First off, I have to apologize for the delay in posting another Antler Geeks Journal. I have excuses, all of them lame. But I hope you’ll agree this post was worth the wait. This week, we unveiled the first of many product reviews on the Antler Geeks Facebook page (facebook.com/antlergeeks).
By now, you’ve probably noticed that we have a bit of a different outlook on the world of hunting media. We are reality-based whitetail fanatics. We don’t hunt special places – although a strong argument could be made that any place you feel inclined to hang a stand is special. But what I mean is that we hunt the type of places that most everyone else hunts. We hunt small parcels near our homes that we gained access to by asking permission. We hunt public land.
We also work real jobs, have real families and realistic budgets. Which means we are able to relate with “the rest of us” who don’t have sponsors to supply the best, most pricey products available. Do we have sponsors? Sure. But here’s the thing – our sponsors don’t choose us. We choose them. And we only choose those who offer products we believe in and, most importantly, believe to be an excellent value. We take our role in the hunting industry seriously. We’re not so egotistical to think that people will buy things simply because we tell them to. But we do believe that we have the opportunity to explore products in ways others can’t. Honest, truthful reviews on affordable products is our niche. It’s something no one else seems interested in doing – at least not truthfully.
Our reviews will not be like those you might have seen before. We’re not going to use a computer to crunch numbers and analyze the angles. We won’t use a formula or a database. We do what you’d do – we see if they work and if they’re worth the money.
Our first effort is a review of the Muzzy MX3 broadhead. Our goal was simple: Determine if the heads shot like field points and see just how tough they were. How’d we do it?
Well, you’ll have to watch the video to see. But let’s put it this way: We now know what happens when you shoot a Muzzy MX3 into a chunk of concrete. And cast iron. And rib bones.
We think the outdoors world deserves honest, fair reviews on the gear people buy. If you agree, visit our Facebook page and give us a “like” – trust me, the more support that’s shown for this type of reality-based hunting and product testing, the more response that will come from the manufacturers. And that will mean we’ll be able to test more products and help make your buying choices a bit easier. And, by all means, if you have something you’d like to have tested let us know. We’ll try to make it happen.
– Tony Hansen, Antler Geek