Do you use fixed blade or mechanicals?

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  • January 3, 2007 at 2:49 am #503424 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    i use mechanicals ive never had a deer go more than 75 yards and that was down hill. :thumbup
    January 3, 2007 at 3:20 am #503425 Back to Top REPORT
    Big B

    Joined: 1/23/2005
    fixed because you know they wont fail. :thumbup
    January 3, 2007 at 5:18 am #503426 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Its the only way to fly
    January 4, 2007 at 4:04 am #503427 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I use fixed blades. Washington does’nt allow mechanical heads. (4blade muzzy 100gr.)
    January 4, 2007 at 1:09 pm #503428 Back to Top REPORT
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006
    Steelheads all the way!!!! They outperform any of the fixed blades I’ve ever used, and I’ve been doing this since I was 7. With that said any broadhead you put in the kill zone will kill the animal period. JMO [=}=] :D
    January 4, 2007 at 9:09 pm #503429 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 3/7/2005
    Location: Mi
    I picked fixed but I do use both.. Muzzys on deer and hypershocks on turkeys. They fly the same as my field points. Tuning is the name of the game, a well tuned bow will shoot what ever you decide to shoot.
    I hunt because I can.
    January 4, 2007 at 11:20 pm #503430 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 42
    Joined: 3/1/2006
    Location: Pennsylvania
    I have used both over the years but have had a couple bad experiences with expandables. I dont believe that I would ever take a chance again. G5, Muzzy, or Magnus. Just my oppinion! [=}=]
    January 4, 2007 at 11:34 pm #503431 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 72
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    I have no problem tuning fixed blade broadheads to fly accurately. I can shoot the same group size with the broadheads as with field points, although I can never get them to shoot the same impact point (long story, long arguments, too tired to take it up any more). [-(

    I will admit that building arrows with fixed blades takes much more attention to detail, a willingness to obtain exacting tolerances, and hours of adjustment and tuning, both the bow and the arrows. However, I feel this is as much a part of the hunt as bring home the meat. There is no feeling like knowing you made your own arrow, your own bowstring and cables, tuned your own bow, and at that moment of Truth, the arrow flies straight as an extention of your will…I think they call it Zen…whatever it is, there is nothing to equal the feeling, except maybe knowing you caught your trout on a rod you built using a fly you tied from the hair of the deer/elk you shot, from the arrow you made, using the bowsting you made…… [=}=]

    January 4, 2007 at 11:39 pm #503432 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    had trouble at hi speeds with fixed,switched to open on impact. got blade deflection and poor penatration on shots other than lung shots. went to quick spins and 100 thunderheads,that settup works fine for me, but try what wiil work best for you.
    January 5, 2007 at 12:41 am #503433 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 1/14/2006
    Fred Bear Razor Heads

    with the shaving sharp, razor inserts


    March 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm #503434 Back to Top REPORT


    Age: 56
    Joined: 12/15/2008
    Location: Florida
    too many horror stories about lost deer or points not deploying completely I use muzzy 4 blade 90 gr and most of my deer have fallen withen sight.It is A durable head and flies just like my field points.Keep It Simple S@#$%& good luck hope this helps.

    How are your blood trails and penetration with the Muzzy’s? Do you still shoot them?

    March 26, 2009 at 3:39 pm #503435 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/25/2006
    You woke the Dead :shock:
    March 26, 2009 at 3:48 pm #503436 Back to Top REPORT
    Double Drops

    Joined: 2/22/2007
    You woke the Dead :shock:

    :^O :^O :^O :^O

    March 26, 2009 at 3:56 pm #503437 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 2/18/2008
    Mechanical the past two years, Rocky Mountain Gators. I have only shot two deer with the Gators and the performance was awesome. Prior to that, 3 blade Muzzy’s.
    March 26, 2009 at 4:01 pm #503438 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Fixed..over the years with guiding I have seen just about every Mechanical fail….
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