In early 2018, SEVR broadheads began introducing a new mechanical broadhead. Designed to do what other mechanicals have failed to do – maintain their ability to cut when hitting bone. Mechanical broadheads have a huge following due to their ability to fly accurately with little to no tuning needed. However, upon impact many tend to deflect once they hit bone inside the body cavity. This causes failed penetration and often failed operation in opening. Some mechanicals fail completely to open if they hit a rib on entry. This causes a lot of wounded animals that are not recovered, something no bow hunter wants to occur.
To alleviate this issue the designers at SEVR set out to make a mechanical broadhead that would never fail to open. The blades would pivot around bone and still maintain their strength and their ability to produce massive trauma with their patented Lock and Pivot™ technology.
On a recent hunt to Osceola Outfitters in Florida to test the SEVR broadheads we set out to test these broadheads on some of the toughest game available. Wild hogs. Anyone who has ever hunted hogs knows that they possess an extremely thick hide near the vital region often called a shield. This hide can be as much as 1.5” thick on big mature boar hogs. The first day showed the SEVR was up to the task. As we spotted a group of hogs feeding, a stalk ensued. We were able to get to within 31 yards of a group of boars feeding in the palmettos. My shot was not as precise as I’d hoped and I hit the front shoulder. But the SEVR compensated for my error and performed better than expected at that distance and sent the broadhead through the scapula into the lungs for a quick kill.
The next day, the carnage continued. While sitting around chatting about this and that during a mid-day break, a group of hogs fed out of the palmettos about 200 yards away. Quickly grabbing our gear, a stalk began. Covering the first 125 yards was easy, the last 75 was a bit more difficult. The stalk turned into a game of patience as I could hear the hogs feeding in the thick undergrowth but could not see them. Slowly inching closer and closer, I finally located a red spotted hog feeding at a mere seven feet from me. Drawing my bow, I located the sight pin and let the SEVR do its job and sent the Full Metal Jacket arrow completely through the hog! He fell dead within fifteen yards with a massive wound from the SEVR. Of all the hogs I have shot through the years with my bow, that was my first complete pass through. To say I was impressed is an understatement.
My testing was not complete in south Florida. Since that trip to Florida for hogs, two deer have also fallen to the SEVR – all on the same arrow! Here in my home state of South Carolina, I have been hunting the same land for nineteen years, and as so often happens when you hunt the same land, you tend to get lazy and just hunt the same stands year in and year out. This past summer I decided to relocate a stand to a new location. As the pine thickened, I surmised the deer were traveling differently through them. My first sit saw a beautiful buck come from the north directly past my stand. At eighteen yards he rubbed a tree long enough for me to get drawn and send the SEVR through him and count another animal to the SEVR. Noticing the devastation the SEVR was putting on the game, I determined I would hunt the entire season with the SEVR on my FMJ arrows.
A late season trip to NW Illinois gave the SEVR one more test to date. The thick snow covered everything in sight, as the last hour of the last day began to fade, a nice 10 point buck began to feed in my direction. A broadside shot at 27 yards proved to be his demise. As whitetail bucks tend to do, he dropped at the shot and my SEVR hit high in the lungs and caught his spine dropping him in his tracks. He was dead with seconds. This same SEVR broadhead and Easton FMJ arrow had to date taken two hogs in Florida and a buck in South Carolina and one in Illinois. Replacing the blades between hunts is all that is needed, the rest of the broadhead are all intact and ready for more action.
One key feature of the SEVR is the practice point. Rather than having a different broadhead, or ruining your blades and targets, a simple set screw is inserted into the broadhead to keep the blades closed and you have a broadhead you can practice with and hunt with all in one.
The dependability and durability of SEVR will get noticed soon. With a 2.1” cutting diameter, true field point accuracy and insane durability. SEVR should be on all of your arrows for the future. Regardless of the game you are hunting, SEVR is the broadhead for you.