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
Joined: 6/12/2006Kind of a broad question…..
Fixed for me
Joined: 11/17/2005I usually have both with me, but I am pretty sold on the Grim Reapers
Joined: 8/14/2004What are we hunting????
Location: MnFixed for me. Huge fan of the Muzzy 4-blades.
SCFoxPatiently waiting on my Stone Tactical
Joined: 3/16/2006Fixed for me just can’t find a flaw with my Muzzy 3-blades.
Joined: 12/8/2006I’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.
Jeff K in IL
Joined: 11/1/2005Rocket Steelheads!
What are we hunting????
same here.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.
Joined: 1/17/2006both for deer
mech for turkey
Joined: 2/2/2007This 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… 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. Switched back to my g5’s and made a good pass through on the next buck. 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
Joined: 7/4/2004Used to be a mechanical guy, but after watching two spitfires fail this year… I am going back to fixed…
Joined: 8/14/2005Fixed blade for the big stuff.
Mechanical for ground hogs.
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