Precision machine work?

Hard Chargin'

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Who is our precision machine guy here?

They quit making my broadheads and I can't find any for sale anywhere. Before I spend a bunch of money experimenting to switch up to something else I thought I'd see about getting some made.

If I were still running a machine shop I'd just knock them out myself but unfortunately I can't.

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Wild Bill

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Are we talking broadheads for archery hunting here?
 
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    This doesn’t sound like a cost effective solution. I just can’t see how it would be cheep for a guy to make custom broadheads. Sure it’s a few dollars in metal but aren’t shop rates usually $75 or more per hour? Custom always equals expensive. I would suggest spinning some montechs on and giving them a try.
     
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    Wild Bill

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    I guarantee by the time you invest in the cost to machine, heat treat and plate, you would be hundreds if not thousands ahead to find a different broadhead to meet your needs. Plenty of time to dial in on a new choice before hunting season.
     
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    Hard Chargin'

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    This doesn’t sound like a cost effective solution. I just can’t see how it would be cheep for a guy to make custom broadheads. Sure it’s a few dollars in metal but aren’t shop rates usually $75 or more per hour? Custom always equals expensive. I would suggest spinning some montechs on and giving them a try.

    I am intimately familiar with the cost of machined parts. I know it's not cheap. The ones I can't get anymore cost me $35 a piece and the ones I am thinking about replacing them with are $50+ a piece.
     
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    Fish_on!

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    I am intimately familiar with the cost of machined parts. I know it's not cheap. The ones I can't get anymore cost me $35 a piece and the ones I am thinking about replacing them with are $50+ a piece.

    Why in the hell would you spend that kind of money on broadheads.... just go get some montechs and report back. There is zero chance it is worth 50+ a broadhead over 40 for three. Hell, I would shoot muzzy’s before I spent 50 each.
     
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    Hard Chargin'

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    Why in the hell would you spend that kind of money on broadheads.... just go get some montechs and report back. There is zero chance it is worth 50+ a broadhead over 40 for three. Hell, I would shoot muzzy’s before I spent 50 each.

    I don't care if it's worth it to you bud. It is to me.

    You shoot your montecs. I'm glad they work for you. They are way too light and my recurve doesn't like them.
     
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    Fish_on!

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    Yeah we’re talking apples and oranges with compound and recurves... I should have figured you do it the “Barta way”. Good luck on your search bud.
     
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    Yeah we’re talking apples and oranges with compound and recurves... I should have figured you do it the “Barta way”. Good luck on your search bud.

    I'm not familiar with the "Barta way" so I'll just pretend it's a compliment! 😁
     
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    I'm not familiar with the "Barta way" so I'll just pretend it's a compliment! 😁
    Google it… Tred Barta, a legend in his own mind and a true survivor who is no longer with us… did it all the hard way! The “Barta Way”…. And… it probably was a compliment..
     
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    Hard Chargin'

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    I drop out of a tree with a Cold Steel spear.

    I've taken a deer with a spear I made before. I threw it from about 20 feet so not as cool as dropping out of a tree but still. I've been thinking about trying for an elk just to say I did.
     
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    Wild Bill

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    Not sure you will find anywhere to legally hunt elk with a spear. Where did you hunt that allowed it for deer? Maybe you could build a pitfall or run them off a buffalo jump if you want to go all primitive on their asses.
     
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    So how is your flint knapping?

    I have some big chunks of flint from the Cliffs of Dover. It was brought over during the colonial settlement days in coastal Georgia (Saint Simons Island) and used as ship ballast, then dumped when loading the ships with the wonderful old growth Pine logs to ship back to England. I picked the flint up from ballast piles out in the marshes along the Frederica River on the back side of Saint Simons Island.


    When I shot a long bow I used Fred Bear heads with the razor insert. Worked fine. Sometimes the big Ben Pearson heads with the holes to reduce wind planing. My cousin used a 55 pound recurve and the same Fred Bear heads with no problem. If I were shooting recurves today I would use the Fred Bear head.

    You should give the Howard Hill method a try: 105 pound long bow, 36 inch arrows built on 1/2 inch shafts.
     
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    Before the shoulder damage I suffered from years in the league….I had a bit of a cannon.

    Opening day of deer season my buddy’s missed three deer in the morning and I gave them a hard time that I could do better.

    Well part luck and part because I could throw pure fire I took a 4 point down with a rock. RIP Barta!
     
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    mrfish11

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    To put it into your kind of words the "barta way" would be comparable to someone taking a 15 ft boat 80 miles offshore tuna fishing.....or taking a large bathtub with a sketchy ass motor and cotter pin prop connection out to sekiu...... or using a snow shovel as a paddle when that prop finally gives way and falls off. That should put in into perspective for you. ;)



    And btw...I second the Montec G5 idea.
     
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