The man behind the most important bowhunting research
Dr. Ed Ashby and an Asiatic Buffalo taken with a prototype Ashby broadhead.
Dr. Ed Ashby invested 27 years in the study of arrow performance and broadhead lethality. His testing is the closest thing to the scientific method as is possible under the testing conditions. Never before has anyone tested arrow and broadheads on actual game animals on such a scale. The test results have been carefully compiled and are now available to the public free of charge. Bowhunters everywhere owe Dr. Ashby a debt of gratitude as he his data reveals which broadheads and arrows perform the best on game animals. The results show that whether you shoot a traditional bow like a recurve or a longbow, or if you're shooting a compound, the arrows and broadheads that performed well in the testing, will perform for you.
Dr. Ed Ashby with White Rhino taken with a longbow in 1984
If you have never read Dr. Ashby's reports, you're in for a treat. They're like a good novel that you just can't put down, the content is intense. As you read you'll experience many "a-ha!" moments. Things you have seen and experienced will start to make sense. You may want to bookmark this page as your gateway into the portal of what really happens when arrow and broadhead meet hide, bone, gristle, and meat.
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Dr. Ed Ashby with a Zebra. The Zebra was on the run when Ashby shot it.
We have all the Dr. Ed Ashby reports to date for you. As he releases more, we'll have them posted here. Here at Alaska Bowhunting Supply our roots are in traditional archery so we find it interesting this Dr. Ashby has always used both longbows and compound bows in his testing. Traditional bowhunters embraced the EFOC, heavy arrow, and heavy broadhead idea early on, but lately compound shooters all over the world are using our GrizzlyStik carbon arrows and our GrizzlyStik single bevel broadheads for the largest of game with results that are becoming legendary. Some bowhunting camps in Africa now insist that if you're going to bowhunt with them, you'll be using a broadhead like the GrizzlyStik Ashby. Why?...
Dr. Ed Ashby cleaning a Water Buffalo scapula during the testing process.
Single bevel broadheads penetrate game animals, especially when encountering bone, better than any other design ever offered to the bowhutning community. GrizzlyStik single bevel broadheads are available from 100 grains to 315 grains to fit any bowhunting situation you'll ever face. They're built to perform when everything goes wrong. When you're a serious bowhunter the last thing you want to worry about is if your broadhead has what it takes to get the job done when you're ready to release the shot. Our GrizzlyStik broadheads have been severely tested and they've passed with flying colors. If you don't settle for less than the best when hunting, why settle for less than the best in broadheads? Check out the broadhead data below and you'll understand why we're so confident in our GrizzlyStik single Bevel broadheads.
Big Asain Water Buffalo taken with heavy arrows and a straight ended longbow.
Our GrizzlyStik carbon arrows are the perfect driving force behind our broadheads. No matter what broadhead you use if your arrow doesn't retain energy and deliver it upon impact you're not getting the performance you deserve. Our continuous taper design is ballistically superior to any other design. Our GrizzlyStik arrows are fast! Fast from the bow, fast to recover from archer's paradox, fast to the target, and then BOOM! First they drive forward the mass of the arrow pushing, then at a point during the penetration the weight forward design pulls the arrow through as well. If it weren't for the unique design of the GrizzlyStik with its extreme forward of center (EFOC) we couldn't make such a claim. The penetration potential is amazing.
If you combine our arrows with our broadheads you have an unbeatable system. You'll never have to second guess your equipment. You just concentrate on making the shot!
Check out the studies and other information below. Let us know if there's anything else you'd like to see here.
Dr. Ed Ashby calls this picture, "A Good Afternoonm" - We agree!
Dr. Ed Ashby with a Southern Bushbuck.
Ed Ashby in 1960 with a Whitail Deer taken with his Bear recurve.
Ed Ashby with a Mule Deer taken with a prototype Ben Pearson Deadhead broadhead in 1961.
Ed Ashby's first two deer morning.
Ashby's first running deer.
Dr. Ed Ashby in his element.
There is a lot of amazing information in the reports below by Dr. Ed Ashby - All of them are worth reading if you are serious about arrow and broadhead performance and penetration on big game.
Here is a perfect example of the performance you can expect when shooting Ashby inspired setups. Jason Bryan and an Asiatic water buffalo taken with a 950 grain setup of GrizzlyStik Momentum 250 arrows and forged 315 grain Ashby broadheads.)
Dr. Ed Ashby Ashby 2008 Update Part 7
Dr. Ed Ashby Ashby 2008 Update Part 6
Dr. Ed Ashby Ashby 2008 Update Part 5
Dr. Ed Ashby Ashby 2008 Update Part 4
Dr. Ed Ashby Ashby 2008 Update Part 3
Dr. Ed Ashby Ashby 2008 Update Part 2
Dr. Ed Ashby 2008 Update Part 1
Dr. Ed Ashby Getting an Edge on Success
Papua New Guinea Bows and Arrows Study
Ashby on Single Bevel Broadheads
Ashby Broadhead Study
Ashby On EFOC (Extreme Forward of Center)
Ashby Ultimate Hunting Arrows
Ashby 2004 Update 1
Ashby 2004 Update 2
Ashby 2005 Update 1
Ashby 2005 Update 2
Ashby 2005 Update 3
Ashby 2005 Update 4
Ashby 2005 Update 5
Ashby 2005 Update 6
Ashby 2007 Update 1
Ashby 2007 Update 2
Ashby 2007 Update 3
Ashby 2007 Update 4
Ashby 2007 Update 5
Ashby 2007 Update 6
Ashby 2007 Update 7
Ashby 2007 Update 8
Ashby 2007 Prologue
1987 Ashby Article Part 1
1987 Ashby Article Part 2
1987 Ashby Article Part 3
1987 Ashby Article Part 4
1987 Ashby Article Part 5
All Reports above are in PDF format.
The Ashby links below take you to web pages with more of his tests and reports. Enjoy!
Disclaimer! Dr. Ed Ashby graciously allowed us to use his name on this broadhead with one condition. He insisted that we make it clear to our customers that he receives no compensation for the use of his name on our broadhead whatsoever. His goal is to educate the world on what kinds of arrows and broadheads best penetrate big game animals. He receives no compensation for any of his research but shares the results freely. He wants to educate bowhunters everywhere on what works best on big game animals so the animals may be harvested in the most efficient manner possible. It's actually more about the animal than the bowhunter. We all owe a great debt to Dr. Ashby for his significant contribution to bowhunting.
From all of us at Alaska Bowhunting Supply...
Thank-You Dr. Ed Ashby!