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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wexford, Pennsylvania 15090
This is a broad question without a simple answer. Joe speaks correctly in that a well tuned bow is the key to good broadhead flight. If you're planning on using an open-on-contact head, do you have enough kinetic energy out of your set-up to properly deploy the blades?
As for me, I'm a fixed broadhead guy after bad experiences with Rocket Mini-Blasters that my first bow tech guy set me up with. I've used NAP Thunderheads and more recently NAP Hellrazors. I like the fixed heads with a compact head design. I will say though, last year the doe I shot in the early season was hit very well and left me almost no blood trail. It was at dusk and I had to recover her the next morning. The deer was still good, but I was a bit disappointed with the wound channel and lack of good bleeding. She went about 80 yards or so, but with no trail I couldn't find her in the dark after she hunkered down in some thick stuff. I never thought I'd find myself saying this... but, I'd listen to some arguments for a rear deploying mechanical.