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Location: Butte, MT
Joined: 01/02/2006
Posts: 234
Muzzys

I've used spitfires pretty much exclusively for the past 6-8 years. I've been thinking about going to a fixed blade BH, though. I like the 4-blade muzzys because I think they would require less tuning than other types of broadheads that are bigger. They are small, a cutting diameter of 1", but I think the 4 blades would still cause a lot of blood loss. I'm mainly interested in them because I think they might fly pretty much like a field tip, the same way my spitfires do. Do any of you guys use them? How do they perform in terms of accuracy and arrow flight (windplane, etc.) Do fly much different from a field tip or match tip?

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Location: sw missouri
Joined: 07/07/2006
Posts: 196
Muzzys

Sage,

I actually made the swtich from fixed to spitfires this year and won't go back. With the faster bow's, you need the stability that the mechanicals offer. I thought I would never go that route, but I made the switch. Besides, I saw what that spitfire did to my doe earlier this year, and i think it did a better number on her than any of the past deer i shot with the fixed blades.

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Location: Summit, IL
Joined: 10/22/2006
Posts: 706
Muzzys

If you want a fixed blade that flies right on with your field tip's then I would suggest the G5 Montecs. Both my bows shoot 300+ and they fly dead on with my field tips. Never had to change a thing. Go through deer like butter, one piece construction, cut on impact. Got one thats been through several deer now and on the same cx300 arrow!!! (only had to refletch after last one). They are a little salty (30 bux for 3) but worth it.

I was a muzzy fan, then went to expandables , but after I had an opening problem from a quartering away deer I went back to fixed, cut on impact. It still killed the deer but because it "slipped" on the ribs it only got the front lobe of the inside lung. Took us a couple of days to find it.

Location: Butte, MT
Joined: 01/02/2006
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Muzzys

That's exactly my concern. I've shot a handful of deer and an antelope with 3-blade spitfires and haven't had any trouble with them. But, I am concerned that it will "slip" as you put it, on a quartering away shot. If you take a close look at the design, you can see how that might happen. Although, a couple of years ago, I shot a big, fat, mulie doe that was quartering away pretty dramatically, and the spitfire did a heck of a job on her (liver and both lungs). I just sorta can't shake the worry that they will malfunction though. I guess that If I'm gonna go to a fixed blade it would be something like the muzzy design. That's mainly because I've tried the big honkers in the past and if I went from field tips to broadheads, I would completely have to re-set my pins. Don't like to do that.

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Location: Summit, IL
Joined: 10/22/2006
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Muzzys

Like I said. No tuneing needed for the G5's, at least I havnt had to yet. Dont even have the broadheads lined up with the fletches!!! Dont know how they got that to be working, something to do with planing tech, But I know 2 of my arrows are set up with the blades splitting right in between fletches and they hit right where all the others do. The Muzzy's on the other hand, had to be tuned, resighted pins, and all that other fun stuff.

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