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Old 09-11-2002, 10:02 PM
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I've used Muzzy's for years, I've tried Snypers and although I was very impressed with the Snypers, if having to choose one forever, it would definately be the 100 gr. 3 blade Bad to the Bone, Muzzys.

Why, I can drive tacks with my Muzzys out beyond 50 yards, I have no accuracy questions with Muzzy and they'll penentrate any game animal on the North American continent, no questioned asked.

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Old 09-11-2002, 10:25 PM
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Again, if their flight and on game performance was the same, which would you choose AND WHY
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I'm a little confused (which is not uncommon). If flight and performance were the same, then why would it matter what you chose? Wouldn't the results be the same? If you want to eliminate the two biggest differences among fixed vs mechanicals, then I will have to look through the Cabelas catalog and find the coolest looking broadhead and chose that.

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Old 09-12-2002, 12:02 AM
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Siskyou...

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote<font size=1 face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>I would miss the mechanicals for turkey hunting though, since I haven't found a fixed blade with a 1-1/2&quot; cutting diameter yet. <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2 id=quote>

You just haven't been looking in the right places. Get some screw-in adapters and a pack of Magnus I 4-blade heads. 1 1/2&quot; cut. Been around for years and years... I believe the Zwickey Black Diamond Deltas are also 1 1/2&quot; cut. 180 grain Snuffers are 1 15/32&quot; cut. So close to an inch and a half that it doesn't matter.

The Magnus I with adapter shouldn't weigh much more than 180 grains or so... Excellent FOC!<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 09-12-2002, 12:05 AM
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Indy Hunter has a point, I'LL reply as to what I would use if I had only 1 choice of head for the rest of my hunting days.
Rocket Steelhead (probably 125)
They have placed at the front or VERY close to it on every penetration test so far, and the solid steel construction (and shorter blades) would reduce if not competely eliminate AK's problems.
But, the TOP reason it technology. in 30 years, we'll see bows shooting 400fps or better. THAT kind of speed will be VERY tough to get fixed blades to fly 1/2 way decently.
Right now, I am shooting &quot;slick trick&quot; heads (cause they look to be a neat design...just trying new things)
In the past, I have used Muzzy 3 Blade 100s, and Shockwave 100s. and in EARLY testing, the Shockwaves out penetrated even the Muzzys (EARLY testing...still developing the tests themselves)
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Old 09-12-2002, 02:10 AM
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For those who have used both fixed and mechanical heads successfully, if you could only choose one to use from here on out, which would it be and why?




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To answer that question , I'd stick with fixed heads for two reasons.
1. They work well with my 55# recurve (for those traditional moods) , I wouldn't use mechs with my recurve.
2. If I would happen to injure myself to the point where I need to decrease my poundage considerably , I wouldn't want to be stuck with mechs.

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Again, if their flight and on game performance was the same, which would you choose AND WHY

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To answer that question , if the flight AND on game performance were the same (meaning I could use the mech on any large game with same results or no worries of kinetic energy with my recurve) , I'll take the mech. Why? They do fly better than fixed (high windage) and I like the baseball size hole they leave when exiting.




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Old 09-12-2002, 07:29 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote<font size=1 face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote> It doesn't say &quot;those that tried mechanicals one year and shot them at one animal&quot; or &quot;those that have thought about switching&quot; or &quot;those that like their broadheads and ain't switchin'.&quot; These replies make it impossible for a good discussion to get off the ground. <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2 id=quote>

It doesn't say for those who have used them for 10 years either now does it.

I have been bow hunting now for a total of 23 years. But I have only used mechanicals for two seasons, so I guess I know nothing right.

I have to admit that I have not used mechanicals for 5 years. I know that there has been improvements made since then, but I am not totally confident in them as I am with fixed. So if push came to shove as was asked in the topic, I would have to go with fixed, cut on contact, two bladed heads.

I had a few prolems with the Rocket heads that I used. First on the two deer that I shot with, I broke a total of three blades and bent one ferule. To me that is not tough enough. Yes, I could try another mechanical, but the fixed heads always worked for me.

Next, I practice with my hunting setup exclusively. I know that many people say that mechanicals will fly the same as field point, and many practice with just field points. However, maybe I am from the old school, I shoot the same arrows and broadheads that I hunt with (I sharpen the blades before every hunt). I have to be confident that what I am using for hunting will fly exactly the same as what I practice with. I couldn't do this with the mechanicals for money reasons. I kept breaking or bending the blades and ferules on the mechanicals when practicing. And since I practice a lot, I can not afford to keep replacing blades.
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Old 09-12-2002, 07:33 AM
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JDoyle, your post was not one of the ones I was talking about so you need not have a guilty conscience. I made amends for the tone of the first post realizing it come off poorly after Siskyou politely called me on it. Your little jab is not necessary and if you would like to engage in a battle of wits please take it off the board and I will leave you in a steaming pile. Now I must digress because I am guilty of my initial complaint of going on a tangent thanks to the aggrevation of your immature banter. I bid thee adieu.
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Old 09-12-2002, 07:36 AM
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HuntingBry,

Let us reply how we want. Just skip over it if you don't like it. It was Rangeball's question, not yours. Thank you.
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Old 09-12-2002, 08:06 AM
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I hope to see continued discussion on this subject from those with first hand experience. I've only been bowhunting for 5 years & have only used Muzzy 100's on deer - I was thinking of trying mechanicals this year but with all I've read on different threads on this site I'm thinking instead I'll spend more time tuning for broadheads before making a jump to mechs.

The only reason I wanted to move was for increased accuracy - but there's just too many folks saying fixed can be just as accurate - you just need a tuned bow.

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