desertdude49January 30, 2010 at 10:37 pmPost count: 48
I’m looking for some help here, I fully understand the benifits(sp) of a single bevel head. I have a hard time getting the Grizzly as sharp as I like. The STOS is very easy to get super sharp and flys perfect. Dave (King) has showed me but I still have a had time getting the Grizzly Sharp. Is there anyone who has used the STOS 160gr and Finds there performance to be outstanding. Ifeel I owe it to the game I hunt to use the sharpest BH I can.
Just looking for some input on how the STOS stacks up.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post
BloodlessJanuary 30, 2010 at 11:34 pmPost count: 103
So Dude, how is it that a Swabby (term used with affection) turns out to be a desert rat? But then, on second thought, it makes sense as opposites attract!
Anyhow, I’ve used both the Grizz and STOS extensively and here’s my 2 sent worth(less?) opinion: Right now the Grizzly is the better head because it’s single-bevel (if only right-wing, which leaves most of us out of that loop) and because it’s harder. BUT THEN, as you say, because STOS (stands for “Slicker than owl sh–“, no kidding!) isn’t quite so hard and is double-bevel, it’s easier to sharpen. And all advantages of hardness and single-bevels go away if they’re not sharp. Yet the STOS is harder than most. So I reckon in your case maybe it comes down to what you’re hunting? If nothing bigger than deer and feral hogs, and you have problems sharpening Grizzly (as I do too!), you can’t go wrong with STOS in my experience. If you’re hunting way-big critters like moose or elk, you either need to learn how to sharpen ultra-hard steel broadheads or buy some pre-sharpened by KME. Looking ahead, STOS promises heavier, single-bevel heads, while Grizzly promises heavier, better-factory-sharpened heads … but in both cases, year after year now … when? A really good halfway point for now IMHO is the Tusker Concord, which has all the same great features of STOS and Grizzly and costs no more or less, but comes in L and R single-bevel and pretty darn sharp from the factory. Well, you asked for opinions, and I sure got some! 😆
desertdude49January 30, 2010 at 11:43 pmPost count: 48
The more I think about it (brain hurts, 2 cells fighting) the right answer is to learn how to sharpen the Grizzly. I shoot RW feathers so I’m lucky there. I guess this means a road trip up To Kings range for a day of shooting and Grizzly sharpening…… This ol dog Will learn a new trick…
I’m off to hunt hogs the a few months off on my first Elk hunt.
kingwouldbeMemberJanuary 31, 2010 at 3:38 amPost count: 244
Dude, I got your back bro…. if worst comes to worst, I will sharpen you a DZ and you’ll be ready to go, just give me a little time to get’um to you.
I have not shot the stos, however it looks like a good head, I killed a boat load of critters with a Zuwicky delta, easy to sharpen and definitely in the top 5 broadheads.
I would go with sharper first, even with a head that was not as good as the stos.
I would love to get together, shoot and sharpen some broadheads, oh and smoke some cigars 8)
That’s a Grand Hubano getting ready to get light…… thanks Mark
Ed AshbyMemberJanuary 31, 2010 at 3:56 amPost count: 816
Dude, have you tired one of the KME sharpeners? For single-bevel BH’s the KME KNIFE sharpener is the one you want. For double bevel heads the KME BROADHEAD sharpener works best.
If you have any trouble getting your BH sharp using the KME just call Ron and he’ll walk you through the process, step by step. I’ve used both types of KME sharpeners and I don’t see how you can fail to get a BH truly sharp if you follow Ron’s instructions.
On the other hand, if someone who really knew how to sharpen broadheads volunteered to do mine for free … King, you busy? 🙂
kingwouldbeMemberJanuary 31, 2010 at 4:46 amPost count: 244
Doc, that’s to funny, besides you shoot to many.lol
Mark there is a feel that needs to be learned just like mastering anything, however with practice it can be mastered.
That is a good point the Doc. made to get your broadhead as close as you can, then go to the KME and put the final polished finish on it, I might try that my self.
You know you don’t want your broadhead to sharp 😯 as if there was a thing as to sharp.
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