Re-using broadheads

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  1. Cannon06

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    What are ya'lls thoughts on reusing mechanical and fix blade broad heads when there is no damage to the blade? How many times would you reuse? Do you sharpen with a sharpening stone after use?
     
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    I know people that sharpen both, with a handheld sharpener and then with a stone. I just buy replacement blades and use the ones I shot for target practice.
     
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    Thunderheads one and blades replaced, G5 are stone sharped after each shot.
     
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    after the arrow is released it is retired to the target arrow bucket and the head is thrown away.
     
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    Same. Although it doesn't happen very often for me. So I have a dixie cup instead of a bucket.
     
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    I sharpen my Ben Pearson broadheads that I shoot with my traditional recurve, mostly bc they're not made anymore. I shoot Carbon Express XT4 broadheads with my compound and sharpen them as well after a shot but if they are bent or knicked in the slightest I toss them.
     
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    Hope you don’t start shooting Iron Wills!
    Seriously, only head I’ve ever retired was a Snuffer that I shot my first bear with. Guess that’s why I have a couple draws full of old heads.
     
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    I've never resharpened blades that were replaceable. I have, however, resharpened my fair share of fixed blade heads such as Hellrazors, Zwickeys, Snuffers, etc.

    Once blades are replaced or resharpened, provided there's no damage to the head itself and it spins true, I say fire away. I've definitley killed multiple animals with a single broadhead before.
     
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    I have sharpened both but find it easier to sharpen the fixed blade heads like a DRT then a mechanical like a shwacker and if there is even the slightest chip in the blade of my mechanical ill scrap it for target practice!
     
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    Lol!

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    Bow hunters are the biggest tight ass cheap skates, can't pay don't play.
     
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    I resemble that remark!
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    I have been shooting Gator 100s for over 20 years and they haven't made these for almost 10 years. I gathered up all my old broadheads and took them apart and sharpened them on my 1" sander with a leather belt. They turned out like new.

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    This is known as recycling or re-purposing. I have some old Bear Razorhead broadheads. Wish someone made the insert blades.
     
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    Oh, I pay. I’m shooting the Iron Will V100. Not because they’re sexy but because they great and penetrate.
     
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    I have a shot glass
     
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    Yeti!
     
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    Lol. I would draw the line at a yeti shot glass. Everything else yes but shot glass no
     
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    I've reused heads, but never the blades (Muzzy's). Once the broadhead gets shot at an animal the blades get replaced. Broadhead is spun to make sure the shank isn't bent, and then shot to make sure it still flies well.
    I do sharpen blades when they have rode around in the quiver for a season.
     
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    I used to reuse all the time. I have one old Easton arrow with a muzzy broad head that killed 9 deer. Now, that I have gotten older, I use one time and turn used ones into my practice heads.


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