Do you use fixed blade or mechanicals?

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  • March 26, 2009 at 4:43 pm #503439 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    You woke the Dead :shock:

    Wasn’t there a movie made about this … Brain Eating Zombies, or something like that :^O :^O :^O

    March 26, 2009 at 5:02 pm #503440 Back to Top REPORT
    aoudad
    aoudad

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    You woke the Dead :shock:

    Wasn’t there a movie made about this … Brain Eating Zombies, or something like that :^O :^O :^O[/quote:38s5g2tp]Something like that, Shawn of the Dead, dry comedy horror film :^O

    March 26, 2009 at 5:14 pm #503441 Back to Top REPORT
    buckmaster
    buckmaster

    Joined: 10/5/2008
    I’ve had excellent results with Thunderhead 125s. They fly real well for me and I’ve had pass throughs & quick kills on every deer I have shot. I’ve heard good and bad things about mechanicals. Sometimes I think I’d like to try some but I guess I’m just stuck on the tried & true.
    I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and require the same from them. John Wayne - as J.B. Books
    March 26, 2009 at 7:31 pm #503442 Back to Top REPORT
    pabowhunter4life
    PABowhunter4life

    Joined: 3/20/2005
    For turkey I use large cutting mechanical heads. This year it will be the Grim Reaper Extra Cut with a 1 3/4″ cutting diameter.

    For deer I prefer fixed heads. I’m not one of those “mechanicals are the devil” guys :^O , I just prefer to keep things as simple as possible and there’s a lot less that can go wrong with fixed heads. The great part is that thanks to heads like the G5 Striker Magnum, Slick Trick Magnum and Slick Trick GrizzTrick you can get mechanical flight and carnage with fixed blade durability. Now, that being said, I may give the Reapers a chance on deer this season because next to the Rocket Steelhead I think they may be the best designed mechanical out there [=}=]

    March 26, 2009 at 7:35 pm #503443 Back to Top REPORT
    aoudad
    aoudad

    Joined: 8/25/2006

    For turkey I use large cutting mechanical heads. This year it will be the Grim Reaper Extra Cut with a 1 3/4″ cutting diameter.

    For deer I prefer fixed heads. I’m not one of those “mechanicals are the devil” guys :^O , I just prefer to keep things as simple as possible and there’s a lot less that can go wrong with fixed heads. The great part is that thanks to heads like the G5 Striker Magnum, Slick Trick Magnum and Slick Trick GrizzTrick you can get mechanical flight and carnage with fixed blade durability. Now, that being said, I may give the Reapers a chance on deer this season because next to the Rocket Steelhead I think they may be the best designed mechanical out there [=}=][/quote:3trd39nm]you do realize this thread is 2 years old :?: :whistle :^O :^O :^O

    March 26, 2009 at 7:36 pm #503444 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 29
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio

    For turkey I use large cutting mechanical heads. This year it will be the Grim Reaper Extra Cut with a 1 3/4″ cutting diameter.

    For deer I prefer fixed heads. I’m not one of those “mechanicals are the devil” guys :^O , I just prefer to keep things as simple as possible and there’s a lot less that can go wrong with fixed heads. The great part is that thanks to heads like the G5 Striker Magnum, Slick Trick Magnum and Slick Trick GrizzTrick you can get mechanical flight and carnage with fixed blade durability. Now, that being said, I may give the Reapers a chance on deer this season because next to the Rocket Steelhead I think they may be the best designed mechanical out there [=}=][/quote:2r7o4gby]you do realize this thread is 2 years old :?: :whistle :^O :^O :^O[/quote:2r7o4gby] :^O :^O :^O #-o

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    March 26, 2009 at 7:38 pm #503445 Back to Top REPORT
    aoudad
    aoudad

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    Wait, almost 3 years old :^O
    March 26, 2009 at 7:39 pm #503446 Back to Top REPORT
    preachersteve67
    PreacherSteve67

    Joined: 3/20/2009
    I’ve been doing this along time and have shot so many different brands of broadheads. In 1997, I started shooting WASP Jak Hammer mechanicals. I have killed 30+ deer with them and have had great results. I have never had a head not open. I have never had one open in flight or when it left the string do to O-ring malfunction. One did break a blade. Perhaps four or five have bent blades. But they truly fly like a field tip and yield great results! :thumbup
    March 26, 2009 at 8:00 pm #503447 Back to Top REPORT
    pabowhunter4life
    PABowhunter4life

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    Wait, almost 3 years old :^O

    Well WTH?! I hate when people dig up threads from page 94 and I respond without reading :^O #-o

    March 26, 2009 at 8:00 pm #503448 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 70
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    Wait, almost 3 years old :^O

    Brain Eating Zombies can’t be stopped … I saw the movie :^O :^O :^O

    March 26, 2009 at 8:09 pm #503449 Back to Top REPORT
    jerseyboy
    JERSEYBOY

    Age: 42
    Joined: 2/25/2008
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    Fixed – Thunderhead 100′s
    March 26, 2009 at 8:24 pm #503450 Back to Top REPORT
    aoudad
    aoudad

    Joined: 8/25/2006

    Wait, almost 3 years old :^O

    Brain Eating Zombies can’t be stopped … I saw the movie :^O :^O :^O[/quote:3hqwv7q5] :^O :^O :p

    March 26, 2009 at 8:38 pm #503451 Back to Top REPORT

    keb

    Joined: 4/1/2007
    Fixed blade muzzy mx-3′s, simple,priced to please and rock solid. Never have to worry about it not opening or getting caught on brush and opening.

    Once I learned to broahead tune there was no reason to shoot mech heads anymore. Accuarcy with fixed heads was like field points.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:32 pm #503452 Back to Top REPORT
    aboyle55
    aboyle55

    Joined: 1/7/2009
    I’ve used both, but at 55# my S2 doesn’t shoot bullets so I prefer the cut on contact heads. I’ve use Muzzy 3 blades for years as well as the Wasp Jack Hammer SSt mechanicals, but I have lost a few blades before. They leave awesome blood trails too, but I will be using Magnus Buzzcuts this year. I have sharpened them and I am impressed at the head and its sharpness even after target practice. I can’t wait to try them out on a deer in October.
    March 27, 2009 at 12:46 am #503453 Back to Top REPORT

    MX9799

    Joined: 5/7/2008
    I’ve used fixed blade exclusively since I started hunting. Started with Muzzy’s, but went through a bad spell with them when I got my drenalin. Now I’ve switched to 125 gr. montecs, and they fly well, and I’ve put one buck down with em. This year, I’m thinking about putting some G5 strikers on some arrows, as well as some montecs, and maybe some magnus snuffer’s also. Whichever of those three I like best I’m gonna stick with. I like the Muzzy’s for their great value, but I’ve found that some don’t fly well for me. The last pack of 125 gr. muzzy’s I bought, only three of the six would spin and fly well. I bought some two blade rage’s this past season also, and shot a buck with them, but my nock broke on release, the arrow flew low, and I think I hit the deer in the opposite leg ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) Don’t blame it the broadhead, but I’m still gonna stick with fixed blade unless rage puts out something in 125 grains. If and when rage does make one in 125 grains, I might give them another try.
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