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#3287614 - 07/10/13 02:39 PM Re: Fixed vs. Expandable Broadheads [Re: Football Hunter]
Nhill
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If you use fixed blades, you definitly need to practice with your broadheads to tune them. Expandables are supposed to fly the same as field points, but I would still test them.
Like everyone else says; they both have pros and cons.

Broadheads:
pros - reliable, reusable, usually stonger
cons - have to tune them to the arrow - practice is hard on targets

mechanical:
pros - supposed to fly the same as a field point,
cons - sometimes one use heads, some have rubberbands to deal with, possiblity of mechanical failure, not as strong as fixed

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#3287673 - 07/10/13 03:46 PM Re: Fixed vs. Expandable Broadheads [Re: Nhill]
redheadshooter
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 649
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 Originally Posted By: Nhill
If you use fixed blades, you definitly need to practice with your broadheads to tune them. Expandables are supposed to fly the same as field points, but I would still test them.
Like everyone else says; they both have pros and cons.

Broadheads:
pros - reliable, reusable, usually stonger
cons - have to tune them to the arrow - practice is hard on targets

mechanical:
pros - supposed to fly the same as a field point,
cons - sometimes one use heads, some have rubberbands to deal with, possiblity of mechanical failure, not as strong as fixed


You forgot to add bigger entrance and exit wounds, larger wound channels leading to bigger blood trails and a quicker more ethical kill on the pro's side of the mechanicals.

Penetration is better with a fixed head. If you are shooting a low poundage bow or going after bigger game than deer, I would go with a fixed.
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#3287733 - 07/10/13 04:47 PM Re: Fixed vs. Expandable Broadheads [Re: redheadshooter]
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Mud Dauber
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Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 12512
Loc: Tennessee

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 Originally Posted By: redheadshooter
 Originally Posted By: Nhill
If you use fixed blades, you definitly need to practice with your broadheads to tune them. Expandables are supposed to fly the same as field points, but I would still test them.
Like everyone else says; they both have pros and cons.

Broadheads:
pros - reliable, reusable, usually stonger
cons - have to tune them to the arrow - practice is hard on targets

mechanical:
pros - supposed to fly the same as a field point,
cons - sometimes one use heads, some have rubberbands to deal with, possiblity of mechanical failure, not as strong as fixed


You forgot to add bigger entrance and exit wounds, larger wound channels leading to bigger blood trails and a quicker more ethical kill on the pro's side of the mechanicals.

Penetration is better with a fixed head. If you are shooting a low poundage bow or going after bigger game than deer, I would go with a fixed.


But Rage's have terrible exit wounds. They are the size of a pin. Entrance wouds are big, though.
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#3287900 - 07/10/13 08:24 PM Re: Fixed vs. Expandable Broadheads [Re: Football Hunter]
BAMA BOW MERKER
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I've had great luck with expandable, fixed will work great as well. Personally just a preference, get what you pay for. Expandable prob gives you more room for error in the guts/liver. Fixed better penatration through bone. Rage chisel was nasty for me last year.
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#3287972 - 07/10/13 09:16 PM Re: Fixed vs. Expandable Broadheads [Re: BAMA BOW MERKER]
jlmustain
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 630
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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Thanks, y'all! I have several of the Rage Chisels, so I guess I'll use those. I screwed up my practice head, and it sucks knowing how much those jokers cost on eBay. If anyone has any extras they'd be willing to sell, let me know.
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#3288027 - 07/10/13 10:02 PM Re: Fixed vs. Expandable Broadheads [Re: jlmustain]
Elmer
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Mechs, 1 3/8 reeper. Your welcome
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#3288030 - 07/10/13 10:04 PM Re: Fixed vs. Expandable Broadheads [Re: Poser]
knightrider
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Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 6010
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: redheadshooter
 Originally Posted By: Nhill
If you use fixed blades, you definitly need to practice with your broadheads to tune them. Expandables are supposed to fly the same as field points, but I would still test them.
Like everyone else says; they both have pros and cons.

Broadheads:
pros - reliable, reusable, usually stonger
cons - have to tune them to the arrow - practice is hard on targets

mechanical:
pros - supposed to fly the same as a field point,
cons - sometimes one use heads, some have rubberbands to deal with, possiblity of mechanical failure, not as strong as fixed


You forgot to add bigger entrance and exit wounds, larger wound channels leading to bigger blood trails and a quicker more ethical kill on the pro's side of the mechanicals.

Penetration is better with a fixed head. If you are shooting a low poundage bow or going after bigger game than deer, I would go with a fixed.


But Rage's have terrible exit wounds. They are the size of a pin. Entrance wouds are big, though.
never seen that! big going in and big coming out, with gruesome bloodtrails
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#3288045 - 07/10/13 10:19 PM Re: Fixed vs. Expandable Broadheads [Re: Football Hunter]
deerhunter10
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i shoot expendables. and i would not recommend shooting two different broad heads. find one stick to it and tune your bow for it.
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#3288067 - 07/10/13 10:48 PM Re: Fixed vs. Expandable Broadheads [Re: knightrider]
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Mud Dauber
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Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 12512
Loc: Tennessee

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 Originally Posted By: knightrider
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: redheadshooter
 Originally Posted By: Nhill
If you use fixed blades, you definitly need to practice with your broadheads to tune them. Expandables are supposed to fly the same as field points, but I would still test them.
Like everyone else says; they both have pros and cons.

Broadheads:
pros - reliable, reusable, usually stonger
cons - have to tune them to the arrow - practice is hard on targets

mechanical:
pros - supposed to fly the same as a field point,
cons - sometimes one use heads, some have rubberbands to deal with, possiblity of mechanical failure, not as strong as fixed


You forgot to add bigger entrance and exit wounds, larger wound channels leading to bigger blood trails and a quicker more ethical kill on the pro's side of the mechanicals.

Penetration is better with a fixed head. If you are shooting a low poundage bow or going after bigger game than deer, I would go with a fixed.


But Rage's have terrible exit wounds. They are the size of a pin. Entrance wouds are big, though.
never seen that! big going in and big coming out, with gruesome bloodtrails


It's impossible for then to leaved "big" exit wounds since the blades have already deployed and closed up.
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#3288069 - 07/10/13 10:52 PM Re: Fixed vs. Expandable Broadheads [Re: deerhunter10]
david k.
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 106
Loc: Arlington, TN

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I've shot both over the years but settled on the G5 Montec fixed blades a few years ago.

They are very easy to sharpen, and keep sharp, with just a flat stone, I never have to buy replacement blades, they shoot very well for me in my setup and they seem almost indestructible....shoot a deer, wash them off, run them across a stone a few times on each side and they are ready to go again.

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