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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Mechanical vs Fixed blade/ Replaceable blades

Just wanted to see what most people use

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Re: Mechanical vs Fixed blade/ Replaceable blades

This has been pretty well beat up here, but since you're new (Welcome, by the way!!!), I'll bite...

I prefer fixed blades. I've been using 100 grain NAP Hellrazors for the past couple of years and really like them. I stopped using mechanicals (Rocket Mini-Blasters) after the first deer I shot with one in 1999, had the arrow twist on impact on a quartering away shot. Never felt comfortable with mechanicals after that. However, mechanical head technology has come a long way in the last 14 years. If I were to go mechanical, it would be some sort of rear deploying blades. You'll get many opinions here. Really it all comes down to your own experiences (good or bad) and your own preference.
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G5 Montec - I like penetration, all of it I can get and the fixed blades give me that!
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Rocket steelheads. Great durable head. Reliable and proven.

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Re: Mechanical vs Fixed blade/ Replaceable blades

Keep it simple....FIXED
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Re: Mechanical vs Fixed blade/ Replaceable blades

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Rocket steelheads. Great durable head. Reliable and proven.
That hasn't been my experience.First of all,the blades are extremely dull and they get worse the longer you have them in a quiver because they rub against a steel ferule.They do penetrate like crazy but I broke anywhere from 2-3 blades on each of the 4 deer I killed with them.Also,you only get about three turns in your insert before you run out of threads.They may have fixed that problem though.
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Re: Mechanical vs Fixed blade/ Replaceable blades

I was a fixed blade man shooting my bow but because of extreme shoulder issues I had to switch to a crossbow and the effects with the RAGE was awesome was never a fixed blade person and was afraid of lack of penetration from the bolts but they do a very nice job.

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Exodus, and Slick Tricks. Both fixed.

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fixed.

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Re: Mechanical vs Fixed blade/ Replaceable blades

I shoot fixed, but I wouldn't be afraid to shoot mechanicals. As long as you are using a quality broadhead, I think the ability of it to shoot accurately in your setup is the most important thing. Any broadhead that you can put through both lungs of a deer will work. One thing with mechanicals is to make sure that you check the O-rings or retainer often so that they don't prematurely open.

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