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Big Nasty broadheads

I am switching to fixed blade broadheads this year after losing a gorgeous buck due to a mechanical head failure. I really like the concept of the big nasty from nap, unfortunately there isn't much information about them online. I am hoping someone here can help with real world experience with the heads, I would like to hear about anything involving the heads. The big question is how well do they fly compared to field tips and how hard is it to tune the bow for perfect flight? Years ago I bought a Mathews Zmax and the muzzys I used were horribly inaccurate, which is pretty much why I started using mechanical heads. Any information would be great, positive or negative. Thanks guys
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No experience with broadheads other than Thunderheads which I have used for over 35 years with success. Taking both whitetail and black bear. I commonly experience compete pass thorough on broad side shots and short tracking jobs. I find then very easy to group.

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Re: Big Nasty broadheads

You're not likely to get any fixed blade head to fly like field points unless your bow is properly tuned. I recommend slick tricks, or the QAD Exodus heads once you're properly tuned. What was the failure of the mechanical head last year?

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Re: Big Nasty broadheads

I use QAD Exodus... love it. but, it's like any broadhead out there. you have to hit vitals.

I lost a 2 does 2 seasons ago, both were poor shots on my part. new bow, hadn't spent the time practicing with the new bow and new sights, jacked both shots up. one doe was guy shot, never found her. likely would have been the same outcome with any other broadhead. 2nd doe i hit low leg, only hit bone got no penetration. that deer made it through the season. saw pictures of her later in the season.

Neither was fault of broadhead. just poor shots on my part.

Thing i like with QAD exodus. they're built like a rock. i've killed multiple deer with the same broadhead. they maintain their edge extremely well.

Once tune to my bow, they fly like a bullet.

blood trails.. only deer i haven't been able to track via blood trail were the 2 i jacked up the shots. Most deer I've shot with them died within eye sight, if not closer!

So i've had really great success with QAD exodus. find one that works for you and stick with it.

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Slick tricks...they do the job every time
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i would look at either slick tricks or the exodus. both are awesome heads and will fly awesome out of any tuned bow
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also it looks like the big nasty might just be made for the easton deep 6 arrows
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Your luck with fixed broadhead flight will <span style="text-decoration: underline">directly</span> depend on your understanding of bow tuning.

I've shot Muzzy BHs for 30+ years as well as both my son's since they've been hunting out of nearly a dozen different rigs, and I'm of the opinion that Muzzy BHs are one of the easiest to tune.

I've very often had field point accuracy just from a paper tune.

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Slick Trick's get the job done....shot a buck last year front quartering me. Broke shoulder, bounced off inside of rib cage and came out opposite hind quarter.... Totally blew my mind..

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Like was said you get a fixed blade to fly right till your arrows are properly spined and bow is properly tuned...not hard...just takes a little knowledge"beyond the basics"

Shooting a bow not properly tuned...even with mechanical heads is putting a bandaid on a gun shot wound asking for might not see it but your arrow even with field points or mechanical heads doesn't fly straight..that eats up precious energy..your arrow impacts aren't straight and then it really eats up's just asking for trouble...

Stick a knife in something perfectly straight and it goes in smoothly....stick it in at even a slight angle and it doesn't wanna go in near as easily..

For a fixed head I really like slick trick mags. But gotta learn to tune your bow and arrow spine has to be right...and often times even from a shop it's not...
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