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  • March 31, 2007 at 6:37 pm #495474 Back to Top REPORT
    nrth16
    Nrth16

    Joined: 9/25/2006
    Thinking about next season and have seen many dvds of people using both the Fixed blade as well expandable blades and just wanted to hear your thoughts as to which brand to go with for both types!!!
    March 31, 2007 at 6:40 pm #511133 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    I’m a long time advocate of Mechanicals. I really like the Rage and Rocket Steelheads. I use the Steelheads right now, and cannot see myself switching any time soon! [=}=]
    March 31, 2007 at 7:02 pm #511134 Back to Top REPORT
    murdoc
    murdoc

    Joined: 6/14/2006
    I like a durable fixed head for deer myself, but I do have some 3 blade rage heads on standby to rip up a turkey in may :thumbup
    March 31, 2007 at 8:04 pm #511135 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I like Rockets here are two from last year;

    Steelhead that struck spine

    Swidewinder recovered 15 yards past where it went thru deer

    March 31, 2007 at 8:31 pm #511136 Back to Top REPORT
    danf
    DanF

    Joined: 1/23/2007
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    G5 montecs if you ask me!!!! :thumbup
    March 31, 2007 at 8:40 pm #511137 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Tight Points and 3 blade Rage. :thumbup I use the Rage for turkeys and for everything else Tight Points. [=}=]
    March 31, 2007 at 9:18 pm #511138 Back to Top REPORT
    booner
    booner

    Joined: 7/12/2004
    I am new to the expandable world! Started using them just this last fall! Had one good exp. and one bad exp. I will be trying the Rage 3-blade this spring for turkey. If they do as good as many say they do, I will use them for deer. My fixed blade history has been long and Thunderheads have never let me down! If I go back to fixed blades, I will try Slik Trik as I have heard many good reports on these! This sport is a constant learning experiance! For me it’s all about being as quick and humane to the animal/bird whatever, I’m hunting!! Whatever you pick make sure it’s scary sharp, and you can hit where your aiming with it!! [=}=]
    April 1, 2007 at 1:10 am #511139 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    this will be my first year with mechanicals and i will be shooting Rage BH’s, most likely the 2 blade version, so much damage upon entry and exit, and if i like them i will stick with the Rages. i have no problem with fixed blades either. its all about placement [=}=]
    April 1, 2007 at 1:49 am #511140 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    Fixed blades for deer! :thumbup
    April 1, 2007 at 1:57 am #511141 Back to Top REPORT
    yanna
    Yanna

    Joined: 12/16/2006
    I love my Hypershocks 3 for 3 with Mechanicals. All good short bloodtrails. I was never a beleiver until I tried. My Muzzys used to put em down good but I like change.
    April 1, 2007 at 4:25 am #511142 Back to Top REPORT
    spo
    spo

    Joined: 12/12/2004
    I used to shoot fixed with alum. easy to tune by heating and spinning now I shoot mech
    April 1, 2007 at 11:18 am #511143 Back to Top REPORT
    blood-bath2006
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006
    I have to tell you that a lot of people don’t care for expandables. I believe that the biggest reason for this is a resistance to change. I have used Steelheads for many years and I have to tell you they are a great head :thumbup
    April 2, 2007 at 12:13 am #511144 Back to Top REPORT
    indiana-redneck
    indiana redneck

    Joined: 3/24/2005
    Fixed for me Slick Trick’s & Muzzy’s :thumbup
    April 2, 2007 at 12:50 am #511145 Back to Top REPORT
    mdbowman
    mdbowman

    Joined: 7/15/2006
    Whatever you can shoot accurately and make an ethical shot with. The main advantage that I see advertised with mechanical is “field point accuracy”. IMO, if you tune your bow and have the proper arrow combo you can get that accuracy from many fixed blades.
    April 2, 2007 at 1:47 am #511146 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    Depends on what I’m shooting at. Turkey = Mechanical. Deer is a toss up. Hogs and Elk = fixed.

    :2cents

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