I’m thinking of switching to mechanicals this year and my question has to do with quartering away shots and the deployment of the blades. Anybody ever have any problems?"I hunt there fore I am, harvest the land, taking of the fallen lamb"
Joined: 6/22/2004I personally think there are some legitimate concerns with the flip-back style mechanicals and extreme quartering shots, but I don’t believe the current quality slip-cam style mechanicals really suffer any significant drawbacks. I use both fixed and mechanicals and have been successful with both. Last year I took deer with both the Steel Force Phathead and the Rage Chisel Tip. I’ve been using the “rage” style mechanicals since Barrie Archery introduced the Snyper quite a few years back now. I would guess I’ve killed 25+ deer with that style head and have not lost a single deer to a failed broadhead.
That said, I do prefer the chisel point or machined tip to the somewhat flimsy “cut-on-impact” tips on some of the Rages. I have had some of the razor tips curl and break as they went through rib bones. The Chisel Tip was an amazing performer last year and is one that I’m sure I’ll use again this season.
Joined: 8/17/2004I’m with Chris, extreme quartering shots and mechanicals don’t usually give me the warm fuzzies.
Joined: 8/19/2004I agree. But in the past I have taken some pretty steep quartering shots with spitfires With no problems. But I never took a quartering shot where the deer was facing me always a quartering shot where the arrow was entering behind thE shoulder. Never considered a frontal quartering shto way too much to go wrong with that type of shot anyway.
Location: S.E. MissouriI took the most extreme quartering away shot I have ever took this past season. It was on a doe that was at around 17 yards. The arrow entered behind the last rib on one side and went out the shoulder on the other. The Rage head worked flawlessly. I would hate to think what might have happened if I had hit that last rib. Never again will I take that shot at such an extreme angle. Bad enough for a broad head to contact one rib let alone two or three.
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Location: LouisianaSchwacker broadheads show them going through a sheet of 1/2″ plywood at a 60 degree angle…
Location: VAIf you dont take the shot you will never know.My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!Thanks for all the answers and advice. I should have clarified quartering away shots because a quartering to shot is all to risky for both fixed and mechanicals. I have heard all types of positive testimonials for mechanicals, its just that I have always shot fixed blades before I purchased my Creed this year and could not get my head around the thought of a broad head not functioning properly and then having to live with the fact that I wounded a deer. This after many years of successful harvests with fixed blades. Again thanks for the replies"I hunt there fore I am, harvest the land, taking of the fallen lamb"
…This after many years of successful harvests with fixed blades…
Just curious, why switch? If it isn’t broken, it doesn’t need fixin’.
I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn’t know how to use it ~ Matthew Quigley, Quigley Down UnderIts a weight issue. I’m tired of adjusting my sights from field points to broad heads when the season gets near. It would be nice to shoot field points until the last week instead of a cramming session with broad heads. If what they say is true, with mechanicals there’s not much adjusting needed, that they fly like a field point."I hunt there fore I am, harvest the land, taking of the fallen lamb"
Joined: 7/12/2013I’d check out the Dead Ringer Rampage hybrid 2 blade. I seen a video of a guy testing them, rage 2 blade, g5 T3, and another brand I can’t quite remember but he was shooting thorough a metal barrel with cardboard inside to test how tough the broadheads were and how good they open up with contact. All of the blades broke off or were bent real bad. The Rampage shot through and wasn’t even damaged. Then they showed the video of him shooting a buck with the Dead Ringer Rampage 2 blade and there was a stream of blood flowing from the deer.
Joined: 1/28/2010I did a quartering away shot this year on a doe with the new chisel tip rage….It went through the middle of the ribs and out the front of the shoulder. The broadhead made it out the front of the shoulder, tail end of the shaft snapped off. Found the deer in 40ish yards. There are servarl good mechanicals out there now, I stay away from the ones that open by flipping back, I stay with the ones the deploy straight down. I’ve used couple different types of broadheads, I use to use muzzy when I first started hunting. Loved the chisel tip, Then I went to rage, and then rage came out with a chisel tip. For those who thought I was a rage fan boy before…its a hole new level now lol.I’ll have everyone know that I posted this exact post on another popular forum and received no replies at all. Even though I’m new to Mathews I can see that the people here are here to help and its not just a bragging forum. Thanks again to everyone, I think I found a place I can hang my hat. Who would’ve thought if you buy a new Mathews you also get new friends."I hunt there fore I am, harvest the land, taking of the fallen lamb"
I’ll have everyone know that I posted this exact post on another popular forum and received no replies at all. Even though I’m new to Mathews I can see that the people here are here to help and its not justa bragging forum. Thanks again to everyone, I think I found a place I can hang my hat. Who would’vethought if you buy a new Mathews you also get new friends.
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