Broadhead noise

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  1. JHasty

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    Hey guys wanting to get some input from fellow bow hunters. I am wanting to possibly switch to fixed blades from mechanicals this year. I have heard several people talking about fixed heads making noise in flight. My question is are fixed blade heads louder in flight than mechanicals? I would imagine this would have something to do with the air and the blades in flight. Is that one of the downfalls that you just have to deal with when shooting a fixed head is that its louder in flight than mechanicals or is it just certain heads are louder than others? Are 4 blades louder than 2 blades etc...?
     
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    It really depends on the design. Heads that I have used that don't make noise. NAP Thunderheads, Nitros, QAD Exodus, Slick Trick Standard and Mags and Wasp Drone. If the Slick tricks the only one I got noise out of was the GrizTrick but I believe they changed the design since then.
     
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    The only broadhead I've ever heard make noise in flight was the NAP Bloodrunner which is more of a fixed/mechanical hybrid. I've shot piles of other heads and can't say I've ever heard any sort of definitive noise from them while in flight. Not to say it can't or won't happen, but IMO it's nothing to be concerned about.
     
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    the dirtnap DRT whistle/hiss in flight unless they were redesigned in the last year.
     
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    This reminds me of a customer I had once. He didn’t want flo nocks on his arrows, because he didn’t want the deer to see the arrow coming at them. I told him if the deer see the nock coming, he’s got bigger problems. Kinda the same thing, if the Deer react to a little noise from a broadhead, you’ve got bigger issues.
    Shoot what flys the best and is sharp. Don’t over think bowhunting.
     
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    This is just a nonissue for me. I am very detail oriented and I I can’t see any way to measure the difference furthermore I have doubts that a meaningful difference could even be established in regards to an animals reaction.
    Bow noise is way more of an issue then sound from a Broadhead
     
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