Do you use fixed blade or mechanicals?

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  • August 12, 2006 at 4:06 pm #503394 Back to Top REPORT
    joatman
    joatman

    Joined: 6/25/2004
    G5 Montec. Didn’t know anybody else made a fixed blade.

    Al

    August 12, 2006 at 4:17 pm #503395 Back to Top REPORT
    fedexguy
    fedexguy

    Joined: 3/13/2006
    both
    January 2, 2007 at 1:56 am #503396 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Tried mechanicals, NAP Shockwaves and Rocky Mtn Snypers, both good broadheads. I went back to Thunderheads.

    100 grn T-heads fly just like my field tips. So far I have gotten pass throughs on every animal I’ve hit. My longest tracking job has been 50 yrds.

    The mechanicals were twice the price of the T-heads and since they didn’t give me better performance I stuck with the T-heads. Also on game like elk, moose, large bear and african game ( in the next couple of years I pray [-o| ) I have more confidence in a fixed blade or cut on contact head.

    Stealth

    January 2, 2007 at 2:37 am #503397 Back to Top REPORT
    recurve79
    ReCuRvE79

    Joined: 12/12/2006
    The first time I shot a mechanical 1 blade broke off and the other 2 didn’t open they are crap IMO :thumbdown :thumbdown
    January 2, 2007 at 2:42 am #503398 Back to Top REPORT
    brian-md
    BRIAN MD.

    Joined: 12/2/2004
    Mechanical,Rocket Sidewinders [=}=]
    January 2, 2007 at 4:09 am #503399 Back to Top REPORT
    scott-braden
    scott braden

    Age: 49
    Joined: 12/28/2006
    Location: Missouri
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    I like spitfires, they’re devastating. They require less effort for dart like arrow flight. But they all work if you hit em in the right spot. remember its a game of inches!
    Scott B.
    January 2, 2007 at 4:41 am #503400 Back to Top REPORT
    bobbor76
    bobbor76

    Age: 66
    Joined: 11/26/2004
    Location: South Dakota
    Mechanical blades are not legal in our state for Elk. So haven’t done much with them.

    100gr. Rocky Mtn. Titanium, I intend on using the WAC’EM’s next season. Like what they do to Elk.

    In the past, use Muzzies and Rocket Ultimate Steel.

    Proud Member of yet to be named TEAM 3
    January 2, 2007 at 1:47 pm #503401 Back to Top REPORT

    ronnieb

    Joined: 8/10/2006
    I use 100 gr. Thunderheads because
    I get pass-thrus and dead deer.
    Never tried mechanicals.
    January 2, 2007 at 2:11 pm #503402 Back to Top REPORT
    bowelder
    bowelder

    Joined: 2/17/2006
    Muzzy 125 3 blade all the way. Kinetic energy and penetration is great. deer don’t go far with a muzzy piercing.
    January 2, 2007 at 3:03 pm #503403 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhntr22
    Bowhntr22

    Joined: 3/7/2006
    Mechanical Blades are not legal in Oregon
    January 2, 2007 at 3:45 pm #503404 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    i shoot muzzys becuse iv always shot them and they leave a good blood trail
    January 2, 2007 at 3:50 pm #503405 Back to Top REPORT
    bowtie1201
    bowtie1201

    Joined: 7/16/2005
    both [=}=] [=}=]
    January 2, 2007 at 4:37 pm #503406 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    G5 Tekan II’s.

    Because they fly like field points and are tough as nails.

    Kev :D

    January 2, 2007 at 4:40 pm #503407 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    hypershock 100gr. mechanicals

    mainly because they fly like field points, and the blood trails they leave are just exceptional. 8D

    January 2, 2007 at 4:47 pm #503408 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    This season: Slick Trick 100grn Mag
    Last several seasons: Rocky Mtn Ti-100s

    I’ve never killed a deer with a Mech. I like the 100% probability all blades will cut and knowing on non-passthrough shots all blades are still cutting everytime the animal moves, instead of folding up. I tune my bow so that fixed blades hit with field points and check the tune several times during the season. I’ve killed deer at 50 yards with a pass through the lungs. Don’t see a need for mechanicals unless the bow/shooter are not in tune. I keep some Snypers in the case on the off chance I were to drop my bow out of the tree or some unmentionable something happen to it and put the state of tune in question. If that were to happen I can get my target set the sights and use the Snypers until I get back to the shop and check/correct the tune.

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