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How many use Mechanical's How many use fixed

Old 09-13-2009, 08:56 AM
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I have used both mechanicals and fixed blade broadheads for long stretches of time and taken well over 50 animals with each.
I like the idea of mechanicals but do not like the higher possibility of failure with them. With todays Super short broadheads Great flight is not a problem for anyone with even basic tuning skills.
So I really No longer see the advantage to using a mechanical

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Old 09-13-2009, 09:08 AM
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Muzzy, G5, Thunderhead fixed 3 or 4 blade have always done the job. Always had pass throughs. I've shot expandables before but had some bad rubber band experiences that put me off of them.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:00 AM
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I'm using 2-blade Rage. This is my first year hunting and someone recommended them to me. Hopefully I get to try them out.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:38 PM
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used the rage 3 blade last year and wasn't impressed, I lost a buck. I've shot the g5's before, this year for the WI opener with a g5 at 30 yards it was a clean pass through, and went only 35 yards, I'm shooting fixed from now on.

Dont like the expandable, too much can go wrong, on the buck I shot only 2 blades deployed. Too much hair clogged I figure. It was loaded. And I know, 2 blades is still good with a good shot but it wasn't a bad shot.

Basically, you need to figure out what works best for you. Everyone has their opinions and it's trial and error. I had a bad experience with them and I'm done.
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:16 PM
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Fixed, replacable.. Slick Trick Mags
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:25 PM
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:46 PM
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SlickTrick RazorTricks
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:07 PM
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100 grain thunderheads for 20 years
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:28 PM
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ive used replaceable fixed blades for my entire life, but i believe im switching to the rage 2 blade or the grim reapers
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:47 PM
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I've been using Rocky Mountain 3 Blades since they came on the market in the mid 70s. I was going to try Rocky Mountain mechanical but have been in 3 different Bowhunting camps where a hunter OR hunters have had a problem of some sort with them-various heads. Lost game with apparently a good hit & not a pass through, not good penetration.
I just decided it was not worth a chance. I nearly always shoot through my animals & thats what I prefer.
I also like to travel to Tx or Ok. on a couple trips in the off season to Bowhunt Wild Hogs & the places I go do not allow mechanicals. They just say, to much lost game.
I'm not saying their not good-I see plenty of animals shot with them on TV & I've seen several animals taken by other hunters.
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