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Default Broad Heads Fixed vs Mechanical

What's the general consensus? Fixed broad heads, 2 blade-4blade vs a Mechanical style that open up in fight or impact. I'm partial to the fixed version 4 blade. However. I have tried a newer version of the fixed 2 blade & I gotta say it was very impressive.

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I've used Slick Trick 4 blade for at least a dozen years and see no reason to switch. Fly great, leave big mean holes and blood trails Stevie Wonder could follow. Mechanicals have come a long way since I tried them, but as I said, I have no reason to switch...

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Likewise BuckSkin. 4 blade fixed for me too. Stevie Wonder trail LOL

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My shoulder won`t let me pull a bow any more so I got a crossbow. I had to go to weight forward shafts and then Slick Trick Viper Tricks are the only head that I have found that it shoots well, so that is what I use. I have a friend that was having trouble with his eyes this year and used a crossbow also. He hit 2 nice bucks with Rage mechanical. At 325 fps the first was well placed but he only got about 2 1/2 in. of penetration. The second, also well placed but at a bit of an angel never got through the ribs. It made a very nasty looking flesh wound, but then fell to the ground. Then one of the blades was mangled vey bad. He has taken a lot of nice bucks over the years and always used Muzzys. He said that he always got total pass through with them and that goes back to when his bow was only shooting around 200 fps. He said he is done with mechanicals and so am I.
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I am also partial to the Slick Trick broadheads. I use the 100 grain Magnums and Grizz Tricks with the vertical bow and the 150 Cross Tricks with the crossbow. Love the included washers to tune the heads to each arrow.

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I've been using Grim Reaper broadheads for the past several years and never once had an issue. I've always gotten good blood trails and so far picked up every deer I've hit. Until they give me a reason I don't see myself changing.
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For my 65 lb compound a 100 grain muzzy in front of a 100 grain brass insert. For my 52 lb recurve 125 g magnus stinger with 100 grain brass insert


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I used fixed 3 blade Rocky Mnts. for years switched to Muzzy fixed 4 blade which gave a better blood trail. 2 years ago I tried the Muzzy hybrids (2 fixed 2 mechanical) and won't look back. I fought mechanicals for years, hearing horror stories about glancing shots ect. but these work for me. I am hunting in an area where I need good flight and big blood to avoid losing deer in the slashings. 4 deer and they have opened every time and never left my sight.

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Used 100gr 4-blade Muzzy's forever with perfect results...It ain't broke and I ain't fixin' it...PERIOD!
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For compound bow, the 100 or 125 Muzzy 3 blade fixed do the trick. For trad bows, 2 blade no bleeder glue on with cedar arrows. .

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