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Old 07-01-2011, 12:24 PM
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Getting ready to purchase my first broadheads for my bow. I've heard a lot of good things mentioned about the NAP Spitifires. I was just wondering if any of yall had good or bad experiences with this broadhead??
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:59 PM
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Only good things to say about the spitfires. They are my broadhead of choice for this coming year (Moving to them from a fixed blade) and I have been impressed by them and what they have done with the deer my friend has gotten with them. Definitely a good choice
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:40 AM
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I am not a mechanical BH fan at all. However they are a good BH.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:59 AM
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Ill stick with my Slick Trick Magnums.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:32 PM
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I shot them for 5 years and took 5 deer with them. On only one of those did I get a pass-thru though. That was the main reason I stopped using them. At first I thought it was shot placement but then I shot a doe broadside at about 20 yds perfectly and still didn't get the pass-thru. I'm unsure why but I kinda got spooked after that and started using Muzzys and Slick-Tricks. I think they are one of the better expandables but I would have felt better shooting all the way through the animal.

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Old 07-03-2011, 06:25 AM
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I first used fixed blade NAP Thunderheads and loved them so when i wanted to try mechanicals i went to the NAP Spitfires. Took 2 deer with them, no pass thru's with a 60lb bow on does but it poked halfway out the other side and the exit hole was huge. I bragged about these heads until I got a shot on the biggest buck I ever drew back on. 17 yard chip shot and I saw i hit above vitals but below spine, a high shot but with the angle I would have clipped something. BUT the arrow seemed to go in just a few inches. I don't know if the blade opened pre mature or if it hit bone but there was hardly any penetration. Didn't find a drop of blood. I was done with Spitfires after that. It could be a 100-1 shot what happened as Ive always been happy with Spitfires and NAP products in general but that one incident changed me. I now shoot Rage, I've taken 6 deer with them, unreal blood trails, easy tracking and no deer made it more than 40yds. Lots of opinions out there but thats my experience
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:37 AM
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Wow that is a crazy story! Do you get pass thru's with the rage mechanicals?
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:20 AM
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I think 4 out of the 6 were pass thrus. One was with a crossbow and I was in a tree only about 8 feet up. I shot a 5pt at about 15 yds, it blew right thru him and I watched him run and pile up 40 yards away in a cut bean field. I went looking for the arrow and couldn't find it anywhere. Well it was a good 20 yards from where it went thru the deer. Thanks to the angle and hill it was able to travel that distance before hitting the ground. Probably a million to one shot that it hit pure vitals and nothing else to get that kind of distance. the 2 non pass thru's were my fault. Both quartering away deer hit too far back, like behind the last rib instead of a bit more forward which is what i wanted. The angle still had me take out the vitals and the whole arrow was inside the deer. Until my Rage fails me like the Spitfires, its all I'd use.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:35 AM
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Pictures from a 15yd shot at about 1 63# draw compound on a 6pt. The woods looked like a murder scene, there was a 50 yards trail thru the woods that looked like this, I can't believe he made it that far
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:35 PM
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That is such an easy blood trail to follow, I bet a blind person could follow it. So if I am drawing 60 lbs and 29.5" draw about 300 fps, it should pass thru with that amount of energy right?
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