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Old 08-31-2006, 11:25 PM
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Default Mechanical vs Fixed Broadheads?

This will be my first year hunting for Elk. I am trying to figure out if there is any difference between a fixed blade broadhead and a mechanical broadhead (besides the obvious). I shoot a 70# 29inch Powertec. Any suggestions for what I should go with?
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:30 PM
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Default RE: Mechanical vs Fixed Broadheads?

personally id go with a fixed head. exspecially on something as large as an elk. i have nothing against mechanicals, but i see no reason not to shoot a fixed blade. already open...no worries about it NOT opening..not as likely to break as some mechanicals...dont use any of your energy(which can be valuble in an elk..)...im not against anyone using a mechanical. thats just the choice i made(for deer) and my logic behind my decision.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:08 AM
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Default RE: Mechanical vs Fixed Broadheads?

mauser06,

IMO you got some pretty good logic there. I'm in total agreement.

Pastor, I'd stay with a fixed head, for the obvious reasons. You do need to assure that the bow/arrow combination is tuned well for nearly perfect flight.

Are you hunting with an outfitter? If so you better check with him. A lot of them have had less than good results with clients using mechanicals and won't allow them.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:10 PM
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Default RE: Mechanical vs Fixed Broadheads?

i prefer fixed blade. hunted with mechanicals for a while. shot a dig doe that looked like you poored blood from a bucket. huge hole but they just didn't give me that warm fuzzy i get from my muzzy's. ultimately it is up to you. a well tuned bow will shoot fixed blades just as well as a mechanical broad head and i would much rather shoot a fixed blade at a animal 40 yds away.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:45 PM
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agree
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Old 09-02-2006, 12:14 AM
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Default RE: Mechanical vs Fixed Broadheads?

I prefer fixed heads too. Just don't see a reason to change.
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:37 AM
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never had a reason to go mechanical...stay with a fixed head.
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:22 PM
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Thanks guys, it seems like we have a consensus!!!
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:03 PM
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I agree with the others, elk are not whitetail. You want all the penetration you can get, two holes are better than one!! Elk are often shot at ranges that are beyond the average whitetail distance, so when you extend your shots, you need all the penetration you can get out of your set up!
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:22 PM
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Agree with the others as well, for elk, definately a fixed blade head.
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