6 replies [Last post]
CVC
CVC's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Kansas
Joined: 03/04/2006
Posts: 3586
Thinking about switching back to fixed head broadheads

Today, as I was hunting my way out of the woods, every little shrub would cause my mechanical broadhead to open up so I think I will go back to fixed broadheads and not worry if my broadhead is open or not.

GooseHunter Jr's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Colorado
Joined: 09/28/2005
Posts: 3750
I would not say I have

I would not say I have swithched back to mechanicals, but as far as elk and deer I have.  I was primarly shooting the rage 3 blade at eveything.  While I never had one open up accidently or early I decided with elk and mule deer being such a heavy boned animal I would shoot a mechanical at them and I switched to the Slick Trick Magnums,  Now with antelope I still shoot my Rage and they work great, but sitting a blind all day you do not have to worry about any kind of debris and such knocking the broadhead open.  And I must say they new a great number on antelope!!

CVC
CVC's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Kansas
Joined: 03/04/2006
Posts: 3586
I am very pleased with the

I am very pleased with the performance of the rage two blade.  It did a real number on the deer I shot last year and I like that they do shoot like my field point.  It was like I said yesterday about it accidently opening and putting it in the quiver is a problem too.  Maybe I'll use both depending on the hunting situatin.

Ca_Vermonster's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!Moderator
Location: San Diego, CA
Joined: 07/27/2007
Posts: 5788
Here's a question CVC, if

Here's a question CVC, if that fixed blade had hit the same shrub, wouldn't it have deflected the arrow anyway?  It's either going to catch the mechanical and cause it to open, or it's going to bump the fixed blade and send it in another direction.  I don't think the fixed blade would shoot through the shrub.

I am holding out my opinion though till I actually shoot something with my bow. lol

CVC
CVC's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Kansas
Joined: 03/04/2006
Posts: 3586
I wasn't referring to the

I wasn't referring to the broadhead opening from hitting something in flight, but while it was still on my bow and nocked.  I was hunting my way out from my stand and little twigs would hit the broadhead and cause it to open.

Ca_Vermonster's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!Moderator
Location: San Diego, CA
Joined: 07/27/2007
Posts: 5788
Ah, that makes more sense.  I

Ah, that makes more sense.  I got it now.  I am thinking of switching too, but I have a hard time finding a place to practice with the real broadheads.  And, they say that if you can't practice with them, that the mechanicals fly more like practice tips.  That's why i stick with those.

Critter's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!Moderator
Location: Western Colorado
Joined: 03/26/2009
Posts: 4155
I've seen a lot of hunters

I've seen a lot of hunters switching back from mechanicals to the fix broadhead in the last few years.  I really wouldn't know since I have always used the fix broadhead from the time that I started to archery hunt a long time ago. 

One thing that I found out if you shoot at a indor range and they don't allow broadheads because of the damage that they cause to the target is to bring your own target to shoot.  Most of the ranges will let you shoot it all day long with broadheads. 

Related Forum Threads You Might Like

ThreadThread StarterRepliesLast Updated
Should I Switch To Mechanicalshawkeye2701011/01/2010 08:34 am
Rage boradheads in QuiverRemington742309/02/2011 15:06 pm
mech or fixed blade broadheadsyz250861703/02/2007 19:39 pm
Grim Reaper Pro staffer on WA broadhead regulationsbustbigking702/01/2010 18:34 pm
broadheads for elk?niceshot_smitty1107/01/2011 22:01 pm