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Old 03-13-2009, 03:11 PM
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Broadheads- Mech. VS Fixed

I have mixed feelings about mechanical broadheads even though I have used them and have been successful doing so. I like the way they shoot, I shoot the 3-blad rage and they fly with my field points. I prefer or am more confident in the fixed blades, I am shooting slick trick heads now because they fly so well and make a wicked exit hole.

I have never had a mechanical open up on me nor have I had one fail to open when entering a critter. It seems there are so many people that speaks badly of the mechies that I am beginning to feel as though I should expect a failure.

What is your opinion on the mechanical vs fixed broadheads?
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:32 PM
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Re: Broadheads- Mech. VS Fixed

I shoot fixed but i know some one that shoot mechanical and love them
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:57 PM
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Re: Broadheads- Mech. VS Fixed

I have shot mechanical for 15yrs. Some mechanicals have the potential to fail. I use broadheads that cannot penetrate w/o opening. Such as the spitfire. The other down side to the mechanical is that it can be re-directed on a quartering shot. If the opening blade hits in just the right spot, it causes the arrow to kick out.

Don't take hard quartering shots with expandable broadheads. Make sure that your choice of broadhead has no possible way to fail. No plunger types.

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Old 03-13-2009, 08:48 PM
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Re: Broadheads- Mech. VS Fixed

I have shot both, started with Thunderheads (fixed) had good luck with them. Switched over to mechanicals when the craze started. First tried the Rocket Arrow Heads. I had absolutely terrible luck with these, even on high percentage shots. Next went to a custom made mech that I found on the net. Nice head but performance was not what I wanted. Swithed back to fixed, those 2 blade Steel force. Good heads had good luck with them. Then I read an article in a bowhunting mag about the super sized mechanicals and how efective they are. Well called Cabels and ordered me some Vortex 100 grain heads with a 2 and 1/2 inch cutting diameter!! These are without a doubt 100% the absolute best heads I have ever used. Must have shot at least a dozen whiteys and litteraly watched every single one of them die. Farthest deer traveled only 60 yards. These are BIG heads with a huge cutting diameter. Give them a try, I am sure glad I did.

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Old 03-13-2009, 09:25 PM
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Re: Broadheads- Mech. VS Fixed

I shot Rage broadheads last year, and wasn't happy with them. They kept opening up when I would pull the arrow out of the quiver. Pour performance on deer as well.I have not had much luck with finding a broadhead/carbon arrow combo that I like. I am going back to my tried and true aluminums with 2 blade Zwickey broadheads. I can shoot these arrows all day long for practice, then sharpen them by hand with a file, put them in my quiver and go hunting. I don'd know why I ever changed.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:04 AM
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Re: Broadheads- Mech. VS Fixed

Carbon arrows are straight on the outside but not on the inside. The hole is not down the center of the shaft. If you spend a few hundred dollars per dozen I think this may not be as big a problem. Non the less, aluminum is a much more forgiving shaft.

Archery is much like rifles. If you run a heavy aluminum arrow with a heavy broadhead, you will have a better chance at repeatable accuracy. every body wants to hunt at over 300fps. Quit worrying about the speed. Get the yardage right. This is my philosophy.

Heaviest aluminum shaft that has the proper spline, per the chart, for your draw, cam style, and draw weight. Run over 10% front of center for the broadhead. This should put you into the 125g class broadhead. Find a one piece two or three blade broad head, I like the two blade, easier to tune. The longer the broadhead the better. 1" diameter by 2" or more blade length will usually plane less.

Just don't sacrifice accuracy for the speed.

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Old 03-14-2009, 02:46 PM
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Re: Broadheads- Mech. VS Fixed

i only use fixed blade broadheads just because you cant even hunt with mech. broadheads in my state.
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