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  1. #11
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    Re: Mechanical or fixed blade? Advice needed

    Fixed. Too many mechanical broadheads have opened up on me hiking through thick shit. One less point of failure

  2. #12
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    Arrow Re: Mechanical or fixed blade? Advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Golddust View Post
    Nog you shoot any bears with the expandables? Thinking about trying to get out this spring for a bear with my bow. Was wondering if the length of the fur has any impact on their opening?
    No apparent impact on their opening. Does them Dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blockcaver View Post
    ... Ive had excellent luck with 3-blade 1.5 cut NAP Spitfire mechanical heads on blacks and on the polar. No penetration issues, great flight, accurate and better blood trails than the smaller fixed blade heads I shot for years. Aim behind the shoulder for the lungs. I like them deer, caribou and bears.
    I run with the 125 Grain Spitfires as well, with pretty much exactly the same results.

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  3. #13
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    Re: Mechanical or fixed blade? Advice needed

    I shoot fixed blades with my tenpoint crossbow...simply to ensure nothing goes wrong
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    Re: Mechanical or fixed blade? Advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bear Brawler View Post
    Another vote for fixed! I've used mechanicals in the past but as stated, too many things can go wrong. Last ones I used were G5 Deadmeat, they jiggled in the quiver, drove me nuts. I'm 30" draw 72lbs and shoot QAD Exodus and Magnus black hornets and they fly great. If you live in Squamish and need a press, hit me up. My archery room is coming along and I'm always willing to help out.
    Thanks for the offer I'll have to take you up on it when I get my stuff more put together

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    Re: Mechanical or fixed blade? Advice needed

    [QUOTE=Blockcaver;
    Ive had excellent luck with 3-blade 1.5 cut NAP Spitfire mechanical heads on blacks and on the polar. No penetration issues, great flight, accurate and better blood trails than the smaller fixed blade heads I shot for years. Aim behind the shoulder for the lungs. I like them deer, caribou and bears. I did shoot the grizzly with a 1.5 wide 2 blade mechanical but wasnt impressed with the blade trail. Good luck![/QUOTE]

    Hi Kurt - are those 100 gr or 125 gr heads ? Thks RJ
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  6. #16
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    Re: Mechanical or fixed blade? Advice needed

    I have shot 4 mooses, 7 bears, around 12 deers and a zebra with mechanicals with good results. I like wide opening two blades.

  7. #17
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    Re: Mechanical or fixed blade? Advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by REMINGTON JIM View Post
    Hi Kurt - are those 100 gr or 125 gr heads ? Thks RJ
    I use the 100 gr head attached to an outsert that weighs 34 gr combined with a 22 gr stainless steel insert installed for extra arrow shaft reinforcing and a bit more forward of center. The arrow is not light up front....16% FOC The Spitfire blades are exactly the same on the 100 and 125 gr 1.5" heads. Just 25 gr more metal in the body of the heavier head, but the threaded shank is identical.

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