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    Post by Oppenheimer Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:18 pm

    Found this intresting video from the 50:ies about bow and arrow having greater short distance penetration capacity in mud than other military firearms.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Military/comments/3r88n6/1950s_training_video_of_us_army_special_forces/

    Earlier we have seen Mantis killing carpets and Joerg Sprave´s sucess with his slingshotchannel, but it would be interesting to compare diferent stuff from this site with each other and also modern weaponry.

    Have you made any intresting exeriments? Smile
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    Post by c sitas Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:19 am

    Oppenheimer,  years back , as a bow hunter, we found that if you sharpened a single side  on each edge of a broadhead it would produce a larger wound channel ,with more laceration than a broadhead
     with all edges sharpened.Some how it made the head twist upon entry creating the wild cut.At the time it was also thought that it penetrated bone much better.There are such heads for sale today , on a custom basis.This same thing is how an oulu is made.
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    Post by Oppenheimer Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:20 pm

    c sitas wrote:Oppenheimer,  years back , as a bow hunter, we found that if you sharpened a single side  on each edge of a broadhead it would produce a larger wound channel ,with more laceration than a broadhead
     with all edges sharpened.Some how it made the head twist upon entry creating the wild cut.At the time it was also thought that it penetrated bone much better.There are such heads for sale today , on a custom basis.This same thing is how an oulu is made.
    Sounds strange to me. So why arn´t all edge-weapons made that way? And exactly were are they sold?
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    Post by c sitas Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:52 pm

    Well ,I suppose the same reason that everyone does not drive a Ford. Someone always has a better mouse trap.The archery trend  has two major flows. One is traditional and the other is compound.You'll see the heads I mentioned in the trad groups some times. The compound guys are mostly into razor blade type heads called mechcanicals, cause the are shot in a folded position and open upon impact. They blow and awesome hole in an animal.Just google "single edged broadheads", or check out "Strickland archery", just for information.

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