Fixed or Mech.

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Home Forums General Archery Discussion Fixed or Mech.

This topic contains 44 replies, has 35 contributors, and was last updated by ronbow_mi ronbow_mi 9 years ago.

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  • February 1, 2007 at 11:19 pm #495389 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    fixed or mechanical broaheads? why? yea i know i forgot to put both and specify what we were hunting but just put what you use the most
    February 1, 2007 at 11:22 pm #509288 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 6/12/2006
    Kind of a broad question….. :^O

    Fixed for me [=}=]

    February 1, 2007 at 11:22 pm #509289 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/4/2004
    Both. [=}=]
    February 1, 2007 at 11:25 pm #509290 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/17/2005
    I usually have both with me, but I am pretty sold on the Grim Reapers :thumbup
    February 1, 2007 at 11:25 pm #509291 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/14/2004
    What are we hunting????
    February 1, 2007 at 11:31 pm #509292 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 9/26/2004
    Location: Mn
    Fixed for me. Huge fan of the Muzzy 4-blades.


    Stone tactical has arrived!
    February 1, 2007 at 11:39 pm #509293 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 3/16/2006
    Fixed for me just can’t find a flaw with my Muzzy 3-blades.
    February 1, 2007 at 11:44 pm #509294 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 12/8/2006
    I’ve thought countless hours on this subject, and have spent a fortune on testing broadheads. I’ve always thought that the less there is to go wrong, the better, ESPECIALLY ON HUNTING GEAR. The thing that always bothered me about mechanicals was moving parts, and the fact that they don’t seem to be as durable. I bought a new XT this year, but couldn’t get many of the new fixed blade heads to shoot. The STEEL FORCE 100 grain head shot the best, but after recovering 3 bent and broken ones from deer I vowed never to shoot another one. They just aren’t durable, especially when they hit bone. I shot the muzzy mx4, but couldn’t get it to group, and then there was the G5 striker, which shot o.k., but not like I wanted. I tried many different fixed blade heads, but the accuracy wasn’t there. I eventually started experimenting with mechanicals, after a long talk with my archery pro. The Grim Reaper heads performed excellent, both on target and on game. I shot a nice 10 point with one, and when skinning it, you would have thought I was shooting a magnum caliber rifle. The new Rage heads shoot good also, and though I’ve never shot an animal with one, I’ve seen some that have. The results were outstanding!! So I guess what I’m trying to say is that with today’s technology, mechanical heads are plenty durable, and they shoot like darts. I like to be able to hit what I’m shooting at, whether it is at 20 yards or 50.
    February 1, 2007 at 11:47 pm #509295 Back to Top REPORT
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 28
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    Rocket Steelheads! [=}=]
    February 1, 2007 at 11:48 pm #509296 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 2/27/2005

    What are we hunting????
    same here. [=}=]

    February 1, 2007 at 11:52 pm #509297 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 72
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    Fixed for me as long as they have a minimum cut diameter of 1-1/8″. I prefer the 1-3/16″ exclusively on large game.

    I’m not a fan of the little ‘girly’ fixed blades (less than 1-1/8″) that claim to shoot just like a field tip…I’d go for a mech. before using one of them, unless it was for rabbits, coyotes, etc.

    February 2, 2007 at 12:32 am #509298 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 1/17/2006
    both for deer
    mech for turkey
    February 2, 2007 at 1:30 am #509299 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 2/2/2007
    This is my first post here and this topic is the reason i registered…I have shot g5 montecs since they came out and this year decided to try the new rage heads…..lots of hype on tv and people said they were great. First shot with real head (NOT THE PRACTICE HEAD) broke the head in half in my block… :thumbdown Still thinking it was a fluke I shot a nice buck behind the shoulder about a week later. The arrow didn’t get more than 3 inches of penetration. We found lots of blood and tracked him for almost a mile with no luck. :thumbdown Switched back to my g5’s and made a good pass through on the next buck. :D My rage heads were the three blade models and they stop arrows like a parachute….rage said they would replace my broken head, but I decided they can keep it. The two blade heads might work good, but I like the idea of one piece of stainless steel…no parts to break…jmho ](*,)
    February 2, 2007 at 1:31 am #509300 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 7/4/2004
    Used to be a mechanical guy, but after watching two spitfires fail this year… I am going back to fixed… :thumbup
    February 2, 2007 at 1:31 am #509301 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/14/2005
    Fixed blade for the big stuff.

    Mechanical for ground hogs.

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