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This one's for you Chuck. One of your favorite subjects.

From Archery, August 1959.

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Even if it was for Chuck, it is still a good read for me. Thank you
PS I still agree with Chuck in this debate though even if he will never have the final proof since it is impossible to make the difference between sharp and scary sharp. 


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So what was removed from the lower right corner?  I wanted to know where robin hood put the arrows 😎
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I am not sure I understand or totally agree with the writer's condemnation of skillet busting. Breaking a skillet does indicate that the bow will deliver an arrow with considerable momentum. That is very good for penetration. Even so, the need for a sharp broadhead is still necessary to take the best advantage of that penetration. So, to me., breaking the skillet is a "cutsy" way of saying your bow hits hard, which in turn says that if you have a very sharp head, the cutting effect will be greatly enhanced. I do agree with the discussion that sharpness (in concert with good arrow placement) is most most essential in a clean kill. I view the ability to penetrate a skillet simply as a demonstration of the bow's ability to drive that sharp arrow through the muscle and blood vessels. In short, both the penetration and keen cutting edges are crucial to effective performance, making this article much ado about nothing. Rather, it would have been more useful to encourage archers to try to achieve both the penetration and sharp head in a balanced format to take advantage of their tackle.
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Sam, i am guessing that he is trying to say that busting skillets is one test, of something, but it covers brute strength and not broadhead sharpness.   Two very different things. 

I'm also gonna guess,  as i have pointed out before, that with enough bow, a blunt arrow will not only penetrate,  but cause a punched out hole allowing even better penetration...at least in hard stuff.  Again. apples and oranges.

A point was made, in the text, about folks not being taught ( or too lazy) to sharpen their heads.  I have seen this before, albeit, years ago.   This is something that we all  can do.  Get em as sharp as we can, and check them on occasion.  No broadhead sharpness Nazis needed.  Just helpful and thoughtful prods. This is OUR game.  We should own it and not wait for some other group to help us get better.

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Steve, my hand was in the lower right corner holding the page down trying to flatten it a bit. It was the continuation of an unrelated article started on a previous page.My magazines are bound and sometimes it's difficult to scan or photograph a page because it won't lay flat.
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I remember a picture in a book taken in the late 50’s early 60’s. It was a wooden arrow with a Bodkin tipped arrow with a complete pass through on a bucket of wet sand. Agian the article was emphasizing sharp broadheads. Believe the bow was 45#-50#. I have no doubt we can replicate both the frying pan and bucket feats today. One reason I can’t understand this fascination with FOC to the point where it’s become a business. Maybe it’s the carbon arrow? I may old fashion but I still believe it’s a sharp BH that kills.
 Thank you for posting this article. As always I like seeing them

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Steve, my hand was in the lower right corner holding the page down trying to flatten it a bit...


Copy that.  I was hoping the missing item was a picture of some fellow with an arrow stuck somewhere the sun don't (usually) shine.
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