In the Blockbuster hit, The Cowboy Way, Pepper, played by Woody Harrelson, tells a New York waiter, “Tell that cook not to screw up our steaks. We’re pretty particular about our meat.” I feel the same way when it comes to the business-end of my arrow. I’m quite particular about what broadhead I screw onto it.
As bowhunters, we have to be. We spend too much time, work too hard and invest too much money not to be fastidious. Years of product testing and in-the-field experience have taught me there are always a few bad apples out there — products that don’t perform as advertised. The broadhead arena is no exception. I’ve tested plenty of heads that would never end up in my quiver.
When it comes to broadheads, we all have our favorites. Those never-fail fixed and mechanical heads that fly like darts, penetrate like crazy and create incredible wound channels. Those heads that spread a smile across our faces as we thread them into our trusted shafts. Guess what? I found a new one. Late in December, I ran it through a fall turkey and have since been testing it at distances near and far. I’ve fired it offhand and through my Spot-Hogg Hooter Shooter. I’ve shot it into foam targets, cow scapulae — the list goes on. It’s proven itself time and time again.
Let’s dive in to what makes SEVR’s Titanium mechanical head a quiver-worthy companion.
Designed specifically by SEVR to provide massive entry and exit wounds, the 2.1-inch-cut broadhead reduces deflection and boosts penetration thanks to its Lock-and-Pivot blades. On impact, the non-barbed blades lock open and then pivot as needed to create more pass-throughs on big game. Stretch Cut, a blade design that stretches the hide during the cutting process, creates a larger-than-blade wound diameter. This leads to massive cuts from which blood can flow.
Designed to poke a hole and begin the cutting process, the billet-machined titanium ferrule boasts a precision-ground needle-point tip that is both sharp and streamlined, and the Grade 5 Titanium build promises durability.
The words “it flies just like a field point” get tossed around loosely in the archery world. I never trust these words. I test every broadhead I hunt with before I take it to the field. I find very few, even those of the mechanical variety, fly just like field points. SEVR has made pre-hunt broadhead practice easy.
Thanks to the additional locking screw that comes with each SEVR head, you can practice with the same head you hunt with. I love this feature. Just make sure the blades are seated in the ferrule and then insert the locking screw into the provided hole in the ferrule. It’s that simple. Patented Practice Lok allows you to shoot the head you’re going to hunt with time and time again. In fact, the head I sent through the lungs of my fall turkey had been sent into foam countless times. The screw holds perfectly and the cutting edge of the blade is never exposed.
Accuracy on the Range
I’ve been testing SEVR’s Titanium 2.1 on the range for months, and when it comes to consistent accuracy, this head doesn’t disappoint. I’ve shot the head from 10 to 100 yards both offhand and through the Hooter Shooter, and its accuracy does not waver. I shot heads fitted with the locking screw and those without, and the point of impact never changed. With the Hooter Shooter, at a distance of 80 yards, SEVR-tipped arrows were consistently delivered into the same hole time and time again. It is important to note that this test was conducted on a windless day. The high wind velocity for the day was 3 mph from the north. My last eight-arrow (four SEVR heads/four field points) 100-yard group, which was shot offhand, had a diameter of less than 6 inches. Broadheads and field points hit together.
After collecting a few cow and horse scapulae from a nearby feedlot, I fired SEVR heads from distances between 20 and 60 yards through bone. The results were awesome. The SEVR heads hammered through bone at each distance and buried into a Block target I had positioned behind the bone. And not only did the heads cut into the Block target, but it was evident that both blades were fully deployed. That means SEVR has something special with its Lock-and-Pivot technology.
In total, I shot five SEVR heads through bone, and each remained intact. Using the red wedge tool, I folded the blades back into the undamaged ferrule and they were once again ready for use. This process is a snap. Simply insert one blade back into the ferrule, insert the wedge tool between the blade and the head’s deployment arm, and return the exposed blade to the ferrule. The blades did dull a tad, which is expected when going through bone and foam. SEVR does offer replacement blades, which are a snap to change, and because they were undamaged, each of the five ferrules could be used again with replacement blades.
“It was just a turkey.” This was my buddy’s response to my raving over the SEVR’s performance last December. Don’t worry, I stopped him right there. He has never shot a turkey with a broadhead. He’s never seen a mass of feathers and bone stop a 400-plus grain arrow traveling at 300-plus fps dead in its tracks. Poor soul. Not only did my SEVR head blow completely through the bearded hen at a distance of 26 yards, but it also buried in the dirt, hit a rock and bounced back up into the bird’s midsection. I took the shot from a treestand, which explains the into-dirt impact. The bird walked only a few yards before tipping over, and the internal devastation, which I examined later, was impressive.
I can’t wait to get these heads back into the woods this spring and fall, and I will be sure to keep you all posted. Until then, make an order and do some testing. You won’t be disappointed.
Ordering and Packaging
SEVR is a direct-to-consumer company. You can’t purchase the heads at Walmart or your local pro shop. Instead, visit www.sevrbroadheads.com, click the “Shop” tab and start buying. SEVR heads are sold and packaged individually for $13.99 per head.
The packaging is stylish, and each SEVR-branded box comes with one titanium head, one set screw (more on this later) and a few extra O-rings. In addition, you will also receive a red broadhead wrench/wedge tool. This ergonomic tool allows you to easily snug SEVR heads to your shaft of choice, as well as to fold the blades back into the ferrule safely.