What’s better Fixed or mechanical broadheads? There are pros and cons to both and everyone has an opinion on what is better. We want to hear what you think and what your opinion is! Whoever makes the best argument in this blog I will try the broadhead you recommend this year out of my Ghost 350 crossbow so let’s hear it!
7/6/2013 01:37:57 am
I shoot the NAP spitfire mechanical!! Flies like a field point. Never lost a deer I've shot! Never had a blade to break either! My buddy shot an oak tree with one and I dug the broadhead out and he is still using it! The carbon arrow it was attached to was shattered but the broadhead wasn't damaged at all!!!!!!!
7/6/2013 07:12:04 pm
7/6/2013 08:13:10 pm
I shoot the three blade 100gr from my Hoyt compound at over 300fps. It has a 1.5" cutting diameter!! They are 40 bucks for three. They also make broadheads for crossbows up to 400fps with 2 blades and a 2 3/8" cut. Those sell for 45 dollars for three.
7/6/2013 04:25:21 pm
I use a Rage 2 blade 100 grain broad head. It flys like a field point has a cut on contacted point and expands to 2". Most fixed blade broad heads are 1 to 1 1/2 " cutting diameter which can plug up and cause the blood flow to slow and the result of that would be bad blood trail and the loss of your trophy. The bigger the hole the better chance of claiming the prize
7/6/2013 07:13:08 pm
7/8/2013 05:05:50 am
They are about 35$ and you get 3 to a pack plus a practice head. They make broadhead's for a crossbow
7/6/2013 08:20:02 pm
Thanks Jeff I will put those on the list to check out. I shoot the Barnette Ghost 350. What animals have you shot with this broadhead?
7/7/2013 12:03:43 am
Only shot whitetails but never lost one! Never even had to track more than 50 yards!!!!! I would never buy a different brand!!!!
7/7/2013 12:06:42 am
i will have to get some and try them out this year!!
7/7/2013 01:25:32 am
I have tried many broadheads and am a big fan of mechanical broadheads. My favorite is fairly new to me, but I had remarkable success with them last fall. I shot two deer with the G5 T-3 broadheads (100 grains) using my bowtech assasin 29 inch draw and about 70lb pull. Both deer had clean pass thru's and one was at 50 yards. I think shot placement has more to do with it than broadheads, that said I think these broadheads are far more forgiving than other mechanical broadheads. They are as close to a fixed blade in penetration and fly like a mechanical. As for Rage broadheads, well if the shot placement is good, they are devastating. I bought a pack of the rage extremes last year (100 grain) and shot a small buck in Arkansas with it. The blood trail was unreal. I actually stuck my arrow in the ground, with my illuminated nock shining bright, and went to camp to bring the old men down. Like me they were amazed at the blood trail in places it was appx 4 feet wide. Yes it was good shot placement, but I was very impressed by them. All in all, I will continue to use the T-3's, they penetrate far better than the Rage. On a side note, I am going elk hunting in Idaho this fall. Any recomendations on fixed blades?
7/7/2013 07:18:16 pm
7/7/2013 01:26:35 am
forgot to leave these links for ya'll.
8/1/2013 01:35:29 pm
I've been using the Muzzy four blade 100 grain for several years. Mainly because I'm a bargain shopper and I bought a few packs when I found them on clearance for $12.50 a six pack. I gave half of them to my kids.
12/6/2013 09:55:15 am
I know I am extremely late on this subject, but I had to chime in. I'm a bit of a broadhead whore. I've killed animals with mechanicals and fixed. I keep a couple mechanicals in my quiver for turkeys, in my opinion when it comes to turkeys the bigger diameter the better... as long as it still flies true. The reason being is penetration is not an issue with turkey's, I'm going to get an exit wound regardless of whether my broadhead has an expanded 2" diameter or if its a fixed 1". With deer though, at this point in my hunting career I only shoot fixed. My reason for this is I am a firm believer in having an exit wound. I shoot an elite archery synergy, my arrow speed is 300 fps (not guessing, I've tested it)...and the last deer I lost was with a rage quartering toward at 35 yards from a box stand 25 foot up. You guessed it no exit, which meant very little blood due to the high entry point I needed for this shot to center the vitals. I am fully aware that if I shoot a 2" mechanical through a deer it will travel less distance, but I don't want to worry about whether I will get an exit wound when that deer won't give me a broadside shot. So for me I prefer fixed broadheads for deer. The other requirement for broadheads in my quiver is they have to be 3 blade, so they can be tuned easily. A fixed blade I've been in love with the past 2 seasons is the QAD Exodus Swept Blades. The blades come back over the shaft of the arrow, so basically you don't extend the length of your arrow when going from field points to your broadheads. They have 1.25" cutting diameter, they fly very true, have great penetration, and trust me as fixed blades go they make devastating wounds. They go for about $40 for 3 broadheads.
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