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Mechanical or Fixed

parkersdad

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Jan 7, 2015
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I use both. I’m curious to know if saddle hunters are using mechanical or fixed broadheads
 

Red Beard

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Mar 3, 2019
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In my skin
Used to be a Rage Hypodermic guy. Now I'm a Muzzy fixed blade guy. Still keep a Rage in the quiver just in case though :)
 

PaTrout1

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Aug 3, 2019
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Original Rage. They are devastating and I even had the pulverize a shoulder of a doe at 50yds.


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wildotter

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Oct 30, 2016
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Arkansas
Been using Havocs (mechanical), but switching to fixed (Strikers) this year, and maybe trying some others as well. Might give the Dead Meat mechanicals a try...was noticing some penetration and/or deflection issues with the Havocs. Bumped up arrow weight this year as well, so should get better penetration all around.


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Bwhana

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Dec 8, 2017
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Hickory, NC
Currently using 100 gr Ramcat Diamondback fixed 3 blades. May switch to Magnus Black hornet ser razors this week.

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hauscaliber

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Jul 14, 2018
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Location
Florida
Slick Trick magnums for me (fixed). Killed a buck last week with one and it did the job. Good blood trail too.
 

e1han

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Jul 4, 2019
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Location
SE Michigan
I went up in arrow weight this year, as well as switching from a 5mm shaft to a 4mm shaft. I'll be shooting the Montec G5 3-blade broadheads this year. Really looking to get more penetration and I think this will do the trick. Being a small guy playing college sports has its repercussions (blown out shoulder) so I've got a lower poundage right now. Hoping the thinner, heavier shaft along with a fixed blade will give me the penetration I'm looking for.
 

Jase244

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Sep 22, 2018
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Depends on draw weight but I prefer mechanical. They fly better with less tuning.
 

parkersdad

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Jan 7, 2015
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I have both Sevrd and Slick Trick in my quiver. I flip flop between the two. Something tells me to use the Slick Trick but I am curious about the Sevr
 

d_rek

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Sep 25, 2014
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SELP Michigan
All of my archery kills have been with mechanical (rage hypodermic) so I know they work, but I like the idea of non-disposable heads so am shooting fixed blade (tooth of the arrow) again this year.
 

swimmer

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Aug 12, 2019
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Switched to mechanical a couple years ago for deer. I have been happy with improved blood trails and shorter track jobs. Traditional still prefer fixed cut on contact.
 

Weldabeast

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May 23, 2019
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Northeast Florida
Fixed 2 blade with bleeder....so i guess technically it's a 4 blade or just 2 blades. Magnus, tuff head, bishop......real steel that will last a lifetime.
I shot a deer over the weekend with a dirtnap single bevel and it was extremely lethal but had some damage to the head.... I'll return it for a new one (lifetime warranty) but won't buy those again.
 

BuffaloBill

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Jan 20, 2019
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Indiana
My main broadheads will be Black Hornet Ser Razors. They fly well and are stupid sharp out of the pack. Not to mention a lifetime warranty behind them. That being said, I did buy some Chinadermics. I have one in my quiver that I will use if I get the opportunity. More for curiosity sake to see how they perform for the price. I like the simplicity of a fixed head but like that mechanicals are more forgiving and can leave gaping holes.
 

Labonte.r

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Nov 23, 2018
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Used to use only rage but personally seeing two heads not open I switched back to fixed heads and do t have to worry about them opening or not
 
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