PICK YOUR TRICK
As to choice of heads, different strokes for different folks. Two guys can look at them for instance, shooting the exact same setup, and one say he chose the MAGNUM because he had plenty of penetration and wanted a greater hole, and the next guy say he chose the STANDARD because he had a big enough hole and he wanted greater penetration. They are individual choices, both right for them. Same with the other heads.
It is a natural tendency to consider a larger animal needs a larger head. However this is backwards. If you put a smaller head through both lungs of a large animal, same as you need to with a smaller animal; they are both going down within 30-70 yards. The reason you actually need a smaller head for a larger animal is with greater muscle and bone you need greater penetration, and less cut gives you greater penetration. If you go halfway through an animal with a large head or all the way through an animal with a small head, you are better served with the smaller head. You will have penetrated to get both lungs or heart or other vitals and also an exit hole for better blood trail to track if needed.
However you want a good hole, which 4 blades give you, and you have a greater chance of cutting an artery or vein. A TOTAL DIAMETER CUT of 2" gives you great penetration while not sacrificing too much cut.
Both the STANDARD and the RAZORTRICK have a TOTAL DIAMETER CUT of 2", 1" plus 1" equals 2" for the Standard, and 1-1/8" plus 7/8" equals 2" for the RAZORTRICK. Both will give you great penetration with a good hole.
To compare, a 1-1/8” 3 blade head has a TOTAL DIAMETER CUT of 1.69", so you can see the STANDARD and RAZORTRICK has that outgunned cutting 18% more. And you can measure other heads the same way. Less than 2" and you get lesser holes and blood trails, obvious fact.
A lady got a passthrough on a big boar hog with the RAZORTRICK shooting 40 lbs with a 23 1/2" draw. And a 4 blade hole with it. Why shoot less cut when you penetrate that great?
You can take advantage of more juice and use extra large cutting heads. The MAG has a TOTAL DIAMETER CUT of 2 1/4", same as a 1 1/2" 3 blade head, and the GRIZZTRICK cuts 2 1/2".
Certainly TRICKS penetrate great as millions of field results on animals that last 10 years have proven, with TRICK'S superior reputation. Anybody doubting their penetration based on tip or blade angle has only to hear from people like the lady who got passthroughs on 3 deer with the 1 1/4" GRIZZTRICK shooting 40 lbs, and know TRICKS have super penetration. The GRIZZTRICK has a TOTAL DIAMETER CUT of 2 1/2", which makes it the largest cutting 100 grain fixed head on the market.
And of course the MAGS are famous being the first super short head in 2000, revolutionizing broadhead design with their accuracy, strength, penetration, hemorrhage and reliability beating the old long heads. So there is no real wrong choice based on results. Design wise though, and being very conservative in penetration in case a worst case scenario where hard bone is encountered, I made the different heads based on cut and penetration with certain animals in mind.
You may notice the STANDARD has a picture of an elk on the package, the MAG has a picture of a deer on the package, the RAZORTRICK has a picture of a hog on the package, and the GRIZZTRICK has a picture of a bear on the package.
If you take what is said above and consider what’s on the package you will get an idea of what animal a different head would be particularly suited for.
But as the lady with the GRIZZTRICK proved, just a guide, they all are stone cold killers if you put them where they go.
General recommendation is the STANDARD and RAZORTRICK from any bow, and 60 – 70 lbs bow for the MAGNUM and GRIZZTRICK, which have extra large cuts.
So, bottom line, like I said in the beginning, different strokes for different folks, and there’s a head for whatever you are looking for. Hope that helps you PICK YOUR TRICK and get a “BIGUN.” HAPPY HUNTING.