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Who's taken game with Zwickeys?

Messages posted to thread:
Jack Whitmrie jr 21-Sep-22
Dry Bones 21-Sep-22
Chairman 21-Sep-22
droptine59 21-Sep-22
Andy Man 21-Sep-22
Missouribreaks 21-Sep-22
timex 21-Sep-22
GUTPILEPA 21-Sep-22
4FINGER 21-Sep-22
George D. Stout 21-Sep-22
Rocky 21-Sep-22
Live2Hunt 21-Sep-22
Thumper-tx 21-Sep-22
Babysaph 21-Sep-22
flyfish1 21-Sep-22
tradslinger 21-Sep-22
Nemophilist 21-Sep-22
TrapperKayak 21-Sep-22
Orion 21-Sep-22
Flyman 21-Sep-22
Stix 21-Sep-22
Rick Barbee 21-Sep-22
Wudstix 21-Sep-22
arlone 21-Sep-22
dnovo 21-Sep-22
grouchy 62 21-Sep-22
Live2Hunt 21-Sep-22
Papadeerhtr 21-Sep-22
Bigdog 21 21-Sep-22
Will tell 21-Sep-22
Brian M. 21-Sep-22
Rock 21-Sep-22
Maynard 21-Sep-22
Sawtooth (Original) 21-Sep-22
limbwalker 21-Sep-22
Stealth2 21-Sep-22
arrowchucker 21-Sep-22
arrowchucker 21-Sep-22
arrowchucker 21-Sep-22
L3 21-Sep-22
Steve P 21-Sep-22
L3 21-Sep-22
2Wild Bill 21-Sep-22
Juancho 21-Sep-22
AK Pathfinder 21-Sep-22
Sawtooth (Original) 21-Sep-22
manybows 21-Sep-22
4FINGER 21-Sep-22
4FINGER 21-Sep-22
shootemstraight1 21-Sep-22
Bulls & Bucks 21-Sep-22
Steve Milbocker 21-Sep-22
ottertails 21-Sep-22
Jed Gitchel 21-Sep-22
Dry Bones 21-Sep-22
4FINGER 21-Sep-22
Babysaph 21-Sep-22
Babysaph 21-Sep-22
Jack Whitmrie jr 21-Sep-22
deerhunt51 21-Sep-22
nocking point 22-Sep-22
Keefers 22-Sep-22
Keefers 22-Sep-22
Keefers 22-Sep-22
Mechanic 22-Sep-22
Nemophilist 22-Sep-22
Don T. Lewis 22-Sep-22
Steve P 22-Sep-22
arrowchucker 22-Sep-22
smrobertson 22-Sep-22
blind squirrel 22-Sep-22
Tethered Falcon 22-Sep-22
Carpdaddy 23-Sep-22
BigB 23-Sep-22
From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 21-Sep-22




Yeah a little bored this morning, reflecting back on 45 yrs of bowhunting. Who has taken game with Zwickey broadheads? When I started shooting recurves in 1989 I bought a dozen. I shot 9 deer over the first 3 years with the same broadhead and lost it on #9. I have shot some game with others but always come back to Zwickey.What about you guys/gals?

From: Dry Bones
Date: 21-Sep-22




I have not been bowhunting near as long, but a few deer and a turkey with Zwickey Eskimo.

-Bones

From: Chairman
Date: 21-Sep-22




Yes but have used razorheads more. Very similar.

From: droptine59 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-Sep-22




Been killing game with them since 1988,, prior to that I was using Razorheads from 1974 to 88'

From: Andy Man
Date: 21-Sep-22




+

From: Missouribreaks
Date: 21-Sep-22




I have taken over a hundred deer and black bear with Black Diamonds, since the mid 1960's. Most with selfbows and composite longbows. I still exclusively use them today. Also, have taken a few deer with Bear Razorheads. There are many excellent vintage and modern heads, it becomes a matter personal preference.

From: timex
Date: 21-Sep-22




Lots of em 2&4 blade Eskimo no mercy and delta the results have all been the same. The only ones I haven't tried (yet) are the cliff..... But honestly I've seen no different in any 2 edge head other than the various hardness of the steel and how they sharpen and hold an edge

From: GUTPILEPA
Date: 21-Sep-22




Yes and Magnus too

From: 4FINGER
Date: 21-Sep-22




Yes a lot...Delta 4Blds...Sharp Shovels leave Great Blood Trails :)...4finger

From: George D. Stout
Date: 21-Sep-22




Oddly enough I haven't with the BD heads, I started bowhunting with 3 blade Hi-Precision on the suggestion of a friend. I switched to Bear Razorheads in 1967 in my third year of bowhunting. There are plenty of folks who used them, most of the guys hunting west of the Mississippi seemed to always be using Zwickey heads back in the day. I basically stayed with Bear since they were easy to bring to sharp and everyone was selling them at the time....and they did the job well too, of course.

From: Rocky
Date: 21-Sep-22




Been using Eskimo 4 blades a long time. Giving 2 blade Delta a try this season.

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 21-Sep-22




Yes, Eskalites. Now using delta's and or no mercy single bevel. Have not ran a single bevel through one yet. Last years deer I used a bear RH with the same results, dead.

From: Thumper-tx
Date: 21-Sep-22




Zwickey has done it on over 100 animals since the mid 70’s for me.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Sep-22




Yes. Killed a pile of animals with them. For me they do not leave as good of a blood trail as a snuffer. Having said that I am going to use a Simmons land shark this year lol

From: flyfish1
Date: 21-Sep-22




Used Eskimos for 25/30 years,taken many deer.If it’s sharp it will kill no matter what you use if you put it where it belongs.Using Ace standards now as I can get them razor sharp easier and they are a little wider cut.

From: tradslinger
Date: 21-Sep-22




Bear Razorheads and Zwickey for years, this year going to try Woodsman and Snuffers because I have them. In these rocks and we have the rocks, I have bent and curled several two blades but had taken them to the anvil with my various hammers and got them pretty darn straight and hunted with them more. Hard to do with anything else. The two blades have worked forever, the stone heads are two blade also. The only gripe that I ever had was the occasional lack of a blood trail but it was usually from a high hit and from the ground unless I hit the opposite shoulder/bone. If I didn't already have these three blades, I would be using my two blades.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 21-Sep-22




Properly a better question would be who hasn't?

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 21-Sep-22




Yup, me too.

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-Sep-22




A moose, several elk, a couple of black bear, more than a dozen turkeys, many, many deer and a substantial number of small game. Most with a 4-blade Zwickey Delta.

From: Flyman
Date: 21-Sep-22




Yes 2 blade.work great.

From: Stix
Date: 21-Sep-22




I'm using them this year for the first time due to poor on- game performance of another brand. I'll let you know how it goes if I'm fortunate to take something. I can report that they fly very well out of my set-up.

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 21-Sep-22




My first ever bow kill was a doe with a Zwickey Black Diamond, and I had many there after with those broadheads on a lot of different animals.

Nothing wrong with them at all.

Rick

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Sep-22




Early in my journey, jumped to Snuffer from removeable blade satellite heads. Have tried many different heads over the years, Zwicky among them. Just have to add weight to the lighter heads with my bows.

From: arlone Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Sep-22




Killed a few deer and a turkey with Eskimo 2 blade head.

From: dnovo Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-Sep-22




I’ve been using the Deltas for many years. Did use some Magnus I for a while but came back to Zwickeys. I do like the No Mercy head but I have a stock of both 2 and 4 blade Deltas. I still have a new package of the blue ones. I do like the wide 2 blade.

One year I killed 2 deer and a hog with the same wood arrow with a Delta head on it.

From: grouchy 62
Date: 21-Sep-22




Nothing is really better then Zwickeys unless you like splitting hairs. It boils down to price among best 2 blade broadheads. Keep them sharp!

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 21-Sep-22




Those delta's are a wide head, that is why I went to them.

From: Papadeerhtr
Date: 21-Sep-22




I just bout pack of Eskalites, hope they work as good as everyone says!

From: Bigdog 21
Date: 21-Sep-22




There good heads I have used them many times

From: Will tell
Date: 21-Sep-22




Killed everything with a old Bear head or Zwickeys..

From: Brian M.
Date: 21-Sep-22




Probably be a shorter list of you asked who hasn't.

From: Rock Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-Sep-22




I'veshot many animals with Zwickeys but switched to Magnus when they first came out as I liked the replaceable bleeder blades, been using them ever since.

From: Maynard
Date: 21-Sep-22




Delta 4 blades does the job For me.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Sep-22

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I have. Bunch of them. This thread is light on pictures….

From: limbwalker
Date: 21-Sep-22




Zwickeys are never a wrong answer. Good, sturdy, affordable and easy to sharpen. They were my choice before Magnus came around and my go-to when I run out of Magnus carbon steel heads.

From: Stealth2 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 21-Sep-22




Since 1979, both single blade Eskimos and Deltas. Bunch of game has hit the ground over the years using these great broadheads.

From: arrowchucker
Date: 21-Sep-22




The list of who HASNT killed with a Zwickey is probably shorter!

Arrowchucker

From: arrowchucker
Date: 21-Sep-22

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From: arrowchucker
Date: 21-Sep-22

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From: L3 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Sep-22




Love the No Mercys. Nice narrow design, great penetration.

From: Steve P
Date: 21-Sep-22




Eskimos here, too. Anyone remember their add/slogan?

Steve

From: L3 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Sep-22




The worlds best broadheads, for the worlds best sportsmen.

From: 2Wild Bill
Date: 21-Sep-22




I have.

For a few years I tried the Wensel Woodsman, but I went back to two blade Eskimo for better penetration.

From: Juancho
Date: 21-Sep-22




Me too But for sure is not the only head I use.

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 21-Sep-22




Between deer, caribou, moose, sheep, goats and bear I've lost track of how many animals I took with them. Never once had any problems with them other than missing and losing them. I have enough to last out my life.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Sep-22




Their ad doesn’t appear in print anymore. I wonder why? Cost? Or because they don’t need to advertise?

From: manybows
Date: 21-Sep-22




Just a guess probably about 15 to 20 deer with Zwicky two-blade Deltas, I liked the 1 5/16ths wide blade for a larger hole.

From: 4FINGER
Date: 21-Sep-22




"The Sun never sets on a Zwickey" ;)...4finger

From: 4FINGER
Date: 21-Sep-22

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...4finger

From: shootemstraight1
Date: 21-Sep-22




Around a dozen deer and a couple turkeys for me with the 2 blade eskimo. My uncle has used them since the 60’s. Deer, antelope, turkey, caribou, coyote, black bear, and many small game under his belt with them.

From: Bulls & Bucks
Date: 21-Sep-22

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From: Steve Milbocker
Date: 21-Sep-22

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One deer and a squirrel. I’ve used a few different heads over the years but kind of settled on Grizzlies as my go to. Nothing wrong with Zwickeys though, they are fine heads and I always thought the price was right too.

From: ottertails
Date: 21-Sep-22




Well for some reason I can't post pics anymore. I hit that 'choose file' and nothing...it doesn't go to my photo files. It doesn't even flash or say error...like I didn't even touch it.

I started out with the Delta. I've taken at least a couple dozen deer with it. Took about 8 or 9 deer with the same broadhead...buried in the spine of the last one and retired it. I posted pics of it here before.

There's gotta be a zillion kills with the good old zwickey across the world. Longtime favorite!

From: Jed Gitchel
Date: 21-Sep-22




Eskimo 4 blade is one of my favorites. I have taken 5 does with zwickey heads.

From: Dry Bones
Date: 21-Sep-22

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I believe this guy was taken with the Eskimo.

-Bones

From: 4FINGER
Date: 21-Sep-22

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Shot this Muley in the early mid 1980's...just after first light from My treestand...opening morning...pretty much straight down from the stand as he came under it...the Zwickey Delta 4 blade entered just below/along his jawline...traveled length wise down thru his neck and exited out thru his brisket and stuck in the ground...he went about 25 yards...70lb Bear T/D using 2216's and the Zwickey...4finger

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Sep-22




I am not convinced they are still making broadheads.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Sep-22




I am not convinced they are still making broadheads.

From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 21-Sep-22

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One of the 9 I took with the one broadhead

From: deerhunt51
Date: 21-Sep-22




Took two bucks in 2019 with same narrowed Zwickey.

From: nocking point Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Sep-22




Moose ,deer and bears 2 blade Deltas except one bear was 4 blade Delta

From: Keefers
Date: 22-Sep-22

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Here’s a six point that was 6 yards broadside from me as I sat in some blown down oak trees on a stool .I used a Zwickey Eskimo that went trough him hitting both lungs with a cedar 23/64 tapered last ten inches to 5/16 th I made myself. The arrow popped out other side as he bolted out and jumped a felled tree from years gone by,

From: Keefers
Date: 22-Sep-22

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I’m sorry that was a Zwickey Delta I used on the above picture

From: Keefers
Date: 22-Sep-22

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Sorry for the sideway picture folks but here’s another I got on the ground sitting behind a root ball in my Huntmore seat and I used a Zwickey Delta on this one as well.

From: Mechanic
Date: 22-Sep-22




Delta and No Mercy heads

From: Nemophilist
Date: 22-Sep-22

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I've shot deer and at least one of my elk with Zwickey 2-blade Eskimos and Deltas. And I shot this black bear with a Zwickey 4- bladed Delta.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 22-Sep-22




I’ve taken a few deer with them. A good broad head choice. I also like Ace, Bear, and Snuffers in a 3 blade. You can’t go wrong with any of those in my opinion.

From: Steve P
Date: 22-Sep-22




4finger, I thought I remembered the sun never setting ad. Showing one buried in a tree, or was that a different ad?

Steve

From: arrowchucker
Date: 22-Sep-22




Steve , that was the ad! I remember.

Arrowchucker

From: smrobertson
Date: 22-Sep-22




Took a buck and a doe with the older blue 4 blade Eskimo. Sharpened easy and held a edge.

From: blind squirrel Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Sep-22




Let’s just say a lot in 40 years I have been using them

From: Tethered Falcon
Date: 22-Sep-22




First deer I ever killed was with a no mercy

From: Carpdaddy
Date: 23-Sep-22

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Maybe the question shout be “who hasn’t”? Lol This season...

From: BigB Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-Sep-22




I have killed 3 with Zwicky Eskimos





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