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Old 06-03-2018, 09:48 PM
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I have been shooting a compound bow off and on for the past couple of years. This year I have decided to go all out and focus on archery hunting this fall. I am curious about broadheads. I know the advantages and disadvantages of both fixed and mechanical and believe that I want to go with fixed, thereís so many variables you canít control while hunting; mechanical blades deploying is not another variable I want to add to the mix. Anyways, I know that some fixed blades donít fly as accurately as field points. With that being said I will be doing both blind hunting and stalk style hunting. I want to ensure that when it becomes time to release an arrow at an animal that I have done all of the home Work and can be confident and comfortable with my equipment. If mechanical blades are the best option Iím open to exploring that as well. I want the broadheads that will be accurate to 50+ yards and reliable each and every time. A friend of mine had a horrible time trying to get his bow tuned with muzzy 3 blades and was shooting all over the place at 20 yards, he switched to mechanicals and it eliminated the issue.


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Fixed or mechanical:
Which heads: why?
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:16 PM
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Why not the best of both worlds? I’m using BloodSport Grave Diggers for this but there are more available.
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:56 PM
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I've tried mechanicals in past but always go back to fixed I love slicktrick broad heads as well as grim reaper hades fixed head. I've tested them out to 60 yards and shoot extremely well.
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:41 PM
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I like the mechanical heads for the reason listed above, they have always flew like my field tips, no messing around. You will need to check out the kinetic energy of your setup if you are going with the mechanical heads as there is a minimum for most heads . You will get lots of comments on the pros and cons of each as there are many fans of both.
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:47 AM
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I like to stick with compact fixed head with replaceable blades. Currently itís G5 Strikers for me, no complaints, but Iíve heard good things about Muzzy Trocars too. Ironwill broadheads look amazing but the price. Iím sure there are others that fly great but these have been working well for me
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:54 AM
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I think Iím gong to try these this year.
https://bonebroadheads.com/shop/
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:06 AM
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Montec G5 fixed 3-blade has worked for me for at least 15+ years. You can easily sharpen them yourself to a razor edge without buying expensive replacement blades, which means much more practice with your broadheads.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:34 AM
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-Muzzy 3 blade is the best economical choice, tunes perfect, flies perfect and performs flawlessly each and every shot. Just don't plan on shooting it twice! lol.
-OR Muzzy Mx3 for a bit more durability. Replacement blades for both readily available.
-Montec G5 as mentioned above is a super durable product!

I have been thinking about a huge expanding broadhead for bear only.
Again, just thinking for now. Seems like I'm close enough the flight would not be a concern and opening a huge hole would get them bleeding faster.

When I first got into bow hunting, living in the bow zone I was not afraid to shoot (practice or afield). I did loose A LOT of arrows!
Which leads you to the economics factor...a few years back I went away from a speed setup to a harder hitting setup! This also meant downgrading my shafts in the interest of economics.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:01 AM
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:19 PM
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Iron will broad heads
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:25 PM
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Mechanical...Grim Reaper Razor tip Originals, way before their time...

Fixed...I am very impressed with Tooth of The Arrow broadheads...so impressed I might hunt with them this year.

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Old 06-05-2018, 03:57 AM
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-Innerloc shapeshifter because they are super tough and accurate. True definition of field point flight.
-Alien Archery SV2, 175Gr steel plate shooting tough. Flies like a dart and tougher than a 2$ steak.
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Old 06-05-2018, 04:06 AM
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Mechanical...Grim Reaper Razor tip Originals, way before their time...

Fixed...I am very impressed with Tooth of The Arrow broadheads...so impressed I might hunt with them this year.

LC
Tooth of the arrow I would have to agree, as a broadhead junkie with over 500 of the GD things, that may be on the hitlist. I would like heavier than 125gr but dang they look amazing.
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Tooth of the arrow I would have to agree, as a broadhead junkie with over 500 of the GD things, that may be on the hitlist. I would like heavier than 125gr but dang they look amazing.
I have 2 packs of the 125's and am excited about giving them a whirl! They do look like they will fly well and get the job done. I also shoot grim reaper razor tips for mechanical.

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Old 06-05-2018, 05:59 AM
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Oldie and goodie...Wasp Jak Hammers. One of the original mechanicals, our crew has shot a ton of game with them, from hogs to moose. Big holes short prolific blood trails.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:28 AM
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The heads all work and have seen so many types do great jobs. Choose more based on personal criteria. Did well with montecs for years, even though pretty dull compared to competition. Have also had incredible success with original grim reaper razor tips, i'd say bit shorter recoveries and more blood on the ground overall but dead is dead.

Going to go back to fixed this year as i'm bored and the wasp drone really appeals to me...they look simple, sleek, tough, super sharp and they are affordable compared to most. If i find an issue i know the grim reapers will be my default go to.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:54 AM
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I have never been let down by Grim reaper razor tips. Ever.
Last year I used Grim reaper hybrids which performed amazingly.
Fixed I have used slicktricks which are really great but like the mechanical better for general purpose but if looking for a fixed its those.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:02 AM
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G5 Strikers and Grim Reaper razor tips in the quiver.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:55 AM
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I have bounced and forth between Wasp Drones and the last couple of years got into Dirtnap DRT's. I love these heads. Solid and great holes. Lot's of blood.
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:55 PM
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G5 Montec or NAP 100, 125
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:59 PM
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I had good luck with Wasp Bullets 100 gr for many years.
Shot moose elk and many deers with a good result.
They fly like field points out too 70 yds or soo.
Tough broad heads .
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:35 PM
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G5 Montec. 100s
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:21 PM
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I've had great luck with slick trick magnum 100 grain. I stock up when they go on sale at cabelas. Taken moose and deer with no issues.
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:33 PM
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Tooth of the arrow 100 grain 1 inch for me, was impressed with them last year they shot great for me
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:44 AM
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rage 2 blade hypodermics, fly like a dream and kill like crazy.
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:58 PM
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I prefer the fix blades because they'll always out preform on the wound channel /cut size. Accuracy is adjustable, blade size isn't.
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:28 PM
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I prefer the fix blades because they'll always out preform on the wound channel /cut size. Accuracy is adjustable, blade size isn't.
You might want to view some of the broadhead comparisons shot into gel on Youtube. The results are contrary to your comments.
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:14 AM
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Montec G5 fixed 3-blade has worked for me for at least 15+ years. You can easily sharpen them yourself to a razor edge without buying expensive replacement blades, which means much more practice with your broadheads.
Agreed.fly great outa my Z7..killed 5 animals so far.antelope hosed blood...An yes easy sharpening.AND they sell practice heads.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:02 PM
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Grim Reaper Razortips and Muzzy MX3's for me.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:15 PM
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You might want to view some of the broadhead comparisons shot into gel on Youtube. The results are contrary to your comments.
I will keep a open mind and appreciate the feedback but logically and mathematically it doesn't make sense to me that something replaces 5%+ or - - gained speed on impact is mechanically advantageous to a fix position blade. I subscribe to the cameron hanes school of thought that expanding blades need to essentially slow down your arrow to open the blade which mechanically can't be as efficient as something already set and penetrating in it's position upon impact.

If my goal is to harvest meat I want the largest holes in a animal to bleed/kill it as clean and fast as possible. Limiting the process by adding a expansion/slow down process limits the body from scabbing/heavy blood flow at the impact point as well as limits the blades ability to allow blood to escape the body until it opens. Consider a mosquito vs a tick, the mosquito cuts the whole process and a tick burrows like a expanding blade, which one draws more blood?
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