Broadheads

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  1. 4006

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    Hi
    the last time I went deer hunting was in 82 and the broadheads I had then where fixed blades just
    got back in to bow shooting and hunting like to know what everybody's user for broadheads mechanical or fixed blades
     
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    I am happy with the results I have had with NAP Spitfire Maxx for whitetail. Love them.
     
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    I plan for a perfect hit. I prepared for a poor one. I use a durable, sharp, FIXED BH that is made in the USA. No mechanical for me ever again. With today's easy to tune bows, advanced string (no stretch) materials and building processes, I see no need to risk shooting a mechanical.
     
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    Absolutely!! Learn to tune a bow and once it's tuned, it usually doesn't matter what's on the front end. It will group with field points....in my experience. The Slick Trick Grizz Tricks are what I use. Great flight, penetration, cutting diameter and tough as hell.
     
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    If you go with a mechanical go with a heavier arrow. 450 grains at a minimum.
     
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    I'm happy with Montecs. Fixed blade heads for me
     
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    I've used Montec, Wac'em, VPA, Slick Trick, and Swhacker.

    They have all killed equally well.
     
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    Latest THP video on broadhead setups was very interesting and got me thinking about trying something similar this year. Seeing how differently deer and big pigs reacted to a mechanical vs a super heavy fixed head was very interesting. Was leaning toward getting the Magnus black hornet.
     
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    Great choice I used to use them, although this year I switched to a 1.5” nap spitfire 3 blade and man was I impressed!
     
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    Oh I dont doubt they are devastating and kill. That is actually the exact head I was going to try in a mechanical, but I'm interested in sticking with heavy fixed blade after hitting a shoulder on a buck I'd been after for 2 years. Shot felt good, no nerves, bad hit, and sad hunter with no blood trail and no buck. I know there is no guarantee on any shoulder hit , but I want to give myself every possible advantage on a bad shot if it ever happens again. Sooo...555 grains of fixed point it is.

    "We are talking some effing muscle." - Wooderson.
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    I shoot 2.1" sevr broadheads with a relatively light arrow setup at 410 grains with lighted nocks shooting 305ish fps. I chase speed with my setup simply because I hunt super heavily pressured public and the speed seems to help with longer shots and deer ducking the string. Ive had 40+ yard quartering away pass throughs with this set-up however I do see the benefits of mechanical's with heavier arrow weights. It all boils down to perfect shot placement.
     
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    I had a similar situation this year on a doe. The arrow stuck in the offside shoulder, little to no blood trail. Tracking dogs gave up after 1/2 mile of tracking. My current arrow weight has been 475 with a Slick Trick Magnum. I am beefing that up to at least 550 maybe 600 for next season. The brass insert weights were delivered today while I am at work.
     
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    Last year's total arrow weight with slick tricks is 387. Hit front shoulder and when we found the front half of the arrow, broadhead was gone but the threads were still in the insert. The broadhead broke at the shaft. It sucks all around not finding one bc of a bad hit.
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    IMG_20200219_122122.jpg I mostly hunt elk and mule deer, but I've really liked the Dirtnap DRTs. Fixed blade, super durable, awesome wound channel.
     
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    Are those a single or double bevel?
     
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    Double. One of my favorites since I cant get anymore Carbon Express Xt4's. 20200227_163838.jpg 20200227_163834.jpg
     
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    that's funny; I bought about 10 packs of the XT4s on close-out the year before last- $15/3.
    I haven't ever put one through an animal but they fly awesome and are pretty tough- I forgot to move my slider pin and airmailed my block target at 20 yards; smoked the 5/8" sheet of subfloor I had behind my target. All it did to the head was shear the bleeder a bit. The main blades were still sharp and fully intact.

    They will probably be my go-to on my trad set up next year; backed up by a 100gr insert and a VPA footer.
     
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    the pictured DRT in red was a single-bevel; the pic that Okie posted that's a clone of the Carbon Express XT4 is a double-bevel.
     
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    if you can handle his delivery; The Ranch Fairy has a ton of videos out there on this concept.

    FWIW, I cannot get Black Hornets to tune at all. Even Walk back tune. They fly all over the place. I don't know if I got a bad batch or what. Other fixed heads with similar short/wide profiles (like the DRTs above) fly just fine. I like how they're constructed though; and razor sharp out of the box.
     
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    I had no problems with them hitting where my field points hit. At 40 I shot the bh first so I wouldn't destroy fletches on a follow up. Field tip hit right beside first shot and broke the broadhead off in the target. I cant win for losing sometimes.

    I have watched most of Ranch fairy's stuff and yeah he has an interesting way of getting a point across. Ha! He was on Thp that episode I think.
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