The Montec broadheads are interesting. I do not know if
all their broadheads are made this way but some at least are cast.
They use something called Monoflow technology. I guess the idea
is that one casting makes for better cohesion between molecules and
that makes for a stronger head. The Montecs certainly seem formidable.
The cut on contact point is backed up by a solid pyramid of metal.
The crux of the matter is how well does that point cut on contact.
How well do the blades behind it cut.
The answer may lie in how and at what angle the head is sharpened.
We are advised that the head is sharpened two sides at a time.
Let me explain,you take the head carefully and let it lay flat on
the stone or whatever you are using to sharpen. The head will
naturally lie on two edges. You push the head along point first.
Thereby sharpening two edges. When satisfied you turn the head
over onto the next two edges and repeat. Obviously that must be
done three times.
Even a new head is not shaving sharp.
Carefully following their sharpening procedure nets a head capable of
hacking off a few hairs. It think it is not the metal nor heat treatment that
causes the relatively poor performance. It is the obtuse angle at which it is
sharpened. If my calculation is correct the blade angle is one hundred twenty degrees.
Even if I am wrong and it is sixty degrees that is an incredibly obtuse angle.
There are upsides to this method and it's result. One being field sharpening is easily accomplished. Two is it makes for a durable point that certainly won't break or fold on
contact with bone.
I have only hunted from a tent once. There is nothing better after a hunt than to
wind down with a cup of coffee and a bit of sharpening. I feel joyful just thinking
about it. It helps to both focus and relax the mind. A reordering reset of the mind.
It lets you know that in the morning when cold and cranky wake up where you
went to sleep that everything is good to go. Fresh socks on your feet and
a sandpaper beard on your face,unless you are a woman,
your mind starts to percolate like the coffee pot.
No need to worry about your broadheads.
They are on your arrows good to go.
Below are a couple of pic's of Montecs.
Edited to add
Upon reading this in the morning I decided the wording was misleading.
I had mispoke myself. The Montec cast broadheads are fine broadheads.
They are not perfectly true and so should be put on a trueing stand before utilisation.
If the opportunity arises all 'heads should be trued. Not everybody has a trueing stand.
Not everyone is that painstaking either. I enjoy being as precise as possible as the situation permits.
After that I leave the world of cold logical truth behind and enter into the warm reasonable world of
knowing I have done my best and let the bow and arrow shoot themselves as much as possible.
Of course that last statement is figuratively speaking. We can get into it at another time.
A trueing stand is nothing more than four bearings set up in a jig that allows an arrow to be rolled on it.
When you roll an arrow on the jig any broadhead on the shaft will rotate as well. That means you can
place a stationary point of reference in front of the point of the broadhead and see if it appears to wobble.
One of the best points of reference is a small bottle with printing on it. You line up the printing
with the stationary broadhead. Then you rotate the arrow. The point will then either appear to be
relatively stationary or waver in relation to the point of reference.
To fix any waver you use a broadhead wrench or a leather gloved hand to tweak the 'head into position.
It does not take very much. What appears as an evident wobble is really off by a 32nd or so.
That process should be done with every 'head.
I personally wouldn't use the Montec's on big game unless in an emergency situation.
They are not particularly sharp even if sharpened by the Archer. That is true of my particular situation.
Using a light traditional bow. Once trued,sharpened and shot out of a medium weight bow at
sport hunting distances then the Montecs are fine tough heads that will split bone with ease.
It's all relatively speaking.
It's time for Tracker to get his first walk.