I shot this great 14 point buck while using your new Switchblade broadhead. I made a perfect 25 yard shot and the 145" buck piled up within 75 yards. The blood trail was awesome and the entrance hole was huge! Thanks for making another great product!
My 1st Bear shot using a Tru Fire release and the new tru Fire Switch Blade Broadhead 100 grain. Shot in Houghton County, Michigan on the 10th of September 2008. 200 pound Black Bear.
First bow kill
I think the switchblade is pretty nice. I love the idea of no o-rings. Only problem I had was I hit a rib bone dead center and only got about 10 inches of penetration. Which was fine by me. My buck only ran 80 yards before laying down. That Switchblade did a number on his insides.
I harvested this buck on 9/15/2008 at 6:58 AM, opening day of the MD Archery season. I recently changed to your Switchblade Broad Head and was skeptical as to how they would perform. I hit this deer with a marginal shot as I hit him in the left ham, but the angle was very good, and the switchblade went right through the ham, through the lungs and lodged in the opposite shoulder. The deer did not let a blood trail since it wasn't a pass through, BUT it did major damage to the deer inside and he went only 70 yards before piling up within sight. Had the head not done this type of damage, I'm not sure I would have found this deer, and that would have been tragic. The devastation the switchblade cause was incredible, I could not believe this was done by a mechanical head. Thank you for an awesome product, the results speak for themselves.
Here are a couple of pictures of the 200# hog I took with the Switchblade.
Just one word... "awesome!" Thanks for the opportunity to test them out.