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11-21-2007, 09:49 PM
Fixed vs mechanicals... what a dilemma. I've never shot mechanicals but their are times I wish I had and I know a few guys that do shoot'um and wish they hadn't. This last deer is a good example of that. The arrow first went through the deers shoulder blade going through bone, not cartilage, then the broadhead disappeared into the spin. Even though I used caution I was surpirized when cleaning him that I felt the broadhead tip inside the rib cage. I shoot 3 blade muzzy 100 grain, they have always advertised to be "bad to the bone" and you can see why.

11-23-2007, 12:41 AM
I have Grim Reaper 100 grain Mechanicals, I like how they fly. The one deer I took since I started bow hunting was a heart shot pass through at 30 yards.

I have'nt been out this year due to work, but I plan on sat, and opening day of shotgun.

Congrats on the deer Tony.

PS Basspro hunting section is the shiznit.

11-23-2007, 07:42 AM
Muzzy broadheads are the best in my opinion for fixed blades. I have killed ALOT of deer with that exact broadhead but now I shoot mechanicals (forget the kind). I have killed deer with them also. I think they both do the job well. Anarea that the muzzy's have a huge advantage is penetratration at bizarre angles from a tree stand. Nice job on the freezer filler. KR :tm:

11-25-2007, 09:21 PM
My buddy from college has always shot the Thunderheads (125 gr - 3 bld). He has been using them since the early 80s. He averages at least 4-6 deer w/ his bow per yr between public, private & land owner permits in CT. He swears by them. :) He has also used them on black bear in Maine as well with great success!

When I was bowhunting I liked the Muzzy 100 gr - 3 blade because they flew the best with my particular bow, arrow rest and finger release. Practice blades are nice and easily switched out to sharp ones.

A well placed shot is the most important thing period. A wider wound area is just going to allow people take a shot they should pass on IMHO. I'm old school and probably would never switch to the mechanical broadheads.

"why fix it if it ain't broke?!" Muzzy 100's look pretty good to me. :D

11-26-2007, 07:04 PM
Have you guys tried the slick tricks? In the past 4-5 yrs or so their hottest heads in the bow guru world. Its a fixed head that flies like field points. The muzzy ferrel is aluminum vs the slick trick is steel. Its a smaller head and a lot of other companies are catching on. So far the guys I know have nothin but good things to say about'um. For now I'll stick with whats been workin.

Check out the way lock, pretty impressive. nice hole too