On October 5, my 10-year-old son will take to the Wisconsin whitetail woods on his first-ever hunt. I’ll sit beside him in a pop-up blind on the edge of a half-acre clover/brassica plot he helped plant several months ago. While it’s legal for my son to use a rifle during this youth-only deer hunt, he doesn’t like the recoil and bang of a gun, so he’s using a crossbow instead. I won’t be hunting … this weekend is all about him.
In preparation for his deer hunt, we tried lots of different broadheads. I wanted to find one with the following three characteristics:
*Because he might shoot through a ground blind’s mesh window, we wanted a fixed-blade broadhead.
*Because he’s been shooting into a bag target in our basement leading up to the hunt, we wanted a broadhead with the same point-of-impact as that of equal-weight field points.
*Because there’s a good chance my son will be shaking like a leaf if/when a shot opportunity arrives, we wanted a broadhead tough enough to penetrate shoulder bone should his aim be off a bit.
So what broadhead did we choose? After hours of testing, the winner is a 100-grain, four-blade Magnus Stinger Buzzcut.
As shown in the YouTube video below from a good ol’ boy (I don’t know him from Adam), the Buzzcut is serious deer medicine. I love the guy’s matter-of-fact tone; it’s a no-nonsense product review from a father who knows how to put venison on the table for his family.
Hopefully next week I’ll have good news to share regarding my son’s first hunt.
Until next time …
If you’re having trouble viewing the video, click here.