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All things being equal, such as grain weight, shaft length, etc., Can I expect a fixed blade broadhead to fly to the same point

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  • #16
    I would say the majority of lost deer are due to a seemingly good shot but an actual bad shot, NOT mechanical broadheads. You put a good shot on a deer, regardless of the broadhead, he's going down in no time.

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    • #17
      Careful and precise tuning is the key to making field point and broadheads hit in the same spot. After I set my bows up for reasonable flight I start shooting through paper to fine tune the flight characteristics.I start at 5'and continue to work with the bow and arrow combo until I can make a perfect bullethole through the paper at all ranges. If you shoot with your fingers, a slight tear to the left(for a right hand shooter)is acceptable. I simply do not do this activity casually and work very hard to get the result that I want. There are some poor broadheads on the market that will not fly but there are a great many more that work very well indeed. I personally have had the best flight and performance on deer with the Muzzy and the Thunderhead and I will tell you honestly that they hit exactly where my field points hit. Good luck to you.

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      • #18
        They're hard to find anymore but I like the old Bear Razorhead in 145 grains, something that will cut thru ribs if necessary and can be sharpened. Welcome to the family, good hunting.

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        • #19
          Watch some of the Primos team video's. They use Rocky Mountain -Synpers and their deer go on the ground. These are mechanicals. I have read field testing reports in Bowhunting magazine and they have a good articles on penetration,deflection, and how tough these mechanicals are compared to fixed blade broad heads. After researching this quite a bit I bought the rocky Mountains but also considered Wasp-Jak-Hammer and Rocket - Steelhead which also got high marks. Fixed blade broad heads tend to plane on the wind giving you a diffent impact point then a field tip. i tried the Blazer viens but still was not satisfied. Shooting targets with fixed blade broadheads can get expensive(a set of braodhead blades and a broad head target gone if you choose this route and practice. The mechanicals worked the best for me. I removed the side blades and re-sharpen the cut on impact tip. I can use a standard target. I don't have a yard to shoot in so i have to pay five dollars each time I shoot at the range. The point of impact is the closest to my field tips ...less time and less money to sight in.

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          • #20
            Agreed with CPT BRAD and + 1 for you sir!!!

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