How many chances to you think you will have in your lifetime to make a shoot on a big game animal?
No matter your level of bowhunting experiance - the answer is always "Not Enough." Two of our goals at GrizzlyStik are to help bowhunters maximize the precious few opportunities they get while simultaneously increasing the odds of a quick/clean kill.
Bowhunting is an imperfect sport. A bowhunt can go perfectly and animals can be still wounded and never recovered. Our stated goal is to drive our customers wound/loss number as close to zero as possible. How do we do that? Good question, our first mission is to improve the odds of the hunter as high as possible and reduce the odds of survival as low as possible for the game. The industry dogma has offen blamed wound/loss on the archer and poor "shot placement." All of our arrows & broadheads are designed with the idea that they will lethally penetrate - even when things go wrong.
Case Study: Cape Buffalo - What If Things Go Wrong?
Here's an example, you dream of this shot for years and something goes very wrong.....as you watch this video you can see the arrow making a wild paradox before impact. What you can't see off frame is the hunters arrow strikes a branch right out of the bow causing the erratic arrow flight and the arrow to hit high.
The Ashby 315 broadhead still had enough weight to overcome the branch, arrow flight and a high spine hit. As you can see, the Ashby still had enough momentum to server the buffalo's spine and nock a 1800 pound animal off his feet. No such thing as OVERKILL isn't just a marketing slogan, it's our manufacturing mindset.
We completely disagree, we've made too many of our own mistakes. Distance can be misjudged, tiggs can get hit, nerves can be rattled and animals can move. In those real world scenario's, what happens to your arrow penetration then? How can we depend on shot placement when our target is alive and moving? Repeating this industry dogma of picking a spot on, while shooting a light, low FOC arrow is has lead to 50% wound/loss ratios in states. We find those numbers completely unacceptable, especially when we have Dr. Ashby's research to referance.
We have found to maximize any bowhunting opportunity, the chances on lethal arrow penetration go up as the weight of the arrow increases.
Arrows and broadheads kill through laceration (bleeding) caused by penetration (depth of wound channel). Body movement (ducking & turning) and peretration barriors (bones) are major obstacials to gaining lethal arrow pepnetration and must be addressed and overcome.
**Ashby Rules** - Any guess what animal this snapped scapula came from?
If your arrow has ever stopped penetrating after a heavy bone hit.......it's time to educate yourrself on Dr. Ashby's12 arrow penetration enhancement factors. Over the past 15 years, GrizzlyStik has followed the 'Ashby Rules' and refined our 650 grain, tapered arrow, high FOC, single bevel system to break heavy bone and shoot through any animal in North America.